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Thousands spontaneously gather in front of White House to celebrate bin Laden’s death

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Matthew Boyle
Investigative Reporter

Thousands of Americans, including many college students, gathered in front of the White House late Sunday night to celebrate the news of 9/11 terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden’s demise at the hands of U.S. special forces. Though students from Washington-area universities have final exams this week, all interviewed by The Daily Caller said they view bin Laden’s death as much more important.

George Mason University student Jackie Kindig told TheDC that, though she’s got finals this week, bin Laden’s death is “absolutely” more important. “I really love how the crowd is so diverse, how we can all come together and chant for the USA,” Kindig said.

The crowd certainly was diverse. Young conservatives and young liberals celebrated together, and downtown D.C. looked more like a football victory after-party than the nation’s capitol as students sang patriotic songs, screamed for joy and danced with each other into early Monday morning. An American University student from India was chanting, “Brown people for America! We got OSAMA!”

College Republicans from the major campuses in the Washington metropolitan area brought American and Gadsen flags to display their patriotism, as College Democrats and liberal students led chants in favor of reelecting President Barack Obama shouting, “Four more years!” and “Yes we can!”

On the streets near the White House, young people crowded onto the tops on cars. One celebrator told TheDC the party symbolizes everything America stands for. “When they won, they burned our flags,” he said. “When we won we wave our flags and we celebrate with hot, 19-year-old girls dancing in the streets.”

Students climbed lampposts on Pennsylvania Avenue to hang flags from them. “USA, USA, USA,” chants could be heard every few minutes or so, and the crowd’s energy was contagious.

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Another young man, draped in Texas’s state flag, bounced through the crowd on what looked like two pogo-sticks, one for each leg. In between chants of, “We’re not that drunk,” the 19-year-old, self-described military brat told TheDC killing bin Laden doesn’t really matter in the “whole scheme of things,” but is grateful for the victory and was excited to be out there.

University of Maryland student Roman Rachubn got there a little later than students from schools closer to the White House, but told TheDC he was glad he made the trip. “It’s been a long time coming,” Rachubn said of bin Laden’s death. “Growing up after 9/11, I have such bitter memories of that day, such sadness. I know people who lost their lives on that day.” Rachubn said bin Laden’s death is “closure to what happened” and that the celebration late Sunday night represents bringing the 9/11 terrorist attacks “full circle.”

  • Jackiekindig

    Jackie and her family are the biggest racists i know.  I love her quote.  That dumb bitch doesnt know anything.  give that whore a call, she dropped out of VT to go to Mason, mainly because she is good for one thing, and we all know what that is. 

  • Jackiekindig

    Jackie and her family are the biggest racists i know.  I love her quote.  That dumb bitch doesnt know anything.  give that whore a call, she dropped out of VT to go to Mason, mainly because she is good for one thing, and we all know what that is. 

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  • kingfish

    OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT RE: ASSASSINATION OF OSAMA BIN LADEN IS A DIVERSIONARY, FABRICATED LIE.
    nesaranews.blogspot.com/2011/05/us-white-house-obama-statement-about.html

    EXCERPT
    “The whole of élite Pakistan knows that OBL died from kidney failure on 13th December 2001.
    The corporate-controlled mainstream media, so far, seem to have accepted the expedient US government fiction uncritically. Osama bin Laden died on the 13th December 2001 from kidney failure, after many months of illness. At one point he was treated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Dialysis equipment was used.”

  • kingfish

    OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT RE: ASSASSINATION OF OSAMA BIN LADEN IS A DIVERSIONARY, FABRICATED LIE.
    http://nesaranews.blogspot.com/2011/05/us-white-house-obama-statement-about.html

    EXCERPT
    “The whole of élite Pakistan knows that OBL died from kidney failure on 13th December 2001.
    The corporate-controlled mainstream media, so far, seem to have accepted the expedient US government fiction uncritically. Osama bin Laden died on the 13th December 2001 from kidney failure, after many months of illness. At one point he was treated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Dialysis equipment was used.”

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  • truebearing

    The leftist college students who are shouting “Yes we can” should have a come-to-reality moment where they realize that No They Couldn’t.

