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Bin Laden killed in 'mansion'

2011-05-02 08:05

Islamabad - Osama bin Laden was killed in a helicopter raid on a mansion in an area north of the Pakistani capital, US and Pakistani officials said on Monday.

Four helicopters launched the attack in the Bilal area of Abbottabad, about 100km north of Islamabad, said a Pakistani intelligence official. One of the helicopters crashed after it apparently was hit by fire from the ground, the official said. He gave no word on casualties.

He said the helicopters took off from a Pakistani air base in the north of the country.

Women and children were taken into custody during the raid, he said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

A US official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the raid was on a mansion close to Islamabad.

Announcing the operation in a televised statement in Washington, US President Barack Obama said the operation took place on Sunday.

The news that bin Laden was killed close to Islamabad will raise questions of how he managed to evade capture and how long he had been there.

Most US intelligence assessments had placed him along the lawless border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Comments
  • sean.redmond3 - 2011-05-02 08:12

    Let's see his body.

      Francois - 2011-05-02 08:17

      And let us see some commitment from Pakistan as well.

      Snotty - 2011-05-02 08:36

      I have just seen his body on an international news channel looks like he was shot in the eye area

      Snotty - 2011-05-02 09:13

      latest update .........the body has been buried at SEA ........Dear Lord pity the sharks and fish .I quit eating seafood from today!!!

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 10:23

      Im not even 10% convinced !

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-05-02 10:58

      For what conceivable reason would the USA fake his death..? What did you expect the USA to do with his body..? Drag it down a the road behind a bakkie..? Kindly take a cognitive break - you are busy contracting the severest of 'African' diseases - "STUPIDITY".

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:19

      AND IM CERTAIN THAT THIS WON'T BE THE END OF THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN ! CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS MAKE GOOD TAX FREE MONEY !

      SPECTATOR - 2011-05-02 11:51

      Shot in the eye area?Sure it wasnt a shot in the back of the head coming out of the eye area..... Congrats Obama.Just in time.Now America can love you all over again,and vote you in for another stretch. You gotta love how a rabbit is puuled out of a hat at the magic moment

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 12:18

      @ZAR minority X..........they are desperate to cling to power........why the hell did they release Osama....no sorry I mean Obama(hehehe) birth certificate last week.....they just appointed a new big player to the CIA and so I can probably write a novel full of reasons and stuff that smells dodgy............as regards to ur statement about contracting the African disease of stupidity,,,,,,,,,u might have to check urself first mate,,,,,,cuz everybody on this forum is not from or is not living in Africa .........or did u pick up ur disease abroad ???

      Henry - 2011-05-02 13:23

      I agree lets see his body.

      Cire - 2011-05-02 15:59

      Hey sean - his body is currently being spat out by sharks that thought they had found something human and edible!

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-05-02 16:25

      Tokolosxi, You and evidently many alike, are missing the point by a million miles – another common “African” disease, so called because it is a product of.., wait let me think a bit... ...mmmm... AFRICA..! I am not defending the USA. I am merely asking why they would fake his death..? And equally how daft it is to suggest it... So if you didn’t get it, then rest assured you to, got that (by now infamous) of African diseases (evidently one of the most contagious and equally one for which there is no known cure) – ie “STUPIDITY”. Perhaps you should ask your government to investigate the cause of this mysterious disease that plagues Africa; perhaps a bit like the ANC official requesting research to find out what causes lightning... EINA... ...I rest my case. Shall I remind you (in an evidently futile attempt) that it is called as such, because the origin is.., wait let me think a bit... ...mmmm.., a bit more... .., AM I GETTING IT TOO..?? O NO... .., o, yes... ...AFRICA..! Eish, that was close...

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 17:15

      @ZAR Minority X.......why fake his death you ask........so lets start with the fake 9/11 bombings.....but you obviously dont think it was fake cause you believe everything the USA say...just like the WMD Saddam Hussein 'harboured'.......who says he wasnt killed many years ago.....but they wanted to pursue their ulimate goal and that is to gain the control of more oil fields........who says they arent working together.......OSAMA/OBAMA.....the difference is one letter....not two letter but one.............I am not GOD and saying that my news filter is so good I can give you the exact insight to all the movements/logisitics/motives of all these people trying to manipulate our future so that we can jump onto their bandwagon and feed their beast because they truly believe that their consciousness/perceptions are the best way forward but I am merely saying that I smell something rotten!!!!

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-05-02 18:33

      Tokoloshe.., "...the FAKE 9/11 bombings..." OMG..!!!!! I have to hand it to you dude, I want what you are on..!!!!! It must be an absolute blast (oops, sorry, no pun intended). Keep it coming bru, you have my full attention...

      slg - 2011-05-02 22:02

      No-name, look at all the people who disagree with you.

      slg - 2011-05-02 22:04

      For as long as you hold these ridiculous ideas, keep writing your novels and stay indoors

      LUFC - 2011-05-02 23:53

      ZAR minority.. media fool

      LUFC - 2011-05-03 00:03

      They buried him at sea because "it would have been difficult to find a country to accept his body"... hahah right.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-03 02:38

      @Zar Minority X............hopefully one day you will be able to see the real world as for now.......go and read your Bible.......you are so narrowminded......you believe in an old man in the sky and a person who could walk on water,,,,,hahahaha......just like George Bush,,,,,think you are holier than though,,,,,Bible in the one hand and gun in the other!!!Have a nice day!!!!

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-05-03 06:02

      Tokoloshe - still waiting for you to tell us what you are on dude; there are more who are craving for a taste of your manic bipolar disposition..!

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-03 07:15

      That is a typical loser quality coming through....once you have no more ammunition to fire cause the information that you have gathered from the books/media etc. is limited and you are not using your own logic to analyze things.........so you call people losers or they're on somehting.....pretty much like when a Christian gets put in a corner what do they say,,,,,,You just have to believe.....what a joke!!! Btw......I am most probably on a lot less booze than what you are my friend!!!Have a nice day!!!!!

