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May 11th, 2011
09:47 PM ET

Secrets in bin Laden's Journal Revealed: Join the Live Chat

It turns out those U.S. Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound and killed him got a hold of his handwritten journal.  That's according to a U.S. official who calls it the al Qaeda playbook. The journal gives chilling guidance on how to attack the United States.  We'll have the breaking developments. Plus, the latest on the mighty Mississippi River spilling over its banks and causing a lot of damage. And, tonight's other headlines.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
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  1. lisal -canada

    ok those were interesting songs – they are all the techno-pop stuff with catchy words tho – huh

    May 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Lori

    Good night Anderson. Sweet dreams.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Chi

    😀 funny anyway!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  4. lilly

    Have a good night everyone! My ears now hurt!!!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I wish I need buy hat like that!!!!! Cool hat! I agree with you, Isha and AC!!!! LOL!

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, Lilly, Merl, Marybeth others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist Michaele S, LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!! I agree with you, You're right, LOL!!

    Anderson,
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Lori

    Good night

    May 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Nina

    Good Night Anderson and everyone. Have a wonderful week.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  8. Paula, Colorado

    Sounds like an appropriate person for the Ridiculist tonight.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
    • lilly

      Shouldn't their 15 mins of fame be done by now? Certain people just need to go away!

      May 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  9. lisal -canada

    yes – princess beatrice's hat made "a statement" – i must say there are some very creative hat designers in london!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  10. Nina

    Newt, from Cobb, Georgia has the highest amount of federal funds (between 3 and 4 billion dollars to Lockheed) of almost any county in the USA. Therefore, his touting that he does not want Federal money is a lie!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  11. lisal -canada

    the old newt vs the new newt. well it certainly is not an easy process to redefine oneself – will be very interesting to see how it turns out

    May 11, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
    • lilly

      why did Newt quit the first time around? does anyone know?

      May 11, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  12. Frank

    I have a feeling the Quadfi regime may be on the verge of collapsing. Miss seeing commentary by Faoud Agami....bring him back soon!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Isha,
    I agree with you. One reporter is so lucky alive during earthquake, that is so close, Oh wow!!!!! Thank god he is safe, I agree with Anderson says.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  14. Paula, Colorado

    Amazing video of the earthquake in Spain.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  15. Chi

    Rebels in Libya are making progress. Hope they will get stronger.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  16. lilly

    How does an earthquake destroy so much of a city when the magnitude was only 5.1?

    May 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point question Lilly,
      I think I have experience felt earthquake look like sway or move or bouncing or shaking around...... it compare ours, On depends what if move alot or feeling move or you have to know what are you feeling, that is different fault lines where goes than usually fault lines as well.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  17. Nina

    Just Amazing pictures Anderson and team. Thank You

    May 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  18. Jeff G

    The interview with the Pakestan Amb. to the US was a contradiction. He stated that Pakistan was working to
    co-operate with the US , yet, Pakistan will be sharing the crashed helicoptor technology with China . He also was vague about any hint of Al-Zawari's presense in Pakistan , because he is paid not to know . or.he is paid because he is kept in the dark about such knowledge !!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  19. lisal -canada

    that would be good news for the rebels – if they did indeed control the airport

    May 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  20. carl

    Pakistans ambassaor was talking in circles. When your receving billions of US dollars you wouldn't admit to anything that would cut that off.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
    • Jeff G

      I second that !!

      May 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good news for you, Libya had to stop war, they declared winner in Tripol, Libya.... and also bad news for you, Spain struck earthquake including death and destroy bell as well.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  22. Paula, Colorado

    It's astounding to see the extent of the flooding in the South.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  23. Chi

    @Jeff 10:20 Yes if it makes them feel better.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  24. Ellen

    Please do not reveal in detail Bin Laden's plans as delineated in his journal. You will only be giving his followers their next instructions. CNN, don't be his voice!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  25. Jeff

    Do you think families that were affected by 9/11 should be able to see Bin Laden's dead body?

    May 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Jeff,
      Yes, It was.......people felt angry and relief to heard OBL to death, They were affecting since 911...... Good point!

      May 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
    • lilly

      I think they should iif they want to see the pics, I believe they should. We allow family members of murder victims to see a death sentence, The 9/11 families should also be given that option.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  26. Paula, Colorado

    It seems the US and Pakistan have to have a cooperative relationship–even with what has happened.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  27. Nina

    Yikes, 14 feed above flood levels???? What a mess. My condolences for all struggling with the flooding...

    May 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Yup. It was! Very messy right now....... I agree that word "YIKES!" Good point.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  28. Chi

    It is just the same thing about lost and found. It takes time. Now OBL is dead. That's it.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  29. Moris

    This shows tha osama was having friends all over tha world

    May 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  30. Gabe

    Its sad that people who actually commit terrorist acts still exist in this world, and I dont think killing OBL will end it. Although I'm ecstatic they got rid of him.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  31. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  32. Lori

    Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone. Good evening

    May 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  33. Chi

    @Gabe 10:02 I don't think it stops doubt. One truth. Truth is limited, doubts are unlimited.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  34. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    We have breaking news that I have heard one of journal who knew turns out those U.S. Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound and killed him got a hold of his handwritten journal. That's according to a U.S. official who calls it the al Qaeda playbook. The journal gives chilling guidance on how to attack the United States. That is s interesting news right now.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
    • Nina

      Thank You for the information, Megan!!!

      May 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  35. Nina

    I just cannot imagine that the ISI had no knowledge that OBL was living in Pakistan... especially since OBL had been living there for years. He was not just there for a couple of months...

    May 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point Nina..... No one know OBL was hiding somewhere in Pakistan or compound as well.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
      • Nina

        Thanks Megan. If they did not know, then I have concerns about Pakistan's intelligence and security within their borders.

        May 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
        • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

          Nina,
          You are right..... I agree with you. That was difficult to find OBL since almost 10 year since.

          May 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
        • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

          And you're welcome. 🙂

          May 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  36. lilly

    I believe that the Pakistan miltary was helping Bin Laden

    May 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Good point, Lilly!!!! I think so. They did hiding him, They denied to tell us and lying to us, they are going to punish as well.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  37. Chi

    Evening AC and AC360

    May 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  38. lilly

    good evening everyone

    May 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Gabe

    It dosn't matter what they find or claim they have found, if they don't release a photo the conspiracy theorists will never stop!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      Gabe I don't think it stops doubt. One truth. Truth is limited, doubts are unlimited.
      I agree with Chi.......... That will be matter to found truth if they have proof or not, no doubt if they will haven't release a picture of OBL as well.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  40. Nina

    Good evening Everyone

    May 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  41. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on.
    Osama bin Laden's journal must be fascinating–though disturbing–to read.

    May 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  42. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, Lily, Merl, Marybeth, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!

    May 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |