Sunday, May 1st - President Obama announces to the world that Osama bin Laden is dead. The following is a fascinating snapshot my Facebook newsfeed during the time of this announcement. I very much welcome your thoughts and comments.

So death is supposed to be sad, not this one! Bin Laden, we got you!

Osama is dead, wonder what will happen next?


R.I.P... NOT! About time... :)

this night is killing me. why, why, why, why are we celebrating a system that is built on killing and destroying and lying and hurting?

may1st is now a holiday- osama bin ladens death.

now who will deliver presents on christmas eve?

Team America!

This is exactly why our militay was put into action 10 years ago....without the war on terror this would never have been a possibility...just wanted to reiterate the thanks to our MILITARY!!!!

Great day in American history!

saddens me to read about all of this violent chaos happening globally :( sigh...

The fact that some people don't care that Osama Bin Laden is dead disgusts me. It's not about the war or stopping it...its about the fact that he killed so many and this is justice. People honestly disgust me.

has to think of a new nickname... Osama Jim Laden is out.

wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhat now Osama?

The US has Osama's body, I hear we are gonna draw and quarter and send it to the four corners of our empire!

My Facebook feed consists of Osama Bin Laden and one person mowing their lawn at 10pm.

I'm glad Osama got what was coming to him, but I'm just curious to see what kind of retaliation the radicals are going to perform.


cool now we can get better healthcare more jobs and flying cars right?....Right?

Totally have chills right now:) so proud of those serving our country:)

Wait, you mean we didn't get Osama during Operation Iraqi Freedom? It only took us a decade to get the f***er.

lol facebook status up 1000% in patriotism in the past 10 minutes... Osama Bin Killed ;)

Well Bin Laden, I'll see you in hell

Never been so happy to hear someone was killed!

Bin Laden's death won't change a damn thing. Sorry.

Hell yes!!! Bin Laden is finally where he belongs!!!

Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when the President received that phone call.

its been 10 minutes n there r still less posts on bin ladens death than when michael jackson died or the rev.

What a nice touch to my lazy Sunday

Wow I thought the blackhawks made Facebook blow up....

justice is best served cold. hell yeah.

‎10 years ago my dad woke me up and told me to come watch the t.v., I just called him in Iraq to turn on is. what an iconic day this is... in the midst of the celebration of Bin Laden's death... be sure to pray for those who are still in Iraq, like my dad, and for the U.S. in general... there will be retaliation.

Its been real, bin laden.

Got that son of a bitch!!!


Our great American military has pursued and killed Osama Bin Laden! Thank you for your service to our country, US Troops! Your sacrifice is appreciated!

Congratulations to the U.S.A. Military and the crew that dropped the bomb that FINALLY killed Bin Laden!! You have all sacrificed so much and I am proud of each and everyone of you!! And proud to be an American!!

Long live AMERICA!!!

ok bin ladens dead kool now put back on my show

Where were you when you heard Bin Laden was no longer a threat?

Apparently I was on Facebook...

Ok, he's dead... PUT BACK Celebrity Apprentice!!!!!!!

‎...my dad texts me saying he thinks Obama is making an announcement that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Two minutes later, Fox News confirms he's dead. My dad: "I hope they're not quoting me. I could get in so much trouble for this."

Osama bin laden is dead...thanks George W. Bush for doing your job, and thank Barack Obama for announcing it.

It's a little disheartening that the banner of our country will be flown higher than the banner of Christ today...

Too bad this probably won't stop al queda.... Still pray for the safety of our soldiers and for safety here on the home front...

Why does wgn have a "sexy" bin laden pic?

So what, Bin Laddens dead... His 15 minutes of fame was up back in 2000.!

Wow. Surprised at the relief I feel at the news of Osama's likely death...

wants to know who is this Osama Bin Laden everyone is speaking of?!

Nine years, seven months, two weeks, and six days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden has been killed by the US military. I couldn't be more proud of those who serve in our military and who have lost their lives over the past ten years.

Osama bin laden that bastard is dead hell yeah!!

Bin Laden=Dead AMERICA!!!

now if only waldo was this easy to find

THEY GOT BIN LADIN! Ding dog bin ladins dead! :)

bring the troops home! thank you to all the heroes who fought for this day. USA ! USA! USA!

