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Bildt hails 'better world' after bin Ladin death

Bildt hails 'better world' after bin Ladin death

Published: 02 May 2011 09:16 GMT+02:00
Updated: 02 May 2011 21:00 GMT+02:00

"That a world without Osama bin Ladin and the hate he preached and encouraged is a better world, is without a shadow of a doubt," Carl Bildt wrote on his blog on Monday morning.

Bildt was writing at London Heathrow Airport in transit from the US where he had spent a few days in Washington meeting with, among others, the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

US president Barack Obama announced the news late Sunday night Washington time that Osama bin Ladin, almost ten years after he masterminded the 9/11 attacks on New York City, had been killed in a US led operation.

In an address to the nation, Obama said Bin Ladin was killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, a highland town north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Sunday.

He also confirmed that bin Ladin's body was in the possession of the US.

Carl Bildt was among the observers who argued that the impact of the death of the al-Qaeda leader and the world's most wanted man since the World Trade Center attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.

Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp argued on Monday that the death could have significant internal consequences in Pakistan but argued that the removal of the al-Qaeda figurehead meant little to the overall war on terror.

"The sacred cow has been that if bin Ladin were to be captured, he couldn't be captured alive and definitely not in Pakistan," Ranstorp told the Dagens Nyheter daily on Monday.

President Obama hailed the mission as a triumph for US foreign policy and observers raised questions over the timetable for a withdrawal from Afghanistan.

"But all it takes is a new terror attack, and then it is back to square one," said Magnus Ranstorp.

The US Department of State has meanwhile issued a worldwide travel alert for "the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan".

Sweden is part of the Nato-led mission in Afghanistan and first deployed troops in the beginning of 2002. The country now has around 500 troops based near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

In December 2010 the parliament passed a government bill to extend the military mission in the country until the end of 2011, allowing for the deployment of up to 855 people.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

09:58 May 2, 2011 by bjinger
big brother has done the job
10:16 May 2, 2011 by technoviking
Enjoy your 72 virgins, scumbag.
10:21 May 2, 2011 by Iraniboy
Good Riddance!!

After US created Alqaida and Taliban with the help of Saudi Arabia in 1980s in Afghanistan to put pressure on Russia, this was their first nice attempt to correct their old mistake.
10:24 May 2, 2011 by Tdye
@ Iraniboy

how stupid are you...really? oh one more thing AMERICA F**K YEAH!
10:36 May 2, 2011 by Dazzler
Cockroaches still live after you chop off its head....time to finish the job and eradicate the rest.
10:46 May 2, 2011 by cowboykodp
@TDYE

USA RULES ......... And....... @Iraniboy is 100% correct.

HOW STUPID ARE YOU? Have you been hiding in a cave too?
10:56 May 2, 2011 by alizafar_
@Tdye

I am so amazed there are ignorant idiots like you who still dont know the real story behind you but then again you are an American so this shouldn't be that much of a surprise anyway.

Leave the region alone now USA, let the people there decide whats good for them and live and let live. Enough with killings and everything
11:03 May 2, 2011 by tam bin am
so what the kill the man, but his model is walking alive everywhere.
11:11 May 2, 2011 by Luckystrike
Pandora's box has been opened. Osama has just become a martyr to all other extremists. Why not bring him in alive, trial him and send him to jail...America, America, you failed yet again.
11:12 May 2, 2011 by RobinHood
In 1945, someone asked Churchill what should be done with a cornered Adolf Hitler. He said "If a British soldier gets within shooting distance of Adolf Hitler, I'm sure he knows where his duty lies." Obama is a much wiser man than poor old George Bush. Bush had OBL pinned in Tora Bora in December 2001, but let him slip away. Obama was quite properly ruthless, and even dropped the corpse in the sea before it had the time to cool down.

Well done the US, and well done Obama. By the 2012 election, Obama will have extracted the US from Iraq, killed OBL and be well on his way out of Afghanistan. Not a bad resume for a first term. Now revenge has been extracted for 11 September, time to back off a little maybe. With less "infidels" on Islamic soil, who knows, al-Qaeda might run out of reasons to be angry, the Taliban might go back to poppy farming and wife beating, and the mighty US war machine can go back to sleep.
11:13 May 2, 2011 by Strongbow
Killing the bad guy at the end never ever stops several even worse sequels.
11:21 May 2, 2011 by LeoKinmann
Tdye is a stupid MF. oh yes.

Luckystrike got a good point. they should've brought him for trial. now that he's dead, nobody knows the extent of his actions, nor his associates or any possible connection with those politicians who don't wanna have their names heard in the court. no man, no proof. well done.
11:27 May 2, 2011 by HYBRED
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
11:37 May 2, 2011 by Nemesis
Osama Bin Laden was a money conduit for the CIA during the soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

Bin Laden was financed and trained by the US.

He was a US stooge who later turned on the US.

