OSAMA bin Laden is dead. He was killed in a fire fight in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Someone in an elite US force killed the world’s most wanted man. Who fired the bullet that killed bin Laden? We will know one day.
As for the head of Al Qaeda, well, he wasn’t that hard to find. Abbottabad is a town of 80,000 people, 120 km from Islamabad:
Abbottabad became and is still an important military cantonment and sanatorium, being the headquarters of a brigade in the Second Division of the Northern Army Corps. The garrison consisted of four battalions of native infantry (Gurkhas) and four native mountain batteriesWere the Pakistanis protecting him? What else do we know about the palce?
This photo taken on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 shows the home of Abdul Hameed in Abbottabad, Pakistan from where Indonesian al-Qaida-linked militant, Umar Patek, was arrested in Jan. 2011. Patek was on the run from a $1 million U.S. bounty on his head, for allegedly helping mastermind the 2002 suicide bombings of nightclubs in Bali that killed 202 people.What else?
Abbottabad is in northwest Pakistan, one of the first towns on the famed Karakoram Highway that leads to the Himalayas and China and less then a day’s drive from the Afghan border. During the era of British rule, it was a major garrison town and it remains so today, with Pakistani troops now occupying the barracks built and lived in by the region’s former rulers.So. Bin Laden was pretty easy to spot?
Officials did not say how or why Patek ended up there, but his arrest followed the detention of an alleged al-Qaida facilitator in the town called Tahir Shehzad, who worked as a clerk at the town’s post office, a squat building just across the road from the British-era St. Luke’s Church.
Pakistan probable cricketers are being trained for preparation of Twenty20 series and the Champions Trophy and fitness of the players is specially being focused.What odds Bin Laden has spent the last few years watching cricket?
The training camp is being held at a beautiful place of Abbottbad where the probable players went through the extensive practice of batting, bowling and fielding. They were told the finer points of technique in every department of the game.
At last everyone in the US can rejoice that the mass murderer who wanted to kill Americans is dead. What say the rappers?
“Osama dead!?!” Lupe Fiasco tweeted. “Afghan operation done now!?? Now kill wack schools and US imperialism.”Here’s the official line from the US Department of Defense:
“USA is at it again, number one in the rankings of killing championships. Stealing the gold in the murder olympics and the crowd goes wild!” Public Enemy rapper Chuck D. tweeted.
President Barack Obama announced Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at 11:34pm EST that the infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden is dead. He was killed in a compound outside of Islamabad, Pakistan. He was killed by U.S. military forces on May 1st, 2011 in a firefight, and those forces took possession of the body. No civilians were harmed in this attack.Leslie Cannold doesn’t get it:
I am an American & American values I learned growing up were that state sponsored extra-judicial killings were wrong.Jihadis stick to the script:
If we found Arab street repellent when they celebrated 9/11, and I definitely did, how do we justify our celebrations now?
A $25 million bounty on Osama’s head sounds like an inducement to extra-judicial killing to me.
Celebrating death is in poor taste, period.
Members of Jihadist internet forums said retaliation would follow if reports of bin Laden’s dmeise were confirmed. “Oh God, please make this news not true,” wrote one member. “God curse you Obama. . . Oh Americans … it is still legal for us to cut your necks.”While jihadis carry on being jihadis, the US has “disposed” of the body. Not buried it. Disposed of it – like you do with rubbish.
Another wrote: “Osama may be killed but his message of Jihad will never die. Brothers and sisters, wait and see, his death will be a blessing in disguise.”
And he is dead. Isn’t he?
What next? Well, there is always the fear:
Al-Qaeda terrorists have threatened to unleash a “nuclear hellstorm” on the West if their leader and world’s most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden is nabbed. A senior al-Qaeda commander has claimed that the terror group has stashed away a nuclear bomb in Europe which will be detonated if bin Laden is ever caught or assassinated, according to new top secret files made public by internet whistleblower WikiLeaks.What next? And should we believe anything we are told? Have we made Mincemeat of Bin Laden..?