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2011-05-02 03:09:09 PM

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I just read some of the comments on Fox. Some of those people are losing it. They seem really pissed off about this whole thing.

Anyway, the Fox article on this;

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If you remove the HUURR and DERP comments it says;

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2011-05-02 03:09:58 PM

CleverGuy81: I'd rather have three trillion dollars' less debt, or at least have some infrastructure repairs and renewable energy investment to show for it. What would be better is not having spent 3 trillion dollars because of fear and anger.


The money wasn't spent, it was invested. Paying for our troops and the people who manufacture the equipment for these operations, that money is then spent on other things because of the money multiplier. At least this is how wasteful stimulus spending is justified, right?
 
2011-05-02 03:10:53 PM
If we don't get 7,000 posts in this thread, then the terrorists win.

Doing my part while wearing my flag pin.
 
2011-05-02 03:11:10 PM
It is too bad that President Obama did not even mention George W Bush. He could have proved to us all that he is the one who would unite us as he promised. But as anyone can see in these 6,000+ comments, Obama continues to push for the division in our country that swept him into power.

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before ..."

The mantra of a country's divider.
 
2011-05-02 03:11:37 PM

wolvernova: Aldon: I think it is pretty obvious that Osama was buried at sea so there would be no grave site or any chance that someone would come up with a Osama finger bone as a holy relic. If we brought the body to land we would have to bury him (burning him is against Islam, and would leave the ashes) therefore making a grave site, hidden or not, the location would be found or claimed to be found.

Following Islamic practice of burying in 24 hours is a secondary reason, waaay secondary.

Agreed, but there's a reason to give him a proper Muslim burial. This dude has a lot of blood on his hands. It doesn't hurt us one bit to do it this way, and doing otherwise might incite riots in Afghanistan and costs some people/troops their lives. Bin Laden has enough blood on his hands, and we don't want him to score any more points beyond the grave.


Two birds, one stone. Smart.

/And no, the conspiracy nuts should not be considered in any way.
 
2011-05-02 03:12:42 PM

YoMammaObama: It is too bad that President Obama did not even mention George W Bush. He could have proved to us all that he is the one who would unite us as he promised. But as anyone can see in these 6,000+ comments, Obama continues to push for the division in our country that swept him into power.

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before ..."

The mantra of a country's divider.


Fee fie fo fum. I smell a troll and he's damn dumb.
 
2011-05-02 03:12:46 PM
Is there something that's like the opposite of half mast? Can we fly all the flags at like double mast for awhile or something?
 
2011-05-02 03:14:42 PM

YoMammaObama: It is too bad that President Obama did not even mention George W Bush. He could have proved to us all that he is the one who would unite us as he promised. But as anyone can see in these 6,000+ comments, Obama continues to push for the division in our country that swept him into power.


It is too bad he didn't mention Bush. However Obama's Mamma taught him that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
 
2011-05-02 03:15:41 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Herpa derp with BIG WORDS


Dick/10
 
2011-05-02 03:16:23 PM

make me some tea: The butthurt is strong at TeaPartyNation.com.


If you don't mind, I'd like to respond here to this TeaPartyNation statement. Thanks tea.


It took almost ten years, but Osama is dead. That is the good news.

The bad news is Obama is going to do what most politicians do, especially the liberal politicians. He is going to take credit for something that not only he had little to do with, but had we actually listened to him, the event never would have happened.

According to news reports, the intelligence about the Osama compound was first generated four years ago through a Gitmo detainee, who was subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques.


Well, he is the President and he did say in 2007 that if there was actionable intelligence about high value terrorist targets he would act even if the Pakistani president wouldn't. In 08 he said that the US would take out high level targets like osama if Pakistan couldn't or wouldn't. The facts are the President Bush did flip flop on comments made less than a year apart.

"The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him!" - Bush* Sept 13, 2001

"Well, as I say, we haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. (new window) I know he is on the run. I was concerned about him, when he had taken over a country. I was concerned about the fact that he was basically running Afghanistan and calling the shots for the Taliban." Bush - May 13, 2002.

