U.S. missiles may have gotten bin Laden’s son

Good news, if true, from The Washington Post:

The second-oldest son of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was apparently killed in a U.S. missile strike inside Pakistan this year, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Thursday.

Saad bin Laden, 27, an al-Qaeda member who has been linked to terrorist bombings in Saudi Arabia, is believed to have been among the victims of a series of strikes by unmanned CIA Predator aircraft in the past few months, the officials said. If confirmed, he would be the closest relative to bin Laden killed by U.S. forces since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

“There are some indications that he may be dead, but it’s not 100 percent certain,” said a Washington-based counterterrorism official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing the sensitive nature of CIA operations along the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier. He declined to say precisely when and where the strike occurred.

172 comments Add your comment

A. Teesman

July 23rd, 2009
2:51 pm

This monster, Osama, should know personal loss from his evil activities. I hope he has.

Normal

July 23rd, 2009
2:54 pm

One down, how many more to go?

ty webb

July 23rd, 2009
2:58 pm

Thank god he wasn’t waterboarded. Oh the humanity.

getalife

July 23rd, 2009
2:58 pm

They killed Saddam’s sons first.

Just sayin.

Joey

July 23rd, 2009
2:58 pm

Bono will surely not let President Obama hug him when they next meet.

TnGelding

July 23rd, 2009
3:01 pm

Wake me when they get daddy. I thought it would have been by now.

George American

July 23rd, 2009
3:03 pm

This American triumph is certainly the result of the Bush/Cheney policies that have yet to be thrown out by the Omamatang administration.

Turd Ferguson

July 23rd, 2009
3:06 pm

Obama will probably be offering public apologies to the Bin Laden family.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 23rd, 2009
3:10 pm

Trying to kill al Qaeda!

Investigation time.

AmVet

July 23rd, 2009
3:11 pm

Great news.

Yeah, these BotchCo sycophants think it’s all a game.

Because their gutless kids, like themselves, will never serve, much less put their sorry a__es on the line…

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 23rd, 2009
3:11 pm

Let’s put Obozo on the dock.

He didn’t read the dude his constitutional rights!

No due process!

eewww!

Kamchak

July 23rd, 2009
3:12 pm

“Obama will probably be offering public apologies to the Bin Laden family.”

He should be offering them a tall glass of turd lemonade.

jt

July 23rd, 2009
3:14 pm

Normal-

Good story.
If you ate one seriously, I salute you.
I would like to see and smell one. Maybe watch a drunk squid eat one.
A balut I remember now. I didn’t know it was duck. That is all dad will talk about Korea. Balut and paper houses.

Normal

July 23rd, 2009
3:24 pm

jt, ever smell one of those pickled eggs you can get in bars? that times ten, with a touch of ripe road kill…seriously.

thomas

July 23rd, 2009
3:24 pm

How many civilian casualties were there to hopefully have gotten his son?

Are we now celebrating killing citizens as long as we feel the ends justify the means?

Brad Steel

July 23rd, 2009
3:28 pm

Whine spews: “He didn’t read the dude his constitutional rights!”
Kamchak offers a crude epithet to his genius: “Obama will probably be offering public apologies to the Bin Laden family.”

The haters offer nothing but the hate. They can stand Obama’s many successes, especially if it involves the military. It castrates the weak defense BS. Sorry haters, wrong again!

jt

July 23rd, 2009
3:32 pm

And in closing for the day,

Don’t hate me but…..

It is sick to be happy over the killing of a son.

You republicans and democrats perpetuate this shame.

Jake

July 23rd, 2009
3:33 pm

thomas – There aren’t any citizens, just collateral damage. If the gutless citizenry allows the terrorists to hide among them they deserve whatever they get. just sayin’

thomas

July 23rd, 2009
3:33 pm

so its a success to kill innocent civilians now?

This was a bad practice when started and contiunes to be one today.

Kamchak

July 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

Brad

Recheck my post at 3:12 and notice the quotation marks.

Turd Ferguson

July 23rd, 2009
3:36 pm

Obama’s successes = Oxymoron for the year!!