This is a goodnight! Tomorrow the whole world will be a better place. I know Chuck Norris played big role in taking down Bin Laden!

I think Bin Laden just overloaded Facebook, His ultimate terrorist plot!

Gadhafi's son and some grandchildren killed yesterday. Bin Laden killed today. Didn't your parents teach you not to put your address and important personal info all over your Facebook profiles?

Bin Laden bin owned

Yeah! Bin Laden goes down! Sup now Al Qaeda!

supposedly they bombed bin laden in his mansion of course america the last place ull ever expect to find him- his house. i hope this isnt truth cuz we're gonna look rly stupid

Team America, FOR THE WIN. And some of you call me a non-patriot... HA!

If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? I'm sorry but I am sadden by murder in all forms.

Is it bad if when my grandmother told me theres a press conference about Osama Bin Laden being dead and I said "meh" and switched to Bones? I figured he die sooner or later. -_-

BIN LADEN IS DEAD! That makes me so happy and so scared at the same time...

well i guess i will do it too..... OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD!!!!!!!!! bitch u ran for 10 years but UR DEAD!!!!! hahaha!!

Today is one of America's proudest moments. Regardless of your views and opinions, today is a day we should celebrate and listen to our commander in chief speak on the historic moment.

Not sure if it is a proud moment or a showing moment but a "USA" chant is going in the stands in Philly as the news spreads about Osama's death.

Great Osama is dead...Now where the fuck am I suppose to get my exploding teddy bears.
Hey Fox Live, who's Usama Bin Laden? Epic. Spelling. Fail.

With Osama Bin Laden dead, I think it is safe to say we can re-write Dante Alighieri's "The Inferno" and replace Cassius and Brutus in Satan's mouth with Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

justice served......ten years late


Does anyone else find it suspicious that just in time for Obama's time for re-election they trot out the news saying that Osama is dead? If he was killed in a missile strike there's no way his body could have been identified. I think he has been dead longer than just a week.

“Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience love and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it.”

-Blessed John Paul II (From the encyclical Redemptor Hominis)

Dear Osama Bin Laden, .. I WIN! Sincerely, Waldo

It's good to know chuck Norris was in Pakistan.

Yes I'm happy that there was some justice tonight but I struggle to believe that it is reason to forget, or even stop talking, about the problems we still have in our own country. Where is our governments priorities? Obama got his self proclaimed #1 target so now what does he have planned?
Ps. Everyone praising America for Osama Bin Laden's reported death: I think it is kind of weird/morbid to speak so jubilantly about it. I understand where it comes from, but I don't particularly like it.

Holy cow. Still trying to process the news of Bin Laden's death.

Obama killed Osama when no one else could, lets all vote to re-elect him!

i hope the man who shot osama bin ladin gets a congretional medal of honor and osama's head to put on the mantle piece of his fireplace

Thank you to the men and women that made today possible! Praying for the families that lost a loved one on 9-11. This will be a whole bag of mixed feelings!

Now that's my president! Today like everyday I'm proud to be an American! Thank you US military special forces for getting the job done!

We're sounding pretty ignorant right now, America. Maybe dial it back juuuuust a tad?

And this is why I love my major, criminal effing justice!

In the words of the illustrious Uncle Rico... "Right on... Right on."

High Fives to the troops.

Rejoicing death is a little too much for me. I'll be celebrating love tonight.

If anything i hope that this means i can now start bringing my shampoo and hairspray with me when i travel

Thankful that our country has remained safe since 9/11. Some may call bin laden's death "karma".

I call it the result of God's faithfulness and the sacrifice of the men and women of the US military.

‎"America can do anything it sets it's mind to" - Obama. AKA 'Mericuh can do what it wants haha
lost 4 friends due to osama statuses....someone mad?

MSNBC mentioned a flash mob in NYC singing "We are the Champions". Yikes.

The death toll of the September 11th attacks far outnumbered those of Pearl Harbor. Bin Laden is dead, what a day of victory!!!

so on google the google pic on te homepage is some city and you can search 4 osama lmao iswear on my life im not joking

End of a dark era :)

The war is not over. The final war against evil will not be over until the Lord parts the skys and comes to take us home. But until then, thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who have served and are serving to protect my freedom!