Priorities changed for Bush. Either he was just satisified with the war and seeing Osama's organization being taken down was good enough, or he made a mistake in his speach and should have said that finding Osama was going to take time. That al Qaeda was highly organized and had sympathizers willing to help them all over the region. That they would find Osama as he stated he would and he would be brought to justice for his crime.

As for Obama, I doubt anyone would rationally believe Obama would take sole, or a majority of the credit for this. Credit is due the intelligence agencies.


One of the greatest outrages is the fact that the Obama regime seems so concerned about "the body being handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition."

What!!!

We get mixed messages from the Obama regime and politically correct media on Obama. Oh, the Al-Qaeda terrorists are not "true Muslims." If Osama is not a "true Muslim," then who the hell cares how we treat his body? If he is not really a Muslim, then why do we care? How does Al-Qaeda or the Taliban treat American casualties when they capture an American body? They mutilate the bodies. Why does Osama deserve special treatment?

What should have happened, which would not happen under the Obama regime and to be fair, the Bush administration was too politically correct to do this either, but Osama's body should have not been immediately buried. We should have told everyone that the body was wrapped in pig fat before burial.

Why?

It is not just the visceral insult. It is sending a message. Contrary to what the politically correct say, Osama does represent the mainstream of Islam. By defiling the body, we say that you are not getting your 72 virgins. This should be the policy we have with every Islamic terrorist we capture. If you die, we are going to deny you paradise. If we capture you, we are going to feed you nothing but pork until you talk.


So we lower ourselves to there level instead of taking the high road and not offending any muslims who made take issue with how any other muslims are handled and buried. Why provoke those who strap bombs to themselves and have an ideology like that? It incites anger and rage of that indignity and steels them that we are evil. By defiling the body, that just makes him more of a martyr.

If you believe we are the leaders of the free world, we should take the high road and demonstrate we are not monsters. The Japanese in WW2, the Viet Cong of Vietnam, al Qaeda and Iraqi Insurgents... The US treat prisoners of war (with few exceptions) to certain standards as well as the bodies of enemy combatants. Why should Osama be treated any different reguardless of his crime?


Obama is taking credit for this. He did give the order. Did he
really have a choice? If word leaked out that he had solid intelligence on where Bin Laden was and did not act, it would have killed any chance he had at reelection. Of course, he made his announcement right in the middle of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" show. Of course, that was just a coincidence.


The only thing he is taking credit for is giving the order, which ANY President in his place would have done. Just rememder, Clinton stated in an interview that he could have killed Bin Laden twice during his Presidency and didn't. The only thing Obama could have done, especially after stating twice publicly that he would act if he had the intel. Well, he kept his word, so you have to give him that if anything.

As for Trump. I doubt that Obama even knows when Trump's show is on. The President is probably a bit too busy to watch. Besides, reality TV isn't something everyone cares to watch anyway. He most likely received confirmation, had a meeting with his advisors and went on the air as soon as he could. Preempting Trump's show was just a bonus. If it was planned that way, Bravo. I'd laugh as hard as if it was Bush Preempting John Kelley if he was on the air during an interview or something similar.

As the news cycle runs today and Obama, his sycophants and the talking heads appear on news shows, there are some men who should be remembered who will not be on any news shows. They are the Navy Seals who went into the compound and the fliers who took them there. This was a mission that if it failed, would have been a suicide mission. Had Pakistan been tipped off or had the helicopters gone down, the men would have died in a horrible manner. These men knew the risks and they took those risks. They take those risks every day and every day, we are proud of them.

The man who shot Bin Laden will probably never be publically identified. Navy Seals do not do the job for money or publicity. They do it for love of America.

The true heroes today are the men and women of the United States military.

The greatest military in the world.


I agree that the Navy Seals did their job, as we know it to be at this point in time, flawlessly and professionally. They are true heros because you are right, their lives were on the line the entire time. From the time they took off from possible ground fire, to possible engagement by Pakistani forces, to being killed during the operation, and again on their extraction from Pakistan.

