Ding-Dong Osama’s Dead…(you can do the rest.)
The net-sphere’s are of course buzzing with the news. Osama Bin Laden, the guy with the grudge, is fetching his 72 virgins as we speak, and there is so much being said that I decided to curate some of that for you here.
Katie Pavlich – Town Hall (Text and video)
President Obama spoke directly to the American people tonight, confirming to the world the death of the man behind the September 11 attacks, Osama Bin Laden. After years of tireless work from the United States’ military and U.S. intelligence agencies, the President said over a week ago he had enough intelligence to successfully follow through with an operation to finally kill Bin Laden
WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade.
Latest reports via Fox News live right now are that he was killed over a week ago by a US missile. There are conflicting reports on whether he was killed in Afghanistan (CBS) or Pakistan (CNN). CNN reporting that it was a “CIA asset” (read: human ground operation?) that killed bin Laden. [11:24pm Eastern update – Pakistani government tells Fox News that bin Laden was killed in Pakistan…TODAY…more: one of bin Laden’s sons also killed, along with two male couriers and a female human shield]
Tons more on the jump…
Osama Bin Ladin Loses Popularity and 30cc of Brain and Skull But Mostly 30cc of Brain and Skull
Ah. I’ve wanted to write something like that for a long time.
Osama’s Compound on Google Maps: Showing the proximity to the military academy.
Special bonus: People have begun "rating" Osama’s compound as if it were a business. I just rated it myself — give it a whirl!
Already Buried At Sea: They already dumped him. I hope it’s the Sea of Spoiled Porkmeat.
Four targets were killed, the two brothers who lived at the estate rent free in return for courier work, Osama, and his son. Their bodies were left behind.
A senior administration official told reporters during a conference call tonight that during the raid by U.S. forces that killed Osama bin Laden "we lost one helicopter due to mechanical failure." But all U.S. forces escaped safely. "The aircraft was destroyed by the crew and the assault force and crew members boarded the remaining aircraft to exit the compound," the senior administration official said. "All non-combatants were moved safely away from the compound before the detonation."
Some time after Sept. 11, detainees held by the U.S. told interrogators about a man believed to work as a courier for bin Laden, senior administration officials said. The man was described by detainees as a protégé of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and “one of the few Al Qaeda couriers trusted by bin laden.”
Hallelujah! After years of hunting the son of a bitch, we finally got him. Let’s all smoke a cigar before we turn in.
UPDATE: Apparently we have the body, too. What to do with it? No ideas yet, but something really humiliating.
Leftists are swarming Twitter to chastise any conservatives who dare give any credit to President Bush for his resolve and role in leading the post-9/11 counterrorism/national security response to the worst attack on American soil.
The President is about to address the nation to confirm media reports that Osama Bin Laden is dead and that we have his body.
We’ve taken pains to analyze the body to be sure we have the body.
Congratulations to the United States military and intelligence community for a job well done.
That said, let’s keep our guard up as I suspect we can expect an Al Qaeda response.