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US news agencies saying that Osama is dead.

Wiggywoo, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

first

secretariat on demand (Z S), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol

shamefully blowable (latebloomer), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

estkella (k3vin k.), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

MJ GONE / OUR NIGGA DEAD

J0rdan S., Monday, 2 May 2011 02:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

i feel so much safer

secretariat on demand (Z S), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

guess i need to go figure out what channel cnn is

markers, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Don't know what difference it makes now, he was not the cause of 9/11, nor the reason Bush put us at war, but still...it's significant given he has been a hunted man for a decade.

Wiggywoo, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

x-post It's on like every channel right now.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

MJ GONE / OUR NIGGA DEAD

― J0rdan S., Sunday, May 1, 2011 10:52 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

lol

call all destroyer, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

CNN and others are reporting it. Wolf Blitzer is babbling about it with little information. President Obama is going to speak about it.

curmudgeon, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

mostly i'm just pissed that this is preemepting msnbc's airing of "sex slaves: uk"

J0rdan S., Monday, 2 May 2011 02:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait hasn't the statute of limitations passed?

mookieproof, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

x-post - lol

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

wolf blitzer + john king making sure you know that you will always, always, always remember the moment you heard the words "osama bin laden is dead"

these guys are the stupidest assholes on the face of the earth imo

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

Obama hits the airwaves in 1/2 hour

staph white pulvules like (Schlafsack), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

I had to change the channel because it depressed me that I would remember that I was watching Wolf Blitzer.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Monday, 2 May 2011 02:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

i will remember that daniel, esq told me on ilx -- where the elite gets its news

mookieproof, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

o well, miss u big guy

call all destroyer, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Osama Bin Laden was completely responsible for 9/11.
WE WON

but I want a bongo drum (CaptainLorax), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

good night, not-so-funny man

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is the death of swag

J0rdan S., Monday, 2 May 2011 03:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

wolf blitzer + john king making sure you know that you will always, always, always remember the moment you heard the words "osama bin laden is dead"

i was eating a bowl of cereal, lamenting my life...now i'm eating a bowl of cereal and celebrating america

shamefully blowable (latebloomer), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

my ipad told me
good.

And thusly create the illusion of babby (forksclovetofu), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

i was watching a season 4 mad men episode and refreshing ilx

call all destroyer, Monday, 2 May 2011 03:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm not trying to be funny. I'm pissed off.
Who knows what sorts of disinformation will continue to spread and how many people will eat it whole

but I want a bongo drum (CaptainLorax), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

let's take a moment to think of the budding comedy writer who was controlling his fake twitter account -- what will become of his career aspirations?

J0rdan S., Monday, 2 May 2011 03:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

secretariat on demand (Z S), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

finally, something that will shut Trump up

maybe

I've seen it in your eyes and I've read it in blogs (King Boy Pato), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

emergency gif

secretariat on demand (Z S), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Obama to allow Trump inspect the alleged body at noon tomorrow

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe u should concentrate on yr bro murdoch, pato

mookieproof, Monday, 2 May 2011 03:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

call all destroyer, Monday, 2 May 2011 03:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

If David Gregory says "breathtaking" one more time I want to see some actual hyperventilation.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^ YES. RIGHT ON.

Guy? Guy? It's me, your cousin, Marvin Mann-Dude (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

can i get an ilx 2011 death pool update

J0rdan S., Monday, 2 May 2011 03:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

obama right now

estkella (k3vin k.), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Alex Jones
CIA Asset Bin Laden 'killed'.
about a minute ago · 755 · Like ·

cum dude (Princess TamTam), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Although I kind of dug David Gregory's whole flashlight-under-the-chin ghost-story delivery.

Guy? Guy? It's me, your cousin, Marvin Mann-Dude (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

[Approved commenter] mypalfish

I'd rather have Bin Laden hiding for many more years than have Obama get the credit...and guaranteed re-election. How could Bush fail for 8 years and Obama gets him in just a few? Ugh.

