UPDATE: Breaking News: U.S. Forces Kill Osama bin Laden

original post on May 1 at 8:30 AM.

President Obama has  announced that U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden and have his body. see video.

“We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood.” Hamas Spokesman

“… Welcome to hell, bin Laden.” Huckabee

” On Saturday Obama was the comedian-in-chief. On Sunday he oversaw one of the riskiest special forces operations since Desert One,”  CNN

Ω Notes from the web:

Ω Pakistani agents on site during raid; unclear who fired fatal shot...

Ω WH OFFICIAL: Bin Laden 'did resist'...

Ω 3 others killed, including son...

Ω Woman killed after she was used as shield...


Ω Washington Times: In a tiny concession to his job requirements as commander in chief, Mr. Obama cut his golf game short by nine holes in order to get back to the White House to monitor the final moments as Navy SEALs killed bin Laden in Pakistan.

Ω Rabbi: Hate Osama, But Do Not Rejoice in His Death

Ω Vatican on Bin Laden: A Christian never rejoices in a man’s death

Ω Murray and Cantwell statements on bin Laden show different emphasis

Ω Can we bring the troops home and call off the war on terror?

Ω Netanyahu tells Obama: Bin Laden’s death shows U.S. determined to fight terror

Ω US Navy Secret Team that Killed OBL:

Ω A neighbor says “It’s ironic, I left Lahore because of the bombs, then I come to Abbottabad and find out that Bin Laden lived here.”

Ω The killing of bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces is likely to be a cathartic moment for the world — almost as if a war has come to an end — but his termination comes much too late.

Ω U.S. Naval Academy Reacts To Osama Bin Laden’s Death (VIDEO)

Ω Bill Mahr tweets: Somali pirates, Gaddafi’s son, now bin Laden – do NOT fuck with Obama, he’s Gangsta!!

Ω from Pudge at Sound Politics

Q: Fine. Are we certain it’s him?
A: Pretty much: that’s why they waited a week to tell us, so they could be certain.

by By HAMZA HENDAWI , Huff Post
“They can say they buried him at sea, but they cannot say they did it according to Islam,” Mohammed al-Qubaisi, Dubai’s grand mufti, said about bin Laden’s burial. “If the family does not want him, it’s really simple in Islam: You dig up a grave anywhere, even on a remote island, you say the prayers and that’s it.” “Sea burials are permissible for Muslims in extraordinary circumstances,” he added. “This is not one of them.” But Mohammed Qudah, a professor of Islamic law at the University of Jordan, said burying the Saudi-born bin Laden at sea was not forbidden if there was nobody to receive the body and provide a Muslim burial. “The land and the sea belong to God, who is able to protect and raise the dead at the end of times for Judgment Day,” he said. “It’s neither true nor correct to claim that there was nobody in the Muslim world ready to receive Bin Laden’s body.” A cleric in Iraq  the U.S. action. One said the US action only benefited fish. “If a man dies on a ship that is a long distance from land, then the dead man should be buried at the sea,” said Shiite cleric Ibrahim al-Jabari. “But if he dies on land, then he should be buried in the ground, not to be thrown into the sea. Otherwise, this would be only inviting fish to a banquet.” The Islamic tradition of a quick burial was the subject of intense debate in Iraq in 2003 when U.S. forces embalmed the bodies of Saddam Hussein’s two sons after they were killed in a firefight. Their bodies were later shown to media. “What was done by the Americans is forbidden by Islam and might provoke some Muslims,” said another Islamic scholar from Iraq, Abdul-Sattar al-Janabi, who preaches at Baghdad’s famous Abu Hanifa mosque. “It is not acceptable and it is almost a crime to throw the body of a Muslim man into the sea. The body of bin Laden should have been handed over to his family to look for a country or land to bury him.”

Ω If even an American hating guy like Obama could get Osama that just proves how Lame Bush was.

Ω This is priceless!!!! For 8 years the left screamed the OBL was nothing more than a boogeyman, now they want to triumph their loser president because the military killed him on his watch.

Ω SnoopDog tweets Rip to everybody who was taken on 911. Let the troops bac home n lower gas prices let’s live happily ever after!!

Brennan, National Security Advisor

Ω from Michael Hood, Blatherwatch: Congratulations and thanks to the troops and the Commander-in-chief for shooting Osama Bin Laden. Love watching Fox News tonight, as they heap praise on ex-president George W. Bush for this great victory.

Ω John Brennan. Obama must have had collaborators within  Pakistan government, but he also said that Pakistan has also killed or captured more el Qaeda than anyone else.