Now he is dead and good riddance to bad rubbish.
11:47 May 2, 2011 by HYBRED
And Saddam Husein was heavily funded/supplied for Iraqs war with Iran. That is why proving weopons and support to the "rebels" in Libya bugs me. It might be a good idea today, but what about tomorrow.
11:48 May 2, 2011 by Decedo
This is a sad day for the Republicans. Bush put as much energy into actually finding Osama as O.J. Simpson does in finding Nicole's killer. The threat of Osama out there was their blank cheque for military spending.

I read on Yahoo that Osama was buried at sea? What's up with that? I sure hope they produce photos at least. Having his head mounted on a stick on Pennsylvania avenue would have been nice, but photos will suffice.
11:54 May 2, 2011 by technoviking
Surprise... The terrorist sympathizers are out in full effect.
11:55 May 2, 2011 by truthworthy
His death does not give me sadness or joy but at least I would not get asked again about what I think of his actions - now he is dead.

What I know is that his ideology is not dead nor does the suffering of innocent people under hands of the US. I wish that on this day the United States could declare that they will stop aggression against innocent people around the world and stop supporting the apartheid state of Israel.

The number of civilians that died and are being killed in the name of the US is not comparable to what bin laden did. So the biggest criminal is still alive.
12:06 May 2, 2011 by Syftfel
No Swede really cares what Bildt has to say. He and his boss have turned traitors. As for the Swine Fecal Matter in chief, Bin Laden, the only comments in this forum interesting to read will be those from social dems, greens and muslims. truthworthy above signals what we can expect. But where are methven and iraniboy? Can we hear from you too?
12:08 May 2, 2011 by HYBRED
@truthworthy

US agression? The US has been attacked with bombings by the Muslim radicals since the 70's. By your writing I guess it would be more fair if more US "civilians" were killed? And of course there is no radical Muslim agression against innocent people?
12:14 May 2, 2011 by truthworthy
@HYBRED - No I never said it is OK to kill innocent Civilians wherever they are, i am against of that and that is why I am against Al Qaeda and its tactics. But compare how much bin laden killed and how much the US killed.

The numbers tell the truth.
12:16 May 2, 2011 by technoviking
@ Hybred

Yes. Like you will hear from all these terrorist shills, we're supposed to wait passively, let them plot and infiltrate our countries until they decide to kill us.

And always nod when they tell us about the religion of peace.

Never mind that no one kills Muslims better than Muslims themselves...

Unfortunately for them the tide is turning in Europe now and they won't be able to hide out here anymore either in a few years.

They will lose badly.
12:26 May 2, 2011 by Kevin Harris
The trolls are going into a frenzy. Keep it up HYBRED and Technoviking, it's great to have you around today.
12:29 May 2, 2011 by HYBRED
@trustworthy

I do not dispute your numbers. But it is war. Thats the way it is. And it is a shame innocent people have to die. But innocent people dying is pretty much what started the whole thing to begin with.
12:31 May 2, 2011 by Swedesmith
May he rest in pieces.
12:41 May 2, 2011 by RobinHood
@Swedesmith

I think he is fast on his way to becoming fish poo actually, so "May he rest in paste" is better.
13:05 May 2, 2011 by Eagle63
My respect and admiration for the military guys who pulled this off; Great Job guys !! You can be justifiable proud to be an American today...
13:32 May 2, 2011 by jack sprat
Tumultuous wild celebrations in America.

Quiet, peaceful satisfaction elsewhere.

Par for the course,I suppose.
13:38 May 2, 2011 by karex
Dumped the body in the ocean? Was this printed or reported somewhere? If this is what they did, there could be something fishy here. No pun intended...

Seeing is believing. Unless the body was filmed and the "dumping" thoroughly documented what's to guarantee that this isn't just a smokescreen so they can spirit the monster away for questioning? OBL would then turn into a new Roswell-type incident...

In any case, the controversy of killing vs imprisonment is somewhat difficult. On the one had, killing could bring retaliation, on the other hand, holding him in prison could trigger world-wide kidnappings to try to get him back... It's a loose-loose no matter which way you look at it. At least he's been removed, which makes the world a better place.
13:59 May 2, 2011 by wenddiver
We Were up al night celebrating, what a fantastic night to be an American!!!!! Nice to see all the Terrorist shills are disturbed enough to get up early and post.

About Obama we threw him in the Ocean were he will be consumed by the sharks that follow our Fleet around eating the garbage. It should be noted that those Sharks ussually live on the ground up Bacon, Pork Sausage, Spam,Ham steak and dehydrated eggs the US Navy serves for breakfast.

So technically, he may not be with us, but he is probably with the Sharks all Pork Breakfast as a form of Shark Shi7.

