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Trump pushed CIA to find, kill Osama bin Laden’s son over higher priority targets. When the CIA gave Trump a list of major terror leaders to kill, he said he’d never heard of them. Instead he focused on a target with a famous name.

Trump pushed CIA to find, kill Osama bin Laden’s son over higher priority targets. When the CIA gave Trump a list of major terror leaders to kill, he said he’d never heard of them. Instead he focused on a target with a famous name.

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  1. >He would say, “I’ve never heard of any of these people.”

    Sir, we’re the CIA and we’re telling you about them. This, right now, IS you hearing about them. This is the system.

  2. “I had the son of Bin Laden taken out, like a dog- horrible, terrible guy by the way. Obama got Osama but some people are saying the son was worse. Much worse actually, the son was worse and I sonI had him taken out- Obama was going to let him off but I said, he’s worst isn’t he? So I told the miltiary to find him and take him out because, honestly he was the worst Bin Laden and thanks to me he’s not around anymore”.

  3. I will never stop being convinced Trump only wanted to be president because Obama roasted him at that dinner.

  4. It’s about media recognition. Fox is running short of headlines.

  5. “Obama killed a bin laden I want one too! >:'(“

  6. It’s only a matter of time before the CIA gets orders to “stop the Hamberglur”

  7. That’s like *Star Wars*-level of obsession right there. As if a name conveys legendary status.

    “Find Skywalker and kill him.”

    “Sir, he’s an old hermit now. Shouldn’t we target the highest-ranking generals and leaders in the resistance movement?”

    “Find. Me. SKYWALKER.”

  8. Bloody hell, it’s like bingo isn’t it

    Note to anyone called Bin Laden, please consider changing your name to Lindsey Graham

  9. Donald fucking Trump is doing exactly what you should have expected him to do in the comical scenario that he became President of the USA.

  10. How else would a low IQ gameshow host run things tho?

  11. Trump’s logic when it comes to all his policies: only focus on the most marketable outcomes and not what is best for our country or the world.

  12. The CIA gave him a list so he could pick one or two? WTF?

  13. His cretinism is a serious danger to the country

  14. I mean, to be fair, you guys brought this upon yourself. I literally met someone who voted for Trump and asked him why he did it. He said “cause why not?” THIS IS “WHY NOT”, FOR FUCK’S SAKE!!

  15. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-pushed-cia-find-kill-osama-bin-laden-s-son-n1135101) reduced by 89%. (I’m a bot)
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    > At first, officials weren't sure of his fate, but in July, NBC News was the first to report that U.S. officials believed he was dead.An examination of the process that led to the strike against Hamza bin Laden puts a spotlight on how Trump has approached what is among the most weighty responsibilities of the U.S. president in the post 9/11 era: deciding which of America's enemies should be marked for death.

    > In November 2017, the CIA released documents seized in the bin Laden operation, including a video of Hamza bin Laden's wedding to the daughter of 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta.Fox News features HamzaTrump was president by then, and the video prompted a spate of television coverage.

    > Inside the U.S. government – and among U.S. allies, according to a senior Western intelligence official – there was heightened concern that Hamza bin Laden could refresh al Qaeda's ailing brand.

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  16. We have a spoiled brat man child with dementia for president, who also happens to be completely owned by Russia

  17. First thought that comes to mind: “Was this before or after he ordered the illegal assassination of a political leader from a country we’re not at war with while said leader is en route to *talks*?”

  18. I’m so fucking sick of Trump

  19. Post-9/11 America fucking *sucks.*

    Source: I’m an American who has had the opportunity to watch his country descend into abject fear in the wake of 9/11.

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