Bin Laden Dead!

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Monocrom

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Yep..
And imagine what we could do with the extra trillion dollars it cost to get him..
(world war 1 cost 'only' 250 to 400 billion dollars (not inflation adjusted...)
....and the million civilian lives...
He was old and sick, we probably dild him a frikin favor, we should all die as quickly and pain free..
We shoulda taken him alive...

A young woman on a forum outside of CPF where I'm also a regular, posted a general breakdown of all the time, money, and resources that it took to get Osama. And she raised an excellent point, without even knowing it. Namely . . .

As Americans, we WILL find you. We don't care how much it costs, how much gas we use up, resources or time. We WILL find you! Like a rabid dog who has zeroed in on his preferred buttocks. We WILL find out where you are. We are not going to stop until you are brought to Justice. And if you decide that enough time has passed that you can stop maintaining a very low profile, move into a mansion in a town where it's the biggest structure there, move your immediate family in with you, and live as though you're a well-to-do retiree in Florida, well; that's your stupid decision. We don't care about the economic factor, the use of resources, or any of that. When you murder innocent people in our nation, we WILL find you.

Be right back. I'm going to get some Jack Daniels and soda. Yup, still celebrating. I make a mean Jack & Coke, if I do say so myself.
 
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Be right back. I'm going to get some Jack Daniels and soda. Yup, still celebrating. I make a mean Jack & Coke, if I do say so myself.
Old #7 and me used to be best buds, try this once, take a tall glass, 1 shot of Jack, 1 shot of Peppermint Schnapps 2 ice cubes and top it off with ginger ale. :buddies:
 

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Old #7 and me used to be best buds, try this once, take a tall glass, 1 shot of Jack, 1 shot of Peppermint Schnapps 2 ice cubes and top it off with ginger ale. :buddies:

You know, that really does sound good.

I guess technically it's morning. Bit late for alcohol now. Will try it very soon. No ginger ale and only Peach Schnapps in the cabinet. Thanks for helping me celebrate. :twothumbs
 

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Old #7 and me used to be best buds, try this once, take a tall glass, 1 shot of Jack, 1 shot of Peppermint Schnapps 2 ice cubes and top it off with ginger ale. :buddies:

Make that Rumplemintzs instead of Peppermint Schnapps, and call me a cab . . .
 

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A drink I read about on Facebook, I think the poster called it "Bin Laden"

"Two shots and a splash of water".

Made my day, had a good laugh.

Cheers
Thorsten
 

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Is anybody familiar with the phrase "photgraphs or it didn't happen"?? This is the same government that told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
 

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I personally don't need photographs; videos of beheadings and images of blood and gore are their way, not ours. The DNA test will be far more conclusive than any photograph anyway.

This is the same government that told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

That would be the previous government.
 

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Is anybody familiar with the phrase "photgraphs or it didn't happen"?? This is the same government that told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
That's a true statement, BUT, with today's photoshop anything can be made to look real.
Sometimes we just have to believe certain stories. Can you imagine if bin Laden showed up later on. In short between media and high ranking government officials claim his death, I'm satisfied that bin Laden, himself, is no longer a threat.

However, does this open a new can of worms? I'm sure that theory was talked about before his demise. There are, and will be, all kinds of conspiracy theories floating around. If he ever did resurface (poor choice of words) I think a lot of high ranking people would have egg on their faces and a lot of "splaining to do, Lucy"
 

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Take it with a grain of salt bin laden has been dead for over 5 years!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Is anybody familiar with the phrase "photgraphs or it didn't happen"?? This is the same government that told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

also the same govt that around 03 expressed having no interest whatsoever in getting osama bin laden.
and then made a big deal out of saddam, when he started driving down the price of oil.

anyways it doesnt matter one bit if this guy lives or dies, it will have zero effect on terrorism in general.
well other then pissing off the entire muslim world, again, when they desecrated his body with a burial at sea.

why is it the us does everything it possibly can utterly wrong whenever it has the chance?
and why is it that noone so far has ever mentioned the fact that america is waging a war on 2 fronts???
no military force in history has ever won a war on 2 fronts, and now they are opening up a new front in lybia?

so what is happening to the usa?

a war on 2.5 fronts, massive wealth passing from the people into the hands of individuals,
still no repeal of the patriot act and military comissions act, which are in now way deminished in their
ability to empower a would be tyrant, and a general public that is
blind to the fact that the left and the right are furthering the exact same agenda.

how can this persist without the utter and total destruction of the usa?

your military is stuck overseas, your money is becoming worthless...
what if another 911 attack happens right now?
 

