Osama is in American Hands by the American Hand

Watch the Obama announcement. what do you think?


  • I think good riddance. Bin Laden was not a nice man.
  • OBAMA OSAMA the key difference is B.S. <!-- s>__< --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/mad.gif" alt=">__<" title="mad" /><!-- s>__< --> they finally got that bastard!
  • Now I can tell my children that Osama was killed on my birthday.
  • 8 years to the day after the hunt began, if I'm not mistaken.
  • Definitely a great victory in the war on terror but I'm getting tired of all the "Rot in hell you piece of shit" stuff the kids from my school are posting on facebook and twitter...
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    [quote="deadfly"]Definitely a great victory in the war on terror but I'm getting tired of all the "Rot in hell you piece of shit" stuff the kids from my school are posting on facebook and twitter...[/quote] I'm with you Deadfly. It is very unsettling to see how some people are reacting to this. It's understandable to feel a sense of relief, but I don't see this as anything to cheer and parade about. There are a whole mix of emotions to be felt right now, but chanting and parading in the streets seems very inappropriate to me. But, I must say that I disagree with this being a victory in the war on terror. I have so many differing opinions jumbled around in my head right now though, that I won't get into the subject. Only time will tell what happens next.
  • The United States just created the biggest martyr in Talibanland.
  • I was glad that such a figurehead of hate and terror was killed, but it still looked wrong to see people cheering in the streets and such. I looked at it like this. They weren't cheering because a human life was lost, but because a symbol of terror had been ended. Or at least I like to think. Jesus taught us to love our enemies, and I've been trying to do that recently (It's hard!). It puts everything in a really different perspective.
  • I mean, I can understand the idea of cheering for a symbolic win. But isn't it a little early to 'celebrate'? We don't yet know what will come of this. If not a step forward towards fighting terrorism and ultimately ending the war, then what significance does it hold? I see it as potential for things to get better as well as potential for things to get worse as well as potential for things to stay exactly the same. I'm just waiting for what happens next.
  • TBH, I don't really think it has anything to do with him being a figurehead. He was a ruthless, intelligent man who I'm sure didn't stop making plans after 9/11. Who knows if others will carry out similarly horrific plans? Presumably they will, but it's just one less really truly bad apple to have around. What significance does it hold? What significance does anything hold? Not trying to be coy, but if you reject the significance within the situation (that, basically, he's the bad guy and we're preventing him from killing our folks), then we're getting into "War, what is it good for?" territory. Also, Wini, too true. Hey, Moondog, I'm down with loving everyone. I have no sympathy for their cause, but cultivating compassion is a good thing, no doubt. Job interview tomorrow morning... Nervous! Shouldn't be posting on a forum at 11pm.
  • I don't want to make it sound like I'm supporting him... Absolutely hate the cause and his choices and actions. But he's still human, after all. And that's the scary part too.
  • It's an appropriate time to remember 9-11 and every single soldier in Afghanistan since, but if we're going to idolize the death of anyone, I'm not going to be part of it. Not saying I'm not happy he's gone but I'm going to post what my "uncle" who's really just a long time friend posted on Facebook Am I the only one that finds last night’s celebration of Bin Laden’s death outside the White House offensive? While I couldn’t be happier Bin Laden is dead, the USA’s fight against terrorism isn’t over. In fact, it may have to intensify. This isn’t like VE or VJ Days at the end of WWII when our enemies were totally defeated. To me, the proper way to mark the occasion of Bin Laden’s death would have been a quiet remembrance of the people who died on 9/11 and members of the military who have given their lives since then. Refrain from the raucous behavior we so often look down upon when it occurs in foreign lands and save the chants of “U.S.A., U.S.A” for the Olympics.
  • edited May 2011
    Throughout this whole situation I felt kind of strange. It was feeling I couldn't explain, and still can't. Seeing people going absolutely crazy in the streets, rejoicing his death seemed so weird to me. I'm not pro-terrorism, or anything, not at all, but I just couldn't see how people reacted to the death of a menacing figure so happily.
  • I don't mean to reject the significance Dave. It's a big moment in history regardless of what happens from here.
  • USA! USA! <!-- s>__< --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/mad.gif" alt=">__<" title="mad" /><!-- s>__< --> the creepiest thing is the collection of facebook messages that said "thought it said OBAMA had died and was like yay!!!" as if they want our president dead? what the damn hell? what a messed up world! why would anyone want obama dead even if they didn't like his politics... he's our damn president and seems like sucha groovy guy! this was truly his magik week! with all this and that damn royal wedding it feels like the world is all big right now things are poppin what will happen next! maybe charles manson will die <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/sad.gif" alt=":(" title="sad" /><!-- s:( -->
  • i thought he was already dead... oops
  • [quote="MoonDog"]I don't want to make it sound like I'm supporting him... Absolutely hate the cause and his choices and actions. But he's still human, after all. And that's the scary part too.[/quote] Don't worry, I didn't think you supported him at all. I totally understand where you're coming from. It's a lot more uncomfortable to feel compassion for people than anger. Hey, G.O., have you ever seen Blazing Saddles? You know the part where the frontiersman is on the roof yelling: "The sheriff is a nig-[church bell tolls]" "Did he say the sheriff is near?" "No, gosh darn it, the sheriff is a nig-[church bell tolls]" "The sheriff is near!" Some people don't like Obama because of his policies. Many [i]say[/i] they dislike him because of his policies, but what's really stirring up that dislike is their racist feelings, whether they're aware of them or not. Racism is still a huge issue in this country, despite the touchy feel-y school programs about how the U.S.A. is the best because we don't enslave black people and we freed the Jews from the Nazi death camps (shouldn't have done it in the first place and should've done it sooner, respectively.) It's like the whole anti-Israeli sentiment in the U.S. Rationally, it makes a total of zero sense. If Mexicans launched several thousand rockets at Texas and Arizona to get back the land we took from them, do you think the U.S. would give them that land? And then give them more land when that land doesn't stop the terrorist attacks? Obviously, the answer to that is a laughably obvious "no." My feeling about Americans who sympathize with the Palestinians' desire to destroy Israel is that I'll understand their cause as soon as they give their land back to the Native Americans, the fucking hypocrites. Also, Inky, that seemed pretty bizarre to me as well. Celebrating a person's murder, even if that person was responsible for the murder of thousands, just seems grotesque.
  • this is dog garbage! :(|) save the bama for yr lamb ha!
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