Facebook reactions to bin Laden's death
Reporter Shelley Smith posted a simple question on Facebook earlier this morning: What do you think of Osama bin Laden’s death?
This is a sampling of the feedback she’s received on her wall. Comments have been taken as they were posted, spelling and grammar mistakes have not been corrected.
Nate Seymour: “the world demands PROOF!!!” should be the headline
Brandon Gregory: “Wheres the PROOF!”
Patricia Tagaloni Andrews: “Were is the proof?”
Latoyia Jones: “Some may see it as a victory, but I see it as another reason for Al Qaeda to attack on U.S. soil. I personally would rather be safe than sorry!
Lauren Penley Wetter: “I think the death of Osama Bin Laden is wonderful news! Which is awkward to say because I’m saying that I’m glad someone was killed, but he was a horrible man who killed so many innocent people. I think it finally gives us all sense of justice for the 9/11 events that took place almost 10 years ago.
“I must say that when the breaking news came across the screen last night I felt all kinds of emotions. In one split second I was happy, thrilled, and had a since of peace that Osama Bin Laden was no longer in this world to terrorize us anymore. In that same instance I also found myself feeling terrified of what could come of the US killing Bin Laden.
“Being a mother now I just pray that this World will come together and we can all be at peace and coexist with everyone! I’d like to thank all of the men and women who have fought and given there lives to better the lives of all of the US Citizens!”
Jake Chambers: “I want to see proof! Could this be a conspiracy for Obama?”
Karen Harmon Linton: “Mission Accomplished, I say, but I know that beleaguered Christians in Pakistan and other Muslim nations are going to face harsher persecution for quite some time.”
Barney White: “Its amazing how the order was 2 kill him on site I wish they would have caught him and put him in a one room cell wit no windows they say he dead but they also said gas would go down dont believe nothing what our gov have 2 say.”
Herb Foster: “In a perfect world where the press still worked in the interest of the people questions like that would be asked. They seem to just report what they are told. No questions asked. Very strange how this all went down.”
Latoyia Jones: “Osama this, Osama that…i can understand how some may feel a sense of justice, but do you have a peace of mind? anyone would feel raged if someone charged into their home and pretty much assassinated a family member. you would want revenge! OTN: what do you think will happen in reaction to his death? these ppl are committed to terrorism and will go to any length to get their point accross. All im sayin is…recognize the moment but, don’t break out the champagne just yet!”
Krista Oglesby: “Indeed PROOF is the key! After all these years he was simply killed in a raid??…not believing that. If you shot him, supposedly in the head, what would be the point of throwing him in the ocean? I mean is he the terminator or something?? smh”
Todd Utech: “this is game changing for the war on terror. protection was key for some of the more powerful terrorists/extremists to function. The capture and death of arguably the most important figure of terrorism shows that the protection is no longer as strong as it once was. I am glad he has been taken care of because I believe he was more important as a figure head of terrorism than anything else.”
Jeff Placer: “LISTEN people. He’s DEAD. Proven by DNA. Islamic tradition states the burial MUST be within 24hrs. They buried him at sea. If the President said it was NIGHT…some of you people would SWEAR it was DAY. Enjoy this victory for our country. Do not ruin it with new conspiracy crap.”
“We MUST respect other’s religious beliefs. We don’t need any more trouble from that region of the world than we have now. We got him, but can also show that we respect the Islamic tradition by following their burial customs. It’s only right. It’s American.”
Chace Jensen: “To help a few people understand. DNA test have already proven that it was Osama Bin Laden. And lets not forget that he DID charge into OUR home and kill a lot of innocent people. So yes, we would want revenge and we got it. Are we suppose to sit back and watch as terrorist like this rip through our country and kill innocent mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters?!!! Were we suppose to capture him, lock him up and watch as he still headed such horrible attacks from a cell like many leaders of gangs still do today?!
“This man got exactly what he deserved! And you don’t hear about things leading up to it because thats the element of surprise. If it were all of the news that we knew his location and this and that, poof he is gone again. I think our troops have done an amazing job and this is a wonderful victory for OUR home, the United States of AMERICA!!!!
Sheri Cornett: “Don’t wait to the fourth of July to fly old glory. Now is the time to fly her high and pride. Our troops need more reminders now we’re proud of them then ever before. A job well done. More dangers are ahead and our troops need to know we are behind them!”
Chace Jensen: “Lets also not forget these people cherish death to whereas we cherish life. I hope the last thing he saw before he closed his eyes was the American flag on our soldiers uniforms!!!”
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