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-05-03 11:38

      Tokoloshe, tata, you are most definitely on something, or at least you should be. I am a declared atheist - for starters... Secondly - please enlighten us with details of YOUR omnipotent sources..? I am not holding my breath...

      vandermerwe.martin - 2011-05-03 12:15

      @ZAR Minority X , YOU MUST BE THE DUMBEST PERSON IN BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU READ DUDE, THE 911 TERROR ATTACKS WAS ORCISTRATED BU THE US, LOOK AT ALL THE PICTURES AND IT TELL A 1000 TAILS ON HOW THE F$%KUP A PLOT.

      Lucy - 2011-05-03 12:30

      Zar Min - the question you have to ask y'self is 'why were the US government - and many other world governments - so pissed off about the Wiki-pedia leaks?' Were they giving the man-in-the-street a more accurate picture of what actually happens behind the scenes? Doesnt take much brain power to work that one out.

      HowardX - 2011-05-03 15:18

      The picture of the body supposedly shot in the eye is a known fake that has been circulating since last year... MSNBC has an article acknowledging the fake. It is an old file photo of OBL overlaid with a picture of a real corpse.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-03 15:32

      @ZAR minority complex......I do have to say i'm surprised about your stand on religion,it does prove that you do see a bit further than the average man......like I say,,,,,,easy on the booze dude......when did I claim to have these omnipotent sources that will probably according to you lead everybody to all the terrorists hideouts....hahaha......what I clearly said a few times over and over in a nutshell.....stop being a book worm,stop believing everything you see on the telly,speak to people from different cultures/nationalities etc etc etc...open your eyes,all the evidence and sources are around you but with closed/bigotry eyes you won't see it and it will probably take a novel to open your eyes,or like I've said a tad less booze!!!Have a nice day !!!

      The huntchback - 2011-05-03 19:40

      The photo`s were fake, the body has been thrown in the see hours after he was supposedly shot by a group of American Marines that you only find in Rambo movies.This seems like a script for a new Hollywood Movie oh wait Bollywood movie ha ha ha You are all gullible fools

  • Deon - 2011-05-02 08:12

    Yeeeaaaaaah!!! Wonderful. Good riddance to a bag of shit.

      Snotty - 2011-05-02 08:47

      CHEERS .....LETS DRINK TO THIS JOYOUS OCCASSION!!!

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 10:34

      SO BIN LADEN GONE ! GAME OVER FOR THE AMERICANS ? KAK !

  • Alex - 2011-05-02 08:13

    Wow.......That's all I can really say. It's been so long since we've seen his name in the news, let's hope it's for real.

  • Stoutgat - 2011-05-02 08:18

    In other parts of the world terrs get executed. Here the criminal ANC government consists of terrs.

  • mhlongoms - 2011-05-02 08:21

    yeah right and they expect us to believe this?

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:01

      Don't believe if you don't want to! And I seriously doubt that the Americans give a s..t what you 'think'.

  • Beam me up - 2011-05-02 08:21

    We done USA... Justice has been Served! Second term for Present Obama?

      ? - 2011-05-02 09:08

      What justice has been served? They knew where he was for YEARS already. Dont believe anything that comes out of the USA as facts

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 10:26

      HAVE ANOTHER BEER SCOTTY !

  • pig - 2011-05-02 08:22

    if it is true good ridince!!!!!!!!

  • helmut Viet - 2011-05-02 08:24

    Well done USA long live liberty

  • trankati - 2011-05-02 08:28

    may his soul rest in peace

      Peter - 2011-05-02 08:38

      In hell yeah.

      Redson - 2011-05-02 09:01

      I think you mean in "pieces" I'm pretty sure that after the bullet he too through the eye, that's more likely the case.

  • TiredOfCrime - 2011-05-02 08:29

    Body?

      Snotty - 2011-05-02 09:06

      saw it on another news channel looks like he was shot in the head in the eye area

  • Anarchist - 2011-05-02 08:30

    Ok so the Devil is dead, will the USA now leave all the countries it has occupied in pursuit of this man ?

      Anarchist - 2011-05-02 08:32

      Or is this just a distractor to move peoples attention away from the controversy with the birth certificate saga ?

      Father-Time - 2011-05-02 08:47

      Well spotted!!!!

      resiststance - 2011-05-02 08:58

      Yeah right :( We all know that won't happen...

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 09:49

      Ha Ha - there is still oil to be claimed in other countries!

      Keane - 2011-05-02 12:27

      ?'No matter what Obama says, bin Laden's not dead until Donald Trump see's his death certificate' :-D I saw this online somewhere.

      slg - 2011-05-02 22:07

      Anarchists are rarely if ever on the right track. Case in point.

  • John - 2011-05-02 08:33

    Oh yeah.....fantastic news. Only thing is, I would have preferred if he was captured alive, taken to New York, publicly displayed and then given the electric chair

      ? - 2011-05-02 09:07

      Another one that believe bin Laden was behind the 911 attacks. I pity you

      freedom - 2011-05-02 09:21

      To the unknown name behind the face go back to zzzzzzz land of course they were.

      World Traveler - 2011-05-02 09:32

      @no name - Nobody needs your pity.

      wbs777 - 2011-05-02 12:34

      @ Noname: Please don't display your idiocy in public...

      darkwing - 2011-05-02 14:17

      To all those people who doubt the 911 issue and who doubt that Bin Laden is dead, since your mouths are so big, please bring real proof, not some crackpot conspiracy theory that your view is right.

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:03

      @. Better pity me too mate.

  • steve.dupreez - 2011-05-02 08:38

    Regrettably there are so many to take his place. One should expect a retaliation from the mulsim fanatics.

  • Lucy - 2011-05-02 08:40

    Maybe we can hire these guys to get rid of Malema ...?

      grs911 - 2011-05-02 09:03

      And Mugabe and ... and ... and ...

      freedom - 2011-05-02 09:23

      and all the african dictators!!! with malema on top agree

  • Beam me up - 2011-05-02 08:46

    10 to 1, the ANC will criticize the attack on Bin Laden.