Rest in Pork POO, Osama Bin Laden, 05-02-2011 (Happy Dead Osama Bin Laden day)
14:06 May 2, 2011 by djmarko
saw the swedish foreign minister on my flight from London, did not recognize him
15:06 May 2, 2011 by eZee.se
Ohh good! He can now dine with Hitler, Pol Pott and the other scumbags... before he meets the devil and gets pineapples shoved up his behind for eternity!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2011/05/01/president-obama-death-osama-bin-laden
15:19 May 2, 2011 by wenddiver
Good one eZee.se, but since the US Navy burried him at Sea, this morning he is breakfast, not eating breakfast.

Happy dead Osama Bin Laden day!!!! A great day for Western Civilization.
15:34 May 2, 2011 by swedejane
"Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp"

Well that's an oxymoron.
15:45 May 2, 2011 by prince T
Osama can finally have time to enjoy his 72 virgins and his masion in HELL. I feel sorry for Bush because he put a lot in catching osama than Obama that have been lousy and slak in the fight against terrorism.

I dont think the fight against terrorism is over, it has just begun. There are going to be a lot of power tussle among the followers of OBL and reprisal attacks from his followers around the world. sweden beware. The Local should pay particular attention to some commentators on this forums, they might be one of them. .
15:59 May 2, 2011 by Njal
"Bin Ladin's body is reported to be in the possession of the US."

- reported? well of course naturally. Show me the body! Tim's probably doing fine in hawaii or someplace.
16:03 May 2, 2011 by Eric abrahamsson
how can the country who couldn't find Tupac in LA, find Osama in Pakistan? Please stop terrorising us with your Disney propaganda!
16:15 May 2, 2011 by Tanskalainen
They should have thrown the body in a pig sty and let the porkers eat it.
17:29 May 2, 2011 by technoviking
@ Kevin Harris

Glad you could take some time off of hating your country to celebrate!
17:45 May 2, 2011 by VikingPrincess
I'm an American with Swedish roots. Of course the Americans are celebrating! Look at the destruction bin Laden has caused for not only us on 9/11 but residents of other countries as well, including Swedes, and what he has caused at other times as well.

"I will not glory in a death, but I will glory in justice."
18:47 May 2, 2011 by Swedesmith
Why did they dump him in the ocean? Isn't there enough trash in there already?
19:18 May 2, 2011 by skatty
So far, I haven't seen any Swedish media mention where Osama had been found.

It's interesting that so many people try to ignore the fact of the whole al-Qaeda existence from beginning.

Osaman ben ladin had not been found hidden in a cave in mountain far from the eyes of people; as a a mother of fact, he had been found in a luxe building near a military facility less than two hours from Islamabad.

Read the article in Guardian!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/pakistan-pressure-osama-bin-laden-death
19:20 May 2, 2011 by MC7669
Now its time to take down the Hizbola M..F and the Iranian M...F as well........Go Obama Go Go......if possible on the way pick up Walid Mashal Hamas Terrorist Organization
19:44 May 2, 2011 by technoviking
Of course they dumped his filthy, rancid body into the ocean...

Are they going to set up a grave site for him somewhere so Iraniboy and Truthworthy types can go and worship?
20:38 May 2, 2011 by Infart
@ Iraniboy and Truthworthy and all other terrorist apologists-

Ha Ha.
20:40 May 2, 2011 by calebian22
Right now Osama is discovering that the virgins are flabby, gay dominatrices. Enjoy your heaven. You deserve every "pleasure," coming your way.
20:45 May 2, 2011 by Iraniboy
Thelocal's Islamophobe bridgade back on track!

I ,as a Muslim, should express my great joy for the death of this murderer who has killed thousands of innocent Muslims and non-Muslims in his life!

If only after 9/11 all attempts were focused on killing those 20-30 persons involved in 9/11 terrorist attacks and not thousands of innocent women and children in Afghanistan and Iraq!

If only US government had never equipped and supported Alqaida against Soviet Union then they didn't need to kill him today!

If only US had never supported Saddam when he used Chemical weapons against his own people, then they didn't need to attack Iraq.

If only...!
20:46 May 2, 2011 by Rahelli
I am glad that biladin is dead

wow tanks GOD
20:51 May 2, 2011 by Swedesmith
Whether you are a Muslim or not, this guy was a scumbag and the world is better off without him. Good riddance and may God have mercy on his soul. Or not.
22:26 May 2, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
"by Iraniboy: After US created Alqaida and Taliban with the help of Saudi Arabia in 1980s in Afghanistan to put pressure on Russia..."

"by Nemesis: Osama Bin Laden was a money conduit for the CIA during the soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

Bin Laden was financed and trained by the US.

He was a US stooge who later turned on the US...."

These remarks are all quite true. As an American citizen, I am here to tell you that to a large degree U.S. foreign policy is itself what has precipitated so many of our problems in the Middle East. We sowed the seeds of 9/11 ourselves (not ordinary American citizens, but the U.S government) through our own policies and meddlesome activities in the Middle East. It is a known quantity, the CIA calls it "blowback."

