Urgent: osama bin laden found dead!

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#1
May 2, 2011 at 06:25:27
Saw that on SKY news here (uk)
Seems a lot of unanswered questions though and the good news is it will keep the Royal Family of the news for a while.

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#2
May 2, 2011 at 10:46:27
A-Men to that. I am so tickled that the Royal nuptials take a back seat to something. It's just ashame it tokk the death of someone to do it.

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#3
May 2, 2011 at 11:58:22
Not "found dead" but instead, "made dead"

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

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#4
May 2, 2011 at 12:26:41
Yeah I can't believe I missed that. Found dead is like he died of pnumonia or something. It was actually a case of lead poisoning I guess.

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#5
May 2, 2011 at 23:11:07
It's just ashame it tokk the death of someone to do it.
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#6
May 3, 2011 at 12:30:22
That's my point it took a death of that magnitude to move the royals aside.

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#7
May 3, 2011 at 15:48:02
Pakistan say they did not know nothing about it until it was over
Yea right were we born yesterday

It happened right next to a military base with helicopters flying all around and gunfire for 40minutes also an explosion from a crashing helicopter and resulting fireball.

But no one at the base heard it -you could not make that up



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#8
May 3, 2011 at 19:04:23
The gunfire didn't last 40 minutes, the entire operation from touch-down to lift-off took 40 minutes. Most of that time was spent collecting intelligence data & UBL's body. One of the helicopters malfunctioned & was damaged ("soft crash landing"). It was destroyed by the Seals before they left the scene.

Bin Laden's Death and the Implications for Jihadism

Osama Bin Laden Compound

And of course, there's also articles like these:

Forget Pakistan, US Knew Bin Laden’s Location All Along

Inside Sources: Bin Laden’s Corpse Has Been On Ice For Nearly a Decade


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#9
May 3, 2011 at 20:13:54
Nah he was working the drive through at McDonalds in Miami 2 weeks ago with Elvis.

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#10
May 4, 2011 at 14:21:44
Well put it this way it does not matter if it was 40 minutes or not anyone within a large area would hear helicopters especially one crashing with a huge fireball.

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#11
May 5, 2011 at 08:05:53
The helicopter was a special type and therefore very quiet. More than you would expect.

And it didn't crash in a fireball. It was blown up by the SEAL teams as they left to destroy the technology so it's couldn't be reverse engineered.

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#12
May 7, 2011 at 09:42:38
"Well put it this way it does not matter if it was 40 minutes or not anyone within a large area would hear helicopters especially one crashing with a huge fireball"

What matters is reporting the details correctly (even though the US gov't seems to be having problems doing just that). The choppers used for the mission were top secret stealth helicopters which one can assume, as seawatch1 stated, are especially "quiet". The gunfire did NOT last for 40 minutes, it only lasted for a few minutes. The rest of the time was spent securing the site & collecting intelligence data, positively identifying UBL's body, & recovering it. And there was no "huge fireball" until AFTER the op was completed. And by then, it didn't matter.


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#13
May 7, 2011 at 09:58:42
I've been both an MP basically walking a beat on a military base and a corrections officer walking a wall. Both jobs asked a little of my observation skills. I am sorry but the idea of black or invisible silent helicopters just floors me. One of my posts was to walk security for these helicopters and try as some might to make you believe they can't be seen it just aint so. They have many reflective surfaces. Any half drunk that pays just a bit of attention can see them even at night and as for quiet? Please are the Pakastani military deaf or what? Simply put they knew what was happening and they knew it was us. Fear of getting killed themselves or maybe even by design on their part kept them from acting

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#14
May 7, 2011 at 12:10:50
No one mentioned "invisible" or "silent". I'm not in the military & certainly don't know anything about helicopter design, blade design, stealth technology, etc. But I'm pretty sure the US gov't does.

I'm fairly sure they flew in as low as possible. With the technology these days, I wonder how low that would be?

Do you think a "stealthy" helicopter, with a special blade design (i.e., tail section), specially designed exhaust/muffler, flying just above the roof tops, late at night, might have some element of surprise? Then again, maybe the US told the Pakistanis in advance & warned them to stay out of it?


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#15
May 7, 2011 at 15:49:13
Surprise sure but I have seen young men in full possession of all their faculties surprised by a city bus. Sure if you're in doors in the shower with the stereo going you may not notice them until after the fire started. I am sure it is more my missconception of what a military base is than anything. When I think of a base I think of trained armed personal standing guard posts and paying attention. I don't know how close this base is to where this all happened but if you were within a mile or so you would have heard them come in and take off. Maybe I give to much credit to their military. Having served I have seen some soldiers idea of being viligant as drinking and watching tv or playing cards. Their idea of a well trained armed bad ass is a 14 year old that hasn't washed in 2 weeks that has an automatic rifle in his possession. Given some of these factors okay maybe they missed the entire show.

All I am really saying is if you are paying attention you shouldn't entirely miss things like this.

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#16
May 7, 2011 at 17:00:37
Whisper mode: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/0...

The military has had this technology for over 20 years and it is far superior to the civilian model.

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#17
May 24, 2011 at 08:23:50
Revisiting an old thread. Here's more info about the stealth helicopters used in the raid:

http://www.newstimes.com/news/artic...


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May 29, 2011 at 09:38:28
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