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Washington - President Obama Tells Nation: Osama Bin Laden Killed Today by U.S.

Published on: May 1, 2011 09:54 PM
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Washington - Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden’s remains, the president said in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.

A jubilant crowd gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden’s death after a global manhunt that lasted nearly a decade.

“Justice has been done,” the president said.

The development comes just months before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Centers and Pentagon, orchestrated by bin Laden’s al-Qaida organization, that killed more than 3,000 people.

The attacks set off a chain of events that led the United States into wars in Afghanistan, and then Iraq, and America’s entire intelligence apparatus was overhauled to counter the threat of more terror attacks at home.

Al-Qaida was also blamed for the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 231 people and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in Yemen, as well as countless other plots, some successful and some foiled.


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1

 May 01, 2011 at 10:13 PM EMTMoishe Says:

Resignation???

Amen !!!

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:30 PM leftbrooklyn Says:

involves a national security issue. not good.

3

 May 01, 2011 at 10:33 PM Abe Says:

Obama's announcement will interrupt The Apprentice show

4

 May 01, 2011 at 10:34 PM Anonymous Says:

Maybe he is terminally sick

5

 May 01, 2011 at 10:39 PM OyGevald Says:

YOU'RE FIRED!

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:39 PM BNO Says:

Obama's address involves Osama bin Laden, CBS News reports citing sources.

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:41 PM YidelfromBP Says:

CBS says that its NOT about Gadaffi but its about Osama Bin Laden!!

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:42 PM SF Says:

SF: Bin ladin is dead
Body by the us.

9

 May 01, 2011 at 10:44 PM reb yona Says:

Obama is dead and we have his body!
Yes the devil himself!
as reported by CBS

10

 May 01, 2011 at 10:44 PM LouKay Says:

Fox news reporting that OBL is dead!

11

 May 01, 2011 at 10:47 PM mewhoze Says:

CNN too

12

 May 01, 2011 at 10:47 PM Herzog Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

Maybe he is terminally sick

You're sick. This is our president. How disgusting you are.

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:49 PM Sol B. Says:

He was a killed a week ago they just confirmed dna now

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:49 PM realistic Says:

So happy he wasn't caught alive. The last thing I would want is for him to get all the attention during his trial. Forget about the millons it would have cost the US

15

 May 01, 2011 at 10:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Didn't I say that Obama needed SOMETHING to revive his ratings? Here we go.

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:52 PM Anonymous Says:

just out of curiosity....how does this actually affect anyone? its great that hes dead, but is there seriously no leadership in al queada? come on.....

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:52 PM Anonymous Says:

The Republicans might as well cancel their primaries. Obama will be president for another 4 more years. I can't wait to see the looks on some of my Republican's friends faces.

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:52 PM Hopefull Says:

YEAH B"h

19

 May 01, 2011 at 10:52 PM Anonymous Says:

I thought they can't find him because everyone dresses up like him!

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 May 01, 2011 at 10:54 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
reb yona Says:

Obama is dead and we have his body!
Yes the devil himself!
as reported by CBS

You are not funny, you are an idiot. Our great Sages teach us to pray for peace of the king/president. Your stupid comment should be reversed or flushed.

21

 May 01, 2011 at 10:56 PM esther Says:

BH ! now he can roast with hitler,stalin and all the other horrible mass murders.

22

 May 01, 2011 at 10:56 PM H W Says:

BUSH 2001: " THE US will get him Dead or Alive.... Job well done,!!

23

 May 01, 2011 at 10:57 PM Anonymous Says:

and what will usa do with the body?? not good news to have its body,,,

24

 May 01, 2011 at 10:58 PM Y J Says:

Trump wants osama's death certificate..

25

 May 01, 2011 at 10:58 PM Y J Says:

Trump wants osama's death certificate..

