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The compound, within which al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed, is seen in flames after it was attacked in Abbottabad in this still image taken from video footage from a mobile phone May 2, 2011. Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. helicopter raid on a mansion near the Pakistani capital Islamabad early on Monday, officials said, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. officials said bin Laden was found in the million-dollar compound in the military garrison town of Abbottabad, 35 miles north of Islamabad. REUTERS/Stringer

May 2, 2011

The compound, within which al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed, is seen in flames after it was attacked in Abbottabad in this still image taken from video footage from a mobile phone May 2, 2011. Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. helicopter raid on a mansion near the Pakistani capital Islamabad early on Monday, officials said, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. officials said bin Laden was found in the million-dollar compound in the military garrison town of Abbottabad, 35 miles north of Islamabad. REUTERS/Stringer

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Better late than never. This should have been done 8 – 9 years ago when the marines apparently had him in their rifle sights in ToraBora, but were ordered not to shoot.

I think (General) Ike might have responded to 911 more discretely, while just as aggressively, than (sometime Reservist) W did. A choice that would have saved us much blood and treasure, instead of straining our precious resources while the banksters looted the store.

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And, oh yes… Apparently Osama wasn’t so fond of caves after all–some comrades always seem to be more equal than others. Reminds me of hungry labor organizers that inevitably turn into fat cat, limousine loving, high paid union bosses.

By the way, just for comparison: General (Black Jack) Pershing very publicly had captured (Muslim) Morro tribesmen shot with bullets dipped in pig fat, their bodies wrapped in pig skin, and buried face down after 24 hours with their feet towards Mecca. Talk about sending a message.

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