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Obama to meet 9/11 families

2011-05-03 08:23

Washington - US President Barack Obama is expected to meet with family members of the victims of the September 11 2001, terrorist attacks on Thursday, according to media reports.

The meeting will come four days after Obama revealed that the US had killed the main culprit in the deaths, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Obama's meeting is to take place at Ground Zero in Manhattan, site of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the two World Trade Centre buildings that day and killed more than 2 600 people.

Obama revealed late on Sunday that a US operation had killed bin Laden, who orchestrated the hijacking of four airplanes that day, two of which were flown into the twin towers. A third aircraft was flown into the Pentagon and the fourth was apparently commandeered by passengers who forced its crash in Pennsylvania.

All told, nearly 3 000 people were killed in the attacks.

Bin Laden is also held responsible for multiple international lethal terrorist attacks, including the 1998 twin attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Comments
  • senkgisha - 2011-05-03 08:52

    He must just go and tell themthat Bush planned all and he must be held accountable for that.CRAP!!!

      alessandroz067 - 2011-05-03 11:29

      Word

      Gorilla Bananas - 2011-05-03 14:49

      Bin Laden is the guy who caused the crap and I bet you're sad he's dead.

  • james strawson - 2011-05-03 09:04

    The Yanks make their own crap, and cry the loudest when it comes back to them, I hope Obama has apologised in advance for more deaths that are sure to occur in retaliation because they cant keep their noses out of trouble!

  • Eugene - 2011-05-03 09:29

    The US killed the main culprit? Is Bush dead?

      Gorilla Bananas - 2011-05-03 14:52

      Moron.

  • mik - 2011-05-03 09:47

    Err, sorry we bombed the twin towers, killed your families, innocent people in Afghanistan, US troops, children, women. Sorry for the lies. Sorry for the screw up Bush and his English crony made. Please vote for me.

      Gorilla Bananas - 2011-05-03 14:51

      Retarded, ultra-leftist crap. Bin Laden proudly admitted being behind 9-11 and US forces liberated Afghanistan from the Taliban.

  • JR - 2011-05-03 10:53

    AS iemand jou op oog moer draai jy om en vra waarom hy jou geslaan het soos n guggraadlose liberal of slaan jy terug. Smaak my hier is maar baie liberal patetiese mense wat comment. Claim victim maar is te slapgat om iets daaraan te doen.

      Midnic - 2011-05-03 15:08

      An eye for an eye

  • l3mming - 2011-05-03 12:17

    oh he's good...very good :)

  • El Cid - 2011-05-03 16:12

    This is not going to win you the elections O_bu.mm.er. In fact you're out!!!

  • WATCHMAN - 2011-05-05 20:03

    This is definately an election ploy to keep him in office, which is not really his right to serve, see below: Lewis Brackett (28 April 2011) "Obama birth certificate a fake" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BREAKING: White House releases Obama's birth certificate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Read this someplace else and it makes me wonder..., Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital's name didn't come into existence until 1978. Before that time the hospital was called Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital. On Obama's certificate it says he was born at Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...-long-form.pdf The name didn’t change to Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital merged with Kapi‘olani Maternity Home in 1978. So how could his official long form birth certificate that was generated in 1961 have the name of the hospital that wasn’t created until 1978?” http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...-long-form.pdf Wouldn't this be a huge discrepancy? __________________ Lewis Brackett

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