26

 May 01, 2011 at 11:06 PM my 2 cents Says:

I didn't think we had to worry so much about Osama, I thought we had to be worried about Iran or N. Korea, or China

27

 May 01, 2011 at 11:06 PM Y R Says:

Republicans took control of Congress,Surely Enough with in months they Delivered Osama Bin Laden to Be Executed!

28

 May 01, 2011 at 11:07 PM Anonymous Says:

I don't think Obama can take the credit even if he wants to.

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 May 01, 2011 at 11:15 PM Anon Says:

Reply to #17  
Anonymous Says:

The Republicans might as well cancel their primaries. Obama will be president for another 4 more years. I can't wait to see the looks on some of my Republican's friends faces.

Indeed. Yay! I hope this means an easy re-election for President Obama. Good job!

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 May 01, 2011 at 11:16 PM pbalaw Says:

The real question is, why did it take 10 years?

31

 May 01, 2011 at 11:19 PM teaneckeryid Says:

mazel tov mazel tov may iut be with all the reshoim

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 May 01, 2011 at 11:24 PM PMOinFL Says:

Reply to #27  
Y R Says:

Republicans took control of Congress,Surely Enough with in months they Delivered Osama Bin Laden to Be Executed!

Even at a most important time in our history, the most ignorant among us need to show just how much MORE ignorant they are.

Both the CIA and the US military are solely under the leadership of the President.

That being said, Obama was right in siding with the Republicans on the war in Afghanistan. This is a genuine victory for our President and our country.

33

 May 01, 2011 at 11:25 PM curious Says:

This is a great morale boost. Point goes to the good old US of A.

34

 May 01, 2011 at 11:26 PM Huh? Says:

Reply to #27  
Y R Says:

Republicans took control of Congress,Surely Enough with in months they Delivered Osama Bin Laden to Be Executed!

Put down that crack pipe.

35

 May 01, 2011 at 11:29 PM H W Says:

Security expected to be very tight all around the world, possible violent attacks by his followers

36

 May 01, 2011 at 11:31 PM H W Says:

ABC News: NOT a drone attack. Special forces killed Bin Laden in "boots on the ground" combat.

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 May 01, 2011 at 11:37 PM 1LofaRide Says:

Just watch Hussein Ubama will relish and bask in the glow of "his" achievement and blame Honorable President Bush for failing to kill Usama.

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 May 01, 2011 at 11:38 PM charliehall Says:

Reply to #32  
PMOinFL Says:

Even at a most important time in our history, the most ignorant among us need to show just how much MORE ignorant they are.

Both the CIA and the US military are solely under the leadership of the President.

That being said, Obama was right in siding with the Republicans on the war in Afghanistan. This is a genuine victory for our President and our country.

Agreed. Congrats to whomever is responsible!

39

 May 01, 2011 at 11:39 PM Charlie Hall Says:

Reply to #29  
Anon Says:

Indeed. Yay! I hope this means an easy re-election for President Obama. Good job!

He was already +2 on the Lichtman keys, this makes him +3. Now the economy could completely collapse and he will still get re-elected.

40

 May 01, 2011 at 11:48 PM cliftonbochur Says:

baruch dayan emes

41

 May 02, 2011 at 12:01 AM Anonymous Says:

Not to take away anything from the happiness of this night, but if you heard the presidents speech you will understand why anyone except for liberals can not take this president, did you realize how many times he said the word "I" in the first few minutes of the speech? This person is so arrogant that I can simply throw up when listening to him. But I have to command his administration for a job well done.

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 May 02, 2011 at 12:05 AM Anonymous Says:

Osama is dead. He deserved it. Interesting life story, his mother is Jewish, Alia and her family resides in Israel. His mother was divorced from his father shortly after his birth. That makes Obsma a sefardi.

President Obama, applause to you!

43

 May 02, 2011 at 12:07 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #37  
1LofaRide Says:

Just watch Hussein Ubama will relish and bask in the glow of "his" achievement and blame Honorable President Bush for failing to kill Usama.

