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Inhofe: ‘Gruesome’ photos reveal bin Laden in nothing but his underwear when shot
The Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 05/12/2011 10:41:54 AM PDT by MissesBush

There has been a lot of speculation as to what the post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden, that the Obama administration has refused to release, show. Member of Congress, however, are being allowed to view them at CIA Headquarters.

The first member of Congress to view them according to “Fox Report” anchor Shepard Smith was Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe. Inhofe appeared on Smith’s show and told him that the photos are “gruesome.”

“They are gruesome, of course, because it was taken right after the incident,” he said. “And so, of the 12, three of them were older pictures so that we could actually compare what he looked like when he had the black beard and what he looked like after he was killed. And that was part — the good way of making that presentation. Then they had some of his ear. Now, what had happened in those, I couldn’t tell whether the bullet went through the ear and out the eye cavity or through the eye and out the ear because a lot of brains were draped out from the socket. But it clearly — what we saw there was it was him. There is no question he was dead. But, the more revealing pictures really were the ones on the USS Vinson and the North Arabian Sea.”

Inhofe then revealed details about the photos that have not been made public yet — that bin Laden was in his underwear at the time of his death.

“See, the beard is a moving target because he dyes it all the time,” Inhofe said. “And the pictures we had older pictures had a black beard. His beard this time was a little bit shorter and it was more salt-and-pepper. You could tell it’s probably the actual color of the beard. Now, what he was dressed in, some of these were just headshots so you only had the head shot. Only two of them showed that he was partially, I would say you would call underwear on, that was about it.”

Inhofe explained that despite some of the reports that his skull was partially gone, that was not the case based on his viewing of the photos.

“It appeared that way at first,” Inhofe said “Then when you saw the other pictures later, you could tell it wasn’t that way. Now, what happened was if the bullet went into the eye socket, then it was an explosive, it detonated once it was in so that caused the brain to come back out of the eye socket. That’s what made it look so gruesome.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/11/inhofe-gruesome-photos-reveal-bin-laden-in-nothing-but-his-underwear-when-shot/#ixzz1MA0O3LAF


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1 posted on 05/12/2011 10:41:57 AM PDT by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

No suicide vest?


2 posted on 05/12/2011 10:43:43 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MissesBush

Osama was wearing salwar kameez when he was killed: NYT

When US commandos found Osama bin Laden in the house in Abbottabad in Pakistan, he was wearing a ‘salwar kameez’ or what is known as a Pathan suit, and he resisted before he was shot above the left eye, the New York Times has reported.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/world/asia/osama-was-wearing-salwar-kameez-when-he-was-killed-nyt-050


3 posted on 05/12/2011 10:47:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: MissesBush

As much as I like the Senator, he and the other folks in DC are NOT my betters.

I want to see the photos.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 10:49:09 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: MissesBush

Mother always said to have clean underwear on because you never know when you’re going to be shot.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 10:49:58 AM PDT by AU72
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To: MissesBush

Well, I guess that would dispense with the administration’s “We had to shoot him because he might have been wearing a suicide vest” excuse. How much you wanna bet that is why they didn’t want to release these photos to the public?

Another of the seventy-two versions bites the dust.

So, all the people who have telling me that the SEALS had no excuse but to pump a couple of bullets into an unarmed man’s head because he might have been wearing a suicide vest can kiss my butt. The line goes out the door and around the block.

They shot this guy because that was the order. There was no self-defense justification.

Our government’s policy seems to be that if they want you dead bad enough, they can send soldiers into your bedroom and shoot you as you stand in your underwear. Duly noted.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 10:50:10 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: MissesBush
...what happened was if the bullet went into the eye socket, then it was an explosive, it detonated once it was in so that caused the brain to come back out of the eye socket.

Explosive 9mm projectiles? Why bother? Wouldn't an expanding 9mm HP [entering an eye socket] cause brain matter to find an exit: eye socket.

7 posted on 05/12/2011 10:50:25 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: MissesBush

I don’t BELIEVE this. Does anyone in the Obama administration or Congress understand that national security requires they NOT blather about anything they think might get them the media attention they constantly crave? Did it occur to Senator Inhofe that members of the Religion of the Perpetually Offended are going to fly into their usual rage and start killing innocent people when this get this information?

I just hope Senator Inhofe didn’t hurt himself in his race to the first microphone he could find after seeing the pictures.

I am so disgusted.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 10:50:33 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Shot in his underware and brains came out of eye socket.

HA !


9 posted on 05/12/2011 10:50:40 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: exit82
"As much as I like the Senator, he and the other folks in DC are NOT my betters."

That's crazy talk. /sarc

10 posted on 05/12/2011 10:50:46 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: MissesBush

“...bin Laden was in his underwear at the time of his death.”

Boxers or briefs?

Depends.