Seriously, I haven't heard anything that leads be to think Obama is patting himself on the back and claiming this was his own work. Also, White House Counter Terrorism Chief John Brennan said it was many sources that lead to Obama. I doubt it was one guy being waterboarded 4 years ago that lead to this. It was more likely a little bit of info here and there that added up to this.
 
2011-05-02 03:17:53 PM
I'll add another post just to get closer to 7000 or 111000 or whatever.....
 
2011-05-02 03:18:02 PM
Glad we had a leader that wasn't scared to pull the trigger when he had a chance.

Well done, Mr. President.

/still wants to buy a drink or 10 for the Marine behind the bullet
 
2011-05-02 03:18:52 PM
To the Democrats: Beware hubris.

To the insanely butt hurt pseudo-conservatives: Your tears nourish me.
 
2011-05-02 03:18:59 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Penman: cameroncrazy1984: It does when you take all blame for the mission if it fails. My guess is you've never made a tough decision in your life.

Not for Obama. Those college kids will vote for him no matter what.

That...doesn't even make sense.


Being "ethnic" is an automatic "yes" vote for most of these dilletante college kids.
 
2011-05-02 03:19:41 PM

YoMammaObama: It is too bad that President Obama did not even mention George W Bush.


Looks like you didn't pay attention to the speech.

As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not -- and never will be -- at war with Islam. I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.

Source
 
2011-05-02 03:20:51 PM

cfletch13: Penman: scrumpox: Good job, thanks to ur troops and anyone else involved in getting it done.

Good job to Obama for fabricating this story. Too politically convenient to be real, and oh, look! They don't have the body, it was 'buried at sea'.

Why do you hate the American troops that risked their lives to kill Osama Bin Laden?

/sparkling-flag-crying-eagle.gif


I don't hate American troops. I hope it's true. I hope OBL is dead. We just haven't seen any evidence yet of that.
 
2011-05-02 03:21:13 PM
This is truly a great and historic day for the U.S.A.


///Osama has been dead
 
2011-05-02 03:23:06 PM
You think this thread could go OVER 9000?
 
2011-05-02 03:23:30 PM

Guidette Frankentits: You think this thread could go OVER 9000?


no
 
2011-05-02 03:23:43 PM

thefnz1: So, after spending years saying that various looking "Osama Bin Ladens" are the "real bin laden" at CIA headquarters they kill an arab guy with a beard by shooting him in the head, probably with something big enough to destroy any hope of validating with dental records?

Even if it was, has it been worth over 400 trillion and ~2500 coalition dead, mixed in with a pile of dead and wounded locals? And a much increased hatred of the West?

I smell ratfarking and an exit strategy in action any way you dice this one.

Either they blasted the head of somebody plausible or they have known for a long while that he was still alive some known place and it was time to "wind down the war" and pretend something was won.


Yay! Another idiot from TX goes on ignore! My day is complete!
 
2011-05-02 03:24:18 PM

Penman: cameroncrazy1984: Penman: cameroncrazy1984: It does when you take all blame for the mission if it fails. My guess is you've never made a tough decision in your life.

Not for Obama. Those college kids will vote for him no matter what.

That...doesn't even make sense.

Being "ethnic" is an automatic "yes" vote for most of these dilletante college kids.


www.freedomsphoenix.com
 
2011-05-02 03:24:22 PM

Guidette Frankentits: You think this thread could go OVER 9000?


yes
 
2011-05-02 03:24:39 PM

Flab: YoMammaObama: It is too bad that President Obama did not even mention George W Bush.

Looks like you didn't pay attention to the speech.


As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not -- and never will be -- at war with Islam. I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.

Source


Nah, he just read the Tea Party cliff notes:
"Obama takes all the credit for killing Osama Bin Laden ... Something, something, something ... Muslim burial!!! DERP!"
 
2011-05-02 03:25:09 PM
The first bullet I ever fired from a gun tore right through the forehead of an image of Osama bin Laden on a target at a shooting range.
 
2011-05-02 03:26:33 PM

Marquis de Sod: thefnz1: So, after spending years saying that various looking "Osama Bin Ladens" are the "real bin laden" at CIA headquarters they kill an arab guy with a beard by shooting him in the head, probably with something big enough to destroy any hope of validating with dental records?

