People are celebrating nationwide today! Finally nearly 10 years since the September 11th attacks on America justice has been served. The man behind the attacks, the mastermind – Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US special forces.
After 9 years and 7 months of searching for the leader of the terrorist group al Qaeda, the United States of America finally found success. An American official said Osama Bin Laden was killed in a mansion close to the Pakistani Capital in a city called Abbottabad. This wasn’t an ordinary mansion, of course. It was EIGHT TIMES larger than any of the others on the block, surrounded by 12 to 18-foot walls topped with barbed wire, and part of a compound had insanely heavy security. The United States attacked the mansion after piecing together weeks of intelligence, including key indicators of something fishy: burning garbage instead of placing at the curb, no internet service, no telephone service and just 2 highly guarded entrances. Three helicopters carrying a small team of Navy Seals choppered in from Afghanistan, dropped the Seals into the compound to capture Bin Laden, and ended up in a firefight, where he was shot in the head and killed during the fight, along with one of his sons, two couriers, and a woman they were using as a human shield. The whole thing took about 40 minutes, and there were no American casualties.
Celebrations in New York and Washington, D.C. continued well into the early morning after news broke of Bin Laden’s death. People are celebrating nationwide and even celebrities are sharing their thoughts via twitter. Check out what some of your favorite celebrities had to say about the big news last night.
Lady Gaga: Just landed. Watching CNN, what a historical moment in the fight against hatred.
Charlie Sheen: Dead or Alive. WE PREFER DEAD! Well done SEAL team! AMERICA: #WINNING that’s how we roll…. C
Paris Hilton: Just landed back in LA, so happy to hear the news of Osama bin Laden’s death. He was the face of terrorism and such an evil man. The world is a much better place with him not in it.
Katy Perry: I believe in justice… but don’t u think that an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind? ☹ …But in general (& then after this I’ll go back to being an opinion less popstar) It is a GREAT day 4 America & I’m PROUD 2 b an American!
Ryan Seacrest: After last nights bin laden news I jumped on a plane to do radio show and enews live from nyc. Just landed. There is an energy here today!
John Stamos: “I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” ~Mark Twain #godblessallservicemen/women
Alyssa Milano: Sending love to the @us_navyseals & all divisions of our military tonight. I appreciate your efforts, sacrifice & courage.
Mike Tyson: Obama got rid of Osama!! … The principles of Islam are peace & love. Please don’t confuse Osama’s views as the view of Muslims.
Jim Carrey: Wow! They killed the Boogieman! I felt something was in the air tonight! Bin Laden era over! S’next? ?;^•
Piers Morgan: Kudos to the Navy Seals who planned and executed this extraordinary mission. One of the great covert operations in modern military history.
Neil Patrick Harris: Everyone is sitting around my living room, mouths agape. Wow, what a night. Thank you, Mr. President, for such an eloquent speech.
Derek Hough: They are playing celebration on the radio cause of Bin Ladens death . It’s kind of strange .
Chris Jericho: To the brave soldier that shot Bin Laden: drinks on me for the rest of your life.
Jaime King: Whoever shot Osama Bin Laden must be SO F**KING STOKED! I wanna make him a badge, t & a bumper sticker that reads- I shot Bin Laden B*tch!
Rob Lowe: At ground zero now. Everyone together. No separate religions or political parties. Just people. Americans together; proud.
Hollywood Dame wants to send a special THANK YOU the United States of America’s armed forces for protecting our Freedom and bringing justice to the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Our thoughts are with those who lost a loved one on that tragic day.
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