Now at the Phillies/Mets game, the fans are chanting USA and OBAMA. This is the worst possible news.

the wages of sin is about tree fiddy (WmC), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

x-post lol yes re: gregory

omg thread's too fast

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

no one had bin laden!

Dead Pool 2011

estkella (k3vin k.), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

i will always remember. i was at an anime convention, watching "full metal panic" in a dark conference room when i got bored and opened twitter on my iPhone.

RIP BIG MAN

gr8080, Monday, 2 May 2011 03:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

I hope Obama just comes out and goes 'WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE HOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSE???'

suge knight rider (Neanderthal), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^winner xp

mookieproof, Monday, 2 May 2011 03:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

@estekella - ROFFLES and OTM (pardon the pun).

Wiggywoo, Monday, 2 May 2011 03:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man I wish he'd bring Biden out with him for the statement. We need some giddy.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

smoke something, bitch

J0rdan S., Monday, 2 May 2011 03:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

never forget "traditional Muslim burial at sea"

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll take the blame for inducing Morbs to replace Perrin with Greenwald.

All that interests me in today's post is Bradley Manning, and, yes, what's happening IS shameful. But I don't remember any libs in this here joint giving the prez credit for killing OSL. That's for Kevin Drum and the Beltway apparatchiks who design TIME cover stories.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

the USSR was not really right-wing at all in any meaningful way -- they didn't support existing hierarchies, they wiped them out en mass

I was gonna say this very thing but Morbz kiboshed it... but yeah the USSR in a way was beyond ideology together. It was just gangsters and the naked exercise of power, with a thin veneer of "leftist" rhetoric.

xp

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

even if you get into the 'state capitalist' critiques of the USSR, right wing isn't the right term

but hey, Morbs wasn't wrong on the first usage. If you want to use a random pejorative to denote hostility to civil rights and liberties, the Soviets are as good as any.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i give the prez a ton of credit for killing OSL, but i wouldn't consider my positions on foreign affairs or OSL to be traditional ilx-lib opinion

Mordy, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

saying that the US will likely resemble the USSR in 40 (10?) years does not mean it will be "Communist,"

USSR didn't have corporations so um no

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's just such an outlier though - warrantless wiretapping and arrest is scary because it can happen to anybody and on a large scale. teams of navy seals busting down our doors or drone strikes on us citizens not so much

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think OBL getting whacked is actually the point here - the secrecy on something like this, something so popular around the world that it was celebrated, is representative of the Obama White House's general hostility to openness and furtherance of Bush-era civil liberties abuses

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"compromising secret systems and techniques used by the CIA and the military" - gee, can't believe phrases like this get a strict civil libertarian like GG het up

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

by any definition "right wing" denotes embrace of property, tradition, and at its cleverest an appropriation of leftist discourse to hide reactionary tendencies (e.g. Reagan quoting Thomas Paine again and again). The USSR um didn't do any of this.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think OBL getting whacked is actually the point here - the secrecy on something like this, something so popular around the world that it was celebrated, is representative of the Obama White House's general hostility to openness and furtherance of Bush-era civil liberties abuses

otm

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

corporations are our Central Committee, Shakes

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

well again what are they being secretive about in this particular case...? seems like tons of details leaked

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't we have more important things to be doing, like clamoring for the release of j edgar's fbi files?

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Last August, The New Yorker published what it purported to be a comprehensive account of the raid, based on mostly anonymous White House claims, that made Barack Obama look like a mix of Superman, Rambo and Clint Eastwood

why does GG have to do this? he has to add his extra layer of sweaty bullshit to everything. yes, the NYer account read like an airport novel, yes, it was thinly and anonymously sourced, but it made Barack Obama look like a dude in an office saying "ok let's do it". it had a boner for the SEALs, sure.

goole, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe the obl stash will be unsealed in 50 years like the JFK file

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah the "sooooo not important" card

xxp

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's an entire Greenwald column linked here about what's they're being secretive about, and 2/3 of it isn't actually on OBL

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, the late great's look here is worse than Morbs'

Dismissing concerns about the security state with a handwave and a WHOOOOO CARES is a half-step from "if you don't do anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about"

