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Reader: Is Osama bin Laden dead? Or Usama bin Laden? OBL? UBL?

OBL or UBL?
In our post about how Osama bin Laden's death was experienced by the Facebook generation, we noted that Fox News continues to spell his first name "Usama" and abbreviate his moniker as "UBL," while the rest of the major American media prefers "Osama" and "OBL." The situation prompted a response from one reader that was letter-perfect.

Dallas Heltzell writes:

OMG! Is it OBL or UBL? NBC, CBS and ABC say OBL, Faux News says UBL. WTF? (At least that's my initial reaction.)

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Cchaisey20
Cchaisey20

This confusion between Osama or Usama is not confusing at all. Remember back when... you know, 9/11? We all knew his name. It was Osama Bin Ladan. There was no confusion at all, we blamed this government provided scape goat and then continued to eat a bowl full of lies and misdirection. This spelling error is not a mistake. It is meant to make you question what the real agenda is. Some will see the light now, some later, some never at all. Take a closer look at the plan for a One World Order. Folks this sh#t is real the truth is all in a book. Our military activity in San Diego is Frightening.PREPARE.

xvfviii
xvfviii

The translation from Arabic to English is not 100%, technically it could go either way. However it should be noted that Foxnews is probably going by what the government is saying and not just what the mainstream media says it should be. His name is spelled "USAMA BIN LADEN

" on the "FBI Most Wanted List".

Jedidemonhunter
Jedidemonhunter

A little consistancy would be nice.. hes had the same name all his life, why after 10 years a news station changes how they call him is beyond me. My guess is that Ubama calls him Usama because that is what the goverment would be calling him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...

SMO2
SMO2

Cchaisey20 you are so right...Usama bin Ladin died December 26, 2001 from kidney failure and yet our military killed in 2 times in war.  First by a missal now but a gun shot to the head.  The videos are fake the confessions and pictures all of it is a plot to get US into war with no real reason.  Why is it that the rest of this country can't see the truth.  Just google the mans pictures for goodness sake, look how he actually gets younger, as time goes on rather than older.   http://www.welfarestate.com/bi...People need to get the real stories.  http://www.americanfreepress.n...

Bob
Bob

It's "consistency," not "consistancy.' It's also "he's," not "hes." A little consistency in your spelling would be nice. Other than that, your post makes no logical sense at all.

SMO2
SMO2

it wasn't kidney failure it was lung failure but he had kidney problems too, my typo. 

Eric
Eric

Gotta go with Bob on this one..

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