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Source: Only 1 killed in bin Laden raid was armed (Obama's Version 48 of events?)
YahooNews ^ | 05/05/11 | PAULINE JELINEK

Posted on 05/05/2011 8:24:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

WASHINGTON – Only one of the five people killed in the raid that got Osama bin Laden was armed and fired a shot, a senior defense official said Thursday, acknowledging the new account differs greatly from original administration portrayals of a chaotic, intense and prolonged firefight. The sole shooter in the al-Qaida leader's Pakistani compound was quickly killed in the early minutes of the commando operation, details that have become clearer now that the Navy SEAL assault team has been debriefed, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: 72versions; bustickets; navyseals; obltermination; osamabinladenkilled; shiftingstory
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So which version is the White House peddling today?.....
1 posted on 05/05/2011 8:24:13 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Wow a 20 minute “firefight” with one guy and a gun. He sounds like a badass. Well, sounded like a badass.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 8:26:47 AM PDT by coaltrain (Obama's a Harvard lawyer like Elvis was a Black Belt)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It will be years—if ever, before we learn what went on that day. This administration is built on lies and deception, and I don’t see that changing.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 8:26:59 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Zero keeps managing to find even more depths of incompetence.

I didn't think ANYBODY could screw up the aftermath of killing bin Laden.

4 posted on 05/05/2011 8:27:33 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Shrug. I’ll ask Pat Tillman’s parents how accurate the DoD is when it comes to a narrative.


5 posted on 05/05/2011 8:27:37 AM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: coaltrain

Yeah throw every unimaginable story out there, find out which ones stick, then make up a ‘official white house account’ of what happened.

Hollywood’s workin on it.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: coaltrain

Yeah throw every unimaginable story out there, find out which ones stick, then make up a ‘official white house account’ of what happened.

Hollywood’s workin on it.


7 posted on 05/05/2011 8:29:14 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: wagglebee

The SEALS did their job and politics couldn’t wait to mess it up!


8 posted on 05/05/2011 8:29:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

All the different versions of this raid make releasing the photo of a dead OBL crucial.


9 posted on 05/05/2011 8:30:04 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obviously they’re focus-grouping different versions of the story.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 8:32:08 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You know, if W had changed the tune so many times, you’d be hearing all kinds of cries of “Bush Lied and Osama Died” or some such business. In fact, in cases where Bush never changed his story, and British intelligence officials reiterated that what Bush said was exactly what they found to be true, the democrats still say Bush Lied.


11 posted on 05/05/2011 8:35:16 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The public release of info on the raid should have been handled by the Pentagon from the beginning. For the first week the only info released should have been, Obmam dead and disposed, no US casualties. The rest would wait operations debriefings and post-mortems to confirm the facts, then decide which of the facts can then be released without risk.

I'm pretty sure the Military and the CIA would have wanted the raid and it's results kept secret at least for a few days to maximize the value of the intelligence obtained. But nooo, Obama had to have his touchdown spike right away.

12 posted on 05/05/2011 8:36:58 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I better see the photos before I give an opinion..


13 posted on 05/05/2011 8:38:07 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Exactly.

All Zero had to say was that we found bin Laden, special forces killed him and everything else is classified.

The body should have been brought back to the US and high-ranking military officers and senior Republican and Democrat politicians should have been allowed to examine it; a joint statement by an accepted bipartisan group saying they saw the body and DNA evidence would have satisfied the public almost as much as photos.

14 posted on 05/05/2011 8:38:36 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
So which version is the White House peddling today?.....

This is beginning to take on all the aspects of Obama's Birth Certificate fiasco.

15 posted on 05/05/2011 8:38:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I just want to know where Waldo was when this all happened.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 8:42:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: Steely Tom

Obama’s focus groups have ruined the narrative of a great job by the SEALS. They are trying to swing the story from the SEALS to Obama and they are failing miserably...


17 posted on 05/05/2011 8:43:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Some intense fire fight! :roll eyes:


18 posted on 05/05/2011 8:43:57 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Were the SEALS’s able to recover Bin Laden’s signed copy of Dreams From My Father?

Just curious.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 8:44:29 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well now we have about 15 versions of the big take down. I don’t really care which one is true but you would think that the Director of the CIA and the Secretary of Defense could put together one cogent accurate report of the event. Its a sad commentary on an amateurish administration.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 8:45:44 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: AngelesCrestHighway

I don’t care if it were a gun in every hand, only one with a gun, or none at all. As long as bin Laden is dead and none of our SEALs were injured, I’m thankful.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 8:47:07 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The sole shooter in the al-Qaida leader’s Pakistani compound was quickly killed in the early minutes of the commando operation, details that have become clearer now that the Navy SEAL assault team has been debriefed, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.


22 posted on 05/05/2011 8:47:16 AM PDT by Smogger
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Osama was assassinated. Obama is concerned that will tick of his left-wing wacko base so his administration tried to peddle the story of an intense fire fight. As usual, it is all about Obama.


23 posted on 05/05/2011 8:48:57 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Even if this is true so what? Did these people not know how to put their hands in the air? I can’t believe a team of highly trained Seals would shoot someone who is surrendering.

Cheers

Mel


24 posted on 05/05/2011 8:50:03 AM PDT by melsec
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To: KansasGirl

All these different stories are intended to diminish the great job the real heroes did and confuse the American public. Its by design. Obama can’t stand the spotlight off him. That’s why no pictures. It takes attention from him. He will now be told to say that he alone will get to the bottom of all this controversy thus throwing him back in the spotlight. I can’t stand this ass clown.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 8:51:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: melsec

I agree. It doesn’t matter how it went down. It matters that we have a different version every damn day from der Leader.


