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2011-05-02 12:49:48 PM
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fark you, Pakistan!
 
2011-05-02 12:49:53 PM
He was dumb to fight the Seals, esp after "Operation Redwing"
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2011-05-02 12:49:54 PM

moops: Itar10582: He sent them in to capture him, he died resisting. It's not an assassination.

I heard this morning they went in to kill him, not take him captive. There was no way he'd go peacefully anyhow.


I wonder if the place was rigged with explosives, or OBL was planning on pussying out of the martyrdom thing. If that place wasn't rigged for martyrdom they should PUBLICIZE THE HELL OUT OF IT.
 
2011-05-02 12:49:56 PM
It's amazing how people rush to politicize this rather than just enjoying the death of the most hated criminal of the last 20 years.
 
2011-05-02 12:50:12 PM

McCainDemocrat: No way in the world that this story is credible. It's a fiction put together by Obama to try and scare legitimate candidates out of facing him in 2012.

Amongst other things

a) there is no DNA test fast enough to confirm his identity in under a day

b) even with a DNA "match" of BRAIN MATTER (not traditional DNA), it doesn't narrow the field due to his large family

c) they dumped his body in the ocean to prevent any excavations to disprove their claims (I mean "gave him an Islamic bruial", despite no Islamic person thinking ocean burials are Islamic)

d) OFA sent people out to start the giant crowds of people celebrating the news, and they got the media attention, causing more people to get out and celebrate

Recent history says these sorts of bumps don't last. But Obama did this to try and scare his most formidable challenger, Donald Trump, out of the race. Hopefully it won't work


Didn't you Birthers learn anything when Obama biatch-slapped you with his birth certificate last week?

Well, Mr. brand-spanking new Deather, you're about to smacked again with irrefutable evidence (dental, photos, etc.) that Bin Laden is, in fact, dead.

If you're really devoted to your Deathership, you'll desperately grasp at ridiculous straws and refuse to face reality.

We, the reality-based community, look forward to it.
 
2011-05-02 12:50:16 PM

John Paul Jones: So while Real Americanstm were screaming about birth certificates and calling Obama a traitor and every name under the sun, he was busy orchestrating the demise of OBL.

So who's a "traitor" and a "true patriot" now?


so instead of capturing and having OBL stand trial infront of a jury of his peers like the Constitution guarantees, Pres. Obama choose to take the easy way out and shot him in the head...Was he afraid Osama was going to testifying about the disgusting war crimes the Democratic Administration was been involved in during their 2 current wars??
 
2011-05-02 12:50:18 PM
Nearly as many troops continued shooting pool and playing video games in background, nonplussed by the news

They were utterly perplexed?
 
2011-05-02 12:50:51 PM
#winning
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2011-05-02 12:51:08 PM

GORDON: ferretman: Didn't President Obama commit an act of war against Pakistan by flying troops in from Afghanistan, crossing over into Pakistan without informing the Pakistan Government? Does this mean that Obama believes he can invade anyone to "get his man"?!?

I love the fact that dems/libs now approve of violating another country's sovereignty when it serves their best interests.

Yeah, maybe the Dems will start clamoring for Obama to be "frog marched" for war crimes.

I hate hypocrisy.


I wonder if anyone's ever noticed that we haven't violated the sovereignty of the majority of the world's countries.
 
2011-05-02 12:51:44 PM
"By mid-February, intelligence from multiple sources was clear enough that Obama wanted to 'pursue an aggressive course of action,'..."

It is my opinion that President Obama "wanted to pursue an aggressive course of action" not so much to exact righteous revenge on an America-hating terrorist (as his predecessor would have), but rather to produce a coup in the War on Terror that would help him get reelected. I think that if the CIA got this intelligence during Obama's second term, he would do anything other than send in the commandos (e.g., ask Pakistani government to arrest and extradite him).
 
2011-05-02 12:51:53 PM

Macinfarker: Naive and inexperienced in foreign policy, eh? What say you now, Rove?


"Go kill that guy" is what makes a foreign policy success?
 
2011-05-02 12:51:55 PM
Um, where are:

Phil Herup
GaryPDX
Gato Negro


One would think they'd have something to say on the matter.

My guess is they're listening to Rush and crying in their Cheetos
 
2011-05-02 12:52:00 PM

EmRack: John Paul Jones: So while Real Americanstm were screaming about birth certificates and calling Obama a traitor and every name under the sun, he was busy orchestrating the demise of OBL.

So who's a "traitor" and a "true patriot" now?

so instead of capturing and having OBL stand trial infront of a jury of his peers like the Constitution guarantees, Pres. Obama choose to take the easy way out and shot him in the head...Was he afraid Osama was going to testifying about the disgusting war crimes the Democratic Administration was been involved in during their 2 current wars??


