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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bin Laden Pic Not To Be Released

President Obama has officially decided not to release death photos of Osama Bin Laden, much to the dismay of the Republican party and many members of the American population.  Photos of three other persons killed during the firefight on Monday have been released for wide distribution by the White House, and are easily found all over the internet, especially at news sites.  Pakistan officials are calling the raid a 'cold-blooded' attack, and there are anti-US protests being planned by Pakistan Islamists.  The US is showing a mistrust of Pakistan's spy agency in general after suggestions that a suspicious courier was noticed around the compound where Bin Laden was ultimately found as far back as 2003, and no action was taken at that time.  it is now being stated that the Afghan Taliban may split from al-Qaida as a result of Bin Laden's death.

Please be aware that a promised 'Bin Laden death video' is being used as a hook for internet scams.  There has not been any video of Bin Laden's death released, and you should avoid opening any e-mail offering exclusive footage of said video.


In other news, workers are entering the devastated Fukushima No. 1 nuclear reactor building for the first time since the earthquake in Japan caused massive failures and an explosion at the plant on the following day.

The Syrian army is pulling out of Deraa, citing that they have quelled the uprising against the Syrian leader in the city.  They had entered the city 10 days ago in an attempt to crush the 6-week long protest and call for the authoritarian leader of 11 years, President Bashar al-Assad, to step down.  Hundreds have reportedly been arrested since the army moved in.

Dozens of people have escaped a Tunisian jail during a new breakout, the latest in a series started since the ousting of the president in January.

Two mid-level al-Qaida members have been killed when their vehicle was hit by an airstrike in Yemen.

Gilles Duceppe has joined Micheal Ignatieff in resigning as leader of his political party after Stephen Harper's Conservatives win majority government in Canada.  Ignatieff's Liberals dropped to third place behind the NDP lead by Jack Layton, and Duceppe's Bloc Quebecois dropped from 47 seats in parliament to only two.

Sony is blaming their loss of 100+ millions of subscriber's personal information on the internet vigilante group 'Anonymous.'

More news as it happens...

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