"by HYBRED: @truthworthy

US agression? The US has been attacked with bombings by the Muslim radicals since the 70's. "

The U.S. and other Western nations have been terrorizing Middle Eastern nations since at least the early 1950s when the CIA led a coup d'etat against the Shah of Iran in order to privatize Iran's oil fields for Western oil corporations. WE are the ones who are precipitating these problems.
22:50 May 2, 2011 by wikblom
@theonewhotravels

It's too bad you only have one country to sell out. Now go back to your communist party meeting and brag about the b.s. you have just spewed.
22:59 May 2, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
Nothing I wrote is false, it is all true and a matter of public record.

But let me be clear, I am NOT defending terrorism, only providing some of the explanation for why it occurs.

I am as glad as anyone that we got Bin Laden (if it's true). Now it's time for the U.S. and other Western nations to leave Iraq and Afghanistan once and for all. Leave those poor people and their oil alone.
23:43 May 2, 2011 by wikblom
There is no oil in Afghanistan and the U.S. gave the Iraqis back their country and their oil. Terrorism is caused by religious poison as all religion is poison. Afghanistan is a failed state and would be the breeding grounds for more terrorists if it were not policed. Unfortunately, the U.S. is the only champion able to do it.
23:56 May 2, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
Afghanistan is important strategically because of oil and gas that occurs elsewhere in the Middle East. It is THE reason why we are there still.

We have not left Iraq, and we will not leave Iraq until it becomes uneconomic to recover anymore oil from Iraq (think in terms of the "one hundred years" John McCain was talking about).

We have not given the Iraqis their oil, we have gone to great lengths to secure substantial commitments to allow Western oil corporations to develop Iraqi oil fields. It is a primary reason why we invaded Iraq.

Our activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the Middle East are purely imperialistic in nature, but we do not call it that anymore. Remember, George W. Bush said during a State of the Union speech that "America is addicted to oil." What do you think he was talking about?

The terrorists know why we are over there, and have been over there for practically three-quarters of a century, and it is offensive to them. They don't come here and attack us because "we're rich and we're free," and they don't "hate us for our freedoms." They come here and attack us because we've been over there.

As I stated, this is a natural predictable consequence of our own actions. They CIA terms it "blowback."

And that's the truth.
00:23 May 3, 2011 by technoviking
@ TheOneWhoTravels

Glad you sympathize with the terrorists so much. All of this certainly justifies the cold blooded intentional murder of women and children and hacking the heads off of people with butcher knives.,.

This clearly has nothing to do with their radical, violent, hateful sociopathic belief system either of course.

You've convinced me to sympathize with the terrorists. Good job. Your handlers have taught you well.
00:27 May 3, 2011 by mir81
Its a drama over drama America wants to get 3 benefits from it first, they want to withdraw forces from Afghanistan and they are tired now they will give justification that Obamas dead job is done second: the drama of death was played in Pakistan now they will blame and distort the image that Pakistan is safe haven of terrorist third: it is long time that American people did not listen to any news and they themselves stared to think that what is going in Afghanistan that the whole army could not catch a person now they gave relief to American people and restored credibility for me this new went and remained as normal and usual nothing special this news did not create a great hype because all know there was no osama only destruction was done in the name of osama and finally, if there is osama they had arrested osama long ago about ten years now they killed him for their purpose ( relief from afghan war and new election campaign for obama )

Osama and Obama drama over drama .......very smart huh
00:32 May 3, 2011 by jackx123
buried at sea?? more like in the freezer
00:46 May 3, 2011 by infidel2012
@ TheOneWhoTravels

You may be closer to the truth than you claim.

However, does anyone here really buy the BS that Osama was really found and killed? (aka WTC falls like planned demo'd buildings & remote staged unmarked planes targeting)

Wheres the dead body? Oh, that's right, it was dumped overboard in the ocean so no one could now the final resting place.

OK, the mission is complete, why still there, OIL?

BTW - Where are those WMD's anyway?

A Swede proves Osama, oops I mean Obama's birth certificate is the real deal?

I get those two names mixed up sometimes.

Just a thought, but wouldn't it be fun if Obama declared martial law in 2012, which means he would remain commander in chief until eternity, and then reveal his true identity and religious beliefs?

Scary, Yes, but it could happen.
01:20 May 3, 2011 by ajs42548
Luckystrike... You must be the most naive person on earth. Capture bin Laden alive? First of all if he's shooting at you, you shoot back. But more importantly, if he was captured alive and held in jail, thousands of people would be kidnapped and held captive with the demand that bin Laden go free or these hostages would be killed. And killed they would be. How stupid can you be? No, America did not fail, but you are not that bright.
01:50 May 3, 2011 by Syftfel
So, I hear he was buried at sea. It is supposed to be an honor to be buried at sea. For what this piece of useless, child molesting, garbage did to Western civilization, the only fitting end would be to chop him into pieces and feed him to the dogs, or better yet, the swine. Let us us not forget what he and his filthy ilk has done. And those of you who admire him, may you rot in hell, with 72 dead virgins!!
01:51 May 3, 2011 by wikblom
@THEONEWHOTRAVELS