  • GeorgeSA - 2011-05-02 08:52

    I wonder who will get the reward money?

  • Serias - 2011-05-02 08:55

    Good news,.........beware of the backlash though!!!

  • Shahieda Kraft - 2011-05-02 08:59

    Osama down, now when will the real organiser of 911 be taken to task? Osama did a lot of terrible things, but 911 was not his doing. Everyone that has any true sense of justice will realise this! There are so many documented evidence (from leading architechts, etc) stating that 911 was not what it appeared to be. If we look at the slaying of Osama - it should be said that he was a terrorist, but don't say that he was the orchestrator of 911. He's not that good!

      Shahieda Kraft - 2011-05-02 09:14

      @Snotty, I don't support Osama - he did terrible things. But I don't believe for a second he did 911. And now the true murderers will get away with it. Isn't that just sad? If someone killed someone you loved, would you be so blinded by hate that you would not care if the right person was sentenced to death? Don't you want to know that the real killer is behind bars? Instaed of living of the tax payers money and enjoying life? He's out there today celebrating, for goodness sake!

      Irené - 2011-05-02 09:19

      Very well said shahieda. Now there is little hope for ever finding thecreal masterminds, although my gut says it was the CIA. They are a terrorist org themselves.

      ffaarg - 2011-05-02 11:44

      "from leading architects?" That made me laugh. The problem with people like you is, you will believe any source, as long as it supports your belief. It really does no matter how far fetched or ridiculous it is.

      buka001 - 2011-05-02 14:54

      Can everyone please do some of their own research!! Please research the so called architects who you stand by. Then ask yourself why is it that all the engineering associations have posted peer reviewed studies that confirm the buildings collapsed due to a fire weakened steel? Why have no UK, or other EU engineering associations published anything to the contrary? All of their published articles confirm the building collapsed due to fire. You have one association in the US with 1500 memebers, none of which are registered structural engineers. It is lead by a failed architect who's biggest design was a housing complex. Why believe them? Why is what they say accepeted over what registered engineers say? It is because you suffer from cognitive dissonance. You fit your theories to your beliefs. Real engineers take the facts and then develop the theory.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 15:39

      @buka 001............you seem to believe that you are the smartest person on this planet..........what if these companies were being paid or manipulated to make certain statements because it was their buddies who did it or there could be many ifs ,what if the Media manipulated certain facts cause these companies are also owned by their friends.........the obvious of it all is that the whole mission smells dodgy !!!!!What if you stop reading facts that are only coming from the same dodgy people and start to open your mind and think a bit deeper??

      buka001 - 2011-05-02 16:26

      Pity they are not companies, but individuals and universities that make these statements. Engineers all over the world. Why haven't the civil engineering department of Moscow Polytech come up and said there is a problem with the original story. Why has no substantial institution ever come up with anything, except analysis that proves the original story. Why has their published papers been subjected to rigourous analysis from engineers worldwide and passed? The FDNY, who lost hundreds of their friends on the day confirm alot of the facts on the day. Were they paid off? I am an engineer, I have studied the machanics of the collapse. It is all plausible if you apply structiral engineering concepts. Worldwide engineers have done the same and they all come up with the same answer.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 17:28

      @Buka...........nobody said that everybody will now go against the current and say its all wrong.....there are people like yourself to name the first one who claim to be an engineer and according to your educational background etc you have made studies that support the possibillity of a collapse etc by fire......so this is to look at one aspect of the whole operation.......now look at the bigger picture and see how much rotten stuff you can find!!!!The USA obviously didnt think at all before they planned this...........so even before it was done their were theories that would support this,,,,,do you think I am saying that all the people in the US goverment have potatoes for brians or what.......come one think deeper/look at the bigger picture !!!!

      Kwailoh88 - 2011-05-02 18:20

      You are the most clear thinking person on this post - This scam is the same as the 9/11 - only this is is the fabricated closing chapter. Obama say in his speech that Bin was the cause of 3000 American deaths ??? How many inocent people did the US kill in order to chase this fake/ghost they actually created - Bush should be judged agains the same facts then - and now Obama - he moved into the accused chair now

      squish - 2011-05-02 21:24

      These conspiracy theories do make me lol. Don't forget to wrap your head tight in tinfoil before you leave your house. Would hate to spoil a fine example of 'stupidity'

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-03 07:26

      @Squish......sounds like you have conspiracy theory fever......its so the 1990's.............some people have opened their eyes and can spot a snake in the grass but some people still cant.......but I'm sure this will change more and more..........go read your Bible.....maybe Jesus will show you the light one day......hahahaha......you obviously dont think that the Bible might be one of the biggest hoax's ever........therefore you will always carry your bible in the one hand and your gun in the other......my way or the highway.......go travel,meet people from different cultures etc etc.......and still if you cant see that there are other possible realities....then I'm sorry my friend..........I dont think there is hope for you,,,,,to give you one basic example.......the Western people's front page of their newspaper is on the opposite side to the Chinese......and to both cultures they both feel that it is the norm,,,,,,but maybe you dont even catch this point,,,,,heheehe

      buka001 - 2011-05-03 12:23

      Dude what are you saying? You are the one who is believing in conspiracy theories? Travel the world? Where have you been? Use logic and analyse things yourself? How much of the information available on 911 have you analysed yourself? Have you reviewed any data and made your own assumptions? I have. Your point about cultural differences is pointless.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-03 15:47

      So now according to you if people dont believe what CNN tell them , they believe in conspiracy theories......hahaha So what's next.....you are going to ask me my passport number etc etc....I have lived abroad for almost half my life and on different continents and I travel all the time and have friends from almost all over the world........you also want to know my hair colour???? About reviewing data......no I had a dream and all of this was revealed to me.........come on man,,,,,,,,you must be kidding,,,,,,,sounds like you have your tail between your legs......nuff said....have a nice day!!!!

      squish - 2011-05-03 20:57

      @buka001 I'm with you, I have no idea what tokolosxi is trying to say... is he a conspiracy theorist or not. Or does he not believe anything he reads or sees on the news sites? (cnn,sky,bbc,fox) Well now there is something on wikileaks. Surely you believe what you read there? Maybe that is also a plant.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-04 04:24

      @squish.....I have to congratulate you with you last sentence/question.......you are finally starting to think my friend!!!!Common Sense is your best friend!!!Have a nice day!!!!

