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Al Qaeda issued a statement Friday, finally confirming that their leader Osama bin Laden was in fact killed. The letter was signed by the “general leadership” and said:

“We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims” the statement said according to the A.P., adding that his death would not “go in vain.” The statement also said, “We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries.”

According to SITE which ran three pages Al Qaeda will not die with it’s founder and that its members would “continue on the path of jihad.” Bin Laden’s blood, they added, would not be “wasted in vain.”

“It will remain, with permission from God the Almighty, a curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” the letter said.   “Soon — with help from God — their happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears.”

My Take:  These people are pissed off. Does anyone really think for one second that just because bin Laden is dead that they will just go sit in a corner and cry like school girls who we’re dumped at the prom? Osama bin Laden was nothing more than a figurehead at this point. There’s plenty left to do. We must not stop until all remnants of Al Qaeda are destroyed.


A few minutes ago on May 5, 2011, Arab TV announced that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini requested Iran’s President Ahmadinejad to step down from his post. This has not been confirmed nor verified by Western media as yet, however, it has been reported that several of his close aides are already under arrest.

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One can only hope this is going to actually happen. It hasn’t yet. Might not even. But we can hope and pray. And maybe somewhere in the near future possibly start to have some normalized relations with Iran.

No matter what id take this with a grain of salt.


“The girls can’t name the University of Miami quarterback, because I can’t name him,” Ellen Bakalian says. “I don’t follow sports. I don’t watch Miami games. I did for a little while afterward, but sports aren’t my passion. I watched because Jeff did.”

Monday, she woke up the girls, 12 and 10, in their suburban New Jersey home and said the man who killed their father was dead. They put American flags in the yard. They watched some news on television before school.

But as the shock faded, as the celebration outside the White House worked its way off television, she sat in her New Jersey home and felt her life of nevers hadn’t changed at all.

She’d still never see her husband again. She’d still never watch him with her children again.

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In case anyone needed a reminder as to why we are STILL fighting this war and will be for quite some time.


Subways and cabs let out a steady stream of flag-carrying New Yorkers, as chants of “USA, USA” broke out before turning to group renditions of “God Bless America” and other patriotic songs. Homemade placards broke the night sky, while more daring partiers climbed light poles and traffic lights to lead cheers. A number of military veterans were on hand, too, soaking in the event as a sort of makeshift victorious homecoming.

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I am as we all should be, very happy for the people of NYC, they have been though a lot over these past ten years. But they as well as the rest of us should not forget. This is not over. Not by a long shot. Don’t think for one second there won’t be some sort of an attempt at retaliation. While I hope there isn’t, common sense says there will be.


“This is a profoundly important moment not just for the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in al-Qaida’s other attacks but for people all over the world who want  to build a common future of peace, freedom, and cooperation for our children.

I congratulate the President, the National Security team and the members of our armed forces on bringing Osama bin Laden to justice after more than a decade of murderous al-Qaida attacks.”