Bin Ladens sons death was before Obama stole the Presidency so dont go jumping there too quickly lil Brad…LOL.

Cant you guys come up with something other than hate, haters, hay-in, etc.? Its just so 80’s. We need new material with which to work.

@@

July 23rd, 2009
3:36 pm

“Shades” of Qadaffi.

Redneck Convert

July 23rd, 2009
3:37 pm

Well, I’m flat-out disappointed to learn about this. Killing one of this guy’s sons. The reason is because if they’d of been a little more patient, they could of got the whole fambly.

Turd Ferguson

July 23rd, 2009
3:37 pm

Kamchak is correct. Pay attention lil Brad…LOL.

Class of '98

July 23rd, 2009
3:39 pm

And pinkos have nothing to say except to call conservatives “haters”.

Well thought-out argument. Who was your poli-sci professor, Diddy?

thomas

July 23rd, 2009
3:40 pm

Jake, So you feel the people who happen to be born and then live there have 2 choices die, or die. The terrorist run the region, they have superior weapons and they run the law. So what is it that you would do if you were unfortunate enough to be born in Pakistan and didn’t have the money or power to leave. Never mind yo already answered that you do not think their life is valid. Hope that noone ever feels that your life is not valid, because of those who rule your habitat.

Turd Ferguson

July 23rd, 2009
3:43 pm

Obama is a fence sitter, glad-hander, molly coddler, doo doo gooder and double-talker.

Rightwing Troll

July 23rd, 2009
3:47 pm

Good shot Obama! It’s about time we actually started to punish some of those actually involved in the attack on our country…

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
3:51 pm

Dang, Kamchak, you hater you.

getalife

July 23rd, 2009
3:52 pm

Pakistan wants a slice of that drone technology.

They know it works.

AmVet

July 23rd, 2009
3:53 pm

I’m not sure about this Uppity Muslim.

I’d like to know if he is or isn’t an adherent of the Cheney Doctrine -Ready, Fire, Aim!

getalife’s, right. The adults are back in charge and that PO’s the hell outta the lamebrains in the Party of No’s “base”…

Just keep getting your clocks cleaned every other November and we’ll keep on laughing with, er…at, you…

Peadawg

July 23rd, 2009
3:59 pm

Like I said earlier…when are we going to prosecute Obama for murder and an unjust war? There was a story earlier today about a soldier dieing in Afghanistan.

AmVet

July 23rd, 2009
4:02 pm

“…about a soldier dieing..”

Not only juvenile, the poster needs to learn gooder English…

Peadawg

July 23rd, 2009
4:03 pm

Typical dem, not questioning the actual claim. just pointing out petty spelling errors. and you’re perfect, right AmVet? Ya right.

getalife

July 23rd, 2009
4:05 pm

Wow, now the cons are peacemongers.

All those hours playing video games have paid off for the drone pilots.

Nice shot.

RB from Gwinnett

July 23rd, 2009
4:05 pm

“How many civilian casualties were there to hopefully have gotten his son?”

Unless the boy was enlisted in the Pakistani army, HE was a civilian casualty. Al Quaada isn’t an army and has no uniform. They’re all civilians.

And unless we’ve declared war in Pakistan, we’re atacking a country that didn’t attack us too!!

I’m glad the maggot is dead and hope his daddy joins him soon.

getalife

July 23rd, 2009
4:09 pm

RB,

They have Pakistan’s cooperation in the mission.

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
4:11 pm

Buehrle just pitched a perfect game in Chicago.

Bosch

July 23rd, 2009
4:11 pm

I don’t really know how to respond to news like this. I kind of agree with thomas, it’s kind of sick to celebrate someone’s death, but as a believer in the death penalty, I have to be satisfied with a certain justice.

thomas

July 23rd, 2009
4:13 pm

RB, very valid point that in actuality they are all civilians as none belong to an actual army by standard norms.

In my post I was more talking about those who are not a part of any terrorist network, but instead mere innocents living in the mountains.

