Osama bin Laden is dead

Posted: May 2, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Osama Bin Laden is no more. By the grace of God, he met his maker via a United …States of America missile or bomb! The United States is in possession of his body!See More

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(CBS News) The founder and spiritual figurehead for al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, is dead.Several officials confirmed the report to CBS News, and say that his body is currently in U.S. hands.A senior U.S. counterterrorism official told the Associated Press that bin Laden was killed in a ground operation in Pakistan, in a mansion near the capital, Islamabad. While details are still sketchy, CBS News correspondent Chip Reid reports from the White House that officials are saying bin Laden was shot in the head.President Barack Obama is expected to address the nation on the subject shortly.Watch President Obama’s address on bin Laden liveThe long-lost terrorist mastermind had eluded an aggressive hunt by U.S. authorities for nearly ten years since the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001.CBS News correspondent Lara Logan reports that human intelligence was vital in killing bin Laden, which is an important boost to the image of U.S. international intelligence gathering, and says that no enemy is safe anywhere.Bin Laden’s death is a major accomplishment for Mr. Obama and his national security team, as the administrations of both presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush hunted the Saudi-born terrorist.WikiLeaks: al Qaeda watched towers burn
Al Qaeda looks to co-opt Egypt, Tunisia unrest Security at “strategic places in Pakistan has been beefed up as a precaution against any retaliation to news of Osama bin Laden’s death”, a senior Pakistani security official told CBS News early on Monday. “If he(bin Laden) is really dead, there will be attempts to seek revenge,” said the official who spoke to CBS News on condition of anonymity.

Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Twitter: “#BinLaden’s death does not eliminate the threat from #alQaeda, but it is hard to see anyone playing the same organizational role he did.”

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/01/national/main20058777.shtml#ixzz1LABlgZBe

EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Compound Where Osama Bin Laden Was Killed


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The Secret Team That Killed bin Laden

From Ghazi Air Base in Pakistan, the modified MH-60 helicopters made their way to the garrison suburb of Abbottabad, about 30 miles from the center of Islamabad. Aboard were Navy SEALs, flown across the border from Afghanistan, along with tactical signals, intelligence collectors, and navigators using highly classified hyperspectral imagers.

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