More details: they practice the assualt several times, building was 8 times larger that the rest of the other buildings.
Osama resist and then the fighting start. SEALS destroyed downed helicopter on their way out
My first post but a worthy thread! Congrats to all Americans who have waited a long time for this day! If the reports be true that the Pakistanis were not involved and told only last min, then a congrats to Obama for having the balls to fly into Pakistan fifty miles from its capital and conduct military operations.
I'm waiting to see how certain groups try to spin this. I can see the headlines now "US Government Assassination Squad Strikes Down Ailing Elderly Religious Leader, and Kidney Patient, in Home of Friend."
To be honest it won't really matter.....all sane, rational people know that certain people in this world are evil, cannot be reformed, have gone too far, and thus have forfeighted their right to life. Nutjobs who can't understand this, they exist, but they are an irrational minority.
I bet these people who voted "No" must've look almighty stupid after hearing President Obama speech that Bin Laden was confirmed dead. Let's see anyone else make an accusation claiming that America is fighting a pointless war in Afghanistan.
While this is good news, tomorrow thousands of young Americans and our allied soldiers will strap on 80 pounds of sh*t and go out again, just like they have every day for almost a decade, looking for trouble. Some of them will die. There are also now tens of millions of people around the world who are supremely pissed off at America and our allies, even more than they were yesterday, people who will want to take some action for revenge. Please keep this in mind as you celebrate. This ends nothing. We're still at war.
[Updated, 12:24 a.m. ET] A team of U.S. Navy SEALs carried out the operation in Pakistan that ended in the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, CNN's Chris Lawrence reported. The operation lasted about 40 minutes, and the team had practiced the raid a few times.
Earlier, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh, citing a senior Pakistani intelligence official, reported that members of Pakistan's intelligence service - the ISI - were on site in Abbotabad, Pakistan, during the operation that killed bin Laden. The official said he did not know who fired the shot that actually killed Bin Laden