I too am glad that another who has made the choice to deny any peace and only seek violence is hopefully dead.

It is just odd to me that many who oppossed such things only months ago, now celebrate the killing of innocents.

Hypocricy knows no party, ideology or bounds I suppose.

Turd Ferguson for President

July 23rd, 2009
4:13 pm

I vote for Turd for President. He is brilliant, insightful, eloquent, even handed and a real prince of a man. A man of the people. He’ll take us back to the good ole days of the 19th century when everything was simple and those black people weren’t so uppity. Turd is the word.

AmVet

July 23rd, 2009
4:16 pm

Buehrle just pitched a perfect game in Chicago.

Wow.

A great pitcher but he pretty much stunk when I had him on my fantasy team a few years ago. (Of course…)

AmVet

July 23rd, 2009
4:20 pm

What’s to question, peadawg?

That it is a specious and juvenile claim?

When YOU call for Mssrs. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, et al to spend a little “down time” in an 8 x 12, come back and peddle that nonsense.

You had six years to do and I presume you made nary a f—ing peep.

And BTW not everybody is a dem. Wake up…

thomas

July 23rd, 2009
4:20 pm

Bosch,
I was more speaking of those that have been killed or are to be killed by unmanned drone attacks.

I am also in favor of the death penalty, but would not be in favor of killing 10, or 15 suspects who turned out not to have anything to do with it. Just so I could say I got the one who really did. It is just kinda sick honestly the way some here are celebrating and ignoring the innocents deaths, just to get one evil man.

Guess people’s opinions and morals/convictions (morals are tough to define) change depending on who is in charge

Bud Wiser

July 23rd, 2009
4:22 pm

Is Obowo sending Hillary to represent the US for this sad, sad occasion?

How about a nice fruit basket?

With a nuke inside.

Bud Wiser

July 23rd, 2009
4:22 pm

Yeah AmVet, I had him too, and tossed him.

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
4:23 pm

The first out in the ninth was over the wall for what looked like a sure home run. Dwayne Wise brought it back and as he fell it came out of his glove, but he caught it with his throwing hand. That was the only time the Rays even sniffed a hit.

Bud Wiser

July 23rd, 2009
4:27 pm

Bosch

July 23rd, 2009
4:11 pm

I don’t really know how to respond to news like this. I kind of agree with thomas, it’s kind of sick to celebrate someone’s death, but as a believer in the death penalty, I have to be satisfied with a certain justice.

If it will make you feel any better, just try and remember all of the videos we saw after 9/11 with the little sand rodents and human swill celebrating and jumping for joy over in that part of the world for Osama’a success.

thomas

July 23rd, 2009
4:30 pm

Bud Wiser, So what does that say for us that there are now those of us who are jumping for joy, over the death of one that took the death of many innocent to accomplish?

How many innocent deaths are considered worth it to kill one bad person?

You do know that not every single person in pakistan or afganistan was jumping for joy right? Just as we do not all celebrate the same things I doubt they do either.

Bosch

July 23rd, 2009
4:31 pm

thomas,

Were there innocent civilian deaths in this case? I didn’t see yes or no in the article.

DoggoneGA

July 23rd, 2009
4:35 pm

“If it will make you feel any better, just try and remember all of the videos we saw after 9/11 with the little sand rodents and human swill celebrating and jumping for joy over in that part of the world for Osama’a success”

So you’re saying we should be MORE like them I take it.

Bosch

July 23rd, 2009
4:36 pm

thomas,

If you need the definition of morals, just ask RB, he knows. And I agree with you, all of this kind of makes one stop and ponder whether or not any of this military action is really worth it.

@@

July 23rd, 2009
4:37 pm

At the Daily Beast:

Obama — “If there’s a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that’s going to make you well?” Obama said. There is one problem with the reference, however. In The Matrix, the blue pill keeps you blissfully ignorant of the pseudo-reality engineered by mechanical tyrants.

Funny.

Blue=Dems…..or dims.

They used to call me CrazyJoe Now they can call me the Batman!!!

July 23rd, 2009
4:41 pm

I vote for Turd for President.