Let me get this straight: Americans storm into a private residence without a warrant and proceed to shoot and kill a number of ethnic, racial, and religious minorities, all while violating the sovereignty of a Third World country, without prior UN Security Council approval, and using greenhouse gas-emitting helicopters to carry out the assault?!
I can only assume that MSNBC and Daily Kos are in paroxysms of outrage at the moment. I am so certain of this I will not bother to check.

/now that is how you do it.
 
2011-05-02 12:52:05 PM

CrispFlows: / So sorry.


INCORRECTION.

With bin Laden's death, Bigfoot still retains his championship belt.
 
2011-05-02 12:52:24 PM
This would be a great episode of "The Unit". As a consolation, I'm looking forward to playing it in the next COD.

/Snakedoctor out
 
2011-05-02 12:52:25 PM

Edsel: To be fair to Bush, et al, currently the report is that they found out the courier's identity from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and KSM was indeed waterboarded... aggressively. The courier eventually led them to Bin Laden so there is a connection.


http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/02/bin.laden.hunt/

But a new lead emerged when post-9/11 detainees gave investigators a glimpse into the al Qaeda chief's inner circle, the official said. During questioning, detainees repeatedly mentioned the nickname of a man they said was one of the few couriers bin Laden trusted.

U.S. intelligence uncovered the courier's identity four years ago. It took two more years to identify where the courier and his brother operated in Pakistan.

I see no reason to attribute this finding to waterboarding.
 
2011-05-02 12:52:26 PM

EmRack: John Paul Jones: So while Real Americanstm were screaming about birth certificates and calling Obama a traitor and every name under the sun, he was busy orchestrating the demise of OBL.

So who's a "traitor" and a "true patriot" now?

so instead of capturing and having OBL stand trial infront of a jury of his peers like the Constitution guarantees, Pres. Obama choose to take the easy way out and shot him in the head...Was he afraid Osama was going to testifying about the disgusting war crimes the Democratic Administration was been involved in during their 2 current wars??


Are you for real? Jesus. Get some perspective.
 
2011-05-02 12:52:31 PM

EmRack: Pres. Obama choose to take the easy way out and shot him in the head...Was he afraid Osama was going to testifying about the disgusting war crimes the Democratic Administration was been involved in during their 2 current wars??


That might be one of the stupidest things Ive read on Fark... and Ive been on Fark a long time.
 
2011-05-02 12:52:35 PM
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2011-05-02 12:52:48 PM

mike0023: "By mid-February, intelligence from multiple sources was clear enough that Obama wanted to 'pursue an aggressive course of action,'..."

It is my opinion that President Obama "wanted to pursue an aggressive course of action" not so much to exact righteous revenge on an America-hating terrorist (as his predecessor would have), but rather to produce a coup in the War on Terror that would help him get reelected. I think that if the CIA got this intelligence during Obama's second term, he would do anything other than send in the commandos (e.g., ask Pakistani government to arrest and extradite him).


Well with your opinion and $4 you can get a Starbucks Medium Latte thrown in your face.
 
2011-05-02 12:52:58 PM

Doctor Jan Itor: #winning


Can you imagine being on the set with those two during downtime? The snorting sounds would be competing with the sucking sounds in that trailer.
 
2011-05-02 12:53:16 PM

luckyeddie: MBrady: John Paul Jones: So while Real Americanstm were screaming about birth certificates and calling Obama a traitor and every name under the sun, he was busy orchestrating the demise of OBL.

So who's a "traitor" and a "true patriot" now?

HE was orchestrating the whole thing? RLY? Obviously you didn't RTFA.

No, sloopy, even though you want to kiss hopey's ass before he wipes himself, he did not "orchestrate" the whole thing.

You know what he did?

He approved it. That's it. He said, "yes" Sorta like that "girl" you met on WoW - but not in real life.

So, get a hold of your little tiny penis, go outside and play in traffic, while the adults talk.

So why are you still here?


@MBrady: I think you're the real traitor.
 
2011-05-02 12:53:37 PM

blastoh: greatmoose: Got a relative that recently became a SEAL. Wonder what team he's on...

I'd keep that a secret.
Really, Seal Members, even former ones, just had a giant target put on their backs. And any Al qeada sympathisers are going to be told that they get extra virgins for taking out SEAL team member.


The number of Internet SEALs far outweighs the actual number of SEALs, both current and former.

These guys are the most professional operators in the world. They don't talk, especially to you.
 
2011-05-02 12:53:51 PM
Oh great are we going to get a glut of video games where you kill Osama Bin Laden now to replace the glut of World War 2 games?
 
