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Hiding in a residential area is par for the course for the terrorists. That makes it harder for our forces to take them out, and easier for their propagandists when a civilian gets hurt. I'm sure that before the troops actually went into the compound, air support did what they could to isolate the compound, and eliminate any obvious shooters they found.fridgeman wrote:I question myself just if they even tried to catch him. From what i red so far, he hided in a part of the city with living homes and such, his house was surrounded by high walls and guarded by a very few men aswell.
And as my lecture goes so far, the house and surrounding area was attacked from air before
special forces moved inside, probably by drones or helicopters.
Personally, I don't believe for a minute the Pakistanis were completely ignorant of his presence. That was why Presidential authority would have been necessary, to run the attack on (allegedly) friendly territory. Military personnel try to take prisoners when the situation allows, but if someone looks like they're going to return fire, you do what you have to do.US will say he is a dangerous combatant, so we use our army even there is no declared war in pakistan.
Our army in no police, so they may hit a bit harder. Sure they have a point, to arrest such mad people
may be near to impossible, they sure will fight to death or try to commit suicide.
Really? You have trouble understanding this? How many people danced for joy when Mussolini was killed by those partisans? How many people shouted for joy when Hitler committed suicide? Go back through history. There are many men whose deaths, for whatever reason, brought joy to the people who didn't like them. Don't try to make Americans look bad because we're happy about the death of the Arschloch that ordered the World Trade Center/Pentagon bombings.Still i cant understand a president who orders his army to do so, and i understand even less people doing a party
at the white house to celebrate the kill.
Oh, I'm sure he knew a LOT of secrets! Personally, I'm glad he's dead. I have no doubt that if he had been brought before something resembling a trial, some sh*thead lawyer would have been up there defending his right to kill innocent people, solely because they're American, Jewish, or Christian.Finally i am pretty sure many people in the US never wanted to see him infront of a court, that guy sure knew some dirty little secrets.
But that's just it, it wasn't an assassination! It was an attack on his compound, with the desire to capture him. But, he resisted. The resistance was overcome. That he is dead is in fact his own choice! He could have surrendered when they stormed the compound, but he fought back. That is not an assassination!fridgeman wrote:An Eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is the lesson taught from this happening again, and
no matter how people justify this, it doesnt make it any better.
It seems such assasinations become part of the us foreign affairs, like in pakistan/afghanistan, lately Lybia soon maybe Syria,
and majority of citizens do not stand up against it, but in contrary they are proud of the war machinery and bravery of the soldiers.
Still i think it was exactly this, a kill mission.(Reuters) - The U.S. special forces team that hunted down Osama bin Laden was under orders to kill the al Qaeda mastermind, not capture him, a U.S. national security official told Reuters.
"This was a kill operation," the official said, making clear there was no desire to try to capture bin Laden alive in Pakistan.
(Reporting by Mark Hosenball, writing by Matt Spetalnick)