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Twitter Erupts With Comments on Osama Bin Laden Death

LakeZurichPatch Twitter followers on terrorist's death show range of opinions.

Throughout the night and into this morning, Twitter has been active with people sharing their thoughts and reports on death of the FBI’s most wanted terrorist.

According to CNN Political Ticker, a Twitter user unknowingly reported details of the attack on Osama bin Laden last night. IT consultant Sohaib Athar, tweeted some of the first public accounts of the attack from Abbottabad, the city where bin Laden was found.

Twitter says that it  reached more than 4,000 tweets per second at the beginning and end of President Obama’s speech last night. Reactions were mixed, ranging from elation to fear over the outcome. See some of the top Tweets.

Here are some local tweets from @LakeZurichPatch Twitter followers:

  • @RepJoe Walsh Justice has been served
  • @davidmudd @paulmittleman: 10 years 2 wars 919,967 deaths and $1,188,263,000,000 later, The U.S managed to kill one person.. amazing the power of one!
  • @Thomas_McAndrew  #ifiwaspresident I'd go outside and celebrate with the people outside the @whitehouse
  • @LuuLuu467  Osama is gone, oil is still high and I still have to go to work.
  • @eswimmer1 just because Osama is dead doesnt mean we're safe. in fact, we're in more danger. think about it.
  • @CollinCorbett Wow. #perspective "@jimformanKING5: 9/11 widow on my flight. In tears. Comforted by entire cabin. Life altering event to see.
  • @IssaMas My Dad, 9/11 1st Responder & Survivor, & sufferer of WTC Syndrome, said he felt empty watching ppl celebrating the murder of a human being.
  • @LouMalnatis "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis. Thank... http://fb.me/vVllULBq
  • @Coyote_Rose It's not about celebrating Osama's death, its about celebrating that he can no longer kill and terrorize people #dudewasevil
  • @marklisanti Let this serve as a lesson to future terrorists: When we finally kill you, we will mock your death with ten billion tweets. Not worth it.
Lori Faircloth May 02, 2011 at 07:18 PM
I do not feel President Obama should be able to take all the praise on the death of Osama Bin Laden. The credit should given to our Special Ops Forces. It should show, that it does not matter how long it takes to accomplish a mission for the United States , we will keep going until it get's done.Not only is the United States a better place without him, but the world is actually a safer place without him. Praise God he can no longer do any further damage.
Resident 225 May 02, 2011 at 09:14 PM
Lori - if President Obama had not given the order this operation wouldn't have happened. It took confidence, and trust to make that call. Can't you give our President credit for making the call that ended this terrorist leader's reign?
darkangel January 11, 2013 at 01:18 PM
l miss you Osama,may you rest in peace.

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