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Pakistan demolishing bin Laden compound: police

Pakistani security forces on Saturday began demolishing the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed in a covert US raid in May in the northwestern garrison town of Abbottabad, police and witnesses said. “Two bulldozers are engaged, the demolition work is in progress, it is being done by security forces, including troops,” a police official on…

Bin Laden told children to ‘live in peace in the West’

Slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden urged his children to go live peacefully in the West and get a university education, his brother-in-law said in an interview published Sunday. Zakaria al-Sadah, the brother of bin Laden’s Yemeni fifth wife Amal, told Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper that the Saudi-born extremist believed…

Panetta believes Pakistan knew where bin Laden was hiding

WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta still believes someone in authority in Pakistan knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding before US forces went in to find him, he said in a TV interview to air Sunday. Intelligence reports found Pakistani military helicopters had passed over the compound in…

Official: Bin Laden kill team rescued Somali hostages

The U.S. soldiers who rescued two aid workers in Somalia on Tuesday night were with SEAL Team Six, the same Navy SEAL team that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, an administration official told The Associated Press on Wednesday morning. The hostages, an American woman and a Danish man who…

U.S. probes claims filmmaker given bin Laden mission info

WASHINGTON — The US military and CIA are probing claims that classified information about the killing of Osama bin Laden was given to Oscar winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, a Republican lawmaker said Thursday. Peter King, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said he requested an investigation after reports…

Man who hunted bin Laden busted for illegal firearm

An American businessman who was arrested in Pakistan last year carrying a pistol, dagger and samurai sword, claiming to be on a mission to find and kill terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, is now facing a new form of justice in his homeland. Gary Brooks Faulkner, whose odd quest earned…

Santorum: Obama ‘doesn’t deserve credit’ for getting bin Laden

GOP hopeful Rick Santorum says that a lot of people deserve credit for the death of Osama bin Laden — but President Barack Obama isn’t one of them. In recent weeks, Santorum had called Obama’s foreign policy “pathetic” and accused the president of doing “nothing but appease the Iranians.” “Ask…

Fox starts in immediately with the conspiracy theories

Looks like Fox News has really benefited from the small amount of time between Obama releasing his birth certificate and the death of Osama Bin Laden.  That's because they lost one conspiracy only to gain another: the inevitable claims that the Obama administration faked Osama Bin Laden's death.  Digby posted…

Some people work very hard/But still they never get it right

I have a jumble of thoughts and a lot of other things vying for my attention, and my urge is right now to just give up.  But I think what I have to say matters right now, so I'm going to try.  I'll start with this Saturday, which I spent…

Turns out that the liberals were right all along

In a jumble, What I went through last night—which I imagine was a typical experience of watching at home and following online—many of which were expressed in a flood of tweets: Relief, elation, concern about the future, urge to make dark jokes, rush of memories of 9/11, glee, concern about…

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