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Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial
Foxnews.com ^ | 5/2/2011

Posted on 05/02/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT by KansasGirl

DEVELOPING: Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News.

Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf.

In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 p.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: manc
"I couldn’t careless if they get offended with killed him and ditched him which should have been after we showed him to the world DEAD"

Of course you couldn't. You're not in-country, are you?

Why would you give a rat's ass about people who are 12K miles from you?

To the people who are, it matters.

202 posted on 05/02/2011 1:16:33 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Neither do you. MoveOn crowed must be soooooo proud of you.


203 posted on 05/02/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

You went academic on me——I’m thinking not all the sailors wanted the thing to sink that fast? And if the Vinson was doing 30 knots an anvil wouldn’t clear the props. That’s the hard part about falling off a steaming carrier. If they dropped virginboy off the bow, which we know didn’t happen, at 30mph the props would be there in 22 seconds. The package has to sink 35+ feet to clear. 35 vertical feet in 22 seconds would pretty much be a power dive-——just contemplating.


204 posted on 05/02/2011 1:23:11 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: OldDeckHand

what on earth are you on I have pals still there and have been in combat face to face and you know what maybe it is different in the Navy but us guys who do fight on the ground couldn’t give a crap about your wishy washy appease the enemy , don’t piss them off crap

Don’t piss them off.
good idea giving him a islamic sending off
don’t rub it in their eye

what utter crap

They are the enemy is was the enemy and they want to kill us and we kill them it is called war and yes before you ask I have been there, have you or have you just been on a ship years ago


205 posted on 05/02/2011 1:25:10 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: OldDeckHand

tell you what else,yea I am B/S over this and don’t ever bother telling me about I ma not bothered as I have lost pals there.
it is a war I understand that but your appeasement is not what I would expect from any service man including navy


206 posted on 05/02/2011 1:30:06 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: RickB444

LOL, I thought my comment wa immature. Now we BOTH don’t need to sound like were un D.U. :p


207 posted on 05/02/2011 1:37:58 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: KansasGirl

I thought we wasn’t a real Muslim? isn’t that what the politically correct goofs told us. And yet he gets a traditional Muslim burial. Sounds to me like he was a traditional Muslim then.

And while we’re at it stop trying to hide us from the “horror”. Release the pictures of his bullet ridden body O. Don’t worry we’re grown ups and can take it.


208 posted on 05/02/2011 1:42:03 PM PDT by Lent
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To: manc
"I have been there..."

I'll ignore your ad hominem attack. Why? Because your grandiosity is - well - unbelievable.

Needlessly antagonizing the indigenous people in the country in which the US is engaging in combat operations is STUPID. But hey, don't take my word for it, listen to what David Petraeus had to say....

Petraeus: Burning Koran Puts American Lives 'in Jeopardy'

209 posted on 05/02/2011 1:52:03 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

“Why bring the body back when all you need is a tissue sample. DNA doesn’t require a body, it literally only requires a cell.”

But that doesn’t prove OBL was actually killed.

“And, if you bring the body back, the transpo time alone exceeds the Islamic burial standard. Why unnecessarily poke our enemy in the eye, creating a point of sympathy for bin Laden adherents in that part of the world.”

Because if those muslims don’t believe that he was actually killed, they will believe that the whole thing was a hoax in a desperate attempt to make the US look competent.


210 posted on 05/02/2011 1:56:26 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: Lent
....stop trying to hide us from the “horror”. Release the pictures of his bullet ridden body O. Don’t worry we’re grown ups and can take it.

That's right...unless of course they have to "arrange" it to be palitable to those who will look and then they'll still complain, gripe and moan of what he looked like. War is war..it's ugly and hard to look at...it should be. But that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the look of death on the face of of such a horrible man as Ben-Laden. The guy was firing back at our troops...so he saw it coming.

211 posted on 05/02/2011 1:57:24 PM PDT by caww
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To: OldDeckHand

what are they teaching in the Navy now love and peace crap

Unbelievable, listen right you have no clue obviously about war so don’;t start lecturing me at all about it, big difference being on a ship and being face to face with locals so don;t start preaching your hippie love don’;t piss them off crap to me when I have pals there still serving.

