Today, at 8:35pm Pacific, the Barack Obama, President of the United States addressed the nation to announce that Osama Bin Laden the leader of the Al Qaeda terror network, responsible for the death of nearly 3000 Americans on September 11, 2001 is dead.
The president went on to give the details, very cautious in his words because of the political ramifications. In brief, American intelligence has been tracking the Al Qaeda leader for the last decade, but early in August of 2010, specific intelligence was uncovered, which placed Bin Laden in a mountainous region in Pakistan. In February of this year, U.S. intelligence confirmed that the August lead was a good one and the President ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to confirm Bin Laden’s whereabouts. This morning, the President gave the order to execute this mission during the early morning hours. During which time a firefight ensued killing Osama Bin Laden. The U.S. Military now has his body in custody. It does appear that the President was intimately involved in the apprehension and death of Bin Laden.
This is clearly the end of a dangerous era for international politics. To say that this is the end of terrorism in the world is a huge understatement. However, this is one step for justice that we haven’t seen in some time. Quoting the President, “On nights like this one, we can say to families who lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror: Justice has been done.:
Watch the video of President’s speech here:
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