Yes — he can be the party of Turds. Or Returds. And they can ReTurdgicate the same old Turd policies over and over again. TurdRiffic!!

thomas

July 23rd, 2009
4:41 pm

Bosch, I have not read anything definitive either way, He11 they are not even sure if his son was one of the deaths. There have been confirmed casualties from earlier drone attacks. That is enouh for me to know maybe it is not the best course of action. By killing innocents and continuing the practice is the same as condoning their killing. That makes us no better than the terrorist then. We are both simply trying to kill and brutalize the ones not accountable into giving into our demands. The same way the terroist did on 9/11.

Only difference the terroist atleast sent actual humans to do the job, we just sent robots controlled from a far away safe place.

Terror is terror in my book.

Again I am glad at the possibility that Saad Bin Laden and his views are gone. But at what cost do we celebrate his possible death?

RB from Gwinnett

July 23rd, 2009
4:46 pm

“They have Pakistan’s cooperation in the mission.”

As do we in Iraq, getaclue, but that hasn’t stopped you all from whining about that now has it?

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 23rd, 2009
4:49 pm

Buehrle!

You can put it on the board, yyeeeessssss!

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 23rd, 2009
4:53 pm

That wasn’t no punk team he put down in order.

Bosch

July 23rd, 2009
4:55 pm

thomas,

Preaching to the choir dude.

Bud Wiser

July 23rd, 2009
4:59 pm

Oh thomas please, cry me a river.

When you’re done, look up the definition of WAR in the dictionary. Then watch the videos of 9/11 again. People die in both places. This isn’t some little Democrat controlled school where no one receives a grade because we don’t want to hurt their feelings, or a Wii, although the technology of delivery could be reasonably argued.

There are those who take body counts, although it was much louder and more prevalent during the previous administration. For some reason, we don’t see the names, hometowns, families, caskets coming home, like we used to. Perhaps it is because the cracker chasers are so far up Obowo’s rear end that the daylight of discovery is nowhere to be seen.

Maybe your daddy or some distant relative fought in a war, or military confrontation, to allow you the ability to reach for your hanky every time a bad guy dies. I am sure that it makes them as sick as you make us with your whining apologists attitude.

Northern Songs LTD

July 23rd, 2009
4:59 pm

And Buehrle joins a VERY select list of pitchers who have thrown a no-hitter and a perfect game: Cy Young, Addie Joss, Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning (the Honorable), Randy Johnson. Simply awesome.

Bud Wiser

July 23rd, 2009
5:00 pm

And Doggie boy, you just don’t get it either, do you?

Maybe Obowo will give you first lick.

Bud Wiser

July 23rd, 2009
5:01 pm

I am opening a beer right now for the missile boys.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 23rd, 2009
5:03 pm

RW- What about the fan in the front row who clearly had an opportunity to catch the ball before Wise but kept his hands back instead?

I told you, White Sox followers are smarter than the Cubbie crowd.

AmVet

July 23rd, 2009
5:03 pm

That game saver sounds like an instant baseball classic.

Kind of like when Otis went over that 10 foot wall to rob van Slyke of a game winner at the old launching pad…

Bosch

July 23rd, 2009
5:04 pm

RB,

The leaders of Iraq did not ask us to invade their country, oust their leader, and start a civil war which resulted in the death of thousands of it’s people.

Northern Songs LTD

July 23rd, 2009
5:05 pm

Whiner – did you catch the Hawk’s call? Pretty exciting stuff.

@@

July 23rd, 2009
5:05 pm

How can a game where nobody scores off a hit be exciting? Unless the inning’s three outs came with the first three batters, it would be awfully slow, wouldn’t it?

getalife

July 23rd, 2009
5:07 pm

We did not have Saddam’s cooperation silly RB.

Yeah, he said come hang me.

Geez.

Bud Wiser

July 23rd, 2009
5:10 pm

No score, no hits? Sounds like soccer.

Northern Songs LTD

July 23rd, 2009
5:11 pm

@@ – do you have any idea what you’re talking about? It’s bad enough when Dusty reports the Braves are ahead by “3 points”, but jeeez…..

