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Inside the raid that killed bin Laden
fox ^ | 5-2-11 | ap

Posted on 05/02/2011 5:39:17 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

WASHINGTON – Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history. It was an operation so secret, only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen.

The location was a fortified compound in an affluent Pakistani town two hours outside Islamabad. The target was Osama bin Laden.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; osama; raid; seals; shot; specialforces; specialops; usnavy
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1 posted on 05/02/2011 5:39:19 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

“only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen.”

How convenient.


2 posted on 05/02/2011 5:41:23 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Fake photo though.


3 posted on 05/02/2011 5:42:37 AM PDT by ventana
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
I'd rather hear more about the dumping of the body into the sea.

What was he wrapped in?

What time of day was it? (have a feeling it was 3 AM).

4 posted on 05/02/2011 5:43:23 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Isn’t that the way secret missions are supposed to be run?


5 posted on 05/02/2011 5:43:46 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: ventana

What the....


6 posted on 05/02/2011 5:45:07 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: WOBBLY BOB

in US history??


7 posted on 05/02/2011 5:45:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: stuartcr

“Isn’t that the way secret missions are supposed to be run?”

Do you really think anyone would have believed this story if a Republican, i.e. Bush had told it this way?


8 posted on 05/02/2011 5:46:06 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: stuartcr
Isn’t that the way secret missions are supposed to be run?

Yes. The more people that know, the more likely the chance is blown. I'm gald our military folks decided not to tell anyone. Especially the Paks. And sadly, I'm glad Obama didn't force them too for some world order crap. And that's the only compliment I will give that man... now to find a shower.

9 posted on 05/02/2011 5:47:38 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Osama earned the “U.S. Terroist’s Seal of Approval”


10 posted on 05/02/2011 5:48:13 AM PDT by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: swatbuznik

that is not an official photo, just a photoshop that came out overnight.


11 posted on 05/02/2011 5:48:57 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: stuartcr

Sorry, but until I hear from someone on our side (Boehner for example) that he was briefed before the operation then I will continue to have my doubts.

Admittedly the guy who was twittering from nearby does lend creedence to the news. But then dumping the body at sea undoes that.


12 posted on 05/02/2011 5:49:51 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: babble-on

I can’t believe people don’t realize that.


13 posted on 05/02/2011 5:51:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: C210N
Not dumped at sea yet...
14 posted on 05/02/2011 5:51:28 AM PDT by expatguy (Donations Keep The Expat Fueled !)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Buried at sea... He should have been dropped, live, from the height of the WTC.


15 posted on 05/02/2011 5:51:29 AM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: WOBBLY BOB

So WHAT did BamBamKennedy know Saturday night when he and his writers were ridiculing the ‘Donald’.... Kinda makes sense now.... (NO I am NOT a Trump supporter) Just curious why things are done....


16 posted on 05/02/2011 5:51:44 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It kind of sounds like they could have captured him alive . . . but were told not to. I don’t disagree with that decision.


17 posted on 05/02/2011 5:52:04 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: WOBBLY BOB

So WHAT did BamBamKennedy know Saturday night when he and his writers were ridiculing the ‘Donald’.... Kinda makes sense now.... (NO I am NOT a Trump supporter) Just curious why things are done....


18 posted on 05/02/2011 5:53:00 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: treetopsandroofs

Yes


19 posted on 05/02/2011 5:53:21 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: chickadee
It kind of sounds like they could have captured him alive . . . but were told not to. I don’t disagree with that decision

I thought the same exact thing. And the fact that it was a bullet and not a missle just made it all the more better.

20 posted on 05/02/2011 5:54:11 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

21 posted on 05/02/2011 5:55:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: chickadee

Obama gets credit here.

In most regards, he’s continued the Bush foreign policy.

Not sharing info with Pakistan was a smart move.


22 posted on 05/02/2011 5:56:01 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Probably the ones that don’t believe the current story.


23 posted on 05/02/2011 5:56:05 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

As they say in the military, do you really have a need to know?


24 posted on 05/02/2011 5:58:34 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history

Sorry, I do not agree.

25 posted on 05/02/2011 5:59:32 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: WOBBLY BOB

so we know where he is
we go in on the lefts big holiday may day
we then ask him to give up but then shoot him in the head as there is no chance of him being alive
we then get the body and ditch it to honor his religion.
we then announce we have ditched the body but are waiting for DNA to confirm it was him and not a double

ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME

why not wait as he has been there for some time
find the number two
take them both out at the same time
shoot them and injure them
bring them back and question and let the world see
Even the cops take out the leadership in dawn raids ask the mafia.

this all stinks and the media are not doing their job AGAIN


26 posted on 05/02/2011 5:59:36 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: ventana

That photo is a fake and has been floating around the web for some time. I do think he is dead though and the real photos will be release soon.


27 posted on 05/02/2011 6:00:39 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: bert

LOL.


