At 5/2/11 04:59 PM, cast wrote:
I'm mainly curious to see how relevant this actually is, and how it will ultimately impact our lives as American citizens. My gut tells me this is more of a bad thing than a good thing... There HAS to be a shit load of pissed off extremists/terrorists, and who really knows what type of sleeper cells they already have in the United States, IF ANY.. WE DON'T KNOW.
US bases and embassies were put on high alert over the weekend and were just told about "kidnapping threats" Now I guess they know why they were on such high alert. Terrorist organizations are already threatening attacks.
I'm also very interested to learn of every detail about how this operation went down without getting into the itty specifics such as WHO shot Osama.. Wonder how long they knew where he was before blowing his head off? Also that kinda makes me mad, but I GUESS it had to be done.. I REALLY wish they would have captured him alive so we could put him on trial etc.. oh well. :P
I've gathered from the news reports that they went in with Navy Seals and there was an "intensive" fight once they got there. They killed Osama and 3 other guys and one woman was killed when one of the terrorists used her as a human shield (I don't really believe this bit, maybe to dehumanize the men that were just killed) and no American casualties. Osama was apparently shot in the head during the fight. They recovered his body, I suppose they made sure it was him and then they buried him at sea, oddly enough in observance Islam because they require the dead to be buried within 24 hours of death. They buried him at sea to avoid having a tomb stone or a grave site for extremists to gather around.
Apparently they had been planning the mission for some months and they had intelligence that it was harboring some high level folks. It's unclear if they actually knew Osama was in the mansion. Obama had been briefed on the mission extensively and ultimately gave the order to proceed on Friday before checking out tornado damage in the South. From what I've read he was pretty involved as far as a President can be.
I would personally affix mirrors to Osama's body and shoot him into orbit.. Telescope sales would hit record highs, plus we need more astronomers, also it's already a cool hobby. BYE
But then he'd have a space-grave to visit! I don't really agree with burying him at sea. He was not a Muslim and has been denounced by most in the world, even his own homeland (Saudi Arabia stripped his citizenship). I say he was not a Muslim because he was an extremist with his own agenda and is about as much of a Muslim as those cultists who have suicide pacts are Christians. They claim they are but we all know it's bullshit. They should have brought his body back to the USA, done an autopsy, catelogued everything and set it to be classified for like 50 years like everything else so that eventually all will be able to see it. Of course make extra special sure it was actually him and then after all was said and done, give him a burial at sea and don't even say what sea.