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BILLION DOLLAR BOUNTY OFFERED ON OSAMA
FOX NEWS | FOX NEWS CHANNEL

Posted on 10/01/2001 4:41:48 PM PDT by Mr. K

Fox news just had a guy on representing a consortium of US Businesses offering one billion dollar bounty on Osama binLaden...


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1 posted on 10/01/2001 4:41:48 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Mr. K
Saw it as well. I agree with the retired Colonel. It would have been a good idea a year ago, but now it is just too much in the way. Nothing out-does the U.S. Spec forces!
2 posted on 10/01/2001 4:46:02 PM PDT by Texaggie79
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To: Mr. K
I wonder if this is the one coming out of Silicon Valley ...
3 posted on 10/01/2001 4:46:30 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Mr. K
I wonder if this is the one coming out of Silicon Valley ...
4 posted on 10/01/2001 4:46:36 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Mr. K
Yeah saw something on this about a week ago and then yesterday. They have their own guys already there.1 Billion is sweet. But the act is priceless. For everything else there is Mastercard and the U.S. Military.
5 posted on 10/01/2001 4:47:01 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Mr. K
YYYYYYYyyyyyyes !
6 posted on 10/01/2001 4:47:55 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: BunnySlippers
Just caught it- when they dramatically announced the $AMOUNT but after they introduced him, so I didn't cath his name- my bad
7 posted on 10/01/2001 4:48:45 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Mr. K
What if one of his cronies kills him?

I'd prefer a billion dollar reward for curing cancer. Pay for a cure, not research.

8 posted on 10/01/2001 4:49:55 PM PDT by Aquinasfan
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To: Mr. K
Gotta be privately-held companies or private monies ... wouldn't 'public' companies have to get shareholders' boards to approve it?
9 posted on 10/01/2001 4:50:08 PM PDT by AngrySpud
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To: Texaggie79
Truly, this ought to be bonus pay for our military. They deserve it.
10 posted on 10/01/2001 4:51:07 PM PDT by Demosthenes
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To: Mr. K
Those in the know would prefer 7 vigins for enternity, I understand.
11 posted on 10/01/2001 4:51:09 PM PDT by PRND21
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To: Mr. K
This is a terrible idea...all this will do is muddy up the water with alot of wannabee's. We have Spec Ops we don't need a bunch of "cowboys" getting in the way. Semper Fi, Mike
12 posted on 10/01/2001 4:51:51 PM PDT by HEFFERNAN2
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To: Aquinasfan
I'd prefer a billion dollar reward for curing cancer. Pay for a cure, not research. >>>>

Oh I think we are going to cure a cancer allright. Just not the kind that you are talking about. But yeah a billion would do alot of good for the disease. But I will take this one as well.

13 posted on 10/01/2001 4:52:35 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Mr. K
LET'S ROLL!!!
14 posted on 10/01/2001 4:52:50 PM PDT by Anonymous2
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To: Mr. K
What if the second in command turns him in, we give them A billion to keep going? Don't make sense.
15 posted on 10/01/2001 4:53:14 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: PRND21
I'll raise you 10 virgins, a case of Johnny Walker Blue Label and an autographed copy of the Velvet Underground and Nico—mono.
16 posted on 10/01/2001 4:53:44 PM PDT by lavrenti
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To: Aquinasfan
a billion dollar reward for curing cancer

Remember the old guy dying of lung cancer that got jury-awarded $3 billion from Phillip Morris a couple months ago. $1 billion is chicken feed these days.

17 posted on 10/01/2001 4:54:04 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: HEFFERNAN2
I respect your opinion, but I think this is a good idea- he is not going to sleep well knowing even his own guys will be thinking about $1 billion reward.

This could even by 'psycho ops' for all we really know...

18 posted on 10/01/2001 4:54:36 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Mr. K
Okay, they pay 1 billion and they get Bin Laden. What then do they do with him--put him jail, make him solder transisters together in a Silicon Valley hoosegow?

I'd prefer to have him become a tiny little cinder on the floor of the Afghani desert.

19 posted on 10/01/2001 4:55:26 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Mr. K
I wonder if the Special Ops guys will get a chance to collect this.

