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Post by rob_of_the_robots on Mon May 02, 2011 9:41 am

Is dead. Killed by US forces apparently.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13256676

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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 9:44 am

I was literally just about to post this. Well done for beating me to it, although I don't think this news is as big as the media are making it out to be.

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Post by RTM08 on Mon May 02, 2011 9:51 am

Do they somehow expect to end the war on terror by killing Bin Laden? If anything it's going to bring about more violent attack in retaliation.
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 9:55 am

I would be surprised if there wasn't some sort of retaliation in the next year. Osama may be gone, but Al Qaeda and his massive personal fortune are still around.
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Post by arover on Mon May 02, 2011 10:11 am

By all accounts he has only been of significance as a figurehead for the last few years. Interestingly he was holed up in a middle class suburb of Islamabad not in the Afghan/Pakistan border areas where the smart money supposedly had him.

This will virtually guarantee Obama re-election in 2012 and probably prompt some sort of backlash from killers. Ten years as the world's most wanted is a fair run.
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Post by arover on Mon May 02, 2011 10:12 am

By the way we've not seen his body yet.
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 10:16 am

They dumped it at sea. That'll give the truthers something to go crazy about. Although they do have a point.
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Post by RTM08 on Mon May 02, 2011 10:29 am

super_keith_andrews wrote:They dumped it at sea. That'll give the truthers something to go crazy about. Although they do have a point.

Dumping the body at sea really isn't the best way to prove it is it Laughing
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 10:37 am

It's quite surprising tbh, I would have expected the American troops to make a show out of it.
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Post by RTM08 on Mon May 02, 2011 10:39 am

Either that or they're bullshitting
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 10:43 am

That is a possibility. The SAS actually had the chance to kill Osama years ago but were called off by HQ as the American Delta Force wanted to be there to take his body. By the time they got there - Osama had gone.
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Post by RTM08 on Mon May 02, 2011 10:49 am

It's not like the Americans are the most trustworthy nation ever is it?
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 10:54 am

They almost always have a secret agenda behind all their operations. Which is one of the main reasons there are so many conspiracy theories about everything to do with America.
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Post by RTM08 on Mon May 02, 2011 10:55 am

Like the fact that, if Bin Laden was in Pakistan all this time, the only reason for America to be pissing about in Afghanistan is for oil...
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 10:58 am

Plus the opium fields.
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Post by RTM08 on Mon May 02, 2011 11:00 am

Either way it's for their own needs
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 11:03 am

That's how it always is, I'm still not sure that the attacks on September 11th were masterminded by Osama and Al Qaeda.
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 11:06 am

If you have time watch this. This guy has some good views on the events.

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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 1:09 pm

Oh the wonders of the internet, the news has only been around for a few hours and already all the Osama jokes have been run in to the ground.
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Re: Bin Laden

Post by rob_of_the_robots on Mon May 02, 2011 1:28 pm


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Post by glosterrover on Mon May 02, 2011 5:05 pm

Rolling Eyes
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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 5:20 pm

Not going to give your thoughts on todays big news GR?
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Post by OldhamRover on Mon May 02, 2011 5:54 pm

If I took 10 years to do one job I'd get a proper bollocking. Just saying.

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Post by super_keith_andrews on Mon May 02, 2011 6:14 pm

According to some reports, American forces had been looking for him since 1992, nearly 20 years!
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Post by glosterrover on Mon May 02, 2011 6:26 pm

There's an old saying involving Arses and both hands.......He was just a figurehead and now we will have to reap the whirlwind Rolling Eyes
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