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Bin Laden killed: How it happened (Time to bomb Pakistan for harboring Al-Qaeda)
BBC ^ | 5/2/2011 | BBC

Posted on 05/02/2011 3:36:22 AM PDT by tobyhill

Details are emerging of how al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was found and killed at a fortified compound on the outskirts of Abbottabad in north-west Pakistan.

The compound is just "a stone's throw" and less than 200 yards from the Pakistan Military Academy, an elite military training centre, which is Pakistan's equivalent to Britain's Sandhurst, one local journalist from Abbottabad told the BBC.

Other reports have put the distance at 800 yards.

But the compound lies well within Abbottabad's military cantonment - it is likely the area would have had a constant and significant military presence and checkpoints.

The operation began at about 2230 (1730 GMT) and lasted about 45 minutes, military sources told BBC Urdu. Two or three helicopters were seen flying low over the area. Witnesses say it caused panic among local residents.

Barbed wire and cameras

The target of the operation was the compound, which had at its centre a large three-storey building.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: binladen; manhunt; osama; osamabinladen; pakitrash
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To: hershey

Obama’s speech was awful. I never in my life heard anyone use so many words to say so little in my life. And his use of the first person and his credit taking, scene stealing and general self centered behavour was appalling. He made only what seemed to me the most perfunctory and minimal expressions of gratitude and appreciation of those who actually made it happen.

21 posted on 05/02/2011 4:22:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: tobyhill
The Pakistani Military and ISI knew exactly where he was for 10 years now so while this is good news that he’s dead, Pakistan must pay a price.

Well that's the little rule I always suggest (but I'm "crazy"). It's very simple: any source of attack which is knowingly harbored wins the host country a 60-day annihiliation, largely from the air, and then promptly sent a bill for the effort, which if unpaid, is simply extracted in treasure. No rebuilding.

If POTUS and Congress followed that policy, pakistan would cease to be a problem by the fall and the message would be heard very well by the world. It might take a couple more countries, but within a few years, ALL nations would miraculously be working diligently on our side to rid the world of evil. Instead, the world continues to play cowboys and indians, with politicians talking out of both sides of their mouth, using events such as this for political gain within their own country. Also - this is a yet another event that should prompt the U.S. to shut down immigration, but it won't.

The location of this cell/hq/compound is a blatant, outright slap in our face by the government of pakistan. Every day that goes by that we don't declare war and annihilate them sends a signal that we are just playing a decades or centuries-long game, sad to say. We allow them to lie to us and we continue to buy even that level of support.
22 posted on 05/02/2011 4:26:08 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: tobyhill

2 or 3 helicopters near a military academy caused fear and panic?

This story gets smellier and smellier.

23 posted on 05/02/2011 4:27:33 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1 .00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: tobyhill

God Bless the hard work of the American military and Intell forces!!

The information about where this scumbag was had been developed over a number of years. That said this is actually the first thing I can think of that Obama has done right.

Give Obama all the credit, he deserves it.

I believe Bin laden died of “natural causes” that is a serve over dose of lead in his brain!

24 posted on 05/02/2011 4:31:41 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
"Let’s hope they never identify the individual who actually delivered the candygram."

We already know who did the deed. Didn't you hear Obama's speech? I this and I that. He took a weekend off from golfing and lead the mission personally. He provided the kill shot also...
25 posted on 05/02/2011 4:34:16 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Coldwater Creek
Some people think Ayman Zawahiri is the brains of al Qaeda anyway. He should have been at least as high a priority.

Disgusting how 0bama tries to make it look as if he personally planned the operation.

26 posted on 05/02/2011 4:35:31 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Caipirabob

LOL outstanding

27 posted on 05/02/2011 4:41:42 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: tobyhill

I think it’s Bush’s fault.

28 posted on 05/02/2011 4:52:05 AM PDT by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Straight8
If he wants to take credit for this, than he can take credit for the high gas prices, high unemployment, the shabby state of the economy, Mideast turmoil, turmoil in Israel, etc., etc., etc.

He should measure what he says carefully ;).

29 posted on 05/02/2011 4:53:35 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: hershey

It was soooooo noticeable. His handlers made him do it to prove he is a Christian.....Not a Muzzie who a minute before said Usama was not a muzzie.

30 posted on 05/02/2011 4:56:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: grey_whiskers
Al Zawaheri is still around. He is more dangerous than that lunatic Obama, oops I meant to say Osama! I keep doing that ;)
31 posted on 05/02/2011 4:57:59 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

The only 0bama speech I’ll watch is his resignation speech!

But, if he wants to take personal credit and get the Grand Fatwa, that’s ok by me :) The US military would have his back; whereas if it were the other way around...

32 posted on 05/02/2011 4:58:32 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

WRONG, OBAMA! Osama was VERY good Muslim. He took the Koran seriously which is why he loved murdering Americans in cold blood. Now, thanks to the SEALs, he is rotting & roasting in hell.

So, my question is when are we gonna go after that Kim Il Jong & Abdulminiwhatever to make the world an even safer place? Mess with the best & you die like the rest. What comes around, Osama baby, goes around. Have a nice eternity w/o ac!

33 posted on 05/02/2011 5:00:11 AM PDT by Bulgaricus1 (Fill your hand you son...)
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34 posted on 05/02/2011 5:00:43 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: tobyhill

Where are the hoards of people in Gaza handing out candy?

35 posted on 05/02/2011 5:00:51 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: tobyhill

This is a wonderful accomplishment for the guys who did the actual capturing of Bin Laden. They are heroes. The operation reminds me of the Israeli rescue at En Geddie (sp.?).

But it’s mainly a symbolic victory. We haven’t put an end to terrorism. Another crazy will step in and take Bin Laden’s place.

36 posted on 05/02/2011 5:02:37 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: tobyhill
bin laden-0
GAME OVER! ! ! ! !
37 posted on 05/02/2011 5:03:35 AM PDT by DeaconRed (O The carnival barker said: "We don't have time for This silliness" I agree Impeach 0 Now)
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To: Bulgaricus1
"Now, thanks to the SEALs, he is rotting & roasting in hell."

I keep seeing people saying Navy Seals. Is that printed somewhere in news reports? I've only seen it say American Special Forces. Are people assuming SEALS because he was buried at sea? I think we'll never know what branch of special forces did the deed. Quite possibly it was a combination of branches that participated in the op.
38 posted on 05/02/2011 5:03:46 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: tobyhill

Did anyone read that they are saying he was “buried at sea?”

39 posted on 05/02/2011 5:04:15 AM PDT by a real Sheila (taglines are for sissies)
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To: South40

It most likely was ST6.

40 posted on 05/02/2011 5:05:32 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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