In the words of the illustrious Uncle Rico... "Right on... Right on."

High Fives to the troops.

Holy cow....this news is long overdue, may we never forget the lives lost over the years because of this man, and may we realize that the war on terrorism still continues, and our troops are still fighting, God Bless them and their families.

I don't entirely understand the current reaction most seem to be having over Bin Laden's death. People confuse me.

Everyone keeps saying the wicked witch is dead in their statuses, but I don't get it...the Red Wings still need to lose 2 more games before we can trumpet that this is truly "a great day for the world"

A HUGE THANK YOU to our military, who have sacrificed, died, suffered, and worked hard, to fight people like Osama Bin Laden. YOU are the ones we thank. YOU are the ones who deserve ALL CREDIT. Thank a soldier for bringing due justice for those lost on 9/11 and all the victims around the world who suffered from his commands. Feel free to copy and paste if you agree.
Osama Bin Laden is dead, now if they could just get the dudes responsible for knocking down the towers!!

Haaha people are saying that we should get 50% off clothes on the Pacsun fanpage since Osama is dead. wow lol

Bin Laden is dead! USA finally did something good!

I'm so happy no Americans were killed when getting him. Hell yea.

everyone will forget about this this week cuz lady gagas new video will premiere

What will become of the Bluth company?

I got my riot pants on.

about time obama did some thing at least some what right.

The most upsetting thing for about this news...is that we've been playing the celebrity name game wrong for all these years!! It's Usama, not Osama :-/

‎"The destruction of the wicked is joy." - Proverbs 11:10. It's biblical eat it!!

‎Damn, I was really hoping to get Osama's thoughts on Kate's dress...

God bless Americia! America, PRAISE and SEEK God!

But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you Luke. 6:27-28

Thank you so much to all the men and women who have served and are serving our country through the armed services


God bless our troops for serving our country and making the world a better place through their courage. You made us proud!!

Aaand commence the arguments over Obama. Jeeze guys, bin Laden is dead, and the president -has- to take responsibility for it. He's the face of our country. Everyone in the planning should be equally credited and will be.

In all seriousness, thank God. Today is historic.

Osama bin laden. Hide and seek champion.2001-2011.

"Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him. Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out." --Proverbs 24:17-18


  1. You hit it, man. Last night as I sat and watched the news my heart was heavy.

    Maybe it's due to my ignorance, or separation from the war.
    Maybe I don't understand politics.
    Maybe I'm not American enough.

    I was sad over the death of a man. A person, though cruel and unusual, still a person. A human. An image-bearer.

    Comments like, "'The destruction of the wicked is joy.' - Proverbs 11:10. It's biblical eat it!!" make me wonder how different we are than him.

    If adultery can be committed in the heart, surely murder can as well. Are we so different? I'm not sure. Someone was wise enough to quote the following:

    "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you Luke. 6:27-28"

    And another:

    "We're sounding pretty ignorant right now, America. Maybe dial it back juuuuust a tad?"

    Sounds like we could take this advice: "Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry."

    "'Vengeance is mine,' says the Lord."

    And your mention of Ez. 33 was spot on:

    "You are saying, ‘Our sins are heavy upon us; we are wasting away! How can we survive?’ As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. -Ezekiel 33:10-11"

    My heavy heart.

  2. Thanks for thinking, Ian. 9/11 my thoughts were that maybe we, as a nation deserved this. Violence for violence. How many innocent lives are snuffed out by abortion each day in our country? Are our foreign policies without grave sin? Bin Ladin was no saint, but he is not the only sinner in the world, and Jesus did die to save all of us sinners. What are His thoughts on this incident? Is His kingdom a little closer to coming today?

  3. I think, though it may not matter, the hatred that killed Osama (and expressed in these newsfeeds) is the same hatred that Osama killed with. Different motives, perhaps, but hatred none the less. We are no better, are we? I don't know, perhaps it makes it easier to think we are. Death and hatred... I just can't bring myself to rejoice for such a time as this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. thankful that he can do no more harm, but i am not one to rejoice over the means we used to stop him.