You brought up your record to another poster and thought you were above them but now I bring mine to yours you say it is unbelievable , well think what you want but if we had don’t piss them off lie you are in our units we’d have lost

IT’S A FRIGGING WAR

This is not the first time I’ve seen you defending your wishy washy lets reaching out liberal crap peace agenda


212 posted on 05/02/2011 2:02:39 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Moleman

Your comment was just a liberal vomit. Mine was a reply to yours in same manner. You act childish then you get a childish reply since you deserve nothing more.

It surprises me the number of liberals who come here and show sympathy for the muzzies who would kill them just as soon as spit on them. Do you liberals really believe that treating these people nice will make them like you or not want to kill you or something?

Do you believe that treating OBLs body nice will keep them from wanting to hunt down and kill our military stationed anywhere in the world?

Intercourse Islam and it’s pathetic PC liberal crybabies who come here and think we should treat them like decent people.

I don’t say I’m sorry to people who want to kill me or my countrymen. I don’t believe in turning the other cheek. I’m not Christ nor will I ever measure up to his ideas. But I can stand up to those who want me dead and give them a good fight. Rather than lay down and let my enemies do as they will with my family, friends and country.

To those who feel we need to reach out to Islam I say go ahead, and when you’re being murdered by them, don’t expect me to help you in any way. You get the death you have coming to you.


213 posted on 05/02/2011 2:02:39 PM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: OldDeckHand

and another thing seeing as you like to think you talk for all vets and are above us all

us being there pisses them off, if we were not there it pisses them off, killing UBL has pissed them off but you want to give him islamic prayer service after we kill him

GET REAL

You have no clue about being over there but if you like I will tell you about Helmund province and the guys who have died there by reaching out.


214 posted on 05/02/2011 2:04:47 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: ari-freedom
Plus I want to see the bullet that killed him...otherwise the Muzzies can say he shot himself or had his guards do so. Forensic medicine can prove so many things..and it should be done by more than few...and while they are at it show pictures of them with the bodies.

It's said one of Osama’s wives identified the body...let's have a picture of her doing so as well.

Because of the magnitude of this killing they should have all sorts of proofs.....so why are they not disclosing these? This just makes this administration all the more suspect when they're already highly suspect before this happening. So if they don't reveal they are hiding something.

215 posted on 05/02/2011 2:05:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: manc

The more you talk, the less believable you become. Just saying.


217 posted on 05/02/2011 2:10:14 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Wyatt's Torch

OF COURSE a sea burial is disrespectful if the whole POINT of it is to deny mourners a place where they can pay their last respects.


218 posted on 05/02/2011 2:10:22 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: OldDeckHand; manc
Oh, yeah, that's a good reason to get on your knees and kiss muzzie asses. /s

Cowardice is appeasing the animal who is trying to kill you in the hopes he will kill someone else first.

So who stirred up the Afghani muzzies?

From the WSJ:

"Most Afghans learned about the Quran burning in Florida only when Mr. Karzai on March 24 (4 days after!) condemned the act as "a crime against the religion and the entire Muslim nation," called on the U.S. and the U.N. to bring the perpetrators to justice and demanded "a satisfactory response to the resentment and anger of over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world."

General Petraeus has certainly won Karzai's heart and mind. /s

You would think that having our female troops wear muslim hijabs instead of K-pots would have been enough to placate them.

Here is a woman who isn't going to bow down to psychotic ragheads or pussified politicians. (click the link below)

Bacon Bookmarks and Crying in the Mens Room

219 posted on 05/02/2011 2:17:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: caww

I’m not one who believes “extraordinary claims demands extraordinary evidence.” That is, we’ll keep raising the bar since we don’t want to accept the claim.
But extraordinary claims do require some evidence. “Trust us, we’re from the govt” isn’t going to cut it.


220 posted on 05/02/2011 2:19:37 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: OldDeckHand

That’s funny, that’s the same thing I think whenever I come across one of your posts. Just saying.