11 posted on 05/12/2011 10:51:44 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Haiku Guy

But was he hiding a gun?


12 posted on 05/12/2011 10:52:48 AM PDT by Defiant (When Democrats lose voters, they manufacture new voters instead of convincing the existing voters.)
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To: MissesBush

Wait til we get our Hanes on you.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 10:53:08 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: AU72

LOL!!!!....................


14 posted on 05/12/2011 10:53:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: AU72
Mother always said to have clean underwear on because you never know when you’re going to be shot.

And that was before "We can shoot you any time we want just because we want to" became official US government policy.

15 posted on 05/12/2011 10:53:29 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: MissesBush

I couldn’t tell whether the bullet went through the ear and out the eye cavity or through the eye and out the ear because a lot of brains were draped out from the socket.

________________________________________

Oh. My. God.

We have here, folks, another Magic Bullet!

No doubt fired from the Grassy Knoll.


16 posted on 05/12/2011 10:53:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Haiku Guy
Our government’s policy seems to be that if they want you dead bad enough, they can send soldiers into your bedroom and shoot you as you stand in your underwear. Duly noted.

In bin Laden's case, I wouldn't have cared if they brought along a turkey fryer, fired it up and dunked him headfirst into it.

You are picking the wrong fight here. Congress authorized lethal force against bin Laden long ago.

17 posted on 05/12/2011 10:54:21 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Defiant

Nope. Unarmed in his underwear standing in his own bedroom. Deader ‘n hell.


18 posted on 05/12/2011 10:55:43 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: MissesBush
“One morning a Navy Seal shot a Bin laden in his underwear...how he got in his underwear I'll never know.”
19 posted on 05/12/2011 10:57:00 AM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: Col Frank Slade

“Shot in his underware and brains came out of eye socket.”

He was shot in his underwear?
Now that’s hitting below the belt.


20 posted on 05/12/2011 10:57:07 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Those who endured Valley Forge didn't act to give us free health care)
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To: MissesBush
Mullah Omar is no longer the only one-eyed jihadist.
21 posted on 05/12/2011 10:57:26 AM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: AU72

Thanks! Now I have to replace my keyboard.


22 posted on 05/12/2011 10:59:27 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: MissesBush

It’s ok to kill a terrorist in the buff as long as you don’t waterboard them. That would be inhumane.

Pray for America


23 posted on 05/12/2011 10:59:39 AM PDT by bray (What do you think of water boarding now, Obama?)
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To: Haiku Guy
The picture was taken after he was shot.

The question is: How much later?

I am sure the SEALS stripped the body quickly as they looked for intel, papers, computer disks, thumb-drives, etc, as well as checked the body for weapons and yes, a bomb-vest.

I suspect he was dressed somewhat and after the shoot and after a quick look for weapons, bombs and intel, the photographer was allowed to photograph the body.

24 posted on 05/12/2011 11:00:16 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: MissesBush
what happened was if the bullet went into the eye socket, then it was an explosive, it detonated once it was in so that caused the brain to come back out of the eye socket.

Lovely. If that's the case he didn't feel a thing and died humanely and got a burial ceremony.

Unlike his innocent victims on 9/11 that suffered through those last minutes of impending doom and were scorched before deciding jumping of the top stories was the best way to go out... most--if not all of which whose remains were either pulverized or incinerated and no proper burial was granted to their loved ones.
25 posted on 05/12/2011 11:00:18 AM PDT by hope_dies_last
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To: Haiku Guy

It was a joke. Did you see “Full Metal Jacket”?


26 posted on 05/12/2011 11:00:33 AM PDT by Defiant (When Democrats lose voters, they manufacture new voters instead of convincing the existing voters.)
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To: dirtboy

Oh, I understand wanting this guy dead. I understand authorizing lethal force. Obviously this was a hazardous situation.

But an authorization to use lethal force and an order to kill somebody are two different things. Even Panetta, when he was doing his best Dirty Harry impression talking about how this was a “Kill Mission” said that if bin Laden had been standing there helpless in his underwear, the SEALs would have captured him.

Now we find out he was standing there helpless in his underwear.


27 posted on 05/12/2011 11:00:59 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: MissesBush
Inhofe explained that despite some of the reports that his skull was partially gone, that was not the case based on his viewing of the photos.

Given the weapon used, the range at which it was fired, and the area in which it impacted -- and given the possibility that it was a double tap as many reports said -- I find it surprising that the skull remained intact.

28 posted on 05/12/2011 11:02:46 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: AU72
Mother always said to have clean underwear on because you never know when you’re going to be shot.

I would bet that from the time it took to pull the trigger until the bullet impacted his skull, clean vs. soiled, became a moot point.