  • resiststance - 2011-05-02 08:59

    I don't think killing him will achieve anything except make America more enemies, and thus the circle of violence will continue. They should have rather captured him and given him a fair trial, that would have shown that they are morally better, killing people execution style and guatanamo etc. makes America worse then the people they claim they are fighting. I also think the world/leaders of the world are giant hypocrites for praising Nelson Mandela as the ultimate hero but refusing to even hold talks with any other terrorist organizations. If they are willing to admit that even one terrorist is/was fighting for a just cause and that what the terrorist did was acceptable then they should accept that even the most fundamentalist terrorists might have some initially valid justifications to start on the course they did, they should be trying to find out what that is and work on fixing these problems.

      Irené - 2011-05-02 09:26

      Interesting angle. And you are right, by shooting bin laen in a so called raid instead of giving him a trial etc shows how morslly askew they are aswell. The US and all its politics are a farce. By not listening to the terrorist organisations, they themselves are also terrorists.

      wbs777 - 2011-05-02 12:39

      @Irene: so did you think they were just going to walk in there, read him his rights and take him into custody and then off to court he goes???? Without any resistance at all?? He was a damn terrorist!!!! You fight fire with fire. I hope he rots wherever he is

      Irené - 2011-05-02 13:03

      @ wbs thats the same reasoning ALqaeda uses to justify many of there attacks- fight fire with fire. So that just prives my point- the US are as much terroriss as Alqaeda, just depends on which side of the fence you sit.

      OpenYourEyes - 2011-05-02 14:13

      Irene 2 - 0 Wbs

      Vive la Revolution - 2011-05-03 14:35

      Probably the most insightful post ive read on this topic. While I could never condone the actions undertaken by Bin Laden, I have to assert that the United States of America can be considered as the biggest terrorist organization across the globe. While we will all mourn for the estimated 3,000 lives that were lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I would like a cumulative figure of all the innocent Afghan, Iraqi and to an extent, Pakistani civilians that died as a result of the US war on terror. Furthermore, one cannot help to believe that there is a common perception which emanates in the western world which delineates the life of a first world citizen as being more important than that of someone living in the third world. (Apparently that perception has also been extrapolated by some news24 users to race classification in this country.) While it saddens me to admit it, the United States has, through their actions, brought much of the loathing that is currently being directed against their citizens and interests upon themselves by asserting themselves as God on Earth and as Judge and Juror. They have and continue to show that they have no regard for a country's sovereignty and have made explicit their intention to only involve themselves in conflicts where there is some form of economic benefit to be derived or protected by a favourable outcome. In conclusion, while Bin laden may be dead, there are thousands other of fundamentalists more than ready to take his place.

  • Mario798 - 2011-05-02 08:59

    Such a shame that people can actually believe US propaganda. I am no fan of Bin Laden,however the US has not produced 1 piece of evidence linking Bin Laden to 9/11. Just a thought.

      ? - 2011-05-02 09:06

      Exactly

      Snotty - 2011-05-02 09:11

      maybe you should talk to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

      JustinD - 2011-05-02 11:32

      Why must they... he admitted to it.

      Marius - 2011-05-02 11:36

      @ Snotty, How did Bin Laden know that on the morning of 9/11 that the US air force will be running similar hijacking drills like flying planes into the WTC. If the US was looking for Bin Laden, why did a high ranking CIA official visit Bin Laden while he was @ hospital in Dubai. Why was high members of the US parliament warned not to fly on the morning of 9/11? Could Bin Laden let Building 7 fall, even if it has not been hit by a plane? Where is the debris of the plane that hit the pentagon and the one that went down in Pensylvania?

      gizzy - 2011-05-02 12:32

      Bin Laden claimed responsibility himself. Furthermore one of his surviving henchmen is in a US jail having admitted his part in the 9/11 bombings. Your conspiracy theories are just that!

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 13:16

      @Marius, I suppose you still believe the twin towers are still standing, or they never existed in the 1st place? The live vids on TV were a lie and those eople never died? Now tell me, do you apply the same principle of not believing anything till you've seen evidence with your eyes? Or Vitamins do not exist coz you aint seen any of them? How did you fare at school if you never believe what the writer's said? Had to go to the lab to see every experiment on Text? lol. Maybe don't believe there is an individual by Osama coz you ain't met him?

      Marius - 2011-05-02 13:28

      @ drowninja believe what you want to, i will not start calling you names on this site (that seems to be the trend on this site if you dont agree with them). Your assumptions is just plain stupid (not you). Going completely off topic to prove what?????

      OpenYourEyes - 2011-05-02 14:22

      @drowninja your assumptions are stupid (so are you). Did you read anything of what Marius actually said? You can clearly see in THAT video everyone is referring to,the supposed confession of 9/11 by bin laden, that the person speaking in the video definitely is not Osama bin Laden.

