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May 01, 2011

BREAKING: Obama To Address Nation At 10:30 EDT UPDATE: CNN Says It's "National Security Related". Multiple Confirmations: Bin Laden Dead. CNN Says Not A Drone But "Human Action". "Shot In The Head"


Above The Fold Update:

Today!? Wow, the operation went down today. US team went in, there was a firefight and Bin Laden was killed. No Americans were hurt.


CBS reports OBL was "shot in the head." Whoever did it is the new Most Interesting Man in the World.

BEYOND AWESOME: CNN says it wasn't a drone but "a human operation". Up close and personal motherfucker.

CNN says he was killed "in a mansion outside of Islamabad, Pakistan".

The hell with those bastards in Pakistan.

If Obama gave an okay to an action (drone/direct), I have to give him props for that. That's ballsy. Islamabad ain't the N.W. Frontier.

Reports are that fans at the Mets-Phillies game chanted USA! USA! as news spread.

People spontaneously showing up at White House singing national anthem and God Bless America.

House Intelligence Committee aide says WE GOT HIM!

RT @jacksonjk: House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body.

You can run fuckers but you can't run forever.

Rumsfeld Chief of Staff says they killed Bin Laden. CBS is reporting that now.

That would tie to a tip I got that threat and security levels have been raised at US bases worldwide. That could be in preparation for preset reprisal attacks.

This would be great news but possibly dangerous in the short run.

I'm not questioning the timing. I'm not worried if it gives Obama a bump in the polls. I'm fucking going to pop some champagne and drink a toast to the military and the memories of those who died on 9/11 and in the War on Terror that followed. I'll add in George W. Bush and yes, the President of the United States of America.

We'll know in a minute.

Original Post:
Not sure why but it's from someone in the White House press office.

This can't be good.

Nothing on cable nets yet. Stay tuned.

Update: Cable nets are just saying the statement is coming but there's no word on the topic. That just seems odd.

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