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Sometimes we just have to believe certain stories.

no you don't
you make it sound like there is a binary choice between knowing and believing.
allow me to suggest a third option, that imo is worth considering:

the acceptence of ignorance.
simply accept the fact that u do not know, and unless/until new information
presents itself, leave it at that.
 

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As I mentioned earlier, I still do not see how this event can increase the desire or ability of terrorists to do harm, I think their capacity to do harm is the same or has been decreased by the killing of bin laden. They always have and still do want to kill innocent people, their lack of success is due to the fact that they are outgunned, outsmarted, and simply don't have the resources. The circumstances surrounding the killing don't portray bin laden or allow his death to function as a martyr. He has ran like a coward for a decade, hidden, been isolated from his al qaeda following, fallen out of leadership, and finally killed. Even to his most devoted followers I do not see how this can be motivating or sound righteous.

I understand your points, but then we are not ignorant, uneducated, desperate fanatical terrorists, and can't think like them. Those who have put Bin Laden on their pedestal, revere him as the greatest Muslim alive. Killing him becomes a "trigger" event, that when coupled with the American jubilation (which I support and understand), will justify the most severe reactions possible. Our borders are not secure, and various types of WMD's abound. I wish it wasn't so.
 

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My only bone of contention is those who wanted the Abu Ghraib photos released are now suddenly sensitive about releasing a photo of the worlds most wanted terrorist at room temp. :shrug:
 

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I understand your points, but then we are not ignorant, uneducated, desperate fanatical terrorists, and can't think like them. Those who have put Bin Laden on their pedestal, revere him as the greatest Muslim alive. Killing him becomes a "trigger" event, that when coupled with the American jubilation (which I support and understand), will justify the most severe reactions possible. Our borders are not secure, and various types of WMD's abound. I wish it wasn't so.
I still feel that this won't increase the capacity/ability of terrorists to do harm, but I do understand your points. I agree that it is not possible to understand the thinking of terrorists, our borders are not secure enough, and that there are effective weapons that terrorists have access to.

I do not buy into the idea that "billions of dollars were used to capture this one man." The money used in intelligence and such was not to kill bin laden, but rather prevent terror attacks and fight terrorism as a whole. I doubt there was a "bin laden fund", but if there was I hope my tax dollars were in it.
 

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Is anybody familiar with the phrase "photgraphs or it didn't happen"?? This is the same government that told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

That´s what I was thinking: photographs or it didn´t happen!

First they said Bin Laden was armed and used a woman as a human shield. Now, they said it didn´t happened.

Someone said they have videos of the full action, with pictures of Obama and Mrs. Clinton watching the slaughter. Now they say there was no live video footage.

Maybe they show the "DNA test". Would it be a piece of paper with a red word "Match" on it? Is it a solid proof??

I want to believe Bin Laden is dead, but I thought US government would show pictures proving it. I wouldn´t believe in a DNA test wrote in a piece of paper. Like a CPF friend said, US government said Iraq has weapons of mass destruction once...

Spread the pictures. Prove what you said, and make what Sun Tzu wrote in the ancient "Art of War":

"Kill one, terrify a thousand."

Maybe the bad guys will think twice when they see what a Seal Unit can do with their enemies.

I think most of the world population would want to see those pictures (if it exists...).


But... respectfully guys... do you always believe in EVERYTHING your government says? :shrug:
 

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Is anybody familiar with the phrase "photgraphs or it didn't happen"?? This is the same government that told us Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

'weapons of mass destruction' are categorized as nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. Iraq 100% used mustard gas on Iranian troops, and Kurdish civilians. This is a proven fact from the Iran-Iraq war.

Nukes aren't the only WMD out there.
 
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