28 posted on 05/02/2011 6:00:50 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Joe Bfstplk
Buried at sea... He should have been dropped, live, from the height of the WTC.

I'm hoping he's alive and being waterboarded by the Mossad right now.

29 posted on 05/02/2011 6:02:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: ventana
To me it appears that the shine on the tongue is exactly the same in both photos. How likely is that?

The outlines of the upper and lower lip and maxillary and mandibular incisors are identical.

Also...the outline of the nose and nostrils appear to be absolutely identical.

To get this exact match, the photographer would have to be at the same exactly angle in both photos and the lighting would need to be identical in order to get the same shine on the tongue.

Again....How likely is that?

30 posted on 05/02/2011 6:03:07 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: manc
this all stinks and the media are not doing their job AGAIN

Disagree, but I'm going to assume nothing will change your mind. So whatever.

Job well done Military!

31 posted on 05/02/2011 6:03:53 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: C210N

I think it is odd that such an evil person would be given honorable Islamic (at Sea) burial rights according to the Qur’an. And also so quickly.

Peronally I think he was killed years ago,and this is released now to get the media off the royal wedding, and back shilling for the reident obama the chosen one.


32 posted on 05/02/2011 6:07:00 AM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I agree with you. Both sides needs to put politics aside for awhile and all the crazy conspiracy theories, and celebrate a great day in America.

If Obama gets a ratings boost - so be it. If this would have gone horribly wrong it could have just as easily gone the other way.

33 posted on 05/02/2011 6:07:44 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: stuartcr

Given that Obama MUST know that he has credibility problems, it would have been in his best interests to alert at least one person on the right (and why not former Pres W.?) that something major was going down.


34 posted on 05/02/2011 6:08:46 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Good thing the did not tell obummer until after it was over, he would have called the brotherhood.
35 posted on 05/02/2011 6:09:02 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: C210N

I’ve heard the body was burned and released to the sea, so it could not be retrieved.


36 posted on 05/02/2011 6:10:23 AM PDT by tillacum (The American military keeps us free, not the politicians or media. Praise Be for them.)
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To: C210N

What was he wrapped in?

BACON I hope..............


37 posted on 05/02/2011 6:11:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

You’ve got to be kidding me. The aren’t going to release a pic of the body like they said they were going to last night? We’re just supposed to believe he’s dead and dumped at sea IMMEDIATELY? What a bunch of crap. We are supposed to believe this from a Prez that is actively working to destroy our country? I don’t think so.


38 posted on 05/02/2011 6:11:34 AM PDT by JKeats
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To: chickadee

There’s another possibility implied there, considering the unusual “burial at sea”....


39 posted on 05/02/2011 6:12:08 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

WE don’t know that he didn’t....................


40 posted on 05/02/2011 6:12:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

How do you know that didn’t happen?


41 posted on 05/02/2011 6:14:05 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: Red Badger

We know that he didn’t alert Bush or Boehner. If he alerted someone else why isn’t that person talking?


42 posted on 05/02/2011 6:14:16 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: justice14

well done indeed to the military, the orders for dropping a body no one can see and respecting his religion is from the white house, along with not waiting to get his number two at the same time.

Well done to the military but a big mess up from those in power.


43 posted on 05/02/2011 6:14:44 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: babble-on

that is not an official photo, just a photoshop that came out overnight.

You caught that too. I believe the photo shopped photo (left) and the one on the right are one and the same. Ask any mortician what the facial expression of a deceased is like before they start the beautification process for viewing.


44 posted on 05/02/2011 6:16:11 AM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: WOBBLY BOB
only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen.

And there is a whole passel of US Officials that LIE as easily as most people breathe.

Isn't it tidy how OBL was killed just when the release of the BC didn't do much to stop Barry from his slide down the polls!

...and the body has supposedly already been disposed of?

How convenient!

45 posted on 05/02/2011 6:18:51 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: justice14

Fox was reporting that he was given the opportunity to surrender but failed to do so (in, one would assume, the 3 seconds between “lay down your weapon” and “tango down”).

Colonel, USAFR


46 posted on 05/02/2011 6:20:07 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: wintertime

Again....How likely is that?

Also his right arm pit is not in the right place.


47 posted on 05/02/2011 6:22:10 AM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Given that Obama MUST know that he has credibility problems, it would have been in his best interests to alert at least one person on the right (and why not former Pres W.?) that something major was going down.

Well I do not know who knew what and when, but there was something really weird going on Saturday night at the Correspondence dinner... Seemed like more of a 'trump' roast than anything else. As of Saturday the 'Donald' was causing the 'one' to squirm like he had diaper rash...

48 posted on 05/02/2011 6:24:43 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Eepsy

I get you . . . this whole episode has left more questions than answers.


49 posted on 05/02/2011 6:27:07 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

“How convenient.”

Well, “the one” is running for re-election next year, so he can continue to terrorize this country.


50 posted on 05/02/2011 6:28:36 AM PDT by izzatzo
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