I remember that the Emir of Kuwait offered 1000.00 a day for every soldier that served but Bush refused saying 'we're not mercenaries'.

20 posted on 10/01/2001 4:55:59 PM PDT by Centurion2000
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To: Mr. K
Anybody want to front me a couple of million so I can go and get the job done. I will split the bounty with ya!
21 posted on 10/01/2001 4:56:56 PM PDT by surfer
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To: HEFFERNAN2
"This is a terrible idea"

Can you imagine how many COUNTRIES would like to earn a billion-dollar bounty? Osama hasn't got a prayer now. We don't have to wait until the time is just right for us to act and take him out on the first strike ... the job will be done FOR us, and alot cheaper than it would cost us to do it ourselves.

22 posted on 10/01/2001 4:57:58 PM PDT by AngrySpud
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To: Texaggie79
Freepers patrol - report to stations!
23 posted on 10/01/2001 4:58:49 PM PDT by bond7
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To: Centurion2000
Short answer. No. Otherwise I would have been a rich man in 1970 instead of a pauper. LMAO Semper Fi, Mike
24 posted on 10/01/2001 4:59:44 PM PDT by HEFFERNAN2
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To: Mr. K
For a billion dollars we may have the major airlines scheduling regular flights into Kanduhar. People will be taking their regular 2 week vacations "in the mountains".
25 posted on 10/01/2001 5:03:31 PM PDT by bond7
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To: Mr. K
What if that bounty gets funneled back into terrorist organizations somehow? After all, alot of these characters have pointed out how useful it would be to them if Osama was to become a martyr, and they've already broadened the definition of martyrdom to include outright suicide attacks on innocent people. Just a thought.
27 posted on 10/01/2001 5:05:43 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: HEFFERNAN2
Why not just let the bounty hunters get the first crack at it? These guys are ruthless. They'll do it for the money and the thrill of it all. Our military can wait a while longer.
28 posted on 10/01/2001 5:06:28 PM PDT by spindoctor
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To: Mr. K
I wonder what it would take to set up a revolving fund that people can contribute to that would place bounties on the heads of terrorists and their benefactors. I think one could set up a 501 c(3) that would raise money, with 100% going to a wanted dead or alive bounty on terrorists, and not just bin Laden. I for one am definitely interested. Talk about sending a strong message. All freedom-loving people contributing to a cause to show these terrorists that you strike and we'll put a bounty on your head a$$hole.

Who's up for it. Let's Roll...sign up today.

29 posted on 10/01/2001 5:06:54 PM PDT by PrivacyChampion
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To: Mr. K
How much for Saddam Hussein?  
30 posted on 10/01/2001 5:07:34 PM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: Mr. K
The fine print probably says, "No terrorists, extremists or their families are eligible".
31 posted on 10/01/2001 5:08:04 PM PDT by bond7
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To: HKUSP9mm
" maybe H or H will ..."

If there were no strings attached to the reward, I'd be as concerned as you. But seeing that it comes from an American consortium, I figure they've got that angle covered.

Anybody got details?

32 posted on 10/01/2001 5:08:06 PM PDT by AngrySpud
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To: Mr. K
Everyone must be patient...Remember Marine Corps Sniper gun control. One shot one kill. We don't need to use a 2 million dollar missle to knock out a $10 tent. Leave war to the professionals. And keep the media out! We did it in '91 we can do it again in '01 and maybe even get Saddam in the bargain. Semper Fi, Mike
33 posted on 10/01/2001 5:08:40 PM PDT by HEFFERNAN2
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To: Mr. K
What a joke?!! Bin Laden is just another head in the hydra-headed monster of hate and destruction which is the Beast of the Middle East. It is utter foolishness to believe that eliminating Bin Laden is the cure-all. One lunatic after another has always appeared championing the misguided or rather cancerous Middle East cause - Arafat, Ayatollah, Saddam, Clinton, and now Bin Laden. The real American tragedy after the WTC destruction will be a pantywaisted response which it is begining to seem more apparent as each day goes by as the Middle East cocks its snout at the PC response of the U.S.
34 posted on 10/01/2001 5:08:53 PM PDT by TransOxus
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To: Mr. K
Put together an army of 1,000, and that is still $1,000,000 each!
35 posted on 10/01/2001 5:08:58 PM PDT by Henry F. Bowman
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To: PRND21
Those in the know would prefer 7 vigins for enternity, I understand.