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 14:29

      A series of interviews, audio and videotapes have been released since the 9/11 attacks that have been reported to be from Osama bin Laden. At first the speaker denied responsibility for the attacks. In a tape released in December 2001 the speaker claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Central Intelligence Agency claimed the tape was probably from Osama bin Laden. Some observers, especially people in the Muslim world, doubted the authenticity of the tape.In an audiotape released in November 2007 also said to be from Bin Laden the speaker claimed sole responsibility for the attacks and denied the Taliban and the Afghan government or people had any prior knowledge of the attacks.

      buka001 - 2011-05-02 15:08

      Wow the level of ignorance into 911 on this site is appaling!! They recovered 95% of the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. They recovered DNA from the crash site, all confirmed to be that of the passengers on the plane. If you want I can give you the email address of the chief coroner who was responsible for that crash site. His name is Wally Miller. And ditto for the Pentagon. Have you seen the photographs of the crash site? There are tons of plane parts lying all over the lawn. DNA of the crash victims was found. Have you seen the photographs of dead bodies still strapped to their seats inside the pentagon? Building 7, have you read firefighters reports of that building? Are the firefighters (who lost hundreds of their comrads that day) in on the conspiracy? Have you seen photographs and videos of the damage (especially near the penthouse area) on building 7, that was sustained when WTC1 fell? Tons of debris fell onto this building. Did you see NIST report on how the building collapsed? Are you aware of how hot the fires were in building 7? How did building 7 collapse Marius? By demolition charges? How were these charges put in the building? All those demiolition cables, and so on placed in a building occupied 24/7? How was it done that no-one ever saw anything? What you have is a conspiracy theory formed by red-necked paranoid American's who have an average IQ of 80. Are you the same as them?

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:13

      Not one piece of evidence linking Bin Laden to 911? How about his crowing when he claimed responsbility. Do you think that he was a liar as well as a murderous thug? What planet do you inhabit? Or do belong to that bunch of ding-a-lings that think (actually 'think' is too strong a word - lets just settle for 'believe') that the CIA, the Vatican, George Bush, the Illuminati, Mossad, the Zionists, Opus Dei, the Freemasons, etc. etc. are all behind Al-qaeda? You possibly watch too much Michael Moore or read too much David Icke? Its one thing to keep an open mind - but just be careful that your brains don't fall out!

      slg - 2011-05-03 03:56

      Um, he said so himself. Al-Quaeda have said so at every opportunity they had, including releasing countless videos and radio announcements. This isn't rocket science. It's obvious, right in front of your eyes.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-03 07:33

      @buka.......you must be the best kind of consumer to have for a business......you fall for everything they tell you.....you obviously think that they are all Christians and that they would never tell a lie oterwise god will punish them. Take any organization that you have been involved with.....look inside it.....how much corruption/lies/etc etc do you spot.....from the smallest organisation to the biggest....they are full of manipulative tactics.............even the church my friend.....even a kindergarten......all they way up to governments.....if you still dont grasp what I'm trying to say,,,,,,,there is no hope........now you dont have to go all out and say ......wow why didnt I ever think about it and now I'm going to side with Tokolosxi cuz he is so smart or blablablaaa.......just for one accept the fact that their are possiby different realities to what THEY are telling you,,,,,,have a nice day!

      buka001 - 2011-05-03 12:15

      I'm not the one accepting lies. You are! You accept the lies of white neo-nazi red necked americans. They are responsible for creating the conspiracy theories. I have read and reviewed the structural analysis of the collapse of the towers. If anyone lied in that, then you better be careful because every structure on the planet will be falling down very soon. The same principles that keep buildings standing upright were used to analyse why the towers fell down. These calculations have been reviewed by engineers world wide and have been confirmed. I have personally spoken to the guy who recovered the body parts from flight 93 crash site. If you think he is lying I can give you his email or phone number. Please contact him and once you are done if you still think he is lying please take him to court. You will receive millions of US dollars for exposing the conspiracy. There is plenty of evidence available for the events of 911. You can review it yourself. Then you can decide on the facts and decide what you believe. These are not news reports or government statements, but raw facts that can be checked and confirmed. I have done this over the past 10 years. I did not sit back and just believe. I personally investigated and read up on factual information that is available. Do some research. Read the facts. There is alot available and none of it comes from government sources but independent individuals world wide.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-03 16:04

      @buka..........seems like you miss all the points I have made.....not going to repeat myself again cause you will most probably just misinterpret it anyway....what the heck is proven by a person that picked up bodyparts at a crash site.....do you think that anybody here including myself say that the whole things was a hoax and it never happened so there werent any bodies lying around......come on man wake up and get to the point.....but you are obviously proving here that your perceptions of debate aswell as everyday reality is a bit disillusioned.......do you think the people who planned this didnt think it through all the way......nuff said.......have a nice day!!!

  • iamasouthafr - 2011-05-02 09:02

    As the one dude said in Blood Sport, "OK U.S.A" !! Good riddance, good will always prevail.

  • Xram62 - 2011-05-02 09:05

    There's but one letter difference between Osama and Obama....

      World Traveler - 2011-05-02 09:40

      You are a genius!

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 10:30

      GOOD EYES !

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:15

      You noticed? Well done! Any more world-shattering insights to share?

  • M Bantsijang - 2011-05-02 09:07

    How true?

  • BigMoose - 2011-05-02 09:12

    Don't f*** with Chuck Norris.

      Neil_Murray - 2011-05-03 12:19

      Chuck Norris did Delta Force, not Navy Seals. Don't f*** with Charlie Sheen

  • Bernard - 2011-05-02 09:12

    The world can only be a better place without people like Bin Laden. BUT BUT BUT, we have to keep in mind that he never admitted being the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and it has never been proven either. The "evidence" against him was of the same substance as was used for the WMD case against Saddam and we all know how that turned out.

      Shahieda Kraft - 2011-05-02 09:21

      i agree.I wont shed a tear for Bin Laden, but now the truth of 911 will forever be buried. Don't those people that died that day deserve for the truth of why they died, to come out? So sad that it will all go away now :(

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 09:54

      Bin Laden = bad guy. Yes. But he hasb't done anything for 10 years. Not that that makes him a better person. I believe that he should had been taken in and, like every other captured criminal, been taken to trial and paid for his sins when found guilty. They shot him after he refused to surrender. They did this to Hossain (spelling), why not Osama?

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:16

      Oh rubbish!

  • shelley - 2011-05-02 09:14

    Yeehaa...enjoy your ride to hell. Please SA government don't say Shame, it was murder. He was responsible for thousands of murders in 9/11...he got was he deserved.