Even if it was, has it been worth over 400 trillion and ~2500 coalition dead, mixed in with a pile of dead and wounded locals? And a much increased hatred of the West?

I smell ratfarking and an exit strategy in action any way you dice this one.

Either they blasted the head of somebody plausible or they have known for a long while that he was still alive some known place and it was time to "wind down the war" and pretend something was won.

Yay! Another idiot from TX goes on ignore! My day is complete!


Please don't think most of us are like that. Our per capita ratio of idiots to normal people is about the same as everywhere else, we just seem to raise loud idiots.
 
2011-05-02 03:27:27 PM
I wonder what Peter Griffin would say about this.
 
2011-05-02 03:27:42 PM

DingleberryMoose: Our per capita ratio of idiots to normal people is about the same as everywhere else


I thought everything was bigger in Texas!
 
2011-05-02 03:29:10 PM
It's amazing what this country can accomplish when the Playstation network goes down. He probably got shot by someone waiting to play SOCOM 4 online.
 
2011-05-02 03:29:15 PM

Penman: I don't hate American troops. I hope it's true. I hope OBL is dead. We just haven't seen any evidence yet of that.


You didn't see any evidence. But your opinion is not that important. If Bin Laden is still alive and well, he can put out a video, hold up today's copy of the Washington Post, and the gig will be up. Pretty sure he is dead though.

QU!RK1019: The first bullet I ever fired from a gun tore right through the forehead of an image of Osama bin Laden on a target at a shooting range.


Please tell me that was also the last bullet you ever fired.
 
2011-05-02 03:31:38 PM

Guidette Frankentits: You think this thread could go OVER 9000?


maybe
 
2011-05-02 03:31:59 PM
http://i.imgur.com/JbU2F.png
 
2011-05-02 03:32:11 PM
This is now going to be 7th on the Top Comments list. Another 270 posts will push it to 6th.
 
2011-05-02 03:33:13 PM

FuturePastNow: This is now going to be 7th on the Top Comments list. Another 270 posts will push it to 6th.


YES WE CAN
 
2011-05-02 03:33:34 PM

YoMammaObama: It is too bad that President Obama did not even mention George W Bush. He could have proved to us all that he is the one who would unite us as he promised. But as anyone can see in these 6,000+ comments, Obama continues to push for the division in our country that swept him into power.

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before ..."

The mantra of a country's divider.


Yeah remember all those times he told other countries "Your either with us or against us" or how he rallies the democratic base with "2nd-ammendment remedies" ... The guy is a dividing SOB!!! We need more guys like W. "The Great Negotiator" back on top of this country and will never have these problems!
 
2011-05-02 03:34:08 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-05-02 03:34:16 PM
...and in other news...I birdied #8 and was putting for birdie on 11 which is a monster par 4. So at least I had that going for me....
 
2011-05-02 03:35:10 PM

Flab: DingleberryMoose: Our per capita ratio of idiots to normal people is about the same as everywhere else

I thought everything was bigger in Texas!


The yappers on our idiots come to mind...
 
2011-05-02 03:35:59 PM

spidermilk: jakomo002:
JUSTICE is what you find in a court of law. Revenge is what we have here. Not justice. I'd have liked to see the US take the high road.

Apparently to people these days Violence = Revenge = Justice.

Just kind of disturbing to me that a nation that loves to brag about being Christian can celebrate death so prominently. I read one article and they quoted a woman whose pregnant daughter died in the 9/11 attack and it was basically, 'I don't care who died, I will never celebrate a death.'

On the other hand the guy was a symbol of something bad. To people his death represents a step towards the elimination of terrorism, extreme poverty, propaganda/brainwashing, and ending wars and conflicts. Those are reasons to celebrate.


Wow. Just wow.

/Not Christian
//Celebrating his death
///Knows terrorism, poverty etc. etc will continue
////Just happy as hell the SOB will no longer be walking on this planet
 
2011-05-02 03:36:01 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2011-05-02 03:36:37 PM
There once was a 7 foot Saudi,
Whose crew was exceedingly rowdy,
He hid like Hussein,
But the ploy was in vain,
When the SEALS showed up to say "howdy!"
 
