Here’s to our Armed Forces who, after 10 years, finally located and destroyed our arch enemy, the terrorist and murderer Osama Bin Laden.
Good work!! Congratulations!!
President Obama made a statement about the death of Osama Bin Laden, whose body was in US custody.
Regular TV programming had been interrupted while Obama was stringing us along. He was late with his statement, delaying, making us wait.
I know why. It finally dawned on me. His staff had to get his teleprompter programmed. Oh, how could I have not realized sooner!
After Bin Laden was killed, his body was taken by Navy Seals. US personnel scanned Bin Laden’s face into a facial recognition database, performed DNA tests then wrapped him in a white sheet and dumped off the side of their aircraft carrier. Amen.
Osama was reportedly shot in the head and, if the White House releases pictures of Osama Bin Laden’s dead body, I hope it’s not that obviously photo-shopped photo of a dead Osama Bin Laden, with a gooey looking head wound, that’s been floating around on the internet. After all, Obama has problems with phony looking documents and photos.
ABC News Reports,
Bin Laden was located at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, which was monitored and when the time was determined to be right, the president said, he authorized a “targeted operation.”
“A small team of Americans carried out the operation,” Obama said. “After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.”
DNA testing confirmed that it was bin Laden, sources told ABC News.
Obama said tonight that he was briefed last August on a possible but “far from certain” lead to bin Laden, but it took many months for the intelligence community to “run this thread to ground.”
“I met repeatedly with my National Security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located Bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside Pakistan,” the president said.
“Finally, last week I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice,” he said.
Fox News Reports,
……U.S. officials said the helicopter raid in Pakistan was carried out by CIA paramilitaries together with the elite Navy SEAL Team Six. The U.S. team took custody of bin Laden’s remains, which American officials said were being handled in accordance with Islamic tradition.
The death marks a psychological triumph in a long struggle, although its ultimate impact on al Qaeda is less clear.
The greatest terrorist threat to the U.S. is now considered to be the al-Qaida franchise in Yemen, far from al Qaeda’s core in Pakistan. The Yemen branch almost took down a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas 2009 and nearly detonated explosives aboard two U.S. cargo planes last fall. Those operations were carried out without any direct involvement from bin Laden……..
……..Based on statements given by U.S. detainees, intelligence officials have known for years that bin Laden trusted one al Qaeda courier in particular, and they believed he might be living with him in hiding. In November, intelligence officials found out where he was living, a huge fortified compound in an affluent suburb of Islamabad. It was surrounded by walls as high as 18 feet high, topped with barbed wire. There were two security gates and no phone or Internet running into the house.
Intelligence officials believed the $1 million home was custom-built to harbor a major terrorist. CIA experts analyzed whether it could be anyone else, but time and again, they decided it was almost certainly bin Laden.
Three adult males were also killed in Sunday’s raid, including one of bin Laden’s sons, whom officials did not name. One of bin Laden’s sons, Hamza, is a senior member of al Qaeda.
Sources said the attack was carried out by Joint Special Operations Command forces working with the CIA.
It is reported that Osama Bin Laden was offered a chance to surrender but refused and a very short time later took a bullet to the head.
One of four US helicopters participating in the raid suffered mechanical failure and crashed into Bin Laden’s compound. Navy Seals blew up the helicopter for security reasons. The compound is now on fire.