      ? - 2011-05-02 09:22

      Is their anything else you know that u wanna share with us? Where do you get your evidence from that he was responsible for 911,besides from what CNN,Sky and BBC told you?

      gizzy - 2011-05-02 12:36

      Hy nameless or should I rather say spineless, where did you get your informatuon from???? We all saw what happened. He CLAIMED responsibility as did his henchman that is sitting in a US jail. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!

      shelley - 2011-05-02 16:19

      Nameless/spineless, I do not have to justify my comment to you but i will say that i have followed the 9/11 incident since it happened. Gizzy, thanks for answering this know-it-all and if he bothered to watch tv in the days the followed 9/11 he would've heard Osama claiming responsibility.

      Paco7 - 2011-05-03 09:49

      How many deaths are the US military respnsible for ? and this is innocent civilians we are talking about....

  • thabatao - 2011-05-02 09:23

    Now he can return to the USA and live like a normal citizen and not a CIA intelligence officer anymore. I suppose the Bushes are going to mourn, because they are housefriends of the Bin Ladens.

      gizzy - 2011-05-02 12:37

      Dumb twally! Was that an attempt at humour???

  • World Traveler - 2011-05-02 09:25

    Great news! Now the second string crazies will cause mayhem. When they are taken out there will be an approach to peace.

  • Faizah - 2011-05-02 09:25

    What the hell is America doing in Pakistan,,,mind your own business. But just wait the next tornado or flood will kill you Americans!

      A THEIST - 2011-05-02 10:32

      he he !

      wbs777 - 2011-05-02 12:42

      dumb cow...

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 15:43

      They were there to catch the bad guy... Sleep well at night wishing death on others, do you?

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:19

      @ Faizah. Actually, I hate to tell you this but tornados, floods and earthquakes are natural events. You appear to have a problem with reality - what is much more likely to happen is that the Americans will provide massive amounts of aid to countries like Pakisatn and Bangladesh that suffer from these sorts of natural events. Your brainwashed hatred has made you stupid! Just like Bin Laden!

      Joe - 2011-05-02 18:16

      Well America set bases in Saudi, Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait...list goes on. Super power wants to rule the world, simple as that.

      slg - 2011-05-03 03:51

      And the Taliban will stone you dead then maybe you'll wake up

  • Kevin - 2011-05-02 09:25

    Just a few of stupidities in these comments Obama faces an election in 18 months time and the economy will determine his re-election. Obama was born in Hawaii and Donald Trump in raising this issue is displaying his stupidity and lack of suitability to run for elective office. Bin Ladens death changes nothing. Bin Laden claimed resonsibility for the 9/11 attack and whilst he may not have been personally involved he financed it. Bin Ladens death changes nothing the underlying issues that the Muslim world has with the US and Western World haven't changed. In order to exploit their oil reserves the West have supported and given aid and assistance to brutal dictators. These dictators have taken great wealth to themselves and left their people trapped in ignorance and poverty. To compare black South Africans fighting against a brutal dicatorial oligarchy (which is what the NP govt was)with any other liberation group/terrorists in the world is simply ignorant.

      youcantrunyoucanthide - 2011-05-02 09:48

      "Obama was born in Hawaii and Donald Trump in raising this issue is displaying his stupidity and lack of suitability to run for elective office." Come again? How long did Obama take to produce his long form birth certificate? The circumstances around the whole issue seems suspect, Trump was correct to request a birth certificate. So be careful about whom you call stupid, stupid.

      Lucy - 2011-05-02 10:46

      youcanwhatever - what the hell does his birth certificate have to do with running the country properly - this is democracy - if he's voted in then he's the next president. If you want to get picky about someones ancestry then u have to ask how many non indigenous americans have sat as president. America is made up of English, Irish, European,Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Mexican - god I could go on forever! And of course African slave descendents. The Indigenous people have been hammered into submission. So why is there such a problem with where Obama was born?

      Martin Melzer - 2011-05-02 10:55

      Really Kevin? For one thing, the top end of the ANC are doing nothing other than taking great wealth to themselves and leaving their people trapped in ignorance and poverty. More importantly, the ANC in exile took a definite decision to target non military and non state targets, hence the landmines on farm roads and the murders in churches. Despite all the hypocritical left wing propaganda to the contrary, that makes the ANC de facto guilty of terrorism. MM

      Mario798 - 2011-05-02 11:10

      @ lucy, the reason why they went on about his birth cerificate, is they believe he was born in canada, according to the US constitution you cant be commander and chief if you were not born in there country. Hawai forms part of the USA as it also has electoral votes, just thought you should know.

      Mario798 - 2011-05-02 11:11

      Damn spellcheck. Kenia....

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:22

      @ kevin. Just in case you haven't heard, the USA does not exploit oil reserves. It just buys oil for cash. Big difference. When the USA finds a real alternative to oli and can stop buying it, then these guys will really be in trouble. The day can't come too soon!

  • tommy 2 - 2011-05-02 09:26

    The U.S has always known were Bin Laden was. The U.S INtelligence &goverment created Bin Laden and use him like a tool. The war on terror had lost momentum and now there was no need for Bin laden. With the news about his death we shall see OBAMA WIN by a landslide in the upcomming elections. Bin Ladens body will not be shown to the world,but his body will be secretly buried at unknown location.

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 09:56

      I think Obama's well prepared, touching speech confirms that they knew this all the time. With all their technology and "intellegence" there was minimum chance they didnt know. All in the timing...

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 15:44

      And we are back to cheap words and senseless insults...

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:23

      @tommy2. I don't want to make the same mistake as JustinD. I also think you write drivel you head.

  • Muhammud - 2011-05-02 09:28

    they got his body...

      Snotty - 2011-05-02 09:40

      latest update .........the body has been buried at SEA ........Dear Lord pity the sharks and fish .I quit eating seafood from today!!!