Agreed....Bush did nothing for 8 years. Kol Hakovod to our President. Obama finally cleaned up after Bush's failures on terrorism just like he had to clean up after Bush who nearly destroyed our economy. Limbaugh, Beck and Trump will be eating dirt. Obama will now have the moral high ground to dictate the parameters for a final settlement between EY and the Palestinians.

44

 May 02, 2011 at 12:08 AM A Says:

George W. Bush: 'This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world'

45

 May 02, 2011 at 12:08 AM Herzog Says:

Reply to #41  
Anonymous Says:

Not to take away anything from the happiness of this night, but if you heard the presidents speech you will understand why anyone except for liberals can not take this president, did you realize how many times he said the word "I" in the first few minutes of the speech? This person is so arrogant that I can simply throw up when listening to him. But I have to command his administration for a job well done.

Yeah, like the way he flew onto an aircraft carrier with a big Mission Accomplished when nothing was, in fact, accomplished? Oh wait, that was the other guy.

47

 May 02, 2011 at 12:10 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #37  
1LofaRide Says:

Just watch Hussein Ubama will relish and bask in the glow of "his" achievement and blame Honorable President Bush for failing to kill Usama.

He didn't blame Bush. Infact he gave credit to Bush for initiating the order. I wish some of you would learn to listen before you open your racist mouth.

48

 May 02, 2011 at 12:22 AM Anonymous Says:

After talking about himself for five minutes he finally remembered to thank some other people. By him its always "i" when there is credit to take and always the republicans or bush when there is blame. I was so excited until I had to listen to him. Uch.

49

 May 02, 2011 at 12:28 AM Anonymous Says:

For all of you who are gloating, and are allegedly frum, kindly note that according to Halacha, one is prohibited form gloating or even rejoicing at at the death of our enemies. Incidentally, to #13, (Sol B), Bin Ladin's compound was attacked today, and not a week ago. I always maintained that if enough money was spread around, someone would blow the whistle on his location. This is what happened in 2003, when Iday and Qusay Hussein (the evil sons of Saddam Hussein) were killed in a firefight. Someone gave their location to the U.S. Army, and was paid millions of dollars. He and his family were also brought to the USA.

50

 May 02, 2011 at 12:31 AM L L Says:

10 years, $1.3trillion - and we won big time. What a win

51

 May 02, 2011 at 12:31 AM open minded Says:

if you listen to the media you might think that obama himself went to pakistan and shot bin ladin.

mr president, congratulations!
you said in your statement that we didnt bring the afghanistan war upon ourselves, on that notion please explain the war in libya...
you also said that we are not at war with islam, i hope behind closed doors you talk the truth.

52

 May 02, 2011 at 12:36 AM Anonymous Says:

I have no problem with him taking credit, but I also want him to take blame. I want to hear "I am responsible for high unemployment, I am responsible for high gas prices, I am responsible for the still slow economy,
when I will hear this for a change, then he can take personal credit too.

53

 May 02, 2011 at 12:52 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #17  
Anonymous Says:

The Republicans might as well cancel their primaries. Obama will be president for another 4 more years. I can't wait to see the looks on some of my Republican's friends faces.

Are you on drugs? Nearly double digit unemployment, the largest national debt in history, home foreclosures at all time highs........unless he pulled the trigger, he gets little if any credit for this. The military, which he and his racist wife hate, gets all of the credit through years of intelligence.......try listening to the reports.

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 May 02, 2011 at 01:01 AM Anonymous Says:

He should take credit for what..........answering "yes" to the question, "Mr. President, we have Bin Laden dead to rights with very little protection, can we proceed?" Are you joking. Barack Hussein is personally responsible for making our borders less safe which has resulted in American fatalities and you want to give him credit for saying "yes". Stop drinking the koolaid.

