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    Bin Laden is dead

    Not sure how many of you tune into the news, but Bin Laden has been killed.

    I guess we now await his replacement, nothing much is likely to change except the head. Everyone will continue fighting and blaming each other nonetheless.

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    I'm for one am glad.
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    My friends on Facebook are currently soliciting song suggestions for his funeral. So far, they have:

    Every breathe you take - The Police
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    Mods emotive topic warning: Keep on topic, do not get personal or 7 day bans will be dished out without warning.

    It's a good thing he was brought to justice, but he used a woman as a human shield and she was killed. That sums up what I think of OBL.

    There are a lot of possible ramifications from extremists. Psychologically it is a good thing.
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    Well he is dead, but I would call it a far cry from being brought to justice.

    I doubt that it changes anything other than making Bin Laden a martyr. Al Qaeda is still there as a are large number of other loonie tune mobs.
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    Little to celebrate really
    He was trained for this roll by the USA anyway
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    I agree Kym, psychologically it is a good thing especially for every single person who lost somebody on September 11. Apparently hundreds of people are gathering at the site of the WTC.

    There are/will be people that are just as bad as him out there but today it's the news of his death that matters. I had not heard that he used a woman as his shield

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    Well, it is welcome relief that ObLis dead but, I think the awful image of Americans dancing in the street is over-the-top and will probably only serve the cause of those wishing to stir-up the gullible to be sucide bombers... and so the cycle will go on.

    Certainly, breathe a sigh of relief but, wild celebration only fuels the fire.

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    OBL maybe dead but nothing will change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty72 View Post
    wild celebration only fuels the fire
    I tend to agree, but maybe there will be a bit of venting (much the same as extremists celebrating US disasters),
    but then hopefully it may open up a more sane dialogue? We can but hope.

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    Does anyone have a link to his most recent portrait
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrDooba View Post
    Does anyone have a link to his most recent portrait
    With a hole in his head Why
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    I tend to agree, but maybe there will be a bit of venting (much the same as extremists celebrating US disasters),
    but then hopefully it may open up a more sane dialogue? We can but hope.
    That is my point. Remember the sense of outrage we felt when we saw images of people dancing in the streets over the various terrorist attacks. Why is it any less outrageous that we dance. Even more than that, how many young Muslims may see the US celebrations and be spurred to take up arms?

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    The real problem is that there are now dozens of them wanting to take his place, and each of those will be very happy to show us how much tougher they are than Osama was.

    I'm surprised that the story wasn't broken by Al Jahzira a week or so ago.

    I also find it strange that it took them 10 years to find a 6'4" skinny guy that needs dialisis 3 times a week.
    These types are certainly NOT common over there.
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    Those Navy Seal guys sure do have an extra set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrDooba View Post
    Does anyone have a link to his most recent portrait
    The official FBI/CIA photoshop -



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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    The official FBI/CIA photoshop -


    Pretty unflattering photos. Certainly wasn't taken by anyone on AusPhotography. I mean the white balance is all wrong in the later photo, and that square to the camera framing just makes his nose look gigantic. At least there is a nice neutral background to it. I wonder if the photographer considered using soft focus?

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    Thanks Peter for showing us the funny side of this.
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    Channel 9 actually showed the death shot on the news which I was very surprised by.

    I say good riddance, shame that al queda's #2 in charge is even more fanatical
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    Oh uncle Osama! what have the infidels done to you!

    in all seriousness. is the world a better place? yes... but there are so many bin ladens out there that one less wont make much of a dent... dont you think his terrorist cell will replace him.
    *sigh*
    its a twisted world we live in.

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