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Osama bin Laden dead - Obama

2011-05-02 05:40

Washington - Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead, US President Barack Obama has announced, nearly 10 years after the September 11 attacks in a televised address.

CNN quoted sources as saying that bin Laden was killed in an operation based on actionable US intelligence targeting a mansion outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad.

US armed forces have been hunting the Saudi terror kingpin for years, an effort that was redoubled following the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon which killed 3 000 people in 2001.

But bin Laden always managed to evade US armed forces and a massive manhunt, and was most often thought to be hiding out in Pakistan and Afghanistan border areas.

The death of bin Laden will raise huge questions about the future shape of al-Qaeda and also have steep implications for US security and foreign policy 10 years into a global anti-terror campaign.

It will also raise fears that the United States and its allies will face retaliation from supporters of bin Laden and other Islamic extremist groups.
 

Comments
  • slg - 2011-05-02 05:51

    Tragic, but well done Barrack Obama and the USA. The world is safer. Islamic people are safer. Now for Gadhafi, Asad, Ahmajinedad, Chavez, Mugabe, all remaining tyrants the world over.

      brannawyn meester - 2011-05-02 06:38

      yes I agree, but now I ask what about Pakistan they accommodated Binladin....

      slg - 2011-05-02 06:43

      Apparently the Pakistan government allowed it to happen and see it as a common victory

  • sierra mo - 2011-05-02 06:00

    It may turn ugly.Pakistanis can become over zealous in times like this.If they go ahead and make trouble, they deserve to be cleaned up by the armed forces.

  • slg - 2011-05-02 06:01

    Tragic, but well done Barrack Obama and the USA. The world is safer. Islam is safer. Now for Gadhafi, Asad, Ahmajinedad, Chavez, Mugabe, and all remaining tyrants the world over. The trend is clear. The future is becoming clearer.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 10:10

      U call Chavez a tyrant.....after his own people stood up for him and told the USA to leave and stop trying to manipulate Venezuela's future like they do with most countries especially if they have OIL!!

      slg - 2011-05-02 15:33

      If you don't call Chavez a tyrant you have a screw loose.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 16:29

      Why do u call Chavez a tyrant.....do you know him,have you ever been to Venezuela???.....or do you get your info from books and the same sources of media that are all connected and manipulated by the same people making you believe these things...........do you even know what happened in Venezuela when people(USA/CIA) tried overthrowing Chavez's government....by orchestrating aswell as maniplulating events in Venezuela by even killing innocent people......so that he looks bad...but then the people of Venezuela stood up and said enough is enough,marched to parliament and demanded that their leader should be reinstated.....what better example do you need......he is so close to the majority and they love him so much that they will not have any outsiders come and manipulate events in their country!!!!And they keep doing it all round the world,especially where there is OIL!! So if you still cannot grasp the fact that there might not even be the smallest possibility that things smell dodgy.....I am sorry my friend but I dont think we will ever see eye to eye regarding politics but I do hope that you see the light or is it maybe the darkness,,,,,but dont worry there's lots of light in the darkness,,,hehehe.....have a nice day!!

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-05-02 19:30

      tokoloshe.., Notwithstanding the apparent levels of support Hugo Chavez receives for his anti-US rhetoric, the Venezuelan population is becoming increasingly divided by the manner and tone of the president's volatile proclamations. In Caracas (at least), the debate over where Chavez is perceived to be taking the country to what is tantamount to a "cold civil war". A bit like our own 'economic prodigy' - Woodwork Juju Jelly Tsotsi Malema. Indeed, dividing lines between the Chavistas and the "esqualidos" (colloquialism for squalid people) are so intense that many experts are sincerely concerned about an outbreak of domestic conflict. The politicisation of the media, the increasing numbers of armed gangs, and the dehumanising strategy against anti-Chavistas - all instigated under Chavez - are creating the conditions for social disintegration and open conflict between rival political groupings. Much like our own 'economic prodigy' - Woodwork Juju Jelly Tsotsi Malema, while hiding the behind dress lining of the sex-crazed buffoon, come std 3 cattle herder, masquerading as the president of yet another failed African state in the making. Chavez is therefore a tyrant who is steering his country towards certain devastation - like our own sex-crazed buffoon, come std 3 cattle herder, masquerading as the president of yet another failed African state in the making. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/12/hugo-chavez-venezuela-president-tyrant http://torydrroy.blogspot.com/2010/12/chavez-tyrant.html