2011-05-02 12:53:55 PM

EmRack: Was he afraid Osama was going to testifying about the disgusting war crimes the Democratic Administration was been involved in during their 2 current wars??


No, but he will need to come through on his promise to "look into it" that he made in 2009.
Or face a war crimes tribunal himself.
 
2011-05-02 12:54:10 PM
the derp is dead, long live the derp
 
2011-05-02 12:54:16 PM

RumsfeldsReplacement: Um, where are:

Phil Herup
GaryPDX
Gato Negro

One would think they'd have something to say on the matter.

My guess is they're listening to Rush and crying in their Cheetos


Hey hey hey! Nobody has to bring Rush into this! Oh, wait you mean the blowhard and not the band?

Carry on.
 
2011-05-02 12:54:22 PM

FlashHarry: img696.imageshack.us


Win
 
2011-05-02 12:54:55 PM
I'm still trying to figure out how they pull the trigger with those flippers.

They've come a long way from playing those bulb horns in the Tom and Jerry cartoons. Seems like with these sorts of skills they would get beat to death with clubs as often.
 
2011-05-02 12:55:01 PM

EmRack: so instead of capturing and having OBL stand trial infront of a jury of his peers like the Constitution guarantees, Pres. Obama choose to take the easy way out and shot him in the head...Was he afraid Osama was going to testifying about the disgusting war crimes the Democratic Administration was been involved in during their 2 current wars??


That post reminded me of this shirt:

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2011-05-02 12:55:02 PM
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this man has done much for our country... now go and bang heidi you beautiful hero...
 
2011-05-02 12:55:06 PM
Here's video from inside the house - this wasn't taken during the raid, but by journalists afterward. Lots of blood. 22 people were supposedly killed.

ABC NEWS VIDEO (new window)


Scroll down - there are two videos on the left side.
 
2011-05-02 12:55:46 PM
This is what Americans really wanted for the last 10 years. Not to kick dirt around in Iraq and Afghanistan. Just Osama.

Thanks Seal Team six!
 
2011-05-02 12:55:57 PM

mike0023: It is my opinion that President Obama "wanted to pursue an aggressive course of action" not so much to exact righteous revenge on an America-hating terrorist (as his predecessor would have), but rather to produce a coup in the War on Terror that would help him get reelected. I think that if the CIA got this intelligence during Obama's second term, he would do anything other than send in the commandos (e.g., ask Pakistani government to arrest and extradite him).


You're one of those guys that tries to occupy Asia at the outset of a Risk game, aren't you?
 
2011-05-02 12:56:06 PM
So can we get a Rogue Spear or Raven Shield map for this? Post-Raven Shield, there is no tactical shooter that could duplicate this, of course. Hurray modern ADHD-gaming
 
2011-05-02 12:56:12 PM

ssa5: I was just watching a news report that there is speculation we might soon see actual video of the operation. So that got me speculating if we would see the kill shot. I have seen on either BBC or AJZ that OBL reportedly hid behind a woman using her as a hostage, and that is how she was killed. So they might not release that. But there should be some footage available possibly by this evening.


Hope it's not the stupid video someone posted in an earlier thread, with all the Humvees shooting at a house.

People don't drive Humvees through the Hindu Kush in the middle of the night to kill the the most dangerous person in the world. Especially when Pakistan can't find out about it or it blows the mission. They fly them in, with probably a lot more than the reported 25 people, surround the place, and execute a raid that took months to plan.

They definitely constructed a mock-up of the compound and simulated everything that could possibly happen.
 
2011-05-02 12:56:18 PM
Link (new window)

One of the dead was Osama bin Laden, done in by a double tap -- boom, boom -- to the left side of his face.

DAAAAAMN.
 
2011-05-02 12:57:52 PM

eatin' fetus: They definitely constructed a mock-up of the compound and simulated everything that could possibly happen.


See my above link.

This HVT was special, and the raids required practice, so they replicated the one-acre compound. Trial runs were held in early April.
 
2011-05-02 12:58:23 PM

PanicMan: scseth: Purdue_Pete: Everything about this was perfect.

Im sure the SEALS on board would have rather not have the helicopter stall as they came into the compound.

Thats like calling for a trick play in football and messing up the hike. Amazing they had the composure and ability to carry off the mission extraordinarily well regardless of it.

Helicopters are unfortunately fragile as far as aircraft go. They're basically a bundle of vibration, and are often in missions that put them into dangerous situations.

But one Black Hawk for OBL? Fair trade.


With Marine pilots that flew us around would have "crashed" on purpose. It would have been "Whoops sorry about that guys, well now I guess I'll just have to come along and help you shoot OBL."

