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Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data
Politico ^ | 5/2/11 | MIKE ALLEN

Posted on 05/02/2011 5:12:39 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa

The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, yielding what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.”

The special operations forces grabbed personal computers, thumb drives and electronic equipment during the lightning raid that killed bin Laden, officials told POLITICO.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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KEYWORDS: computer; intel; obltermination; osama
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I thought they were reporting he had no data connection...
1 posted on 05/02/2011 5:12:41 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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To: Keith in Iowa
I thought they were reporting he had no data connection...

Maybe he was stealing the neighboring military's base's wi-fi signal...

2 posted on 05/02/2011 5:14:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Keith in Iowa

He may not have had an internet connection, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t store information on a computer.


3 posted on 05/02/2011 5:15:18 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Keith in Iowa

You can operate a computer without being connected to a network.


4 posted on 05/02/2011 5:16:38 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Yes, and with his command of English he became the Identity behind numerous FREEPER TROLLS.

Well, that'll be the end of that.

5 posted on 05/02/2011 5:17:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GAB-1955

>>>You can operate a computer without being connected to a network.

Thank you Capt. Obvious.


6 posted on 05/02/2011 5:17:36 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Obama and Michelle's SAT scores are on that flash drive.


7 posted on 05/02/2011 5:18:17 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Keith in Iowa

They’ve had less than a day to analyze all this equipment and data and they are all ready claiming they hit the mother lode?

Also, they are going to release the video of his burial at sea. What are they going to show? A body, completely wrapped in white head to toe, sliding off a ramp into the water. This proves what?

Its not that I don’t believe he’s dead. I do. Its just that the more I read the more I doubt the entirety of the events.


8 posted on 05/02/2011 5:19:32 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: Keith in Iowa
Just heard on Bill O'R that the Republicans were excluded from this operation...they had NO FREAKIN CLUE!! I HATE THE Communist SOB'S!
9 posted on 05/02/2011 5:21:38 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Keith in Iowa

THIS is why is was better to use a Special Ops team rather than use an air strike. With Bin Laden confirmed gone (as in room temperature), the head of the snake is killed. With the intel gathered by the Special Ops, the snake will have a hard time growing a new head, and will more likely die.


10 posted on 05/02/2011 5:22:13 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

It’s full of goat porn and malware.


11 posted on 05/02/2011 5:22:49 PM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I laugh when they describe that dump as a luxury million doolar mansion.


12 posted on 05/02/2011 5:23:00 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Keith in Iowa

Osama was taken out b/c he had a copy of the real BC. /sarc


13 posted on 05/02/2011 5:24:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Maybe the neighboring military base was allowing him to use their wi-fi signal.


14 posted on 05/02/2011 5:25:17 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I had also read somewhere that there was no electricity there.. hmm

Bikk


15 posted on 05/02/2011 5:25:39 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Keith in Iowa

This is excellent!
I hope they round up a ton of terrorists.


16 posted on 05/02/2011 5:26:41 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1 .00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Keith in Iowa
I thought they were reporting he had no data connection...

It waas - 'tangled webs"?

17 posted on 05/02/2011 5:27:09 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: SkyPilot

Yep, all ZEROES and ONES

LOL

I crack myself up ...


18 posted on 05/02/2011 5:28:15 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: mowowie

When you spend your life in either a mud brick hut or a tent, even a double wide might be considered a luxury mansion. ;-)


19 posted on 05/02/2011 5:29:41 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
I can imagine what types of computing devices they have in Pakistan and the all the floppy disks that the data is stored on.


20 posted on 05/02/2011 5:29:42 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: mark3681

I can remember receiving microfilm...ten minutes later...my comment was “Golden”....original notes from 1793!!


21 posted on 05/02/2011 5:29:56 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Keith in Iowa

Of course. Several of the team members only assignment was to gathering intel.


22 posted on 05/02/2011 5:31:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mark3681
They’ve had less than a day to analyze all this equipment and data and they are all ready claiming they hit the mother lode?

They whacked him over a week ago. Made the announcement yesterday after the DNA tests were complete.

Intel has had a few days to at least make an assessment of the data retrieved.

23 posted on 05/02/2011 5:32:34 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Fred Hayek

One excellent reason for no Al Qaeda response or comment—they are scattering like roaches for fear of what was found.


24 posted on 05/02/2011 5:33:43 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Keith in Iowa

I have to wonder even if they did get a Mother load of information, what the Mother in the White House will let them do with it.


