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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
For me i think I had subconsciously attached the bin laden character to all of this war, big brother, patriot act, bankruptcy stuff and part of me was holding onto this juvenile and naive idea that he was the one thing keeping us from returning to sanity.
Like the politicians were killing this country hunting after their own white whale.
I knew as the reports were being made that whether bin laden was killed a week ago, years ago or at all the death of that white whale wasn't going to stop Ahab from sinking the ship.
And seeing the cheering crowds made me feel like the crew will be too happy to oblige The captains suicidal madness.
Now I just need to find a lifeboat or radio and get my ass out of here.
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Originally posted by CharterZZ
I to have had the same feeling as you today after hearing the news. I also read from i think it was a wikileaks article that while they held al-Qaeda prisoners at guantanamo bay, they said that if osama bin laden is ever caught or killed they would launch nuclear war on the world.
Hope to god this isnt true.
Originally posted by Vikus
It does mean something...
It means Obama is good at something , Obama is good at picking people out and killing them. He is going to use drones, he is going to use special ops, he is going to use smart bombs, and he is going to use them no matter how much anyone kicks and screams about it. If I were thinking about doing anything high profile and violent to the U.S., I would have second thoughts as long as Obama is President because I know there would be a drone with my name on it, no matter where I hide, and no matter how many human shields I have.
Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who've worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know their names.
Originally posted by truthseeker1984
reply to post by Vikus
You present an angle that I thought about addressing, but I didn't. You are 150% correct. The only thing that Obama has proven in his 2.5 years in office is that he can kill anybody he wants at any time, even while his own people are jobless, being kicked out of their homes, and paying $4+ dollars a gallon for gasoline to get to their minimum wage jobs (if they even have them).
Thanks for bringing that point up.
Peace be with you.
I honestly don't know if this whole thing is a Psy-Op, or if it's true (why would they give him a burial at sea instead of bringing the body back here to be analyzed to be 100% sure that it really is him?). I'm usually a "pics or it didn't happen" person, and seeing as the first picture that was released was a fake, and proven to be a fake, we really haven't seen any evidence that this whole thing isn't a Psy-Op.
With record high gas prices, rising food prices, unemployment at a realistic 16%, a defunct government more concerned about bickering between themselves than helping their constituents, an insurmountable national debt, et al., what has really been achieved by killing the boogeyman?
Originally posted by Anjin
With them dumping the body at sea all it really means is that the 2012 presidential campaign has begun.
By not bringing his body back to U.S. soil with hundreds of media present to document the body then we may as well say he ran off the Argentina and is chillin' with Hitler.
I think that was the dumbest thing they could have done. They say it was in accordance with Muslim law that the body had to be buried within 24 hours of death. Good thing non Muslims are afforded the same rights, eh?
Originally posted by Avenginggecko
1. Healthcare Reform
3. Lilly Ledbetter
5. Auto Bailout
6. Obama tax cuts
7. Extension of Bush tax cuts
8. Illegal immigration at lowest level in decades
9. No longer defending DOMA
10. First hispanic woman on supreme court
11. Getting OBL - something he promised in 2008
Those are quite a few accomplishments. Not everyone agrees on how positive each single one is - but I can tell you out of that list I'd say just about everyone in this nation benefited from these in some aspect.
Originally posted by Vikus
Most of the people that benefited are corporate fat cats, Wall Street insiders, rich medical insurers, and other crony capitalists.
The illegal immigrant thing is a BS number based on arrests that they can only do at certain periods. Why should we care about a hispanic woman in the Supreme Court, I thought we should judge people by character not on race.
And getting OBL and dumping him into the sea so quickly....I was giving Obama credit for this but something is starting to stink.