US Pres. Obama confirmed the death of Osama Bin Laden.
CNN reported that the 54-year-old Al Qaeda leader was confirmed dead by the White House in mansion outside Islamabad.
NBC News said "Intelligence that led U.S. to bin Laden was uncovered in September, decided good enough to take action."
Because of this development, all U.S. facilities abroad were placed on high alert as a precautionary measure.
Former US Pres. George W. Bush, who was the incumbent during the 9/11 attacks, welcomed the news and said, "This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world.
"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."
Jack Thomas, the Werribee man has also elcomed this development. He met the fugitive leader, who is considered a martyr by many, at an Al Qaeda training camp.
Warning of Bin Laden's death, he told the Herald Sun, "He was a murderer and he will be judged. But we have to make sure his ideology dies with him. That you would bomb and kill in the name of Jihad is f---ing disgusting.
"Obviously its good he is dead, but he could be given martydom status. That isn't a good thing if that happens."
What do the people say about this issue? Here are some tweets and Facebook messages from ordinary people.
bahaaosman Why should we believe the US? How many times did they tell us this in the past 10 years?
InnoCrator wow, #Osama Bin Laden killed in US operation. US president taking credits, good for campaigning.
ohmgeesoshi should people celebrate someone's death? though i know #osama is a big threat to the US...just saying...
hannahhjessica I'm scared surely there will be retaliation from #osama's minions!
AngeloLuizz Eu poderia aproveitar a situação e criar uma comunidade no orkut falando sobre a morte do Bin Laden, quem sabe assim a comunidade fica cheia
The_Solution06 I would like to mention that osama bin laden was. A person, let not hate those of middle eastern descent for his actions
beCkyGee69 Thanks a lot bin laden....
mjbenitezr Osama Bin Laden no esta muerto, lo confundieron con Maximón.
Poynter Journalists were sent emails and texts that said 'get to work' and 'bfd' then learned Osama bin Laden was dead
Ghonim Osama Bin Laden is dead again?! Didn't he die before Bush's second term?! :)
sameel99 Obama confirm OBL death. K
wes_am DO NOT R.I.P
merzyg jejeje un gran saludo que está viendo todo al respecto de la muerte de
katytur4ny The empty seat at dinner table. Children forced to grow up without mother or father...3000 taken from us leaving a gaping hole -obama
kylecmanning Boom Amerikah
Kathurima Mwongera Osama bin Laden. Dead??? Wat news 2 wake up 2? Ma pals,av a day ful of lyf..... Sch goers,go 4 de knowledge. Nyc term.
JessicaMoffett Never before have I felt relieved & kind of happy to see someone leave this earth. Bless our troops & the lives given to see this day.
texasaggieofc Anyone who thinks we're leaving Afghanistan because OBL is dead forgot that Saddam's been dead for how long? How's Iraq coming?
nolesfan2011 #obama his demise should be welcomed by ALL who love peace