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Pakistanis say U.S. shot bin Laden in "cold blood"
REUTERS ^ | May 5, 2011 | Augustine Anthony and Arshad Mohammed

Posted on 05/05/2011 8:00:25 AM PDT by maggief

(Reuters) - A senior Pakistani security official said U.S. troops killed Osama bin Laden in "cold blood", fuelling a global controversy and straining a vital relationship Washington was trying to repair on Thursday.

And Pakistan's army, in its first comment since Monday's raid, threatened to halt cooperation with its military sponsor if it repeated what it called a violation of sovereignty.

But Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Washington was still anxious to maintain its alliance with Islamabad.

"It is not always an easy relationship. You know that," she said.

"But, on the other hand, it is a productive one for both our countries and we are going to continue to cooperate between our governments, our militaries, our law-enforcement agencies, but most importantly between the American and Pakistani people."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crymeariver; pakitrash; worldssmallestviolin
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1 posted on 05/05/2011 8:00:27 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Awww.... boo-freakin’-hoo!

How about the 9/11 victims.. warm blood??


2 posted on 05/05/2011 8:01:50 AM PDT by J40000
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To: maggief

Why are we giving the Pakis $billions ?


3 posted on 05/05/2011 8:01:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: maggief

Yeah. So?


4 posted on 05/05/2011 8:02:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: maggief

WTC, Pentagon, USS Cole, Khobar Towers.....


5 posted on 05/05/2011 8:02:39 AM PDT by Sax
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To: maggief

How the heck did he bungle the death of OBL? Even my super lefty literature professor is referring to the event as the assasination of OBL.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 8:02:48 AM PDT by 31R1O
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To: maggief
So what if our fine troops shot him in cold blood?

He deserved it.

Bite me, Pakistan.

7 posted on 05/05/2011 8:03:22 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: maggief

“You have the right to an all expenses paid extended stay at the bottom of the Arabian Sea.”


8 posted on 05/05/2011 8:04:29 AM PDT by Sax
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To: maggief
Pakistanis say U.S. shot bin Laden in "cold blood"

Explain that to the 3,000+ people killed on 9/11 and to their 10's of thousands of family and friends devastated by their deaths. And then get back with us...

9 posted on 05/05/2011 8:04:47 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: maggief
To paraphrase Archie Bunker:

"Would it make you feel better, little girl, if he was pushed outta window?"

10 posted on 05/05/2011 8:04:53 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: maggief
Pakistanis say U.S. shot bin Laden in "cold blood"

Explain that to the 3,000+ people killed on 9/11 and to their 10's of thousands of family and friends devastated by their deaths. And then get back with us...

11 posted on 05/05/2011 8:05:01 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: maggief
A senior Pakistani security official said U.S. troops killed Osama bin Laden in "cold blood"

Yeah, we shot him in a million dollar 'former' ISI safe house, where he'd been living rent free for years. Be glad he wasn't brought out alive and interrogated, or you and the rest of our loyal Pakistani allies would playing 'catch the JDAM' by the end of the week.

12 posted on 05/05/2011 8:06:16 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: maggief
The headlines yesterday in the Houston Chronicle said he was unarmed. sob~

I could not bring myself to read the accompanying story.

13 posted on 05/05/2011 8:07:01 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Psalm 144

So, the WH is having having trouble spinning this, and, IMHO, it’s going to backfire on Zero.


14 posted on 05/05/2011 8:07:09 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Cry me a river - and then go look at 9/11 video and stills.


15 posted on 05/05/2011 8:07:34 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa...........

Do any of these people in the middle east know what a bath/shower is?


16 posted on 05/05/2011 8:07:53 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: maggief
Pakistan was hosting UBL.
Does that make Pakistan a terrorist state ?

17 posted on 05/05/2011 8:08:04 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: 31R1O

“How the heck did he bungle the death of OBL?”

By letting too many people say way too much, too early.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 8:08:39 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: maggief

I hope that when I go it is as quickly and painlessly as he did. He got off far too easy.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 8:08:54 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: maggief

So what?


20 posted on 05/05/2011 8:09:00 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: maggief

Yeah?

So?

How would you know? you weren’t there...

OOpsie...did we forget to tell you guys we were comin?


21 posted on 05/05/2011 8:09:24 AM PDT by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: 31R1O

I think the early story that came out was correct - OBL did have the AK47 that he was known to have at his side at all times. The administration later changed it and said he was unarmed. Oh what a tangled web we weave.....


