Sunday, May 1, 2011
Bin Laden Dead
Several Media outlets are Report Bin Laden is dead... President is making an unscheduled announcement... 2130 eastern...
Bin Laden was killed May 2nd, 10 years after the 9-11 attacks. He was shot in a firefight with a small team of U.S. Navy Seals that raided the compound where he was holed up with some trusted advisers. He was hiding more or less in plain sight only 35 miles from Pakistan's capital Islamabad
Details of the raid are sketchy, it sounds like the Seals arrived in two choppers and a rehearsed plan, that reduced the likelihood of collateral damage.. Reports suggest the besides Bin Laden, three other people including one woman were killed. There has been no mention of American casualties. Bin Ladin's body is in American hands and has been positively ID-ed...
Obama finished addressing the nation, WE GOT THE SOB; Here's the video
From the CNN live Blog.. 0042am eastern
[Updated, 12:24 a.m. ET] A team of U.S. Navy SEALs carried out the operation in Pakistan that ended in the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, CNN's Chris Lawrence reported. The operation lasted about 40 minutes, and the team had practiced the raid a few times.
Earlier, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh, citing a senior Pakistani intelligence official, reported that members of Pakistan's intelligence service - the ISI - were on site in Abbotabad, Pakistan, during the operation that killed bin Laden. The official said he did not know who fired the shot that actually killed Bin Laden
In DC Crowds celebrate the Son of Bitch's Death in front of the White House after Obama's Speech