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-03 07:01

      @ZAR Minority Complex.........you sound like George Bush and obviously gather your information from the the same sources as they do aswell as have the exact same perspective as what they do......so obviously they want you to believe these things which you obviously fall for like the majority of the planet.......have you ever been to Latin America.....do you have any Latin American friends......stop being such a bookworm....open your eyes....broaden your horizons.... the real reality and not the one they want you to believe so that they can stay in power. Also the way you judge the ANC and the SA president is from the same angle as what George Bush do......can you not see that different realities/consciousness are possible and even possibly better....I'm not saying here that the ANC or Zuma is perfect.....nobody is......but you are siding with the Western forces.....which at the moment are doing some good things aswell but on the same note also destroying our planet.....culturally/environmentally etc etc.....have you ever heard of the term out of the box thinking..........but once again you will have your bigotry way....my way or the highway!!!!!Have a nice day!!!

  • hermannb - 2011-05-02 06:04

    Expect a couple of suicide bombers joining Osama soon in bits and pieces.

      Creeky - 2011-05-02 06:54

      Bin-Laden will be welcomed into heaven by 72 Spent Slappers! All looking like Susan Boyle!

  • lubegz - 2011-05-02 06:21

    Good riddance, unfortunately this may spark some retaliatory actions from his followers...nonetheless may he burn in hell.

      Dan - 2011-05-02 13:01

      No, he is now going to drown in hell - thanks to the stupid Americans.

  • 1eye - 2011-05-02 06:27

    Habeas Corpus!!

  • RemoteMedic - 2011-05-02 06:27

    Uhm... Very ironic how this is announced within the first week of his Puppy Dog Patreus took over at the CIA.....

      slg - 2011-05-02 06:42

      Not sure what you mean by this, but it sounds cynical and stupid. Actually, Leon Paneta is being credited with the outcome.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 09:33

      and also one week after he OSAMA.....no sorry OBAMA released his birth certificate,,,,,,,,,,desperate would be an understatement!!

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 12:25

      @Tokolo. lol. lmao. Obama/Osama.

  • dannym - 2011-05-02 06:35

    ONE MORE PIECE OF SNOT BLOWN AWAY!!

  • tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 06:47

    How can people be so dumb.....do you really believe all this crap.....do you now really think that they would have wanted him dead if all of this 9/11 hoax bombing was for real.They would have wanted to show him to the world and put him on trial and get all the necessary info to learn from all of this and possibly prevent similar horrors of happening!Now some people will probably say that they didnt know he was hiding there and that it was an accident....hahahaha......really people....come one!!!This is such a easy/good way to put everything behind us and move forward and forget about everything.....just showing more and more how the USA are getting desperate to cling to power!!!!!!

      slg - 2011-05-02 06:51

      You are a retarded nut. What's wrong with you man. Wake up!

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 08:18

      You probably would have called me a retarded nut if I told you that the WMD which they accused Saddam Hussein of harbouring was a hoax aswell way back when.......OIL OIL OIL.........think you might be the one that has to wake up my friend!!!

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 08:19

      You probably would have called me a retarded nut if I told you that the WMD which they accused Saddam Hussein of harbouring was a hoax aswell way back when.......OIL OIL OIL.........think you might be the one that has to wake up my friend!!!

      slg - 2011-05-02 08:22

      Anyone who calls himself a tokolosh and is proud of it doesn't have much sense. Anyway, I was not one of those that supported the war in Iraq. But what does that or OIL OIL OIL have to do with Osama Bin Laden being killed? Nothing. He masterminded the murder of thousands of people of all races and religions. Truly, wake up man! You're being a weirdo.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 08:36

      Yawn................

      ian - 2011-05-02 09:06

      you stupid ignorant waste of space

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 09:30

      slg..........you sound like a Christian.....

