Wow! What an exciting weekend it has been, first we had the Royal Wedding on Friday, then Mariah Carey gave birth to twins on Saturday, and for the grand finale, we learned earlier tonight from President Barack Obama that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, and took custody of his body. This is someone we’ve been chasing ever since those terrible attacks almost ten years ago on September 11th, 2001. Part of me is thrilled that justice was finally served, but it also brings up a lot of emotions surrounding that horrible day. Plus of course, I’m worried there could be some kind of retaliation but at least for tonight, maybe we can all sleep a drop sounder knowing that one of the most notorious terrorists in modern history is dead. I’d also like to give mad props to the President for accomplishing this, and will definitely help to seal his second term as the leader of the free world. Go Team USA!
The mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil is dead, U.S. President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed about 3,000 people.
Osama bin Laden — the founder and leader of al Qaeda — was killed by U.S. forces Sunday in a mansion in Abbottabad, north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, along with other family members, a senior U.S. official told CNN.
In an address to the nation Sunday night, Obama called bin Laden’s death “the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda.”
“Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan,” Obama said. “A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.” SOURCE