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    Quote Originally Posted by gilleshk:
    As I said, I think Obama's address was quite solemn which I thought was very presidential of him.
    I certainly agree with that.

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    Was Osama the main financier and benefactor of al-qaeda with his $300 million inheritance?


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    Pakistan will demand a lot from US for their so called help in killing Osama( considering he was living in their capital)


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    Quote Originally Posted by neha:
    Pakistan will demand a lot from US for their so called help in killing Osama( considering he was living in their capital)
    Might have to go and revisit my geography, when was the capital of Pakistan moved to a remote village near the Afghan border?

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    So the US killed Bin Laden? it's "goof" but couldn't they arrest him instead?


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    According to the BBC, Abbottabad is 62 miles from Islamabad. Not the capital certainly, but with 81,000 people living there (1998 census via Wiki!) not exactly a remote village either.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Might have to go and revisit my geography, when was the capital of Pakistan moved to a remote village near the Afghan border?
    Oh, I think that it's close enough - it's a city of about 120,000 only 50k from Islamabad. There was also a large military base right down the street, apparently.

    Abbottabad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    So the US killed Bin Laden? it's "goof" but couldn't they arrest him instead?
    Very naive if you think the US wanted the hassle of dealing with him alive. I suspect he was shot on sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    So the US killed Bin Laden? it's "goof" but couldn't they arrest him instead?
    "Come out with your hands up Osama and no tricky stuff"

    Worth a try I suppose.
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