      Franco Tanzarella - 2011-05-02 12:57

      @slg - What do you mean "what does OIL OIL OIL have to do with Osama Bin Laden being killed"? You are very ignorant if you think that the US government will not do anything in their power to stay the world super power, even orchestrating a "terrorist attack" on their own people *read 9/11*. If you control the oil you control the world. The worst thing is, the majority of US citizens and the world are blinded by the US government and its propaganda. Wake up and smell the deceit.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 14:38

      @Franco....how can u say it better.....You control the oil then you control the world!!!!! And then you force your ideollogies onto others by making the masses believe that your perception of life is the only way forward......even if it takes killing your 'own' people or millions of other innocent civillians!!!

      slg - 2011-05-02 15:35

      Franco, no, you're blind and don't know it. Weird, weird, weird.

      slg - 2011-05-02 15:35

      Tokolosh and Franco, birds of a feather living in a parallel reality

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 16:34

      and the irony of it all is my dear SLG......that Franco and I most probably live on opposites of the world......not sure where he lives but I do live on the opposite side of the world compared to South Africa.....and if you open your eyes my friend you will also see that there are more people with similar perceptions.....go read the Bible and follow the rest of the herd of sheep.....memememememememememeememeeee or whatever sound sheep make,,,,,,heheehe

      MFS - 2011-05-02 19:48

      You and I live in the same world bro. These people are so green, the cows could mistake them for grass and graze on them. slg needs to get his head out of his ass and see what's really going on in the world. They probably believe in the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny too. The media is so controlled by the US/Israel/Britain that we probably wont ever know the truth about anything. I actually pity the American population, they are being duped by the very people who are supposed to lead them. American troops are being used as pawns to fight a war to enrich a few families in the world. Innocent people die so that these war mongers get rich and powerful.

  • mabsie - 2011-05-02 06:54

    Good news - but I will want to see proof - confirmed body, autopsy report etc. He was a master of disguise.

      slg - 2011-05-02 07:04

      A DNA test has been done. His body is now being handled according to Islamic tradition before it leaves for the USA.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 08:19

      and you believe everything they tell u........come one.....please open your eyes to the REAL world!!!!!!!

      slg - 2011-05-02 08:30

      tokolosh, no thanks, your world is truly weird. I'm happy here with the rest of humanity.

      suj - 2011-05-02 16:37

      Lol @ slg, according to islamic tradition ?? been dumped in the ocean ? Islamic tradition is to bury a busy 6 feet deep. Please dont talk about things u dont know about

  • mluleki.simelane - 2011-05-02 07:21

    He'll be replaced by another terrorist, these people aren't afraid to die.

  • Crabapple1 - 2011-05-02 07:45

    How many virgins will be travelling with him on his journey, 72, or do you qualify for more if you have evaded justice for 10 years? LOL

  • Philosopher - 2011-05-02 07:50

    Cheers Osama. You won't be missed.

  • Hamil - 2011-05-02 08:00

    Al Qauda are a bunch of psychos. If Bin Laden is 'really' dead (and I won't believe it until I see it), brace yourself people, because choas is at the turn of every next corner. These okes are going to cause havoc! Well done, but beware USA... Godspeed!

  • ian - 2011-05-02 09:08

    the hope is that the USA and the rest of the world start to treat all the tyrants the same way drone them into oblivian

  • endee - 2011-05-02 09:56

    god willingly, usama bin laden has died a martyr. but all brave heroes of the world has to one day die since no one is immortal. muslims should not despair as someone greater will come along i.s.A. we salute you,usama!

      Zee - 2011-05-02 12:04

      Speak for yourself dude! Most of us peace-loving Muslims are not gonna miss this asswipe, anyone that kills innocents is doomed to hell and may that be where he rots! He ruined the image of many normal Muslims world-wide. If only we could deal with the rest of the world's problems - Gaddafi, Assad, Saud, Mugabe, Bush, Blair, Netanyahu. Imo all these people deserve the same fate as Bin Laden!

      slg - 2011-05-02 15:36

      You are farting against the wind. The strength of humanity is against you, including the vast majority of Muslims.

  • AshM - 2011-05-02 09:58

    most intelligent and responsible people now believe that 911 was an inside job,see the site www.checktheevidence.com etc Osama is more a hero to most people than George Bush, Tony Blair etc could ever be.

      slg - 2011-05-02 15:37

      You're an idiot. But hey, we all have free will, even to be an idiot.