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
5:12 pm

Andy,

Wise was only put in that inning for defense. I guess Ozzie was resting him up just to make that play. Buehrle looked like he had already lost his focus thinking it was over a darned near walked the next guy.

Brad Steel

July 23rd, 2009
5:15 pm

Kamchak,
Sorry, I was not clear that it was a quote. I thought it was just county-style quotation mark usage.

DoggoneGA

July 23rd, 2009
5:15 pm

“When you’re done, look up the definition of WAR in the dictionary”

Now see, that’s where I made my mistake. I took the President at his word when he said “Mission Accomplished” and little ole me thought the WAR was OVER. And so it is. We are now in an extended, and so far unending, OCCUPATION of a country that had NOTHING TO DO WITH the 911 attacks.

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
5:16 pm

@@,

There’s a funny story about Billy Crystal getting all excited over a perfect game David Wells pitched for the Yankees. He’s trying to tell Robert Deniro about it and Deniro keeps looking at him like he’s crazy wondering why he can be all excited over a game where nothing happened.

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
5:17 pm

I took the President at his word when he said “Mission Accomplished”

Transcript please.

Paul

July 23rd, 2009
5:18 pm

Every day there’s good news.

Nice.

Last thread: RW-(the original) good point. Looks as if it worked. Somehow, though, I don’t think our President was too concerned about not being able to fill 10 minutes answering any question. :-) But I gotta say, if he runs in 2012 it’ll be interesting if he gets the endorsement of the police unions.

Oh, and as far as killing a ’son.’ Every male is someone’s son. He was an adult, under arms. Planned attacks that killed innocents. And as far as not finding a body… sounds like a direct Hellfire hit to me.

Paul

July 23rd, 2009
5:20 pm

Bosch

You in?

DoggoneGA

July 23rd, 2009
5:22 pm

“Transcript please”

How soon we forget. I seem to have a vague recollection of a certain lying President getting all dolled up in a flying suit, being flown to an air craft carrier, and giving a speech with a HUGE banner that said “Mission Accomplished” behind him. Guess I dreamed it all.

getalife

July 23rd, 2009
5:22 pm

Here is an article about the Iraqi who disclosed Iraq was free of wmd’s before the occupation:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/23/hussam-mohammed-amin-form_n_243818.html

He told the truth.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 23rd, 2009
5:24 pm

Northern- Hawk at first couldn’t believe what he had just seen but he made up for it, didn’t he?

AmVet

July 23rd, 2009
5:25 pm

@@, notwithstanding RW’s better explanation, it’s a baseball thang. You wouldn’t understand…

Perfect games are amazing things. Think about all of those lights out pitchers over the past 140 years or so who never got one.

It must have been one helluva time in Communinsky! (or whatever the corporate name is these days..)

Paul, hopefully that corksoaker’s kid got instantly vaporized. And in a most uncharitable kind of way that almost makes me happier than getting the head POS. Knowing he gets to lament for the remainder of his sorrya$$ed life that his evil progeny got whacked by Uncle Sam…

Northern Songs LTD

July 23rd, 2009
5:26 pm

thomas – i fancy meself to the left most of the time, but you’re wrong here sir or madam (will you read my book, it took me years to write… oh, sorry). This is a war. People die, hopefully just the bad guys. And this was a bad guy. We either fight to win, do all we can to win, or don’t bother. I vote for doing all we can.

Northern Songs LTD

July 23rd, 2009
5:29 pm

IR/YW — I’ve been a big fan of Hawk Harrelson ever since he came to the BoSox in August of 1967 after Tony C got beaned. Has developed into a very entertaining play-by-play guy.

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
5:31 pm

So a banner is suddenly what he said in his speech? You really ought to go look at that transcript, Doggone, because you need it a lot worse than I do.

Paul,

Except for that being the one question that he shouldn’t have been able to take any time on. Once he said he didn’t know the facts that should have been it.