This is the kind of thing where if the entire company is dead and you're the last guy, and half your leg is blown off, you're dragging yourself forward thinking "I can still get the farker."
 
2011-05-02 12:59:04 PM

bhcompy: So can we get a Rogue Spear or Raven Shield map for this? Post-Raven Shield, there is no tactical shooter that could duplicate this, of course. Hurray modern ADHD-gaming


The Call of Duty: Black Ops mission where you kill Castro (turns out to be a bodydouble)inside his mansion would be fairly similar.
 
2011-05-02 12:59:04 PM
This the thread where we all pretend we knew what the hell a "Seal Team 6" was before late last night?
 
2011-05-02 12:59:14 PM
They were literally just hundreds of yards away from the West Point of Pakistan. One of the most heavily militarily active areas, and the Pakistanis didn't know OBL was there? Nobody wondered who lived at that heavily secured palatial compound?
 
2011-05-02 12:59:44 PM
Some highlights from Chris Gore's tweets:

U.S. Navy Seals were involved in the operation that resulted in Osama's death. Is it too much to ask America to blow them? Ladies?

and

Osama Bin Laden was shot in the head. Happy our US Navy Seals avoided a potential Zombie Bin Laden situation.
 
2011-05-02 01:00:09 PM

moralpanic: They were literally just hundreds of yards away from the West Point of Pakistan. One of the most heavily militarily active areas, and the Pakistanis didn't know OBL was there? Nobody wondered who lived at that heavily secured palatial compound?


Oh, people wondered. That's how we found out in the first place.
 
2011-05-02 01:00:33 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: RoyBatty: If any of the Farkettes have been wondering where I've been the past 48 hours, I actually lead Seal Team Six, and in fact, it was my shot that killed Osama Ben Ladin.

eip.

I'm a Kernel in the Marine Core, I know the people involved, and I know you're lying.


Somehow, I don't think there is a core of truth in what you say.
 
2011-05-02 01:01:50 PM

Proletariat In Charge: Richard Marcinko approves


Came here for this...

/leaving satisfied
//Can Dick come and neutralize the whackjobs in my office?
///Please?
 
2011-05-02 01:02:06 PM

depmode98: I'm a Kernel in the Marine Core, I know the people involved, and I know you're lying.

Somehow, I don't think there is a core of truth in what you say.


Unless he is a popcorn kernel, perhaps.

Marine "Core" is a friendly reminder of our favorite wife-typing non-Marine Farker.
 
2011-05-02 01:02:29 PM
I find it interesting that there is finally something for Obama to crow about in his reelection campaign... he ordered a hit and it was successful.

Is that the biggest achievement of his presidency? He ordered a hit?

George H.W. Bush won the Gulf War in 1991, the first war the USA had since Vietnam. Many of you don't remember it, but this country was nervous as hell.... we didn't think we could win. Then Schwarzkopf won it in 100 hours. This country was ecstatic, we all took a huge, massive, cathartic, collective dump of relief from that inferiority complex.

Then Bush Sr. lost reelection ONE YEAR LATER because Clinton campaigned on "It's the economy, stupid." Killing peeps overseas didn't really matter in the voting booth.

So enjoy that next gas tank fill up on your way to the unemployment office, and don't forget to hail the conquering hero President.
 
2011-05-02 01:02:37 PM

Doctor Jan Itor: #winning


That was on tv here yesterday afternoon... did they know something we didn't? Lol.
 
2011-05-02 01:02:48 PM

thamike: I wonder if the place was rigged with explosives, or OBL was planning on pussying out of the martyrdom thing. If that place wasn't rigged for martyrdom they should PUBLICIZE THE HELL OUT OF IT.


RTFM. What part of "woman being used as a human shield" escaped your grasp?

The simple fact is bin Laden - or someone in his immediate geographic area - used a woman as a shield. Stop and think about that for a minute. One of these fear-inducing, terroristic figures literally hid behind a skirt when death came a-calling. That, assembled multitude of farkers, is the penultimate definition of a coward. A pussy. The modern definition of a piss-all-over-yourself anti-warrior.

It's just a shame that over one billion Muslims won't realize they either were his suckers, or had the potential to be the sucker for a weak-kneed, yellow-bellied, jello-spined, through-and-through coward. It was never about dying for Islam, it was about dying so a narcissist with delusions of adequacy wouldn't have to.

The only way it could have been better is to do it the way Richard Marcinko wrote about : get OBL liquored up, run him over with a truck, and leave the bottle of Jack Daniels in his hand for the locals to see. Dead drunks make really lousy martyrs in Islam.
 
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