If you hate America so much why do you live there? Why don't you move to some quiet out of the way locale like Transylvania, where you would fit in with all the other bloodsuckers.
02:06 May 3, 2011 by GLO
You will be known by your own action. The great warrior, died hiding behind his own wife. That will be his fact of history forever. The Great Coward!!!!!
02:38 May 3, 2011 by Swedesmith
Hiding behind a woman's skirts (excuse me, burka) like a sissy boy...what a t-rd. They should have thrown him in the sewer.
02:51 May 3, 2011 by ajs42548
truthworthy.. Ummmm. since 1948, Muslims have killed more Muslims than Israel, the U.S., Russia, France, England and all other western countries combined!!!! Somehow you are OK with this since you only talk about supposed Israeli aggression. Why do you never criticize Muslim slaughter of other Muslims? Israel only kills Muslims in retaliation for attacks against its people.
04:02 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
@alizafar_

Im going to go out on a limb here and say that when we caught Sadam the Iraqi people cheered and smiled and had such a great time and for once in their life saw a free nation ahead of them...so that being said.. im pretty sure that the Iraqi people made their choice and they are very pleased with the result.. you are welcome...oh and I have no control over who does what i not the government, but i will point out a fact that i have noticed.. it is always the Muslim world that tells us Americans that we are " misinformed" and we " dont know the truth"...at least yall are keeping it consistant
04:12 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
lol who under the sea? thats right Osama.. you can have him as a martyr, dont matter much...im pretty sure that the taliban has learned their lesson by now..if not.. we have more rounds
04:17 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
hahaha love it!
04:21 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
you my friend are a complete moron!..do you really think 99% of Americans wanted Osama to live long enough for trial?..answer.. NO.. we got what we wanted.. now on to the next one..and frankly we dont care who he knew..we know what h did.. he is now turtle food.. we are happy regardless of his actions.. he wont be doing anything else now will he?..again NO...do you really think that we wanting that SCUM on our land?..can you gess the answer?...NO!.. he is dead and he is no more... so let them try it again guess what will happen?
04:24 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
they are saying photos and videos are coming soon.. apparently we dont want to offend the Muslim world by displaying his body...what ever
04:29 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
this is sounding like all of the Muslims over there were all killed by my countrymen...really? how about Sadam he killed hundreds of thousands of Muslims, same with Osama, hundreds of thousands of Muslims.. you act like when we "invaded" the mid east we just open fired on every Muslim that we saw.. do you not read your own papers? i mean really...Osama was a cancer to both muslims and the entire world...you are welcome you are almost free.. soon my friend...soon
04:34 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
this brought a teat to my eye! well said hahaha...and a big Happy Dead Osama Bin Laden day to you
04:40 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
Disney propaganda? you want Disney propaganda?...how is this.. a prince got married and the bad man died all in the same weekend.. theres your Disney propaganda..classic Disney right there...kind of fitting i think.. both county's who invested most in to these wars had there great days back to back...P.S. Tupac is dead too
05:00 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
so tell me your thoughts of little green men in flying saucers,

maybe Jack The Ripper was actually a woman,

area 51?.. whats your thoughts on that...

who really fired the "magic bullet that killed JFK? ,

Phantom Time Hypothesis? got any thoughts on that?

Did Stephen King murder John Lennon?

Is Jay-Z a member of the Illuminati?

Is Obama from Kenya?

wait.. this isnt the thread for " all of your stupid conspiracies answered"? dang my bad
05:03 May 3, 2011 by Tdye
dont get the game twisted my friend America never tires...we will fight murderers till they are all dead tell THAT home boy
05:21 May 3, 2011 by jackx123
osama bin ldane is another dead DOG not worthy a funeral but to rot among the rats who should eat his remains
07:26 May 3, 2011 by Njal
It seems anyone not agreeing with the official version of events 'hates America'.
10:16 May 3, 2011 by munched
Where's the body?

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that this should come when corporate lacky Obama's popularity is at it's lowest just before the 2012 presidential election. Well I guess if the US Government (and the CIA) say it's so, that's good enough for me too. After all, they've never given me a reason not to believe them.. Not. I reiterate, "Where's the body?"

My point is: they showed Sadam when they caught him in his spider hole. They showed him again on the gallows when they put the hood on his head and pulled the lever. The US flaunts it's victories. Where's the flaunting of the greatest victory of all? Why, he quietly slipped under the waves, seen by no one. Weapons of Mass Destruction. I remember not seeing those either..
12:55 May 3, 2011 by motti
The Americans have copied the Israelis. Eichmann was at least put on trial, necesaary edvidence to be used against the holocaust deniers. He was then executed and he,

too, buried at sea.

