Osama Bin Laden confirmed dead, story developing
It is being reported by Fox News that Osama Bin Laden was killed by a US missile over a week ago, US delayed reporting it because they wanted to match DNA testing.
Many sources are confirming, the story is developing. Not confirmed whether it was in Pakistan or Afghanistan.
Last week the hunt for Bin Laden was in the news, and it was reported the Obama Administration was placing pressure on the CIA to intensify the hunt.
10:54 NBC News is now confirming the story as well. They are stating it took place in Pakistan, and that the president is going to address it in a speech shortly.
11:03 ABC news is reporting that US has his body and has identified it with DNA.
11:28 LOL….. Brian Williams just said “someday you will remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news of Bin Laden’s death.” I was sitting on my couch, covered in self-tanner, watching Khloe and Lamar.
11:31 WHERE IS OBAMA? He should’ve been on TV an hour ago.
11:35 Brian Williams on NBC News is now stating it wasn’t a drone strike and probably a special ops raid. I wish he would’ve been taken alive.
11:39 OBAMA IS ON TV. WOW. Just got chills. Wowowowowowowowowowowow. This is history, folks.
11:43 Obama just confirmed he was killed via a fight, not via missile. Good news. It happened TODAY, I guess.
11:40 I could never be president because I am horrible at keeping secrets and would spill beans from every briefing. PSTTTTTT GUESS WHAT I HEARD.
11:54 Thanks to CJ on Facebook for this GIF:
12:05 President Bush released a statement:
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.
12:23 John McCain releases statement:
I am overjoyed that we finally got the world’s top terrorist. The world is a better and more just place now that Osama bin Laden is no longer in it. I hope the families of the victims of the September 11thattacks will sleep easier tonight and every night hence knowing that justice has been done. I commend the President and his team, as well as our men and women in uniform and our intelligence professionals, for this superb achievement.
But while we take heart in the news that Osama bin Laden is dead, we must be mindful that al-Qaeda and its terrorist allies are still lethal and determined enemies, and we must remain vigilant to defeat them
12:28 Jim Miklaszewski at the Pentagon says assault was done by Navy SEALS helicopters special ops raid, 35 miles outside of Islamabad. They found the compound by following 2 carriers. Several civilians were killed in the firefight, including a woman that was used as a human shield. Bin Laden’s adult son was also killed in the fight.
12:34 Ohio State students jumping in Mirror Lake which is typically reserved for Michgan vs Ohio State football game. Proud to be an American today and proud to be a Buckeye! Wish I could be there