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That's so sad.
 

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Yeah, just heard as well. Interesting.<br><br>
Edit: A friend of mine posted this on Facebook in jest. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> (NSFW language)<br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M</a>
 

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Frankly I wish they would have just waited and let my show end instead of breaking in with 10 minutes left! And it is now after 11 and still no Presidential statement.... grrrrrrr
 

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Hmm, so they keep saying this is showing why we were at war and it was worth it, so does that mean we can finally end this stupid war?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>KirstenKat</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2881657"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hmm, so they keep saying this is showing why we were at war and it was worth it, so does that mean we can finally end this stupid war?</div>
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Not until the oil dries up. I mean... we're still fighting for democracy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Puppet Master</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2881643"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">(NSFW language)</span></b><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhnUgAaea4M</a></div>
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What gave it away? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AspireToInspire</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2881660"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What gave it away? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Hahaha! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I wasn't originally going to add that, but I figured I might as well cover all my bases juuuuusssst in case. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>chryssiie718</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2881648"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Frankly I wish they would have just waited and let my show end instead of breaking in with 10 minutes left! And it is now after 11 and still no Presidential statement.... grrrrrrr</div>
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I second that. I was all into Brothers and Sisters and they cut in on a cliffhanger!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>unovegan</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2881641"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That's so sad.</div>
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Why?
 

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He was just an isolated, sick old man and a figurehead.<br><br>
I doubt he had been in direct control of any militant operations on any meaningful scale in nearly a decade.<br><br>
I guess it could be construed as a good thing that he won't be responsible for any more deaths, but his own death isn't going to end all violence related to radical Islam by a long shot. If anything they have another martyr now, and lots of indoctrinated zealots ready to replace him and spread a philosophy of death and hatred.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2881700"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So what if he's dead?<br><br>
He hasn't meant anything for ten years now. He was just a sick, isolated old fugitive.<br><br>
There are millions of rabid fanatics in the Muslim world more dangerous than he is and more than willing to replace him.<br><br>
The man dies, but the ideology that threatens to destroy modern civilization rages like wildfire.</div>
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^Right. And the first thing that came to my mind, is that now muslims who followed him are angrier than ever and will most likely want to get revenge. Wouldn't it have been better if they brought him in alive? He'd have to talk SOME time.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2881700"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So what if he's dead?<br><br>
He hasn't meant anything for ten years now. He was just a sick, isolated old fugitive.<br><br>
There are millions of rabid fanatics in the Muslim world more dangerous than he is and more than willing to replace him.<br><br>
The man dies, but the ideology that threatens to destroy modern civilization rages like wildfire.</div>
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I agree. It doesn't end with this. I like and hope that it brings comfort to those who lost family in 9/11 but you there's millions just wanting to be in his shoes already.
 

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^Right. And the first thing that came to my mind, is that now muslims who followed him are angrier than ever and will most likely want to get revenge. .</div>
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I thought that too, this could just stir things up badly.<br>
He was the leader of a major terrorist group and bringing down the leader is a huge positive step, but that doesn't mean his followers will just give up.<br>
And You know, I'm against the death penalty and war, is it hypocritical that I'm happy we killed him
 

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Just as others have said, it really does nothing good. One big reason is this: I seriously doubt the entire terrorist network was like in Star Wars--kill the emperor and the war's over (everyone just surrenders). They've still got the entire network of people out there able to keep on doing what they're doing, and there's still someone who can take the leadership role. For that matter, the new leader probably already is in charge, and implementing the next attacks that were pre-planned in the event of his death.
 

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Yeah, my first thought was "too bad they couldn't capture him alive". As much as I'm happy that our troops finally got him, and I'm sure his removal will be good in the long term, making a martyr of him is likely to make the situation worse in the short term.<br><br>
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Extremist whackjobs get: A martyr to fuel their cause.<br><br><br>
We get: Some raggedy old man's bullet riddled corpse and half-hearted bragging rights.
 
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