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:24

      @Snotty. I believe that the sharks and fishes are clever enough to spit out rotten meat.

  • Muhammud - 2011-05-02 09:32

    the media just scares us alot...binladen is dead. american forces pulling out of iraq..afghanistan is almost completel under american control...no serious terrorism attacks in a long long time. alot of terrorthreats coming from american government though...terrorism will never be over..the world is more prapared and the world is safer place...

      gizzy - 2011-05-02 12:41

      Huh? Are you smoking that stuff they export from muslim afganistan? You know the poppy stuff!

  • Joe - 2011-05-02 09:41

    I think we prefer to see some evidence...America owes it to the world. They conned us about 8 years ago and other various stories appeared after. Who knows if it was a political manouver or some other ulterior motive? People are so gullable when following the media. Media claims Bin Laden to be number 1 Al Qaeda. If they had done the research, current Al Qaeda number 1 is Mullah Omar and NOT Bin Laden. Too long has the media misled people..

      Gonny@24.com - 2011-05-02 12:36

      @ Joe - Mullah Omar is Taliban number one - Al Qaeda number one IS Bin laden. Go read on wikipedia before spreading false info.

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 14:45

      Osama bin Laden was the emir, or commander, and was the Senior Operations Chief of al-Qaeda.

      Joe - 2011-05-02 18:24

      @Gonny...err wikipedia is written by who exactly? Mullah Omar is regarded as Emir ul Mumineen...he is the number 1 person duh...Ignorant fool. Al Qaeda is a term given by America. By the muslims themselves they known as the ISLAMIC EMIRATE. You've been misguided I'm afraid:)

      Gonny@24.com - 2011-05-02 18:54

      @Joe - no offence but I tink u are the fool - there is a difference between Taliban and Al Qaeda - Taliban ruled Afghanistan before 9/11 and referred to the country as Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan...look at any encyclopaedia mate. Next thing you will me the Palestinians, Taliban and Al Qaeda are the same.

      Joe - 2011-05-02 19:50

      @gonny...lol, Im getting tired of this mud slingling. Everybody is entitled to their opinion and who cares about qaeda, emirate etc..the focus on our country is more important. VOTE DA;)

      Lanfear - 2011-05-03 11:21

      @ Joe - wikipedia, for your information, is written by thousands of people all over the world. You yourself can go and write on Wikipedia if you want. Of course your facts will be scrutinized but you are welcome to write on it. You can even "correct" this issue. Mullah Omar is leader of the Taliban, not al'Queda. And they are different organisations.

  • World Traveler - 2011-05-02 09:43

    What will Zuma say? He is desperately looking for votes in the Western Province. Could be interesting.

      Gonny@24.com - 2011-05-02 12:37

      As usual the gutless SA Government will release an apologist speech to appease their Muslim financial backers - same mistake made by the USA for which they are reaping the consequences of today.

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 13:43

      lmao. lol. WooWee

  • Clive - 2011-05-02 09:44

    Anyone who thinks that this will reduce the amount and barbarity of attacks by Muslim militants will be gravely mistaken. If anything, they will intensify as many wannabe al Qaedas spring up and will stop at nothing to prove their "credentials". I believe that Pakistan will come in for many of these attacks as "punishment" for co-operating with the Americans. Surely the time has come for mainstream Muslims, the vast majority of whom are undoubtedly peace-loving people, to stand up and condemn unequivocally the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians by impressionable youngsters who have been brainwashed by evil so-called men of Allah. If there is a life hereafter, bin Laden and his ilk will undoubtedly languish in a section reserved for the worst of the worst, joining the likes of Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Amin and company in a real hell.

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 13:45

      Well, unless they need credential to be drone worthy and certificate to Paradise, if there is any.

  • youcantrunyoucanthide - 2011-05-02 09:49

    I hope all terrorists take heed.

      Banned - 2011-05-02 18:49

      Malema?

  • spha - 2011-05-02 09:51

    if you have commented on this article it means you read the plausible assumption there is that you are of some level or capacity of intelligence. Bin Laden is not dead nor has he been killed, you guys should know better by now...he was placed elsewhere he is found elsewhere, reports from pakistan are fed only from US correspondences....one word #payroll

      gizzy - 2011-05-02 12:44

      huh? He's probaly having a dop with you right now!

  • virgywaga.mashala - 2011-05-02 09:51

    Everyone who cant handle the ANC being in power get over yourselves....as for Malema, he is here to stay.

      Shahieda Kraft - 2011-05-02 10:09

      which galaxy are you from?

      Martin Melzer - 2011-05-02 11:08

      Hello V Anyone with an IQ higher than their shoe size knows the ANC are racist and corrupt and will go the same way as their Nationalist predecessors, for the same reasons. The only real question is this; when they do lose an election, will they hand over reluctantly like Mubarak or try to hang on by force like Gaddafi. Any ideas V mm The only question is will they

      Marcel - 2011-05-02 11:09

      I gather since you can operate a computer and read and write you are a educated person which puzzles me imensely that you support Malema somebody that at the age of 29 has a net worth of over 15mil(thanx to his position ANCYL) and can buy a watch of over R100k at a drop of a hat, to think his motive in politics is to help all South Africans !! You keep telling yourself that sport good luck !!

      JustinD - 2011-05-02 11:52

      Oh go stick your head up Malema's smelly backside you tenderprenerial ho.

      wbs777 - 2011-05-02 12:49

      I'm astounded by your stupidity. Maybe you should rather get back inside the shebeen buddy. There's still a few hours of drinking left over. You can sleep it off at work tomorrow (probably some government dept.)People like you will never make it in the real world where people actually have brains

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 13:47

      @Martin. Eish!!! I am simply seeing a Zim phenomenon if that ever happens

      Boitshepo - 2011-05-02 14:45

      @virgywaga ur talking crap hun ur malema is another bad trash that needs elimination ASAP the sooner we deal with him the better and so is your beloved ANC

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:27

      @virgywaga.mashala. Have you ever considered visiting planet Earth?