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not saying that. i'm just saying i'm a lot more troubled by things like knowing the criteria for airport watch lists or what exactly people in fuantanamo are charged with than knowing the details of the obl raid

fight the real enemy etc

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

On March 14th, Obama called his national-security advisers into the White House Situation Room and reviewed a spreadsheet listing possible courses of action against the Abbottabad compound. Most were variations of either a JSOC raid or an airstrike. Some versions included coöperating with the Pakistani military; some did not. Obama decided against informing or working with Pakistan. “There was a real lack of confidence that the Pakistanis could keep this secret for more than a nanosecond,” a senior adviser to the President told me. At the end of the meeting, Obama instructed McRaven to proceed with planning the raid.

superman, rambo and clint must've been having a pretty slow week when the NYer decided to base its portrayal of obama on them.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I trust Obama not to use the powers he just signed into law (in spite of neverending evidence), and surely they will be repealed before a Mormon dog-roofer possesses them."

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

morbs, your goal-post shifting, unwillingness to engage with those engaging with you, obtuseness, etc is legendary but today's apparently a banner day.

Clay, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

o i c

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh idk, there's a lot about the BL raid that's nasty, and while i'm wearily jaded about its use politically, that's pretty nasty too.

goole, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am sure glad killing OBL at least put an end to all that airport security Terror Theatre, I'll give ya that!

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

t/f: extralegal black hits are bad but if anyone on earth deserved one it's osama bin laden

the trouble is the capability to do the thing doesn't exist in a vacuum; OBL might have been 'exceptional' as a person but the act of killing him turns out not to be

goole, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh it said more about the state of things re: Pakistan/US than anything

mh, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

you know pre-9/11 i had an opportunity to work at lawrence livermore national lab on a naval oceanography environmental remediation project that was yanked because they didn't think it was worth the effort to try to get a security clearance for a nationalized citizen who was born in iran

where was the aclu on that day is what i wanna know

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh...

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

true story! (joeks bruv)

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

:(

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 27 April 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man did i just kill the thread??

:-(

the late great, Friday, 27 April 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah

The fact is, OBL was in a sovereign nation that is nominally an ally, but an absolutely unreliable and often hostile one. That also meant that taking the legal path, by formally sharing info with the Pakistani government, obtaining its permission and planning a joint operation, with OBL taken into their custody until extradition could be arranged, was more or less a doomed option. Once legality is taken off the table, it is entirely off the table.

Aimless, Friday, 27 April 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

My reaction to the whole thing is still kind of mouth-hanging-open awe in that it was "Hey, sorry Pakistan but we found Osama hiding in your country so we sent an elite kill squad in. Uh, what is up with him being in your country anyway? Kind of weird, hope you don't mind. Love, US"

mh, Friday, 27 April 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

viva

am0n, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bin Laden is the new Titanic

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unless they somehow tagged the body or container with a locator beacon or something, no one is ever finding that.

mh, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brian Williams, on bended knee in the Situation Room.

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/03/nbc_news_top_hagiographer/

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP

frogbs in the trap (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

Conspiracy theorists just got a new tank of high-octane...

Newly released emails say no sailors watched bin Laden’s burial at sea after Navy SEAL raid

WASHINGTON — Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony.

The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the al-Qaida leader’s death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 23 November 2012 20:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

http://www.esquire.com/features/man-who-shot-osama-bin-laden-0313?click=pp

guy has no healthcare

goole, Monday, 11 February 2013 17:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

isn't that against the law now

Welcome to my world of proses (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 11 February 2013 18:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

read the memo, Shakey Mo.

Aimless, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

I meant not having healthcare. somebody tax that guy!

Welcome to my world of proses (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 11 February 2013 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Government don't care shocker!

not_goodwin, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Government don't health care shocker!

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 February 2013 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

shakey otm

manti 乒乓 (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 12 February 2013 20:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

Conspiracy thoughts: this guy sold his story to Hollywood (a breach of govt contract) and so the govt says "peace, good luck".

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 13 February 2013 19:56 (1 year ago) Permalink


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