221 posted on 05/02/2011 2:20:57 PM PDT by beandog
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To: beandog

Really? ‘Cuase I’m not convinced you think anything, at all.


222 posted on 05/02/2011 2:23:57 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

And have you been in war zone, as you do not seem to have a clue about what war is about and what it is like to see guys blown up and be shot at

There are plenty on here can vouch for me if I served or not and where I did but for you to say that I do not care about them when my friends are still serving there.

for you to say that we should be getting an islamic send off for the man responsible for thousands of lives is insane and not even the Dems I know agree with you

Another thing earlier today i spoke with the school bus driver who was a firemen at GZ and he does not agree with you either and I could not even wrote on here what he thinks should be done or should have been done

your softy approach to war is astounding and more intuned now with the Dems but more the fringe anti war


223 posted on 05/02/2011 2:27:14 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: TigersEye

EXACTLY

Giving this scumbag a islamic send off ordered by obama is the most disgusting thing I have heard for some time.

The man should have been displayed in front of reporters for them to verify and for the muslims to see for evidence not a religious prayer service and he GOP had better raise this crap too


224 posted on 05/02/2011 2:29:26 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: OldDeckHand

Good thing for me I could care less. I don’t think you’re a arrogant loser, I know it.


225 posted on 05/02/2011 2:31:18 PM PDT by beandog
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To: TigersEye
"Oh, yeah, that's a good reason to get on your knees and kiss muzzie asses. /s"

Sure that's persuasive. After all, why would anyone listen to the advice of the guy who literally wrote the book on counter-insurgency and who was the principle architect of success in Iraq, after almost five years of heavy combat.

What could that guy possibly know?

226 posted on 05/02/2011 2:32:11 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: KansasGirl

Nothing in this scenario rings true to me.


227 posted on 05/02/2011 2:32:32 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: manc
"your softy approach to war is astounding and more intuned now with the Dems but more the fringe anti war"

Sure, me and David Petraeus - real "softies".

Like I said, the more you talk the less believable you become.

228 posted on 05/02/2011 2:33:50 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

He sure has won over Karzai hasn’t he? And why was that UN compound nearly unprotected? Petraeus is a political appointee who has gone native.


229 posted on 05/02/2011 2:35:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: bgill
The lies just keep coming on this operation.

Exactly. Time lines are all over the place.

230 posted on 05/02/2011 2:35:53 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: Mr. Silverback
And you won't see the SEALS coming on TV discussing how they got him. It's not part of their job to go to Oprah, CNN, Fox, etc to talk about what they do. They are covert. They go in and they get the job done and leave with no evidence as to who they are. They let some high level, good speaking, no-nothing, camera savy, goon take all the credit for their work. And they like it that way.
231 posted on 05/02/2011 2:39:20 PM PDT by Snark
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Thank you. I never heard of muslim burial at sea before.

It was a convenient way to get rid of non-evidence.

What a charade.


232 posted on 05/02/2011 2:39:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: ari-freedom

I accept the death...I don’t accept the way it’s been handled at all where once again this administration appeases Moslems by having “special” burial rites given to this animal without considering those who lost their loved ones in 9/11...not to mention the soldiers living who have lost major body parts due to this animals actions.

Then to further rub in the salt...dump his body without letting us see any photos or evidence that they got him.

Since Obama has such a high opinion of himself I’m sure it’s more “Trust ME”....He’s always putting himself front and center...above congress, the people, the courts and pretty much anyone or anything.


233 posted on 05/02/2011 2:40:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: OldDeckHand

There a plenty on here who can vouch for me and my service

OK where was you if you served, any combat roles anything?

As for fighting, have you fought? Ever seen men blown up from an IED or was you on a sailing ship?

See maybe you might not have noticed but your views are more intune with the left anti war movement and not on here.
read the posts to you.