22 posted on 05/05/2011 8:09:24 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: maggief
1. YIPPEEE he's dead!

but 2. The White House has been lying. There was no firefight.

The WH is stupid! once your caught in a lie people wonder what Else you have been lying about.

The Operation was Stellar!!!!

The White House handleing has been keystone cops!

23 posted on 05/05/2011 8:10:14 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: maggief

Good. I hope they made him grovel and beg for his miserable life before they made him get on all fours and sniff the muzzle.


24 posted on 05/05/2011 8:10:18 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BFM

I’d say 9-11 was enough to make anyone’s blood boil. In Cold Blood my arse. The Paks keep this line of bull up long enoug and 7-11 stores are going to start losing money.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 8:11:30 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: maggief

What truly bothers me is the fact that Pakistan has the audacity to say they are essentially ticked at the U.S. I think I am beginning to understand why Usama was in “plain sight” essentially for all these years. Pakistan felt like the U.S. wouldn’t get him because they had some sort of “authority” over us. Almost like Usama was safe because Pakistan told the U.S. to go away?!


26 posted on 05/05/2011 8:11:39 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: maggief
Dear Senior Pakistani Security Official,

What goes around, comes around.

Sincerely,
U.S.A.

27 posted on 05/05/2011 8:11:43 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: 31R1O
“How the heck did he bungle the death of OBL? “

No one has bungled anything; yet.

The photos should be released; but that's not a huge issue yet.
A literature professor is going to a America hating lefty 99% of time.
Someone like that will always feel shame anytime our country does something good such as killing a murderous parasite.

I think people here at FR should not bitch so much at the very minor things such as different accounts of what happened or how long it took to decide.

Bottom line is that for once, the administration let a good thing happen and acted in the nation's best interests.

We used our nations best and brightest military folks and our nations best military technology to do something very good for our nations best interest.

And I'll guarantee that a literature professor wouldn't have any understanding of why that is a good thing.

28 posted on 05/05/2011 8:12:59 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

From what John Bolter said the other night on FOX, we give them money because they have nuclear weapons. We do not want them to align with someone else against us.


29 posted on 05/05/2011 8:13:13 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: maggief

Well, at least we didn’t drag him through the streets afterward...and we didn’t waterboard him first.


30 posted on 05/05/2011 8:13:36 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: BFM

Of course, but consider the backlash for “cold-blooded” ‘murderer’ Obama ... one might say his “chickens are coming home to roost.”


31 posted on 05/05/2011 8:13:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

32 posted on 05/05/2011 8:14:02 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: maggief

“In cold blood” refers to the person performing the act. As far as killing OBL is concerned, “in cold blood” is exactly what I would hope for from our military. Someone please tell the “senior Pakistani security official” it’s time to clean the slurpee machine.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 8:14:28 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: 31R1O
How the heck did he bungle the death of OBL? Even my super lefty literature professor is referring to the event as the assassination of OBL.

Iowahawk has a great article up about the amazing moral flexibility of the left, and how Obama is completely annihilating his own leftist credentials.

"Little did I know that this untested young Commander-in-Chief would muster the courage to read his weekly Gallup numbers and, in one daring unilateral extra-judicial targeted hit job, toss aside every single idiotic foreign policy principle of his election campaign. Perhaps most satisfyingly, it was a mission made possible thanks to information extracted by methods he previously banned as "illegal torture."

But this triumphant new era in situationally-unified American bloodlust does not belong to the President alone; we must also cite Congress's born-again waterboarders like Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and their newfound enthusiasm for what (at least until 9pm Sunday) they would have once considered illegal military murder squads. Neither can we forget the watchdogs of America's press, who have shown unprecedented ethical flexibility in shedding their long-held Gandhi moralism and embracing their inner Rambo.

Thanks to leaders like these, American pride is temporarily back out of the closet. And I for one take great personal satisfaction in knowing that when I'm high-fiving a random fellow American and robotically chanting "USA! USA!" at the news that Bin Laden is finally shark chum, there's a pretty good chance that the guy was, only a few years ago, denying his love for unauthorized secret CIA-planned assassinations."

In the end, leftists will support Obama because they're sheep. But at least the veil of hypocrisy is torn down. Even the die hard college professors know the truth about Obama now. The man is an complete hoax. Their support of his actions makes liars of them all, and a joke out of their cherished beliefs.

