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OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD!!!!

By on May 2, 2011 12:02:00 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

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May 2, 2011 12:28:06 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

 

"He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword"  He had it coming...

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May 2, 2011 1:01:00 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting SivCorp,

 

"He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword"  He had it coming...

 

maybe, but isn't celebrating someone's (even osama's) death in the streets exactly the kind of ideology the west was fighting against?  seems a tad ironic eh?

 

of course this could all just be an "attention-grab" seeing as we all know the us has been jealous of the attention the brits have been getting over the last few weeks...

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May 2, 2011 1:29:58 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting the_Monk,

maybe, but isn't celebrating someone's (even osama's) death in the streets exactly the kind of ideology the west was fighting against?  seems a tad ironic eh?

 

Celebrating the execution of a wanted man, guilty of killing thousands worldwide, and leader of an organization that declared war on the United States is against our ideologies? Since when? I'm not sure all of those words mean what you think they do.

 

And truly, it's a symbol more than celebration of his death. The Statue of Liberty has no strategic value at all, but if destroyed would take a heavy toll none the less. Osama is the symbol of how many Americans view terrorists, and with his death it is a victory worth celebrating against terrorism.

 

There's a lot possible to comment on, and a lot of opinions that can soar to new heights of internet debauchery on the subject, but you can't scold us for it not being a Christian thing to do like everything else we do is perfectly in line with Christian ideology.

 

The death of a man that would gladly kill you, me, and take away everything everyone I love holds dear is okay with me. I'm not banging pots up and down the street, but the world is better off, no matter your religion or lack there of.

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May 2, 2011 1:31:32 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Symbolic, nothing else. What changes now?

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May 2, 2011 2:28:44 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

It is a good day. 

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May 2, 2011 2:58:10 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I'm not celebrating Bin Laden's death--I'm celebrating that justice was brought across the world to mass murderers--that they couldn't hide and smirk and boast about being bullet-proof.

Bin Laden is a foot note and his death is no more or less than the same death that comes from aconvicted murderer's execution.  It's not revenge--it's justice.

What's good about this for me (as a US citizen) is knowing that our country can stand up and do something when it needs to and having the world see it too.

It's a good day here.

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May 2, 2011 4:52:45 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

It's a shame that his people are just going to spin his death into martyrdom. But I suppose we at least dropped the bomb in the right hole this time.

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May 2, 2011 7:55:39 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

It's also too bad they dumped the body so quickly.

 

Now, only his hair dresser knows for sure...

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May 2, 2011 10:15:10 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

The street celebrations were a little off-putting, given how offended & distressed I was at the way the 'Arab street' celebrated 9-11.  I've had no sense of excitement at this news, no urge to celebrate at all, just relief and gratitude.

At least they weren't firing Kalashnikovs into the air.

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May 2, 2011 11:23:52 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

The only thing bad about this sack of trash being taken out is it happened on obama's watch and all the dumbacrats are going  to be screaming "Look what dear leader did! He got bin laden".

I wish they would have saved his mutilated head to put on a stick so the rest of those superstitious freaks could see him in all his glory. Now he is sitting in hell wondering where all the virgins are.  

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May 2, 2011 1:20:00 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting coreimpulse,
Symbolic, nothing else. What changes now?

The leader, and perhaps some victims can find closure to his atrocities of the past.

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May 2, 2011 1:23:44 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I'm not much into politics and stuff, but I really hope they got the real one, I am sure he have (or had) stunt doubles considering who are we talking about here. I am glad he's dead, but I'm also skeptical. Is it confirmed that he is the real one? Absolutely positively? 

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May 2, 2011 1:35:14 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

[Updated 11:16 am. ET] A DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation, a senior administration official told CNN Monday.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/02/obama-to-make-statment-tonight-subject-unknown/?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

 

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May 2, 2011 2:18:11 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Looks like he was a fan of Just For Men.

It's probably a fake, BTW.  The ghouls just can't help themselves.

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May 2, 2011 2:57:28 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting OMG_pacov,
[Updated 11:16 am. ET] A DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation, a senior administration official told CNN Monday.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/02/obama-to-make-statment-tonight-subject-unknown/?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

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May 2, 2011 3:01:28 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Daiwa,
The street celebrations were a little off-putting, given how offended & distressed I was at the way the 'Arab street' celebrated 9-11.  I've had no sense of excitement at this news, no urge to celebrate at all, just relief and gratitude.

At least they weren't firing Kalashnikovs into the air.

Agreed. 

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May 2, 2011 4:00:11 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

The following article says it all as far as I'm concerned.

 

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/05/02/osama_and_chants_of_usa

 

 



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May 2, 2011 4:13:22 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

That is spot on, Monk.  The number of people engaging in those displays was rather small, especially the Times Square bunch, but the media played them up shamelessly, giving the world a very skewed impression.  You didn't see many 'grayhairs' out there.

Then again, maybe the media played up the 'Arab street' celebrations after 9/11, too.

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May 2, 2011 5:22:19 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting the_Monk,
 

The following article says it all as far as I'm concerned.

 

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/05/02/osama_and_chants_of_usa



Not that I'm trying to defend the crowds or anything but I think this editorial is reading a bit too much into it. Honestly I think the recent USA demonstrations are closer to their counterparts after the moon landings than anything else. People are just happy that their country has finally completed a goal which it had set for itself a decade ago, that the goal happened to be the death of a man instead of a scientific endeavor is just a sign of the times I'm afraid.

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May 2, 2011 5:37:23 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

what good is politicizing this going to do for Obama?  Absolutely nothing.   "Its the economy, Stupid!"

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May 2, 2011 11:27:56 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy."

            - MLK, Jr

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May 3, 2011 2:45:13 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I'm happy about it, but I also personally think that this does nothing to lessen the threat of terrorism around the world.

He's done.

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May 3, 2011 3:09:17 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Thrown off a boat  .

Someone is waggin' the dog again .

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May 3, 2011 4:51:11 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

you have to ask yourself though how they are going to prove it to the nay sayers when they threw him into the sea!!!

Who is gonna believe it?

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May 3, 2011 10:11:23 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Quoting GoaFan77,
Not that I'm trying to defend the crowds or anything but I think this editorial is reading a bit too much into it. Honestly I think the recent USA demonstrations are closer to their counterparts after the moon landings than anything else. People are just happy that their country has finally completed a goal which it had set for itself a decade ago, that the goal happened to be the death of a man instead of a scientific endeavor is just a sign of the times I'm afraid.
I think even that's reading too much into it - people weren't celebrating anything more than a chance to get drunk on a Sunday night.
 
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