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How to read the news

Bin Laden is Dead
Can we believe it?
Will it make a difference and in what way?
Do you think Donald Trump will believe this? Perhaps he will demand a certified copy of 
Bin Laden's death certificate, which still may not prove anything.
A viewing of the body? A certificate of embalment? What's a President to do?
No one will make a news of this gravity ,unless he/she is more than 100 pc sure.Least of all the POTUS.This will bring great satisfaction among the several families which lost their near and dear one's on sept 11, 2001.Lets hope the world peace opens a new chapter and US  in particular and an air traveller can breath relatively  little easier as and when he/she flies.
I am somewhat amazed that the President would make this announcement without any evidence.

The lead paragraph says, "Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run."

As if the highly-trained and highly-educated operatives didn't know the importance of proof.  Of course, they do and did.  If this happened, there is definite, inarguable proof.

I know, from listening to him speak, that President Obama is damn smart, and just went through the 'birther' nonsense; it's hard to imagine that he would make this announcement if there was any possibility that it was not true.  On the other hand,  I cannot imagine a scenario in which the positive results of not releasing any evidence outweigh the negative results of not releasing any evidence, and I'm pretty smart myself.

I have to lean toward it being true, but it's hard to swallow.
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