Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden is dead!

My Summary Notes – Seal Team 6 aka "DevGru" (Naval Special Warfare Development Group, under Join Special Operations Command under Vice Admiral William McRaven and soon Maj. Gen. Joseph Votel), had rehearsed the raid at Bagram AFB on 4/7 and 4/13.  24 Seals rappelled into the $1 million compound built just 5 years ago and located just 30 miles NW of Islamabad, at 115am local time.  The 40 minute fire fight ended with the death of OBL.

Obama order the execution of bin Laden on Friday, but it was delayed due to weather until 330pm Sunday EST.  He watched it live in the War Room.

The nicknames of the two brothers who were bin Laden's couriers were gotten via waterboarding at Gitmo in 2003.  Their names were discovered in 2007.  Then, in August 2010, the location of the compound identified.  Bin Laden was buried at sea off the carrier USS Carl Vinson at 2am Eastern.

• (3:12) Fox: Bin Laden captured full. (Bill Hemmer in New York and Jennifer Griffin from the Pentagon with Fox News on 5/2/2011 give news about the covert operation which killed bin Laden.)  • Fox News (5/2/2011) Courier Led CIA to Bin Laden.  Trusted messenger located using intelligence from Gitmo interrogations. 

•• Marc Ambinder (National Journal, 5/2/2011) The secret team that killed bin Laden.

(:22) Celebrations: Hemmer. (Bill Hemmer with Fox news tells of the celebrations happening in front of the White House and in NY city on 5/2/2011.)

(9:17) PO Bin Laden dead full. (President Obama speaks to the American people about the death of Osama bin Laden from the White House on the evening of 5/1/2011.)

• (:18) PO Bin Laden 1 short.  "Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children."

(:09) PO Bin Laden 2 short. "The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda.  Yet his death does not mark the end of our effort."

(:29) PO Bin Laden 3 short. "We must also reaffirm that the United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam. I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity."

(:04) PO Bin Laden 3a. "So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity."

(:35) PO Bin Laden 4 short. "But it's important to note that our counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding. Indeed, bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan as well, and ordered attacks against the Pakistani people.  Tonight, I called President Zardari, and my team has also spoken with their Pakistani counterparts. They agree that this is a good and historic day for both of our nations. And going forward, it is essential that Pakistan continue to join us in the fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates."

(:03) PO Bin Laden 4a. "This is a good and historic day for both of our nations."

(:29) PO Bin Laden 5 short. "Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda's terror:  Justice has been done."

(:07) PO Bin Laden 5a. "We can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda's terror:  Justice has been done."

(:43) PO Bin Laden 6 short.  "Tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history, whether it's the pursuit of prosperity for our people, or the struggle for equality for all our citizens; our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.  Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America."

• Yahoo (5/2/2011) Obama: bin Laden's death makes the world safer.

• Politico (5/2/2011) Getting bin Laden: How the mission went down.

• Bloomberg (5/2/2011) U.S. Forces Unsure Bin Laden Was There Until Face to Face.

• Jake Tapper (ABC News, 5/2/2011) In March, President Obama Authorized Development of Plan to Bomb Compound but Wanting Evidence of OBL's Death, Did Not Execute*.

• Fox News (5/2/2011) Osama Bin Laden Killed in Firefight With U.S. Special Ops Team in Pakistan.

• Stratfor (5/2/2011) The Tactical Irrelevance of Osama bin Laden's Death.

• Nine MSN (4/26/2011) Capturing bin Laden 'would unleash hell'.

• Huffington Post (5/2/2011) Osama Bin Laden Dead: Obama Speech Transcript.

400-408 – Joel Rosenberg ( former communications advisor to the once-former and now-current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and million-selling author of such page-turners as The Last Jihad, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, Dead Heat, Epicenter, Inside The Revolution, and his latest The 12th Imam.  You can watch Joel's "Rapid Response Videos" at  His Epicenter Conference in Jerusalem is coming up May 15-16, you can watch it at the website.

413-423 – Joel Rosenberg

428-437 – Ken Timmerman, contributing editor at, also runs the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (, is the author of many bestsellers including his latest about the persecuted church in Iraq entitled St. Peter's Bones (

443-452 – Ken Timmerman

458-508 – Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney, was the #3 man in the USAF as the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff at the pinnacle of his distinguished career, you see him regularly on Fox News as their senior military analyst, and he's the author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror.

512-523 – Ret. Lt. General Tom McInerney,

528-539 – Calls – How can Christians rejoice in the death of the wicked when God doesn't?  "Rejoice" – defined, to "feel or show great joy or delight."  Can't we be grateful without rejoicing?  The military celebrates the success of the mission, not the death of their enemies.  If enemies surrender, they will not lose their lives.  In a far lighter sense from sports, a team celebrates their victory, not the injuries inflicted upon the other team.

Ezekiel 33:11 – "'As I live!' declares the Lord GOD, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live…"

Ezekiel 18:23 – "Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?"

Prov 24:17 – "Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him. Do not fret because of evildoers, Or be envious of the wicked; For there will be no future for the evil man, The lamp of the wicked will be put out.  Don't rejoice but be grateful."

• Kevin Eckstrom (Religion News Service, 5/2/2011) Is it OK for Christians to cheer the death of a terrorist?

544-554 – Calls

558-608 – Calls

612-623 – Tom Doyle, Director of International Ministries and Middle East Specialist for E3 Partners (, "Equip, Evangelize, Establish"), and author of Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East (  Tom recently was "blacklisted" by Syria. 

628-639 – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (, an organization "committed to demonstrating the synergy of American democracy and its founding principles with the religion of Islam," refers to himself as a "Jeffersonian Muslim," he is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps, former president of the Arizona Medical Association, and today is an Internist in private practice in Phoenix.  Check out the excellent documentary he narrates, The Third Jihad (  AIFD just launched "The Muslim Liberty Project" last month with the purpose of inoculating youth against radicalization, and helping families deal with their children perhaps becoming radicalized.  And, as a result of the recent hearings in Washington, Zuhdi is no longer the lone voice talking about modernization.  Now, there's this coalition,  In response to the recent humanitarian crisis in Syria, Zuhdi was part of the team that started

644-654 – (3:23) Jay Sekulow Montage played today about the death of Osama bin Laden.