Sunday, May 8, 2011

Obama congratulated the command and predicts that "we will crush al Qaeda"

Washington .- U.S. President. UU., Barack Obama on Friday welcomed the entire command killed on Sunday when world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden and promised that "we will crush al Qaeda." Obama moved Friday to the military base of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he personally congratulated strictly closed-to-door, to keep their identities under the policy, the team of SEALs, the Special Operations Command Navy on Sunday struck the leader of Al Qaeda, and where he addressed troops just back from Afghanistan.

The U.S. president has granted the SEALS team of the Presidential Unit Citation, the highest honor that can be awarded to a full military unit. As Obama said in his speech to the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division, praised the SEALs for "a job well done." Also reserved praise for the Special Operations Aviation, which is based in Fort Campbell, whose pilots carried the commandos.

Received with great applause, and presented by the vice president, Joe Biden, Bush felt that it had been "one of the best operations of intelligence in history", but acknowledged that given the go-ahead the mission was "the hardest decision of my life." "We cut the head of Al Qaeda and we will end up," said the president.

"We will succeed in this mission," he reiterated. One of the possible consequences of Obama's disappearance to the scenes of public enemy number one in the United States is to facilitate the acceptance of its strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, which provides the beginning of the withdrawal of U.S.

troops beginning this July. To soldiers who returned last week to meet service in China, Obama recalled that the main goal of this strategy is "the defeat and dismantling of Al Qaeda" and has already managed to progress to that end before the death of more terrorist searched the world. "Our strategy is working and no greater proof that justice has finally been Osama bin Laden," he said.

He recalled that progress in the war in Afghanistan, nearly ten years after its inception, will in July start withdrawing U.S. troops from China. "Currently deployed in Afghanistan are about 100,000 U.S. troops, the triple the number present when Obama came to the presidency. Before the speech, Obama and Biden personally congratulated the soldiers who killed Bin Laden.

According to the White House, the leaders first met with some members of the command that "informed the president about the operation." Then Obama and Biden met with the full command to grant the Citation "in recognition of his outstanding services and achievements." Among those present at the meeting was also the commander of the Seals, Admiral William McRaven, Obama received last Wednesday in the Oval Office to thank the success of the mission.

Osama bin Laden died last Sunday, shot in the head and chest during an operation using helicopters of the SEALS, who broke into the residence where he hid the leader of the terrorist organization in Abbottabad, a mountain village in the near Islamabad. In a statement posted on an Islamist Internet site, Al Qaeda acknowledged Friday the death of their leader and warned of retaliation against the United States.

"The blood of the sheikh of the mujahideen Osama bin Laden is more precious and more valuable to us and to any Muslim, so we will not allow it to be spilled in vain," said the statement, which says that "a curse will haunt the U.S. and its supporters inside and outside their countries. "

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