Also this is not the first time I’ve seen you defending obama and his policies but now saying he was right to give this scum bag a service is way over the top

I get a call from Kabul usually on a Friday from a pal still serving and he tells me how things still are how about you, where do you get your info from

don’t even think for one minute that your softy approach to war is what we are


234 posted on 05/02/2011 2:40:21 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: La Enchiladita

I will say it beats burying him in a mausoleum near his hometown, like Saddam.


235 posted on 05/02/2011 2:42:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: manc

Please, keep talking. You’re really starting to convince me, now. /s


236 posted on 05/02/2011 2:44:27 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

you seem more in tune wiht the anti war movement not on here and if you took a second then you would see that

your pansy approach is pathetic and not one vet I know or one of my pals still serving speaks like you s I have to wonder of you have ever seen death on a battle field

I’m bringing my service up to you as you brought it up to another poster and have no problem comparing.

now as for you saying that we should give him a prayer service the mass scum murderer so as not to piss of muslims then you have no cue and do us all a favor change the record about convincing you.


237 posted on 05/02/2011 2:49:02 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: OldDeckHand

you seem more in tune with the anti war movement not on here and if you took a second then you would see that

your pansy approach is pathetic and not one vet I know or one of my pals still serving speaks like you s I have to wonder of you have ever seen death on a battle field

I’m bringing my service up to you as you brought it up to another poster and have no problem comparing.

now as for you saying that we should give him a prayer service the mass scum murderer so as not to piss of muslims then you have no clue and do us all a favor change the record about convincing you.


238 posted on 05/02/2011 2:49:34 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: OldDeckHand

hey you’re in my state so how about we meet and let me see if I can convince you then


239 posted on 05/02/2011 2:50:36 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Republican Extremist

Did you read it? our Osama gave him full Muslem burial.


240 posted on 05/02/2011 2:53:05 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: svcw

Why? That’s smart foreign policy. Split the radicals from the common Muslims.

It’s the moral thing to do.


241 posted on 05/02/2011 2:53:08 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: KansasGirl

Except you are not supposed to bury at sea if you are a muslim.

Kind of funny.


242 posted on 05/02/2011 2:58:25 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: 1010RD
I get your point, (I didn't actually say why?)
243 posted on 05/02/2011 3:13:10 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: KansasGirl; All

I don’t understand why so many are getting so mad over giving Osama a “Muslim” burial. The whole point is to show we are better than the “Osamas” of the Muslim world. We will show respect to a dead body....something they don’t do. We are not trying to stomp out Islam, just those that use it as a justification for acting crazy in a otherwise civilized world.

I wished they had gotten some Islamic Clerics to do the cleansing and burial at sea....and that they documented it well. It should be shown everywhere in the Mideast. It would stop speculation that we descrated the body.

He is dead, thankfully, that is enough for me. I don’t see any sense in stooping to their primitive level of action. Let them see Western Civilization at its best.


244 posted on 05/02/2011 3:15:21 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas
So, Pres. Bush was a primitive? Autopsies are a desecration of the body to muzzies.
245 posted on 05/02/2011 3:30:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I'm hoping those rites involved a steam catapult from the flight deck.

I'm joining whatever church believes in that as a funeral rite.

246 posted on 05/02/2011 3:32:32 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: KansasGirl

The human turd OBL showed no respect for his victims. Showing respect for him in this way makes us look weak. It would have been more appropriate to sever the head, and put it on a pole on the top of the Statue of Liberty’s torch.


247 posted on 05/02/2011 3:57:06 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: KansasGirl

Yeah. Ceremony probably Chevy chase vacation style.


248 posted on 05/02/2011 3:59:39 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: KansasGirl

Yeah. Ceremony probably Chevy chase vacation style.


249 posted on 05/02/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: manc

I can tell you shedloads about Helmand. I have one son still serving there and one son who died there.

If, by being a little bit respectful to BL’s body without giving him a tomb that can act as a rallying point, it calms down the locals so I get my younger son back in one piece, I can live with that.
If you can’t - I am quite sure my younger boy would happily give you his place. Let me know when you are ready to ship out so he can come home.


250 posted on 05/02/2011 4:18:56 PM PDT by EnglishCon
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