May 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm #163158
Okay…so does this mean gas prices will drop? And is America going to stop spending trillions of $$$ for military bases across the world?May 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm #163157ChupacabraParticipant
Of course not. It just means now we can focus on Libya a bit more.May 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm #163156Jason T. RadiceParticipant
I like the idea of the interactive part…like being able to throw shoes at the face.May 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm #163155David J. ChiricoParticipant
A memorial would be for someone to pay respect to the person buried there, to commemorate or honor them.
No one wanted his body! Not a single country. The entire world didn’t want him. It would be the least visited memorial ever.
Which is why they buried him at sea, they had nowhere to put him. I’m glad they respected his religion and disposed of the body as customary. I would not want it to be said that the USA did not do the right thing and justice was not served.May 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm #163154Andrew Garulay, RLAParticipant
I did not realize that DNA testing could be done so quickly. I thought it took weeks for some reason.May 2, 2011 at 11:16 pm #163153Trace OneParticipant
I agree (this is a first!) with Andrew G., I thought DNA testing took weeks, and David, it was only in accordance with muslim law in that it was done within 24 hours – the sea burial has nothing to do with Islam at all..they are pissed off..
why not cremate him and scatter the ashes, as they apparently did for Nuremburg war criminals..
itis just odd..And the description is, they put him on a board, and pushed him out of the helicopter..
I think you can have a memorial to evil, or a depiction of evil (put it that way) that is valid in our culture..it does not need to be a memorial, just a symbol of evil..May 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm #163152
It was a joke. Prices will continue to increase because Oil companies are loving the amount of profit. After Libya, then what? Throw billions of $$$ at Iran, Yemen, Omar? Sudan, Niger and many other places also have ruthless dictators. When is it enough already?May 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm #163151
Pakistan wanted him and kept him in that luxury estate. Not the living in a cave we thought of the last 10 years. I think there’s a lot more people out there who follow him than you think.May 3, 2011 at 2:15 am #163150Ryan A. WaggonerParticipant
great point…May 3, 2011 at 10:12 am #163149
How do we know for certain that his body was dumped out at sea? You actually trust the Govt? What if…if they kept the body and are now transporting it to Area 51 in the Nevada desert. Who knows.The Bin Laden estate could’ve used some good landscaping.
Can the Govt now stop sending billions of $$$ to aid Pakistan? How do you send all that money and when we needed the Pakistan Govt the most, we couldn’t trust them and had to do the operation in secrecy. Makes no sense.May 3, 2011 at 10:15 am #163148
DNA takes weeks when its not really a top priority or if the workers are union members. I think this event was very high to get it done! They were aboard a military ship, so they had all the necessary equipment.May 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm #163147David J. ChiricoParticipant
I am sure many faiths disapprove of cremation, Islam being one of them. Being the clock was ticking on the 24 hour timeframe, and no country would take him, and the volatility of having the body buried in your country, seems to make the burial at sea the best option.May 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm #163146Rob HalpernParticipant
For anyone interested in the burial at sea thing, this offers some interesting perspectives:May 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm #163145Trace OneParticipant
Thanks, Rob, that is interesting – I geuss cremation could also be chosen, to avoid the shrine problem, but that option was possibly not available so quickly..May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm #163144Thomas J. JohnsonParticipant
Did they chum the water first?
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