I watched the awful pictures of 9/11 when people were throwing themselves to the ground rather than be burned alive. At the same time, more awful pictures of most of the Arab world celebrating with joy at the news. They still do this at news of more Israelis being murdered,. For some reason, the brutal slaughter of another family in Israel hardly managed the lunch time news.

Israel was denied the target murder of the paedophile Arafat,

who was responsible for many more murders than bin Laden. He and his PLO were responsible for the carnage and rape in the Lebanon, which at the time was a Christian dominate democracy.

The BBC woman actually cried at news of his death.

I do hope that bin Laden's body, or what was left of it was covered in pig fat/, no heaven, no 72 virgins and a lure for all flesh eating fish in the area.
13:38 May 3, 2011 by soultraveler3
@munched

They're supposed to be releasing pics and dna evidence soon. If you search, it says he was buried at sea because the saudis supposedly didn't want to take the body and they didn't want to just bury him anywhere because they don't want that site becoming a shrine.
14:17 May 3, 2011 by LeoKinmann
Ah, I saw a stupid troll in this thread who wrote ten monologues in a row and keeps barking like a dog. hehehe
15:39 May 3, 2011 by wolverine2k
Guess usama knows the truth now. Those 72 virgins promised were all the bearded suicide bombers he taught to! And the biggest, most wanted virgin was their paedo profit! Anyways, enjoy your 72 virgins. Man that must be a scene to enjoy (for the gays)!
17:33 May 3, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
"by wikblom: @THEONEWHOTRAVELS

If you hate America so much why do you live there? Why don't you move to some quiet out of the way locale like Transylvania, where you would fit in with all the other bloodsuckers."

I never said I hate America, and btw I never said I sympathize with terrorism either. I was just objectively describing some of the reasons WHY terrorism actually happens, without regard to the U.S. government "they hate us for our freedoms" type of propaganda/narrative/canard.

I have no plans to leave America, but if I ever did I always thought it might be nice to live in Sweden because that's where my ancestors came from. But it would be such a shame to move to Sweden only to see the Swedish government prostrate itself to being overtaken by a Muslim majority.
20:00 May 3, 2011 by HYBRED
@TheOneWhoTravels

The percentage of Muslims here is actually quite low. I don't know the exact number. They will not overtake anything in the government here.
21:09 May 3, 2011 by technoviking
@TheOneWhoTravels @ HYBRED

Muslims are 5% and growing fast. Unfortunately since the Swedish state religion is multiculturalism, they are absolutely prostating themselves and turning a blind eye to the nastiness and savagery they bring with them...

Doesn't matter if they actually get into government when traitors like Juholt and Sahlin plan to do their bidding.

People are waking up though. Perhaps one day the "moderates" will actually act like moderates.
22:57 May 3, 2011 by johnny1939
@Luckystrike I agree w/ you and Pandora's box has indeed been opened. The world just got much, much unsafer and troublesome. their revenge is coming for sure sooner or later. It took America ten years to find him and it might take that long for a massive revenge too. Meanwhile the harassment of innocent people will continue and get worse. I cannot take any pleasure in murder of anyone regardless of they might have done. The celebrations in the States is out of line as far as I am concerned and it has opened up old feelings of sadness and fright.

I knew 3 people that died on that awful day and I was in Manhattan at that time.
00:34 May 4, 2011 by rise
Yes, Pandora's box has been opened and the planet become an even more dangerous place to live on..! This feels sort of a Pyrrhic victory...
06:26 May 4, 2011 by wikblom
@ theonewhotravels

It is obvious beyond peradventure that you hate America. You obviously don't think much of Sweden also. I am also an American Swede and my great -great grandfather died in the Swedish army while fighting Napoleon in 1813. So I have a great regard for both my country and for my fatherland. So, don't hand us this B.S. about western culture taking over the middle-east only to control big oil. You obviously have no regard for Jeffersonian democracy eventhough you enjoy it's benefits, and have never served in the American military. Your opinions are based upon juvenile schoolyard assumptions and not reality. You seem to have a communist view on the world and little regard for what it takes for western society to exist. You need to take a close look at yourself and decide whether you measure up and whether you have ever done anything to help your country except criticize.
14:13 May 4, 2011 by laura ka baal
joke of the year, Buried at sea. where is his body, what is the proof.
14:16 May 4, 2011 by HYBRED
If you catch a fish wearing a bomb vest, you know he has been buried at sea.
16:48 May 4, 2011 by technoviking
@ laura kebab

Gotta love the Muslims.

"It's a lie!"