2011-05-02 03:39:00 PM

wolvernova: CleverGuy81: I'd rather have three trillion dollars' less debt, or at least have some infrastructure repairs and renewable energy investment to show for it. What would be better is not having spent 3 trillion dollars because of fear and anger.

The money wasn't spent, it was invested. Paying for our troops and the people who manufacture the equipment for these operations, that money is then spent on other things because of the money multiplier. At least this is how wasteful stimulus spending is justified, right?


suuuuure. and those arms manufacturers are just trickling all that wealth right down, aren't they?
 
2011-05-02 03:39:02 PM

Flab: YoMammaObama: It is too bad that President Obama did not even mention George W Bush.

Looks like you didn't pay attention to the speech.

As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not -- and never will be -- at war with Islam. I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.
Source


Ah yes. One passing mention. That was sure to help unite the country. How did I possibly miss such an obvious attempt by Obama to unite our country. He said President George Bush! I can feel the healing now... Thanks for pointing it out.
 
2011-05-02 03:39:18 PM
inb4 7000
 
2011-05-02 03:40:05 PM
somosrepublicans.com
 
2011-05-02 03:40:20 PM

Psuedonym: Bin Laden is dead, and he deserved to die. But all these midnight parties and blasting Toby Keith just makes us look like we were terrified of him the whole time like a bunch of pussies. It was done, we did it, nod and move on.


It might sound easy enough, but I get the feeling this is the beginning of something big.

I was relieved to find out the news late last night on Fark. Some closure was definitely needed to the 9/11 victims families. Maybe even to families in the Middle East.
 
zz9
2011-05-02 03:40:32 PM
7k posts....
 
2011-05-02 03:40:38 PM

CleverGuy81: wolvernova: CleverGuy81: I'd rather have three trillion dollars' less debt, or at least have some infrastructure repairs and renewable energy investment to show for it. What would be better is not having spent 3 trillion dollars because of fear and anger.

The money wasn't spent, it was invested. Paying for our troops and the people who manufacture the equipment for these operations, that money is then spent on other things because of the money multiplier. At least this is how wasteful stimulus spending is justified, right?

suuuuure. and those arms manufacturers are just trickling all that wealth right down, aren't they?


I guess you missed the point of my snark. Emphasis is underlined.
 
2011-05-02 03:40:39 PM
Hopefully this gets in as post 7000:

REPOSTING WHAT I POSTED LAST NIGHT:



This took years to bring to fruition, by people of all political persuasions, with the bulk of the work being completed by underpaid, under-recognized members of both our armed forces, and the intelligence community.

Tens of millions of man hours' worth of hard work culminated in several hours of heroic action by a select few people, who will most likely be relegated to anonymity after a private congratulation ceremony at the White House.

How do I know this? My father worked for the US Government, and received numerous awards for intelligence work, most of which, to this day, is still classified. I remember on several occasions, visiting the NSA headquarters as a young child, to be in award pictures for good deeds that will never be made known to the general public.

As much as it would be gratifying to see Bin Laden's head impaled on the White House fence, that's not the nation we are, or should ever aspire to become.

Enjoy the day, the victory for this particular battle is ours, but don't forget, there's a long line of people out there who will proclaim that OBL's martyrdom is cause for more action.

It'll be back to work tomorrow for all the heroes who made this happen, and they will be glad to be on the job.

A very heart-felt thank you to all involved!
 
2011-05-02 03:40:58 PM

friedlinx: inb4 7000


LOL
 
2011-05-02 03:42:15 PM

YoMammaObama: Ah yes. One passing mention. That was sure to help unite the country. How did I possibly miss such an obvious attempt by Obama to unite our country. He said President George Bush! I can feel the healing now... Thanks for pointing it out.


1. He didn't even mention Bush!
2. He didn't mention Bush enough and that is the only way to unite the country!

We all know that a large portion of the country is very concerned about W's feelings. After all, isn't that what the War on Terrorism™ is all about?
 
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