      MP3 - 2011-05-03 06:37

      @virgywaga, you're quite right. Shit has a tendency to linger as opposed to the good things in life which are always fleeting.

  • Boitshepo - 2011-05-02 10:11

    Good riddance to bad trash about freaking time nogal oohhh we must celebrate his death every year till Jesus comes so i say we need a public holiday maybe on his funeral day yes it must be celebrated

      Joe - 2011-05-02 10:18

      I second that...another public holiday lol

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 13:50

      lmao. lol. I'll 2nd that only if America enforces it to the whole world: American after 99/11: "If you not with us you are with them"

  • 4_Skin - 2011-05-02 10:13

    @ NoName Brand That's exactly what you are. A coward. Too scared to post a name here. Calling the US Zionists. Obviously you don't know what a Zionist is. Obviously you want Iran to develop a nuke. Sad news for you - the West won't see the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula destabilised. Bin Laden took credit for the 911 bombings. That's a good enough reason for me to exterminate the vermin.

      Mabhulwana - 2011-05-02 10:37

      Dying on the same day John Paul 11 was beatified(what ever this really means). Any significance?

      4_Skin - 2011-05-02 10:45

      I also took a dump. There I can see the significance

      Mario798 - 2011-05-02 11:14

      @ 4skin, when exactly did Bin Laden accept responsibility for those attacks. I bet u got it from the US cheerleaders CNN,Sky,NBC to name a few.

      ffaarg - 2011-05-02 11:50

      @Marius. Firstly he released a video in which he took credit for the bombing. Secondly he never denied responsibility.

      Shahied - 2011-05-02 11:53

      think like you have a bird brain.....sound very stupid.How old are you ?

      Marius - 2011-05-02 12:59

      @faarg. Which video did he claim responsibility for the attack. If you are talking about the 1 video where a fat guy with a round face claims responsibility for the attack you are obviously mistaken. It was proven countless times that the video was indeed pure fraud.In a statement issued to the Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, bin Laden said, "The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it. "I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons," bin Laden's statement said. "I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders' rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations," bin Laden said.

      squish - 2011-05-02 22:13

      @Marius Oh did Sky also cheerlead the story? Good to know they UK owned.

  • Marcel - 2011-05-02 10:25

    I'm glad that evil bast*rd is dead but I agree with some of the posts below there was a reason why he was not taken alive, maybe he knows the truth ?? Anyway he will be quickly replaced by some other schmuck who will be just as nuts, so what will change ??? killing innocent people for religeous reasons is beyond me !!

      4_Skin - 2011-05-02 10:36

      I hope they fed him pork with his left hand before they shot him

      Martin Melzer - 2011-05-02 11:14

      Hi M I dont think they are killing for religious reasons. Religion is just a convenient veil. These guys want Muslims ruling the world for the material benefits that would bring. mm

  • Bill - 2011-05-02 11:01

    Cool beans......!

  • JustinD - 2011-05-02 11:21

    Pakistan is terror ridden, i say Nuke Pakistan. The evil there far outways the good.

      resiststance - 2011-05-02 12:27

      Nuke a country that has nukes and will happily retaliate, also one that is so close to other countries that other innocent countries would also be affected by the fallout? Yeah that would be real smart, any other brilliant tactical gems you would like to share with us?

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 13:57

      So the good one's get to be collateral? If Twin Towers were an inside job and collateral would you aprove of such?

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 14:47

      Thats right - distroy millions of people because of a handful of fanatics. Apartheid was wrong too - if the US had nuked South Africa in the 80's, would that have been right?

  • A THEIST - 2011-05-02 11:22

    BIN LADEN NOT KILLED IN CAVE !

      gizzy - 2011-05-02 12:55

      He's like our Julius and Zuma. He talks caves but lives it up in style. Like our two, talk informal settlements but live it up in Sandton.

  • Dazza - 2011-05-02 11:29

    I find it interesting that he has hidden for so many years, and gets killed in a "petty" raid.

      gizzy - 2011-05-02 12:56

      "petty" raid???? Are there other raids?

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 14:04

      Ja, Bounty hunter/spoter my friend and evey millitant has a price bro. A few American coins turn even the bodyguard into an Assasin. They may have know it for sometime and needed the confirmation that it is indeed him-0 like wait till he leave a fingerprint or DNA at the shop or park banch or the like. What I do not get is How and Where did they get the DNA they has in their data bank and used to compare to that they got from the corpse- unless he was indeed one of their operatives-gone dark, like a Contra or so.

      MP3 - 2011-05-03 06:40

      @gizzy, plenty different types of raids... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID

  • Shahied - 2011-05-02 11:47

    Bin Laden dead ? Still waiting to see the "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION" the US said Iraq had and had evidence of. Anything the US touch just stink.They are morally bankrupt but want to lecture the world.

      gizzy - 2011-05-02 12:58

      Saddam Hussein was a one man weapon of mass destruction. Ask the murdered Iraqi families? Same goes for you bin laden. At least the sharks are getting a good feed now!

      mikedek - 2011-05-02 17:03

      @Gizzy and George Bush was also not a weapon of mass distruction. Will never trust the Americans. Have been involved in 'How Many" wars since the second world war which they claim to have won!!

      slg - 2011-05-03 03:47

      Mikedek, if it wasn't for the Us you'd be living under Nazi and Soviet rule. So despite yourself your bacon has been saved.

  • George - 2011-05-02 11:55

    Good Riddance......terrorist.....yaayyyyy..after taking so many lives...

  • darren - 2011-05-02 12:40

    Now time for the USA to go after Al Megrahi

  • 123.01 - 2011-05-02 13:40

    And all it took is one good sniper shot in the 10 - They made him and they took care of him. At least the yanks pick-up their own dog sh1t.

      Cire - 2011-05-02 16:40

      Absolutely! Even if it took them a long time to flush the rat from the hole it was infecting - they got hime. Viva USA!