34 posted on 05/05/2011 8:14:58 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: maggief

It will be quite interesting to see just how Barry spins this. Will he try to throw the military under the bus? How many Democrats can truly stomach this?


35 posted on 05/05/2011 8:15:06 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: maggief

Dear Pakistan ... go pound sand


36 posted on 05/05/2011 8:15:52 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: maggief

It was just a matter of time...

It is nonetheless a victory for America, although we have a constipated, obstinate president in the White House, again refusing to listen to the American people’s voices.

The arab world undoubtedly see the weakness in this administration and their dear leader and will exploit the fumbling of information and how the killng is being handled. Trying to appease the enemy is a sign of weakness, rightly so, in the middle east.

Since, our nation’s leader is a playground president presiding as a bully, when in reality he is a wus.

This is the most dangerous egomaniac power grabbers, the one’s who gain some form of power to feed their egomania, after they have been wusses all their lives, they gain a false sense of courage and direct that courage in all the wrong directions.

God help America


37 posted on 05/05/2011 8:15:54 AM PDT by hope_dies_last
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To: maggief

“cold blood”??

Is that like killing unarmed civilians without provocation?


38 posted on 05/05/2011 8:16:46 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: maggief

Well, borrowing a line from Clint Eastwood: ‘If he was going to kill several thousand unarmed Americans in buildings and planes - then he should have armed himself.’


39 posted on 05/05/2011 8:16:59 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: maggief

If we get pushed to the point of war with Pakistan so be it. I recall after 9/11 they were told if they don’t cooperate in Afghanistan the next step would be bombing - of them. That’s how they told it.


40 posted on 05/05/2011 8:17:00 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: maggief

Killing Bin Laden in cold blood ranks just below whether or not my trash can is facing the right direction down at the road on my ‘give a damn’ list.


41 posted on 05/05/2011 8:17:39 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: maggief

They should have cut his head off.


42 posted on 05/05/2011 8:18:40 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: maggief

Pakistan’s intelligence service, and by extension, its military-led government protected and sheltered a cold-blooded, mass murdering terrorist. If the United Nations were not such a laughable farce, we would have every right to demand their expulsion.


43 posted on 05/05/2011 8:19:06 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: maggief

The only correct response for the Hildabeast is to turn to her Pakistani detractor and say in a stern voice “You want some of that”?


44 posted on 05/05/2011 8:19:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Steel Wolf

I suspect some of the captured intel will implicate the ISI so completely, the Pakis are already counting on a much changed relationship with the U.S. once it’s analyzed. OBL being dead doesn’t mean he’ll never talk...Score one for the digital age.


45 posted on 05/05/2011 8:20:39 AM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: maggief

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Go to Hell, Pakistan.


46 posted on 05/05/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT by chris37 (awesome!)
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To: maggief

Consider it “humane” that he was killed instantly and quit your bitchin’!

Bastards can kiss my lily white A$$, I don’t care. He got a much better death than the thousands of innocents massacred on 9/11 and the other crimes he’s responsible for.


47 posted on 05/05/2011 8:25:12 AM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: maggief
What if OBL actually killed HIMSELF before the door was broken down?

As a true martyr he may have wanted to off himself rather than be taken down by the infidels.

Leni

48 posted on 05/05/2011 8:25:15 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: FourPeas
It will be quite interesting to see just how Barry spins this. Will he try to throw the military under the bus?

After claiming credit for everything? It's a little late in the game for Obama to start backpedaling now. How's he going to explain the "I got Osama, I ordered the hit, me me me" press conference he gave on Sunday? Answer: he isn't. Obama can't possibly throw the SEALs under the bus without exposing himself as a lying, glory stealing buffoon. He'd lose every independent vote in the country.

How many Democrats can truly stomach this?

They'll shut up and do what they're told. That's what makes them Democrats. I've already laughed off jubilant liberal pals, by pointing out that they'd be charging Bush with premeditated, extra-judicial death-squad murder if this had happened under his watch. After a second of two of thought, they agree, and get less jubilant. But they'll still vote for Obama.

49 posted on 05/05/2011 8:26:16 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: maggief

For me, I want to know the truth of what happened.

Was it the glorious firefight led by Obama or simply an execution of unarmed people.

Either way, I want to know the facts for a change. Leave all the hyperbole to the policians.


50 posted on 05/05/2011 8:26:23 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Get the BO out of the Executive Mansion.)
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