Bin Laden’s Dead. What’s Your Reaction, Old Northeast?

President Obama made the announcement late Sunday night. Tell us what you think.

Are you happy or relieved? Do you believe this will help to end terrorism, or do you worry about an uptick in violence? What does the death of Osama Bin Laden mean to you?

Osama Bin Laden was killed in a United States-led military operation, President Obama announced Sunday night, and the U.S. is in possession of his body.

Bin Laden, the most wanted man in the world, was killed in a firefight Sunday in Abbottabad, Pakistan. during a targeted operation, Obama said. No Americans were harmed.

Bin Laden's death "marks the most significant achievement to date" in the United States' efforts to fight terrorism, Obama said. The Al-Qaeda leader, who claimed to be behind the deadly attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was "responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children."

Read more by clicking here, watch the announcement live on HuffingtonPost.com by clicking here.

We want to know how Old Northeast residents feel about this news. Share your reaction below in the comments. Have you seen signs or expressions about this news around town? Send a photo or video to linda.hersey@patch.com , and we'll post it to our gallery. You can also add it yourself by clicking the "add photos" link by the image.

Correction: The location of Bin Laden's death has been updated. He was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Armand Pacheco May 02, 2011 at 04:25 AM
Thank God! This will allow our nation, our families and the world to start the healing process! God Bless President Obama, our special operations troops and all the military members who have given their best to make our world safer! Armand Pacheco Seattle, WA
Rachel Jolley May 02, 2011 at 02:24 PM
It took 7 years, almost, if not more than a trillion of the US taxpayers' dollars, the lives of 4,500 American soldiers, not to mention the 6 figured number of innocent Iraqi civilians who were lost in the crossfire ... I am proud to be an American, but I am uneasy about the reaction of our country. I would be lying if I said I didn't do a little celebrating, myself; but I don't believe that Bin Laden's death marks the end of anything, especially terrorism- although I wish it did. I pray for the safety of our boys and girls that still remain over there and hope that they will return home sooner than later. A big thank you to all of the men and women who have/are/will serve this country of ours.


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