26 posted on 05/05/2011 8:52:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
How could it not occur to the geniuses in the Administration that leaving 21 witnesses behind that are now in the custody of the Pakistanis is likely to contradict the Administration’s various embellishments and misstatements????

Supposedly the Pakistanis have refused access by U.S. government to these people. It would be interesting (and quite possible) that the Pakistanis will put together a compilation of witness statements and publish them …or… perhaps even allow media access. Few bullet holes in the walls FWIW.

I applaud the Seals but the after action ‘fact’ releases by the Administration is an abysmal comedy of errors and misstatements akin to the gang who couldn’t shoot straight (unlike the Seals who shot very straight).

27 posted on 05/05/2011 8:55:20 AM PDT by dickmc
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Only one of the five people killed in the raid that got Osama bin Laden was armed

This report has been clarified. The rest of them were legged. Which is why the fire fight lasted so long. It's harder to take down legged resistance than it is to overcome armed resistance. This is common knowledge in the military. Patton used to speak of it at length.

28 posted on 05/05/2011 8:59:35 AM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
What are the odds that Eric Holder might prosecute?
29 posted on 05/05/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hard to tell who’s winning this. Osama with his 72 virgins, or Obama with his 72 versions.


30 posted on 05/05/2011 9:00:18 AM PDT by Hootowl
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’m going to wait for the 3rd edition of the book that comes out summarizing the operation. These jerks can’t get their story straight!

They’re acting like little children who aren’t sure if they acted correctly. Their story keeps shifting.

The worst part about it is that they are cooking up facts to get the conclusion that they want. And the MSM dutifully parrots everything that is said. Any normal reporter/editor would be worried about their credibilty with the public about now.


31 posted on 05/05/2011 9:08:48 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Hootowl
Hard to tell who’s winning this. Osama with his 72 virgins, or Obama with his 72 versions.

Brilliant.

32 posted on 05/05/2011 9:14:42 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Hootowl

That is a great quote!!


33 posted on 05/05/2011 9:15:13 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

A 20-40 minute firefight involving 24 SEALS and one armed bin Lauden message runner!!! Sounds about right for a White House press release!!!


34 posted on 05/05/2011 9:18:46 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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35 posted on 05/05/2011 9:20:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: AU72

“The public release of info on the raid should have been handled by the Pentagon from the beginning. For the first week the only info released should have been, Obmam dead and disposed, no US casualties. The rest would wait operations debriefings and post-mortems to confirm the facts, then decide which of the facts can then be released without risk.”

You’re absolutely correct.


36 posted on 05/05/2011 9:20:50 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: KansasGirl
“Osama was assassinated.”

Exactly. The order was given to kill him, and that's exactly what the Seals did. Likely a double tap to the forehead, blowing the top of his skull off.

Then they dumped the body in the ocean for fish food.

Good job all around if you ask me.

The rest is all bullsh*t (including Obama’s bloviations) which personally I don't have time to listen to.

37 posted on 05/05/2011 9:21:29 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

With OBL gone, obama is trying his best to make the military look like cold-blooded murderers.


38 posted on 05/05/2011 9:24:33 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Hootowl

Who’s winning this? Osama with his 72 virgins, or Obama with his 72 versions.

Thank you!....I’m making the license plate holders as we speak!


39 posted on 05/05/2011 9:25:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

And he only had a squirt gun.


40 posted on 05/05/2011 9:31:17 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I think it was over at Sweetness and Light; but they commented that "the WH needs to start time stamping their releases". Also, this was a good round-up:

http://www.bookwormroom.com/2011/05/04/the-obama-administrations-cloud-of-confusion-explained/

41 posted on 05/05/2011 9:33:28 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Tallguy

I think the intel was bad, the SEALS were screwed, and it WILL come out eventually. They were sent after women and children...blind...and in an untried newfangled helo that effing crashed. This had to have been horrendous for these guys. And I would bet they ain’t happy about it.


42 posted on 05/05/2011 9:35:24 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Only one of the five people killed in the raid that got Osama bin Laden was armed and fired a shot

Who cares? He's dead. Two caps to the head. Just the way it's supposed to be.

Anyone in the way of justice got what they deserved. Obama had better figure that out. Fast.

43 posted on 05/05/2011 9:54:24 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
A different version for every demographic!
44 posted on 05/05/2011 9:58:39 AM PDT by melsec
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Once again Obama and his henchmen have shown their ineptness. They took a great victory in the war on terror and made it look like a key stone cop movie. All they have down is change the story so many times that even they can't keep the lies straight per Carney.

They would have been much better off letting the Pentagon or someone from Spec Ops brief the country on tyhe operation. But noooo, Obama had to toot his own horn and wanted to make sure everyone knew he was in charge. Obama was a blundering booby before this op and he continues to show he still is one.

45 posted on 05/05/2011 10:03:17 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Exactly.


46 posted on 05/05/2011 10:04:16 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

47 posted on 05/05/2011 10:09:22 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: ConservaTexan

If they ever release a photo of Osama, you can be sure that it will completely ambiguous and unrecognizable. Like the birth certificate, it will be designed to satisfy the gullible and discredit the skeptical, while continuing to conceal the truth.


48 posted on 05/05/2011 10:14:27 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Hootowl
Hard to tell who’s winning this. Osama with his 72 virgins, or Obama with his 72 versions.

Best laugh all day. If you don't mind, I'm posting this to my FaceBook

49 posted on 05/05/2011 10:16:58 AM PDT by DukeBillie
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I've never heard any comments on OBL having dialysis. Did he go out of the hut or was there a machine there. Assuming he needed it 3/week there should be something there. Oh well, I don't believe one thing that comes from this totally corrupt group in D.C.
50 posted on 05/05/2011 10:19:06 AM PDT by Digger (would have fought on the souths side.)
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