Someone hasn't thought this through. What use would seven eternal virgins be???? Kind of frustrating, right? Sounds more like hell than heaven... he he he.

36 posted on 10/01/2001 5:08:59 PM PDT by bcoffey
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To: Mr. K
And what happens when another terrorist kills Osama and wants the billion dollars to finance more terror attacks?
37 posted on 10/01/2001 5:09:43 PM PDT by patlaw_guy
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To: Mr. K
I want the bounty to read "Dead". We don't want him "brought to justice" in America. Can you picture bin Laden in front of a jury composed of Detroit area Muslims and defended by OJ's defense team + Alan Dershowbiz!! Talk about a circus side show!!

Better yet - the winner of the "bil" be required to deliver the upper half of him only!!

38 posted on 10/01/2001 5:11:12 PM PDT by HardStarboard
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To: HEFFERNAN2
" Remember ... Marine Sniper ... one shot, one kill ... "

Frankly, I'd rather see a Scout Sniper execute the "Death of a Thousand Cuts" at 1000 meters: first shot takes off Osama's left ear, second shot takes off his nose, third shot takes off his right thumb, fourth shot .............

39 posted on 10/01/2001 5:12:55 PM PDT by AngrySpud
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To: surfer
you and me both
40 posted on 10/01/2001 5:14:48 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Hildy
What if the second in command turns him in, we give them A billion to keep going? Don't make sense.

You probably have to read the fine print on the reward.

41 posted on 10/01/2001 5:16:21 PM PDT by WRhine
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To: surfer
How about half now, and half when the job is done.
43 posted on 10/01/2001 5:16:47 PM PDT by The Real Deal
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To: AngrySpud
Frankly, I'd rather see a Scout Sniper execute the "Death of a Thousand Cuts" at 1000 meters: first shot takes off Osama's left ear, second shot takes off his nose, third shot takes off his right thumb, fourth shot .............

It would be "WTC style justice" if it requires a DNA match to verify that it's really him.

44 posted on 10/01/2001 5:18:00 PM PDT by bond7
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To: Demosthenes
A little take-off on your idea, and yet keep the incentive prize: Give the billion to the ground pounder who puts a slug between Bin Laden's eyes. Bigger prize than Survivor. Not that they need any more incentive -- these men know their jobs -- but a nice reward for the grunt that gets there first.
45 posted on 10/01/2001 5:19:06 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: patlaw_guy
Give him the billion, then freeze it as terrorist money and plug the guy who turns him in too -- for good measure. Two for the price of none.
46 posted on 10/01/2001 5:21:15 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: All
Time to drop massive amounts of wanted posters to the people of Afghanistan. That equals out to 4,750,000,000,000 Afghani bucks. Nice chunk of change. A LOT of needy people over there, including thousands of those in the Taliban army. Once the word gets around to the people, I'll give Osama 24 hours, that is if he's lucky to last that long.
47 posted on 10/01/2001 5:22:31 PM PDT by rocker68
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A Billion dollars is four times the GDP (outside of heroin) of the entire country of Afghanistan. He's toast.
48 posted on 10/01/2001 5:22:51 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Aquinasfan
Have to respond. There is a "cure" for tumor type cancers. It's called Hydrozine Sulfate. Do a search on it.

Dr. Gold (Mayo Clinic[sic]) was asked why it isn't promoted. His response?
"There's no money in it."

You can get it with out a prescription...

49 posted on 10/01/2001 5:25:46 PM PDT by fone
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To: HEFFERNAN2
This is a terrible idea...all this will do is muddy up the water with alot of wannabee's. We have Spec Ops we don't need a bunch of "cowboys" getting in the way. Semper Fi, Mike

Last time we deployed Marines against Muslim terrorists, we lost, 238 to 1.

If a 'bounty hunter' wants to save us some trouble, let him go ahead and try.

50 posted on 10/01/2001 5:27:18 PM PDT by 537 Votes
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