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Osama bin Laden Buried At Sea

What are your thoughts, Martinez?

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed by American Navy SEALs on Sunday, according to President Barack Obama. His body was later buried at sea. The mastermind of 9/11 has been the focus of a world-wide manhunt for nearly 10 years. The announcement of his death, made by President Obama in a late-night speech from the East Wing of the White House on Sunday, brought thousands to the streets in celebration, and was the primary topic on Twitter and Facebook throughout the night.

A quick check of the Martinez 9/11 Memorial at the Amtrak Station found it quiet and unoccupied Sunday night, but we all know that Martinez is a town of opinions. So how are you feeling? What are your thoughts on this news? Weigh in and let us know.

Kayleen Parks May 02, 2011 at 01:37 PM
I feel a bit numb about the news, given that there has been so little actual news and many rumors. I'm not sure how much of what he was accused of he actually did, or how much he did that we'll never know about. I guess I'm waiting to see what will happen now.
wiseman May 02, 2011 at 02:43 PM
let us stop bloodshed in the world please
George Thomas Kysor May 02, 2011 at 02:43 PM
"Emmanuel Goldstein is a character in George Orwell's classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is the number one enemy of the people according to Big Brother ... " - Wikipedia
Brock Gasner May 02, 2011 at 02:49 PM
"may his soul rest in peace,Au revoir bin laden" FHIM! MAY HE ROT IN HELL!
Igor Skaredoff May 02, 2011 at 03:00 PM
I think that it is too late for this to make much difference. Shortly after 911, he was allowed to escape Tora Bora, if he had been captured or killed then, much subsequent bloodshed and suffering may have been averted. But now, events and participants have developed to a much wider set of conflicts and Bin Laden's personal presence was just one of many. I suspect, and regret, that not much will be changed on the ground. If Bin Laden's death brings some closure to the families of victims of 911, or families of people killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, then some measure of peace may be restored to their lives, and this is all to the good. The Bin Laden money that has been financing so much of the conflict may dry up, and that is all to the good. The war(s) have been going on for so long now, and so many other players and financial resources have come into play, that I'm afraid that the removal of Bin Laden is not the game-changer that it may once have been. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Linda Meza May 02, 2011 at 03:10 PM
"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." — Mark Twain
down in Martinez May 02, 2011 at 03:10 PM
someone wrote said this this morning "" One big fish doesn't mean squat !!! There are 500,000 more ready to take his place. Don't be fooled,...the hornet's nest has been disturbed. Be prepared to lock and load !!..
Kendall May 02, 2011 at 04:18 PM
A long time coming and only a drop on the bucket. The pain this man and his minions inflicted will never dissipate. Americans must be ever vigilant against their jihad as their psychopathic, murderous natures have not been quashed. Many thanks to our brave service men and women who risk their lives every day to protect us.
suzi romack May 02, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Very well put. I am so glad that he is gone and i congratulate the Navy Seals. Again though i do not thnk that this will end his hate against us as he has so many followers BUT we are a strong nation.
Annette May 02, 2011 at 10:42 PM
Am I the only suspicious soul in the world? Whenever our forces have taken out any other high-profile critter we have kept him on ice and verified his identity seven ways to Sunday, sometimes even made them available for public viewing. But now we're burying at sea? And so quickly after? Under the guise of respecting his Islamic faith? But how is that since the Islamic faith does not accept burial at sea? So why take him to sea? Don't get me wrong, I can't be happier that he got nabbed, but I still have questions, and no proof. Highly suspect.
suzi romack May 02, 2011 at 10:59 PM
Annette, I agree with you. I said this to my husband last night. I found it quite odd to bury at sea
Linda Meza May 02, 2011 at 11:17 PM
Islamic law states a burial must take place within 24 hours of death. Politico was reporting there was discussion of where that burial could take place with reports of Saudi Arabia possibly being approached and declining. In the end the decision to bury him at sea could have also served as a deterrent for his grave site becoming a beacon.
George Thomas Kysor May 02, 2011 at 11:34 PM
Why would Big Brother ever want to kill his hate inspiring protagonist? Perhaps when it's time for a change of villains or a false flag attack. Maybe for boosting his ratings before an election. Possibly as the next step into another world war.
Hope Savage May 03, 2011 at 02:18 PM
Amen
Hope Savage May 03, 2011 at 02:21 PM
This is all a manipulation to keep Americans from taking to the streets about having all of our collective money going to DOD. Rich men getting richer on our backs is the only thing this was about. Words like Revolution are being freely used by average people and they need to frighten us back into being OK with ALL of our resources going to making war.
Hope Savage May 03, 2011 at 02:30 PM
Promoting a constant state of fear is the most powerful tool our government can use to keep this country in wars we can't afford. Follow the money to find our which corporations are making a sweep of our tax dollars while we give up everything to keep them rich. It is an abuse of our defensive military to use them for profit making and pretend that they are dying for any other cause. Remaining ever vigilant is not what we are doing in the middle east. This is the kind of "our lives have more value than anyone else's life" thinking that caused NATO in Libya to murder Muammar Gaddafi's six month old and two year old grandchildren. Because they were such a threat that we blew them up too?
Wiize May 03, 2011 at 11:59 PM
They should have put him to trial first before killing him
Wiize May 04, 2011 at 01:03 AM
How did bin Laden resisted? I dont understand this
K.B. May 04, 2011 at 06:43 AM
Buried at see, To nice, Should have left his body out in the desert for the wildlife.
Wiize May 04, 2011 at 12:12 PM
What if all this allegations against bin Laden are not true concerning the 9/11?
Carolyn Duncan May 04, 2011 at 06:44 PM
The man was eveil, no doubt and needed to be gone. But somehow killing someone in cold blood as a punishment for killing people in cold blood (which I am assuming we all believe is wrong) some how feels weird to me. I know, an eye for an eye and all that, but I would have preferred him to go to trail and have to break rocks in the hot sun forever. He is gone now and if what he believes was true, enjoying a better life... It's all a little strange and hard for me to process.
Kendall May 04, 2011 at 07:53 PM
This was justice, not killing in cold blood. I may not trust that Washington always has our best interests at heart but I do trust our Navy Seals. Would you rather have spent MILLIONS of your tax dollars to pay to house him and his cronies in comfort for the years it it would take to put him through our justice system?
Wiize May 05, 2011 at 05:50 AM
Mmmm...i have nothing to do with this and may only God be the judge
Wiize May 05, 2011 at 10:36 AM
Is the US now the international court of justice? I wonder!!!
Anne Mobley May 12, 2011 at 11:29 PM
In this instance, I am glad it happened as it did so it did not cost the taxpayers any money. (I am still outraged about the Polly Klass case in California. While her family footed the bill to be in court for the trial, the killer's entire family was housed and fed, and all travel and other expenses paid by the State of California.) In my opinion, we are better off without Osama for the evil he had done to our American brothers and sisters. A trial would have been too good for him. This was right. The Waco Texas thing back when was not. It is bad enough we washed his body and wrapped it in a white sheet and had a chaplain pray over him which was translated into Arabic. I like the item going around the internet which said, "Then, In accordance with common US Navy SEAL practice, the Team piXXed on him, stuck a pulled pork sandwich in his mouth and a kosher hot dog up his aXX, and pushed the M F'er overboard with the other garbage." (JIM: I cleaned up the language just for you!) BTW, there were 72 Virginians waiting for him wherever he ended up.

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