Osama bin Laden Has Been Killed

    May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden, one of the most notorious terrorists of all time, has been killed.

What did you think when you heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed? Let us know.

Just a few short hours ago, President Obama announced the death of the September 11th mastermind, which was live-streamed by the White House and Facebook. (Watch it above if you missed it)

The news of bin Laden’s death hit Twitter first, but nothing was official. At 7:25pm PST CNN’s Steve Brusk tweeted about the President’s “security related announcement” and people began buzzing as the rumor mill began to accelerate in to hyper-drive.

Breaking – We are told it is a national security related announcement by the President 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

One of the first credible tweets came from Keith Urbahn, the Chief of Staff for former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who tweeted the following…

So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn. 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

Shortly after this, the White House’s Communication Director tweeted…

POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern Time 3 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

And, a little later the President took to the podium to announce what everyone had been waiting for.

About to address the nation. Watch live: http://wh.gov/live. 2 hours ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

President Obama: “I can report to the American people and to the world, that the US has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden” 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

With the confirmation of bin Laden’s death, numerous Facebook pages are starting to pop-up, one in particular has gone viral, and sports almost 250,000. Who knows, by tomorrow morning, this page could be well over one million likes in less than twenty-four hours.

As to be expected, large amounts of people amassed outside the White House and Ground Zero to celebrate the death of bin Laden. Below is a video from New York City where chants of “USA USA” can be heard.

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