Obama: US operation killed al-Qaida head bin Laden; US in possession of body

Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade.

Across the nation, a decade of frustration lifts with bin Laden’s death, and Americans rejoice

Joyous at the release of a decade’s frustration, Americans streamed to the site of the World Trade Center, the gates of the White House and smaller but no less jubilant gatherings across the nation to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden – cheering, waving flags and belting the national anthem.

Killing bin Laden unlikely to kill the worldwide terrorist movement he inspired

U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its murderous leader, Osama bin Laden.


 

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3 Responses to “Osama bin Laden Dead”

  1. Anonymous

    My congratulations to our Intelligence Community (IC) and the US Navy Seals for a job well done! The question is: ‘Will Al Quida have the ability to ‘avenge’ their leader’s death?’ Maybe. Nonetheless, this is a big blow to Al Quida and at the very least there is a power vacuum at the top. At the best, there will be an internal power struggle that will destroy Al Quida. But, note, with the unrest in much of the Arab World, there is, surprisingly perhaps, not a lot of anti-American rhetoric. That should tell us something, too.