    They don’t have the courage, or prowess, or intelligence, and most importantly, love of country, to risk their lives like those SEALS and CIA guys do. They aren’t cheering for the CIA or the military. That is a lie. They are cheering for what this event will do for Obama’s chances in the upcoming election. As usual with the left, it is a cynical calculation about political power they are concerned with.

    When the Democrats in Massachusettes voted to eliminate collective bargaining, the left stayed quiet because it would hurt their cause to admit a split between the hard core left and liberals. When Republicans in Wisconsin did the exact same thing, it was Hitler comparisons, huge protests, and insane accusations for weeks.

    When Bush went into Iraq, the left started ranting insanely, and still hasn’t quit. When Obama began bombing Libya, without Congressional approval, dead silence from the left.

    If Bush had gone after Osama and assassinated him in a foreighn country, without permission from that nation, the left would be howling about international law, and all sorts of other things they would lie about. Obama does it and he’s a hero.

    Obama has continued to use extraordinary rendition, which means there is some torture going on. He has kept troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has gone into Libya to boot. He has kept Gitmo open. Now he has done something in Pakistan that is a good thing, but hypocritical on his part, and in diametric opposition to everything the left blathers about, ad nauseam, and the left is suddenly pro-military, pro-CIA. Yeah, right.

    • glassmaker

      Have you noticed the resurgence of old nics the last few days — names I haven’t seen since I was only a lurker–before I was registered?

      • pink

        It’s a plot, glassmaker. It’s all a conspiracy and a plot. Don’t you know that? Everyone has ulterior motives. Everyone is out to get you. Hasn’t truebearing convinced you of that yet? Bwahahahahaha.

        • glassmaker

          You never have anything of substance to say, then whine like a baby when people point it out. You have creepy sort of masochistic tendencies.

      • thephranc

        They come back to gloat after having their asses handed to them for so long. Yet they are still just as dishonest as before.

        • pink

          Maybe they come back to see you repeating the same posts over and over again word for word like some bot.

          • thephranc

            If they, like you, didn’t lie and type out stupid things I wouldn’t have ti keep telling them and you that you are stupid and dishonest.

    • pink

      Why do you assume that the crowd was leftist? And how do you know what is in their minds? And how do you get the gall for accusing others of not having courage by writing an anonymous, hyperbolic, hate-filled post in the comment section of a website? What kind of courage does that take? Oh the irony.

      • glassmaker

        “And how do you get the gall for accusing others of not having courage by writing an anonymous, hyperbolic, hate-filled post in the comment section of a website? What kind of courage does that take?”

        Shouldn’t you be asking yourself that question? Or do you ask something so stupid just so you can whine later about everybody’s response to it?

        Like I said, you show many signs of mental illness.

        • 8second.ride

          Or do you ask something so stupid just so you can whine later about everybody’s response to it?

          Looks like you’ve got this one down to a T.

      • glassmaker

        The Attention-Seeker
        Motivation: to be the centre of attention
        Mindset: control freak, manipulation, narcissism
        Malice: medium to high; when held accountable, very high.
        * emotionally immature
        * selectively friendly – is sickly sweet to some people, rude and offhand to others, and ignores the rest
        * is cold and aggressive towards anyone who sees them for what they really are or exposes their strategies for gaining attention
        * manipulative of people’s perceptions, but in an amateur and childish manner
        * manipulative with guilt, ditto
        * prefers not to solve problems in own life so that they can be used and re-used for gaining sympathy and attention
        * capitalises on issues and uses them as a soapbox for gaining attention
        * exploits others’ suffering and grief as a vehicle for gaining attention
        * misappropriates others’ statements, eg anything which can be misconstrued as politically incorrect, for control and attention-seeking
        * excusitis, makes excuses for everything
        * shows a lot of indignation, especially when challenged
        * often as miserable as sin
        * demanding of others
        * easily provoked
        * feigns victimhood when held accountable,
        * presents as a false victim when outwitted
        * constantly tries and will do almost anything to be in the spotlight

        • pink

          You show many signs of idiocy. Copying and pasting from someone’s lame blog as if that demonstrates or proves anything of value is probably the most hilarious one.

          Let me know when YOU post something “substantive,” darling.