Then when they get the proof and they will go hack the heads off more Norweigian peace workers.
19:48 May 4, 2011 by swedejane
I *love* how people believe there's an imaginary friend up in the sky that's been dead for over a thousand years can talk to them and shape events here on earth, but when it comes to something like Bin Laden getting smoked by a Navy SEAL or Obama's birth certificate, they need HD video evidence...never mind his daughter and wife have both publicly stated they SAW him get shot in the head. Even when they release the photo, these idiots will still not believe it...yet, they'll keep talking to the imaginary guy in the sky. Good luck with that, idiots.
23:34 May 4, 2011 by laura ka baal
@technoviking

Yes you are right.
07:21 May 5, 2011 by Tdye
the body is some where between here and Pakistan well depending on how fast the sharks swim

"My point is: they showed Sadam when they caught him in his spider hole." Yes we did...however, his body was fresh and alive at the time and he was also not the leader of al-Qaeda and didnt have his head busted open ( well you know what i mean)

"They showed him again on the gallows when they put the hood on his head and pulled the lever."

My poor misinformed friend..it was the Iraqi people that hung him and took the video of said hanging, the actual video never made it on the main stream Tv ( at east i didt see it) But it was the iraqi people that posted it on the internet

"The US flaunts it's victories. Where's the flaunting of the greatest victory of all? Why, he quietly slipped under the waves, seen by no one. Weapons of Mass Destruction. I remember not seeing those either"

We dont flaunt our victories we have no reason to, the world knows our military might so why brag?...

Osama isnt the greatest victory of all silly the revolutionary war was...ok...this we flaunt a bit.. but you get the idea
07:27 May 5, 2011 by Tdye
Ahh you must be talking about me!! yay! you are making me famous thanks for noticing

and the reason "I wrote ten monologues in a row" is because unlike you apparently , I have a job, and a life so when i get on here I try to have my say like you do..so if i post back to back thats the reason..i cant sit here all day and suck welfare from my country just to talk on this board..maybe a job would make you a happier person?
07:31 May 5, 2011 by Tdye
@swedejane

lmao this is so true!

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure" ~Murphy's Law
13:50 May 5, 2011 by technoviking
@ tdye

Yes, it's awesome Osama's dead.

But, dude, stop double posting.
20:13 May 5, 2011 by Njal
"Bildt hails 'better world' after bin Ladin death"

- well it was back in 2001, and it was certainly better before the creation of the CIA.
22:33 May 5, 2011 by LeoKinmann
@Tdye

Good, now I got your attention. How about next time, when you write replies to 10 different ppl in this thread, WRITE FOR F¤%/'S SAKE WHO YOU ARE ADDRESSING TO!!!

Congrats on you having a job, well i mean, as long as you can work on that slurpie machine. If you wanna argue about who's having life from the posting behavior, I win. I comment only occasionally cos most of the time I can't be bothered. You are the one who leaves ten posts at a time. Now get a life.
00:00 May 6, 2011 by Rdrpwr
iam American. I just want to say that job well done on the Navy Seals team for killing Osma BIn Laden. USA USA USA USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03:22 May 6, 2011 by Tdye
@ LeoKinmann

awwww did i hit a sore spot with the whole job thing?

i post how i want to i live in a free country

slurpie machine? bet you know all about those huh

i think ill post 500 more right after this one because I can
21:20 May 6, 2011 by Observant
The circumstance surrounding the death of Usama Bin Laden will never be fully explained because the Americans are the world's police.

We all know that the police are accountable to no one. They are a law unto themselves like here in Sweden and everywhere else in the world.

It will be impossible to get the truth from the "police" as they stick together like sh*t to a blanket and evefrytime they give a statement the situations are different.

However it is a blessing that UBL was killed. His end was exactly as the end he gave to so many.
01:07 May 7, 2011 by LeoKinmann
@Tdye

Nah, not because you can, but because you have nothing else to do. Anybody who has a life got better things around. How about spending time with your wife and kids? Awww you don't have one? Now let's see your 500 posts.

I don't post stuff here while working during the day. And I usually don't bother posting at home in the evening, cos I got better stuff to do, hehe.
16:54 May 7, 2011 by TheOneWhoTravels
Actually I don't hate America. But I do have a disagreement with the foreign policy. Also, in general I do not subscribe to the U.S. government narrative about 9/11, Osama bin Laden, and the "need" to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in order to "defend America," etc. due to the fact that so much of it is simply trumped-up war propaganda.

Also, I actually have a high opinion of Sweden, but there again I have a disagreement with certain government policies. In the case of Sweden I have a disagreement with policies related to immigration.

I notice you don't refute any of my claims, by the way, but simply stoop to calling me names like "communist" (lol, that is so 1980s). I don't blame you really, you can't refute my claims in my previous posts due to the fact that they are true. So resorting to lame attempts at character assassination I suppose is to be expected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwrpdHfk8rc

"...in an embassy so big it makes it look like the U.S. will be occupying Baghdad forever..."

Oh nooooo it's not an imperial U.S. occupation in order to secure long-term the Iraqi oil supply for Western civilization! Ohhhh noooo not that! We're there because "they hate us for our freedoms." LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!
03:55 May 8, 2011 by wenddiver
@Laura Ka Baal- Maybe you can get the Navy to drop you in the Ocean so you can see for yourself. Send your address to the CIA Extreme Rendition Department for assistance for this once in a lifetime bottom of the Ocean adventure trip!!!!!
19:26 May 8, 2011 by Yunis
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Consider the following facts. Whether you like them is another matter.