Paul

July 23rd, 2009
5:34 pm

AmVet

Sometimes I wonder if a psychopath mourns, even for offspring. Then again, maybe he’s entirely sane. Just a zealot. And evil.

It was about time for karma to kick in.

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 23rd, 2009
5:34 pm

And just think, Obozo went to Komuniski Field and missed the perfect game.

DoggoneGA

July 23rd, 2009
5:36 pm

“You really ought to go look at that transcript, Doggone, because you need it a lot worse than I do.”

I already said I must have dreamt it. What’s the matter? You don’t believe me? Prove it WASN’T a dream then.

Paul

July 23rd, 2009
5:37 pm

RW-(the original)

My thoughts exactly. Pending litigation, ongoing case, past presidents have generally been tight-lipped. As far as a setup, I did wonder why, on something as momentous as healthcare, a reporter would ask such a question. Theories abound. More interesting, though, is why the Pres took the route he did – seems quite out of character.

The first time he’s not Mr. Controlled Cool and this is the issue he chooses to launch on? Would’ve been better served launching on the House leadership.

Where’s that teleprompter….

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 23rd, 2009
5:38 pm

Northern, honestly, the thing I missed the most during the 05 Series run was not having Hawk call the games.

But I did let out few boisterous mercy! in his honor.

RealityKing

July 23rd, 2009
5:40 pm

Obama promised to get Osama himself, still waiting..

@@

July 23rd, 2009
5:40 pm

Northern Limits:

Well Skeeee-u-u-uze me! The answer to your question is NO.

RW:

u talkin ta me?

I LUV DeNIRO but I never saw the movie where he said ^^^ that.

Ray

July 23rd, 2009
5:43 pm

Seriously, though, how refreshing to know we once again have a President with a brain. The past eight years of watching the Texas chimp make a resolute fool out of himself, and us, was rather demoralizing.

DoggoneGA

July 23rd, 2009
5:45 pm

“Obama promised to get Osama himself, still waiting”

Can’t you give him at least as long as it took Bush to get Osama?

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
5:45 pm

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
5:46 pm

@@,

It wasn’t from a movie, it was from real life. (ISH)

Bud Wiser

July 23rd, 2009
5:48 pm

We were talking about Afghanistan, Doggie-style. Or did the not offer English comprehension when you tried to get your GED?

BUT, things are looking up…..unemployment rate in Michigan reaches 15.2% in June, 10.7 here in Georgia….think of all those conscripts for uni-health care and other doggy treats being pushed by Obowo and the Legion of Idiots. And let us not forget the swelling ranks of 94%ers, illegals, and other deadbeats hoping to soak the rich so they can stay at home, or whereever it is they live, and spew out more Obowomaniacs.

Got to say, the morons in DC are really making this stimulus thing work so far, eh?

Polls show that only 18% of Americans think it is working…..hmmmm….that falls in pretty close to the 94%ers, eh?. Them, and the other idiots that would eat the peanuts out of Obowo’s ****. 31% think it is not working at all. The rest are too stupid to know what the question was,

DoggoneGA

July 23rd, 2009
5:49 pm

“DoggoneGA,

You’re welcome in advance.”

That doesn’t prove I had a dream, it only proves that Bush gave a speech. If you don’t believe me when I say I dreamt it, it’s up to YOU to prove it WASN’T a dream. Keep trying. (geez, and I though *I* had a literal mind!)

Paul

July 23rd, 2009
5:49 pm

What I find interesting is, how did they know it was his son in the sights? Tracking? Intercepts? Local intel? Or was it simply a strike on some AQ and we learned about him in after the fact chatter?

Oh, did you notice? CIA. Not US military, but CIA… in the war zone.

I can understand why CIA’s being tight-lipped. Can’t be accused of lying, that way. Wonder how long before Pelosi calls for another hearing to find out the TRUTH of what really happened?

RW-(the original)

July 23rd, 2009
5:50 pm

Paul,

Here’s what Bill Cosby thought of it.

“I’ve heard about five different reports [on the details of the arrest],” Cosby said on Boston’s WZLX. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”