Big Reveal of the Day: Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Identified

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Big Reveal of the Day: Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Identified
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This is Rob O'Neill, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, according to The Daily Mail.

Up until now, the identity of the man who actually fired the bullet in 2011 during the top secret raid in Pakistan has been kept under wraps.

He was supposed to make the big reveal in an exclusive Fox News interview later this month, but O'Neill's father has come forward in advance with the information. And he isn't very worried about becoming a target for terrorism now that his son has been outed.

'People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.'

Maybe he should be worried about what Fox News is going to do them now that they lost their big scoop?

From The Archives: Osama bin Laden, ca. 1993

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From The Archives: Osama bin Laden, ca. 1993
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Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which means that the all-too-familiar reflections and remembrances will dominate the media over the next 24 hours.

But here's one story about Osama bin Laden that you probably haven't seen.

An investigation by Middle East expert Robert Fisk, published December 6, 1993, in the U.K.'s Independent, bore this headline:

Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace: The Saudi businessman who recruited mujahedin now uses them for large-scale building projects in Sudan.

How times have changed.

[arbroath]

Another Movie Trailer of the Day

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Zero Dark Thirty is director Kathryn Bigelow's and writer Mark Boal's dramatization of the Navy SEAL Team 6 mission to kill Osama bin Laden -- and given the controversy over the source material (Bigelow and Boal were allowed access to essentially classified documents by the Obama administration), this trailer is a major letdown.

In theaters December 19.

[slyoyster]

Bin Laden Memorabilia of the Day

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Bin Laden Memorabilia of the Day
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The going rate for Pakistan's most creepy souvenir? A mere nickel, which gets you a brick from the former compound of Osama Bin Laden. Shakeel Ahmed, the shrewd businessman contractor hired to demolish the structure, paid $5,300 for the rubble that remained after the place was bulldozed.

Despite brisk brick business, Ahmed travels with a bodyguard; he is worried that Islamic militants may target him for his entrepreneurial savvy.

"My family is very worried that my life now is in danger," Ahmed said.

[nydn]

Trump Card of the Day

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The Obama camp pulls out its big guns, enlisting Bill Clinton to remind voters that OBAMA KILLED OSAMA. Watch for the GOP rebuttal: Romney saved the Salt Lake City Olympics.

[barackobama]

Birdcage Lining of the Day

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Birdcage Lining of the Day
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Birdcage Lining of the Day: Groan all you want, but there is no way this wasn't going to happen.

[joshkinberg / frangry.]

Compare With: New York Daily News.

Monster Truck Madness of the Day

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Monster Truck Madness of the Day
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Monster Truck Madness of the Day: Turns out even Osama bin Laden -- the terrorist mastermind who claimed responsibility for the bombing of civilian targets with civilian aircraft -- had standards when it comes to mass murdering innocent people.

In writings obtained by special ops forces during the raid on his compound, bin Laden was reportedly "taken aback" by an article published in the al Qaeda-affiliated English-language periodical Inspire, which advocated