Ω Tim Ross  at the Telegraph: American diplomats were told that one of the key reasons why they had failed to find bin Laden was that Pakistan’s security services tipped him off whenever US troops approached.

Click to read more from Time.

Ω Mike Rodgers (R, Mich) “The Bush administration deserves credit for where they got the investigation, the Obama administration deserves credit for pulling it along …. It wasn’t without risk.”

Ω James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence who presides over all 16 of the country’s intelligence agencies, said that in his nearly 50-year career “never have I seen a more remarkable example of focused integration, seamless collaboration and sheer professional magnificence’’

Ω Spike Lee tweets DNA MATCH IS CONFIRMED. It was Osama Bin Laden who was killed. I think pictures being released of the Body of Obama is next.

Ω Bin Laden chose wrong path in history: “If you ask me, it is no news because I expected this to happen a long time ago,” Khashoggi .. Saudi News

Ω A U.S. official said early Monday that Osama Bin Laden had been buried at sea. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that senior administration officials wanted to bury Bin Laden according to Islamic practice and custom—meaning he had to be buried within 24 hours. But finding a country willing to accept the remains would have been difficult, so the U.S. decided to bury him at sea.

Ω White House debates releasing pictures of corpse.

Ω Steve Martin tweets Tonight, President Obama will announce that Clint Eastwood shot Osama Bin Laden.

Ω it is my hope that this is the beginning of the end of Sharia-compliant terrorism.  .. Michele Bachman

”]Ω Israeli blogger: The idea of holy war against the United States and the West – the infidel crusaders, as bin Laden called them – is alive and kicking. Around the Muslim world, and in concentrations of Muslim populations in the West, new bin Laden disciples have risen, avid supporters who have been following his preaching.






















Ω In Islamic world, joy, grief eclipsed by official silence
US Muslims welcome death of al Qaida leader bin Laden; Iran blames terrorism, ‘organized terror of Zionist regime’; Arab regimes stay mum.

Ω Palestinian Authority spokesman Ghassan Khatib

Getting rid of Bin Laden is good for the cause of peace worldwide but what counts is to overcome the discourse and the methods – the violent methods – that were created and encouraged by Bin Laden and others in the world.

Ω Ismail Haniyeh, head of Hamas administration in Gaza Strip

We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood.











Ω According to Wikileaks , the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks warned that al-Qaeda has hidden a nuclear bomb in Europe which will unleash a “nuclear hellstorm” if Osama bin Laden was captured.

Ω Egypt’s al-Zawahri is likely to succeed bin Laden

Ω It is worth recalling that bin Laden’s al-Qaeda and its affiliates have killed far more Arabs and Muslims than they did Westerners.  For  Muslim world, bin Laden has already been made irrelevant by the Arab Spring that underlined the meaning of peoples power through peaceful means.  And it was only after they failed to garner real support in the Arab world that they ran back to Afghanistan and began to target the West. from Marwan Bishara

Ω US secretary of state says “we must take this opportunity to redouble our efforts” fighting terror; says of timing alongside Arab Spring, “there is no better rebuke to al Qaida and its heinous ideology.”



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  1. Eugene Vance #

    Whoopie whoopie?

    Sure. Since the Pakistani government has been so kind to the Americans, how much will we and the rest of the world rejoice if this triggers a civil war in Pakistan…

    In the current wave of uprisings in so many Moslem countries, how much will we have gained from glee over Obama’s just revenge?

    Will we expand the war in Afghanistan to save Pakistani from itself as well? Will NATO rush to our cause? Or should we just go it alone, as we did in Iraq, in order to protect the safety of the Ameican people?

  2. Joe Miano #

    Very proud to see that our “Frogmen” – best of the best on “Team 6” (who are SERE trained by my own brother!) were the ones who nailed him. All the chatter that is going on no doubt will facilitate the discovery of new cells to aid in the further disintegration of these evil men and women.

  3. BioBuddhist #

    I can really understand why people are happy that Osama bin Laden was killed, even if he was not armed. It would have been great if he could have been captured alive and brought to trial for the crimes he committed, like any other violent thug.

    No one seems to want to address the underlying reasons why the Bin Laden gang attacked the US in the first place, ie, because US military bases were stationed in Saudi Arabia and they wanted them out of their holy land. They succeeded in driving the US bases out into the Gulf States. Until the causes and conditions leading to all the terrorism are fully understood and dealt with, the terrorist Hyphae will continue to grow.

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