29 posted on 05/12/2011 11:03:31 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Hey, I think the Obama Admin has accomplished the impossible - screwed up the aftermath of a successful raid to kill bin Laden. But I don’t see this as any kind of indication that they now have the unbridled power to cap anyone, anywhere. bin Laden was a long-standing authorized target of lethal force.


30 posted on 05/12/2011 11:04:17 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: MissesBush

Well, this raises an obvious question: boxers or briefs?

One more reason to release the photos!!!


31 posted on 05/12/2011 11:18:06 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: nonsporting
He was shot with a 5.56, probably from an H&K 416 assault rifle. It's a supersonic projectile that tends to yaw and spin when it hits something. Does a lot of damage against an unarmored target at close range.

Hollow point bullets aren't allowed for mil use, per the Geneva convention.

32 posted on 05/12/2011 11:18:27 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Haiku Guy

It was a clean shoot:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/266903/bin-laden-killing-perfectly-legal-charles-stimson


33 posted on 05/12/2011 11:19:24 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: 4yearlurker

Say the secret word and divide 100.00 dollars!


34 posted on 05/12/2011 11:22:32 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bullets only perform magic in the eyes of those totally ignorant of ballistics. When bullet and bone meet, strange things happen.


35 posted on 05/12/2011 11:23:05 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: MissesBush

OK so we are all adults post a pic and let the rest of America feel sure the SOB is dead. The Muslim world is already inflamed. Showing a pic isn’t going to make it any worse.


36 posted on 05/12/2011 11:26:12 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Nope. Unarmed in his underwear standing in his own bedroom. Deader ‘n hell.

3,000+ INNOCENT Americans were unarmed and unaware on 9/11. When we kill 3,001+ OBL's - get back to us.
37 posted on 05/12/2011 11:30:26 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MissesBush

Jeepers, Creepers, where’d you’d get them peepers?
Jeepers, Creepers, where’d you’d get them eyes?
Gosh all git up, how’d they get so lit up?
Gosh all git up, how’d they get that size?

Golly gee! When you turn those heaters on, woe is me
Got to get my cheaters on, Jeepers Creepers
Where’d ya get those peepers? On, those weepers
How they hypnotize, where’d ya get those eyes?
Where’d ya get those eyes? Where’d ya get those eyes?


38 posted on 05/12/2011 11:31:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Hulka

And it was reported earlier that he had money and telephone number sewn into his clothing. They were evidence.


39 posted on 05/12/2011 11:34:04 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: AU72

Upon death the sphincters relax and it really doesn’t matter how clean your underwear was BEFORE that!


40 posted on 05/12/2011 11:35:39 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: exit82

Do you object to people having security clearances?


41 posted on 05/12/2011 11:38:16 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: JerseyDvl
Thanks. Makes the case the SEALS did a strip-search of the body before the picture was taken.
42 posted on 05/12/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Haiku Guy

“And that was before “We can shoot you any time we want just because we want to” became official US government policy.”

You say this like it is a bad thing! Foreign nationals not on U.S. soil have no rights under our Constitution and can (and should) be killed the very moment we deem them better off dead as a matter of U.S. foreign policy or war aims.

Moreover, in this particular case, the CIC of our military has full Congressional authorization to conduct war against anyone who planned or conducted or gave shelter aid or comfort to the 9-11 terrorists.


43 posted on 05/12/2011 11:39:13 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Haiku Guy
said that if bin Laden had been standing there helpless in his underwear, ......Now we find out he was standing there helpless in his underwear.

Is English your 2nd language? Notice "IF" ! 'IF' doesn't mean that's the way it was.
44 posted on 05/12/2011 11:39:39 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Haiku Guy

I am totally OK with that.

(ie, OBL as the target of a straight-up kill mission — an assasination, just like Yamamoto.)

You’re not?


45 posted on 05/12/2011 11:40:56 AM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: MissesBush

Shot in back of head?

So much for explosive vest story.


46 posted on 05/12/2011 11:46:13 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Get the BO out of the Executive Mansion.)
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To: Haiku Guy

He could have been naked and breastfeeding for all I care. He was a dead man walking since 9/11. My only regret is that it was too quick of a death for that dirt dog. I wished that he had been gut-shot and left to rot as his own s**t ate him alive.


47 posted on 05/12/2011 12:02:48 PM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: ilovesarah2012
what is known as a Pathan suit


48 posted on 05/12/2011 12:07:19 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: MissesBush

I would be OK with him being doused in gasoline, lit on fire, and tossed out of a chopper hovering over Central Park on the 4th of July weekend to kickoff the fireworks show. But hey, maybe it is just me.


49 posted on 05/12/2011 12:09:10 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Will a hero rise in 2012?)
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To: MissesBush

Inhofe: ‘Gruesome’ photos reveal bin Laden in nothing but his underwear when shot

When the AC doesn’t work a guy has to keep cool, whoever it was they shot.


50 posted on 05/12/2011 12:10:22 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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