55

 May 02, 2011 at 01:09 AM Anonymous Says:

Bin Laden's death is a great victory for our military and all of the intelligence work over the past 10 years. The nation needed a victory after all of the economic devastation caused by the Obama administration over the past 2 years plus. It's interesting that Obama stated the US won't tolerate its security being threatened......Mr.Obama, try looking at our borders and the mess you 've created. Your speech writers may want to rewrite that. Great job men and women of the military and especially those brave souls that carried out this operation.

56

 May 02, 2011 at 01:15 AM A Says:

Pres Obama personally called former Presidents Bush(43) and Clinton to inform them of the killing of OBL.

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 May 02, 2011 at 01:40 AM Mr-critic Says:

Reply to #42  
Anonymous Says:

Osama is dead. He deserved it. Interesting life story, his mother is Jewish, Alia and her family resides in Israel. His mother was divorced from his father shortly after his birth. That makes Obsma a sefardi.

President Obama, applause to you!

and my comment for #46 applies for you to. while we are on the topic..do you mind clarifying who "obsma" is? perhaps your spelling reflects your IQ level

58

 May 02, 2011 at 01:49 AM Hello??? Says:

For all those who are congratulating Obama on OBL's death, I thought we weren't supposed to be at war anymore? wasn't he elected on the "anti-war" platform? Didn't he promise that we would already be out of Iraq and Afganistan? Didn't he vote against the war as a senator? (maybe he voted "present"... he didn't vote on much).

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 May 02, 2011 at 02:25 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #57  
Mr-critic Says:

and my comment for #46 applies for you to. while we are on the topic..do you mind clarifying who "obsma" is? perhaps your spelling reflects your IQ level

You lack of capitalization and punctuation, clearly reflects your IQ level! Dumb Critic, stay in your lane.

60

 May 02, 2011 at 02:52 AM mendy Says:

World news recap... All in one week; a Birth Certificate, a Wedding Certificate and a Death Certificate!

61

 May 02, 2011 at 05:29 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #51  
open minded Says:

if you listen to the media you might think that obama himself went to pakistan and shot bin ladin.

mr president, congratulations!
you said in your statement that we didnt bring the afghanistan war upon ourselves, on that notion please explain the war in libya...
you also said that we are not at war with islam, i hope behind closed doors you talk the truth.

Even when the president accomplishes what you want, you can't help but hate? DId you say similar things when Bush landed on an air craft carrier with the words "mission accomplished?" Did you say as much when he publicly called Islam a "religion of peace?"

62

 May 02, 2011 at 07:55 AM chavi Says:

So who is going to distribute candies to the children in the streets?

63

 May 02, 2011 at 08:23 AM ishbibele Says:

Reply to #58  
Hello??? Says:

For all those who are congratulating Obama on OBL's death, I thought we weren't supposed to be at war anymore? wasn't he elected on the "anti-war" platform? Didn't he promise that we would already be out of Iraq and Afganistan? Didn't he vote against the war as a senator? (maybe he voted "present"... he didn't vote on much).

Doesn't matter what he said it matters what he did and he succeeded give him the credit its all his you blame him for all the wrongs so credit him for all the rights

64

 May 02, 2011 at 09:20 AM PMOinFL Says:

For so many people here, it is more important to bash Obama than to celebrate a national victory. How pathetic and sad.

65

 May 02, 2011 at 10:21 AM no obalabla Says:

Reply to #43  
Anonymous Says:

Agreed....Bush did nothing for 8 years. Kol Hakovod to our President. Obama finally cleaned up after Bush's failures on terrorism just like he had to clean up after Bush who nearly destroyed our economy. Limbaugh, Beck and Trump will be eating dirt. Obama will now have the moral high ground to dictate the parameters for a final settlement between EY and the Palestinians.

You are a true liberal nut case. Check your meds.

66

 May 02, 2011 at 05:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #65  
no obalabla Says:

You are a true liberal nut case. Check your meds.

You're a right wing nut case. Bush said in 2003 that finding Osama wasn't a priority for him. He said that his administration didn't know where Bin Laden was, and that they didn't care.

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