Osama Bin Laden is Dead!

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Bob Jones

Still truckless now farther away
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THE symbolism of the long chase to get him will also send many others to his cause. I hope that our side goes after the others that are running loose yet and gets them all. My grandson was in the group that had Sadam trapped when they caught him and is now in Afganistan so maybe he has two that he was in on but who evers sons and daughters were in on this, great job and we're proud of all of you. If we hadn't have gotten him it all would just drag on as it seemed to be doing. Yes there will be more hard and dangerous fighting but the more of the leader ship we take out or capture the more the rest of their forces will be loseing the control of the troops and the thinner the leadership becomes for them to rely on. we hope. There has to be more to keep pushing them down. and not letting them bounce back.
 
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The significance, has as been stated, this is a moral victory for those who are fighting for us and for us. I did mention that we should prepare, because there will be retaliation and yes, this will cause many of the extremest groups to rise and try to claim the top spot. However, to say this isn't significant, one way or the other would be to fool yourself.
I suppose my initial wording was poorly chosen. It is significant, I just don't see a reason to celebrate knowing what's most likely to follow.

I don't expect my viewpoint to be popular, I just can't feel this joy that everyone else seems to have about it.
 
#33
I can see that viewpoint. Sure, we have vengeance, but at what cost? If this escalates things in a bad way, which if you know much about their culture, it most likely will... Then those that are serving this country will be spread even more thin, and put in even more time over there away from their friends and families. I don't celebrate that for a second.

I'll celebrate when this shit show is all over.
Unfortunately, it will never be over!

Who is the Sheep? Who is the Wolf? Who is the Sheepdog?
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
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So I ask, have you served? Have you carried the burden of your country? Have you seen death either via conflict or crime? Have you seen your brothers or sisters who took the oath fall while you pushed on?

The significance, has as been stated, this is a moral victory for those who are fighting for us and for us. I did mention that we should prepare, because there will be retaliation and yes, this will cause many of the extremest groups to rise and try to claim the top spot. However, to say this isn't significant, one way or the other would be to fool yourself.
Yeah Fool. I'm a Vietnam Veteran. I have two Bronze Stars. Want to see them?
 

Ed Call

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One celebrates a birthday, , births, wedding, graduation or other similar milestone of our own perceived signifigance. Later those celebrations may be found to be short lived as aging, death of a loved one or inability to get a job may sour the theme. Celebrate when you can. Find one thing to rejoice about each day. There are not nearly enough days.
 

Philster

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I don't see this as particularly significant. It's not going to change what's going on, they're not going to call our troops home from three bullshit "wars," we're still going to be the world police. Osama has had little to no significance in the last decade.
No significance? Lenin was one of the most powerful figures in the soviet union while he was sitting in his coffin. Like it or not symbols matter. And when you're dealing with illiterates whose only education is learning the Koran by rote, in a language they don't even speak, it matters even more. It's a blow to them. A really big blow. Combined with some of the "democratic uprisings" (remember kids democracy doesn't mean freedom!), it sure as hell pulls another stick out of the Jenga pile.
 
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One celebrates a birthday, , births, wedding, graduation or other similar milestone of our own perceived signifigance. Later those celebrations may be found to be short lived as aging, death of a loved one or inability to get a job may sour the theme. Celebrate when you can. Find one thing to rejoice about each day. There are not nearly enough days.
You've met me... You know I never smile :p
 
#38
Yeah Fool. I'm a Vietnam Veteran. I have two Bronze Stars. Want to see them?
I believe you and I thank you! What you saw, I can rest assured was worse than what I have experienced. However, to attack me for my post and pointing out that I am a fool, without knowing me is quite interesting. With that, my comments will only be directed to the event, not to any particular person. I guess vets have varrying opinions as well!
 

jasmillo

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I can see that viewpoint. Sure, we have vengeance, but at what cost? If this escalates things in a bad way, which if you know much about their culture, it most likely will... Then those that are serving this country will be spread even more thin, and put in even more time over there away from their friends and families. I don't celebrate that for a second

I'll celebrate when this shit show is all over.
I agree, now bring them home from Afghanistan. Let them bring them bring the fight here again. We should ALL be in this fight, not just the military. Killing this prick is not going to prolong extremism. They have been here since before I was born and will be here after we die.
 
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stewart dee

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God bless America! Remember the towers? The Firemen, the family of the remembered? That fuck can burn in hell. The good lord has done his deed. Justice is not served. All those fucks can go to hell. God Bless America and God Bless our troops. USA!
 

Ed Call

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Larry, I don't need to see them. When I see you next, the beer will be on me. Time for a Kitsap get together. We can talk about today's events and raise a glass. Ron, you in? Others?
 

LBC

nymphing beads with a spey pole.
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bin laden was probably a bead fisherman. Im still trying to come up with ways in which the republicans can denounce this act as a poor choice beings as this is what they were trying to accomplish in bush administration. If the democrats in office had something to do with this, im sure its now a negative.
 
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