25 posted on 05/02/2011 5:33:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: RoseofTexas

King said that Congress was not informed. He did not say that Republicans were not informed. And King noted that Congress was informed about 9:30 and by 10:15 the news was leaked all over the web ,cable, and everywhere in between.


26 posted on 05/02/2011 5:34:35 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

OOOOh. My old Apple!


27 posted on 05/02/2011 5:36:47 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Just this morning we were told there were no methods of communication at the compound and Osama only used a courier to pass info. Supposedly it was through the courier he was found.

Which lie is the truth? Probably none of it.


28 posted on 05/02/2011 5:37:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: OldMissileer

Man, where have I been. I was under the impression that they nailed him yesterday. I guess I’ve got to brush up on my speed reading.

Thanks.


29 posted on 05/02/2011 5:38:09 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: RoseofTexas

I figure they were excluded for a reason which is not too hard to figure out.


30 posted on 05/02/2011 5:40:02 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Keith in Iowa; GAB-1955

He didn’t ask the dumb question he answered it.


31 posted on 05/02/2011 5:42:29 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: indylindy

Cell, hard wired...Always intel when ya go in and look under under the covers and all the dirt under the fingernails. When ya shake out a bag of sugar, always a few granules left behind.


32 posted on 05/02/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Fred Hayek
Wrong, this is the head:



No matter how much intel we got, that still won't account for the vast number of sleeper cells (Activated by the command of "holy" men) and resources that certain types of Mullahs have (Which are most likely being supplied by some so called allies).

Besides, Islamists are having a field day with all the secular leaders being/attempted to topple(d). Once they are out of the way, it's a fight for whose sect/clan is "supreme".

Osama was damaged goods anyway. The smart money was on splintering off and being quiet as possible.
33 posted on 05/02/2011 5:45:39 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: Lazlo in PA


34 posted on 05/02/2011 5:48:00 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: indylindy

Maybe the courier was his internet, delivering info on flash drives back and forth.


35 posted on 05/02/2011 5:49:43 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Keith in Iowa
“Can you imagine what’s on Osama bin Laden’s hard drive?”

I would leak it out that there was a massive amount of homosexual and kiddie porn on it.

36 posted on 05/02/2011 5:50:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: SkyPilot

Infocom games were great fun.


37 posted on 05/02/2011 5:51:39 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Keith in Iowa

I wonder if they will release Bin Laden’s Democratic Underground screen name.


38 posted on 05/02/2011 5:52:30 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: mowowie

sneakernet


39 posted on 05/02/2011 5:52:34 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: xkaydet65
King said that Congress was not informed.

Yes, and for that, the NY Times is pissed...

40 posted on 05/02/2011 5:55:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
From Wiki:
Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook wrote that the word Al-Qaeda should be translated as "the database", and originally referred to the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen militants who were recruited and trained with CIA help to defeat the Russians.

41 posted on 05/02/2011 5:56:23 PM PDT by Moonman62 (If gullible, uneducated and uncivilized people didn't exist, politicians would create them.)
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To: GAB-1955

They likely tethered a smart phone for internet access. The rest of the world is much more advanced in their internet access.


42 posted on 05/02/2011 6:01:42 PM PDT by DaGman
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To: mark3681

I should have bought tin foil stock. There seems to be a huge demand for it around here.


43 posted on 05/02/2011 6:04:12 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Keith in Iowa

Yeah, no cable, no cell, no phone, no internet...and also claim he lived in a posh mansion...

As always with Obama/Obamamedia you play it both ways..
at the same time.


44 posted on 05/02/2011 6:06:12 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: SkyPilot

Haha. I had a Kaypro...and I used the daylights out of it, believe it or not!


45 posted on 05/02/2011 6:06:12 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The New Normal. Same As The Old Awful.)
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To: SkyPilot

LOL. Nice.


46 posted on 05/02/2011 6:13:22 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

That’s Flotilla Commander Obvious to you, please.


47 posted on 05/02/2011 6:15:57 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: rollo tomasi

With that as the real head of the snake, the target for a SIOP would be a certain city of one of our so-called allies in the Middle East. The one with a certain venerated rock.

In that drawing Mahomet has man-boobs.


48 posted on 05/02/2011 6:20:24 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Bikkuri

There is proof they had electricity in the photos of his bedroom. Look at the floor near the foot of the bed. There you will see a CPAP machine and breathing hose. He, or whoever slept in that room, had sleep apnea. The CPAP is electric.


49 posted on 05/02/2011 6:21:08 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Terrorism is nothing more than Kinetic Islam)
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To: edpc
It’s full of goat porn and malware.

LOL !

50 posted on 05/02/2011 6:21:29 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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