1. 9/11 wasn't done by Muslims, it was done by Israel

2. Europe is an atheist and immoral continent that hates Islam.

3. Osama Bin Laden did not die in 2011, he was killed at the end of 2001.

4. America is not interested in fighting terrorism because it is a terrrorist state itself.

5. America wants to break up Pakistan for the following reasons:

- the country is sitting on the potential energy pipelines from the Middle East/Central Asia to China and India

- the country is Islamic with nuclear weapons

- the country's ideology, Islam, is diametrically opposed to Zionism and

Israel.

6. The world has more to fear of 'changing' Western values than Islamic ones.

7. Every country America has attacked since it did Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII has been non-white.

8. Al-quada does does not exist.

9. Western mainstream media is extremely distrustfull as a source of truthfull, representational information.

10. America and Britain have committed genocide in Iraq and Afghanistan by, amongst other things, using depleted uranium against the innocent.

11. If Osama Bin Laden did 9/11, why didn't they caputure him first, put him on trial and then sentence him to death? This would put an end to all conspiracy theories.
05:29 May 9, 2011 by wenddiver
@YUNIS-

1. I did not know so many Muslims supported Israel, dancing in the street and caryyin on 911. It goes to show how despicable their actions were that they try to shift their guilt to some one else, after publically claiming the act. DUH!

2. Half right, you got who we hate down pretty pact.

3. If you feel better believing he died smashed by concusion, balls riped off, and covered with his own excrement from a B-52 strike we are ok with that, but the history books will say shot in face by US Navy SEAL, with rifle, while trying to hide behind wife.

4. Kid yourself our killing Adult Terrorists is as bad as your targetting Women, children, old people and non-combatants on 911, London, Marid, Moscow, Sweden, Germany,Bali and a Russian Kindergaten in Beslan.

5. The US gave them billions to build a real government, but it got sucked up by the terrorists, bandits and drug dealers you call a government.

6. Not much to fear from Islam at all, fast approaching the terrorist event that will allow the government to do anything they want to you.

7. Duh, how could you forget us bombing SERBIA to save worthless Muslims from extermination. Never again.

8. We are not quiet there yet my little sheise colored buddy, but we are working on it.

9. Yah, continue to read the stuff from Soviet shills and suicide organizations.

10. The ammo worked as planned, wht Iraq did in Kuwaite and to the Kurds that was genocide. The Talliban were terrorists, they got what their evil bought.

11. Because him eating Hagen Daz in a Western Prision would not be as much fun as feeding him to sharks with a pork sausage in his mouth.
05:19 May 10, 2011 by jbat
I am muslim and I amvery happy this evil Osama dead!

He is nothing.. he just bring chaos to the world especially to Muslims people and to American citizens (excluding American political leaders and those behind them).

He is not a religious man, he have ZERO religious knowledge, ZERO educational background (certified military trainer from FBI.. YES!) ... but he claim what he do is for his religion? (those who believe this man really do for his religion should also believe when serial killers in USA say the same thing for the reason why he kill people).

BUT lets hope this is not another reason for another WAR by the great war country, USA! a never ending war like war in iraq and afghans (it WILL END.. when? when there is no more oil in Arabs country!)

p/s : why USA not spend more money to find alternative energy or oil so they dont need to take it by force or war from arabs country... why invest on war?

Do their political leaders see how much their own citizens suffer from this greedy acts (not only muslims suffer from this!)... these USA citizens.. they are not only suffer in term of economic but also mentally (when they need to hate muslims as a scapegoat for what have happen to them.. they cannot blame CIA or FBI or OBAMA or they get risks going to GREAT guantanamo)
05:37 May 10, 2011 by jbat
"10. The ammo worked as planned, wht Iraq did in Kuwaite and to the Kurds that was genocide. The Talliban were terrorists, they got what their evil bought."

Wenddiver@ LOL.. so what is the REAL purpose this US war country come to Iraq and Afghans? They want to save people from Saddam and Talibans.. or they want OIL and Power from iraq and afghans? If they really want to save people there.. then why kill innocent people there?

and now This USA citizens like this "Wenddiver" hate all muslims even though the reason why their country go to war is to save this muslim people (we know this is not true!)... if you really hate muslims.. then CALL your Govt to let taliban rule afghans.. saddam kill his own people... after all they are muslims right? let them slaughter and finish up each other..

Why not? why still care to fight there? saving them?

Cant you see your own hypocrite in yourself?
16:12 May 12, 2011 by cookiemaster
Sad enough when issue raise itlsef tto Sweden for REAL Swedes...BILDT = OSAMA
16:15 May 26, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
And Sweden without Carl Bildt would be more liked by foreign countries. You can includ F.U.Reinfeldt too.
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