      24mystic - 2011-05-03 12:37

      I couldn't agree more...ofcorse 911 was an inside job...how else will the US justify there intense need to bulldoze less able countries and sieze what doesn't rightfully belong to the americans, by force?? the stupid american people that choose to continuously blindly follow their even stupider government will never seize to amaze..

  • Susannomore - 2011-05-02 09:58

    66 years to the day that Hitler was annoiunced dead.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 10:36

      Coincidence or do u smell something dodgy ???

      Susannomore - 2011-05-02 14:20

      Just saying!

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 16:35

      you never know,,,,hehehe.............how the hell can OSAMA and OBAMA's name's be so similar????

  • Rakham - 2011-05-02 11:29

    Meyn,America just dont want to apear as the loosens,they just dont want to say'' we giving up,we cant find him''.so this is their way of saying we giving up,so people,dont be fooled.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 11:48

      but unfortunately most people are fools believing everything the well controlled media offer them......does anybody with half a brain think that they would have killed him if they could have caught him alive and showed him to the world aswell as put him on trial so that the whole world could have laughed at him.....they supposedly got evidence that he was hiding in a mansion......so surely it shouldnt have been that difficult to catch him alive.........come on people....wake up and smell the coffee!!!!!!!but it looks like they will get away with it again.....what an easy way to close the book and forget about everything,,,,,,shows how far we are as a species from being free by being controlled by some superior force claiming to be the saviours......bible in the one hand and gun in the other!!!

      drowninja - 2011-05-02 12:56

      lol. is it not true that you use the same Media to acquire that information? More like saying Science is myth and yet you use tech made from it. lol. Like the Witch Doctor that gives you Muti to break the glass vould at the Bank, in a Viceroy-brandy bottle. lol

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 13:03

      @drowninja..........well controlled media,,,,meaning the big names...CNN..BBC....SKY,,,,,,etc etc......travelling and meeting people who come from different parts/cultures of the world.......so if u have half a brain and you can see furher than the tip of your nose and wider than the width of ur face, you'll be able to put 1 and 1 together and smell that something is dodgy......I'm not saying you'll be able to filter the news and solve the whole mystery but at least spot the snake in the grass...........and not just say yes sir thank you sir!!!!

      slg - 2011-05-02 15:38

      The nutcases are coming out the woodwork. At least we know who you are now.

  • TheNezumi - 2011-05-02 12:31

    Shot dead=no trial.Buried at sea=no body for evidence.The only evidence so far is photographic and we all know that it's infallible and concrete.DNA testing,really easy to fake and only being handled by the Americans.The same country who went to war in Vietnam over sunken ships that never existed.Went to war in Iraq over weapons of mass destruction.The same country where kennedy was shot four times with a single bullet.I'd be quite happy if Osama was dead,but I'm finding this hard to believe.

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 12:45

      @TheNezumi........don't try to believe it.....you are absolutely right.....what a load of bullshit..........Osama/Obama(pun intended for the sheep who might not spot it)....say know more........it's obvious but many people dont see it all......and that's how stupid they think the majority of people are.....and they will get away with it again,,,,,when when when will people wake up and stand up like they did in Venezuela and say enough is enough ??????

  • Olwethu Smiley KwSe. - 2011-05-02 13:35

    the sittution should not have been handled like. The man withe the power to excute is God. No man has the right to take away another mans life and i beleive that is written im most constitutions of the world, what makes this and exception to the rule?

      slg - 2011-05-02 15:39

      So we'll let people like Bin Laden kill thousands of people and stand idly by

      tokolosxi - 2011-05-02 16:38

      Or you probably want to stand next to the USA and idly watch how they kill hundreds of thousands of civillians.....more than what OBAMA....no sorry OSAMA could ever think of!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pistolpete - 2011-05-02 13:57

    Obama binned Laden

  • 24mystic - 2011-05-03 12:24

    Really now...didn't the US claim to have killed him before? and all the reports point to the fact that the image posted on the net are fake...well done americans for blindly believing ur troops really id do the deed. One has to wonder how one of the most advanced nations in the world have failed to track the world's number 1 terrorist for 10 years, and now, at a point when news headlines are dull, along comes the news that the apparently previously killed Bin Laden, has been killed again...amazing! You have to credit the US with trying to constantly find excuses to bomb the middle east

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