Osama bin Laden, the evil mastermind responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that killed some 3,000 Americans, was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan early Monday morning. He was believed to be hiding in a cave.
Bin Laden Also had ties to the U.S.S. Cole Bombing in 2000 and the first World Trade Center Bombing in 1993 along with the building’s 2001 attack.
Though it was an arduous task that took nearly a decade, the U.S. military were able to capture bin Laden before shooting him in the head. One of bin Laden’s sons, whom officials did not identify, was among those also killed in the raid.
There is a Connecticut connection to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. If you regularly commute to New York, or know a loved one whom you lost in the second World Trade Center incident, you can definitely relate to thiS breaking news story. The score was tied 1-1 during the ninth inning of lqast night’s Major League Baaseball game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies when the news of bin Laden’s death broke. Fans started chnting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” as the numbers 9-1-1 appered on the scoreboard.
Despite the news that bin Laden is killed, that does not mean the war on terror is over. “We must, and we will, remain vigilant at home and abroad,” Pres. Barack Obama said in his press conference last night. Retaliations on bin Laden’s slaying could still occur.