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<Sen) Saxby Chambliss: First shot at Osama bin Laden was a miss
ajc.com ^ | 5-5-11 | Jim Galloway

Posted on 05/05/2011 1:37:06 PM PDT by rawhide

U.S. commandos missed with their first shot at Osama bin Laden, when the world’s most wanted man poked his head out of a third-floor room to see what was headed his way, according to U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Bin Laden ducked back in, and the Navy SEALS quickly followed and finished the job, Chambliss said in a telephone interview this afternoon.

The missed shot was a new detail in the emerging story of the 40-minute raid on the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. Chambliss also said commandos found a pistol and AK-47 in bin Laden’s room.

More details to come later, but here’s what Chambliss said:

”I hope they went in with the idea of killing him, not capturing him. We needed to take this guy out. And I know that’s what the executive order said.

“The other thing you have to remember is that this was pitch dark. When they got into the room with bin Laden, they already had to go through some other folks downstairs, two of which they killed. And they were having to use explosives to blow doors open. By the time they got to him, they didn’t know what they would find.”

The SEALS encountered bin Laden on the third floor of the compound, after blowing a door that led down a hallway, Chambliss said.

”They blew the door open, and they looked down the hallway and he stuck his head out of the room that he was in, and saw them, and ducked back in. They fired a shot, and missed him the first time – and then went to the room. And that’s when they killed him.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bin; blowhard; laden; nationalsecurity; oblowhard; obltermnination; opsec; osama; saxbychambliss; shiftingstory
Why did the Senator release this information? Seems to me he has violated the secrecy of testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee? I do not agree this information needed to be shared!
1 posted on 05/05/2011 1:37:10 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

He “released it” because the administration told him to. Obama and the Dems are getting no traction with their version of events so now they are recruiting RINOS to do their bidding.


2 posted on 05/05/2011 1:39:55 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: rawhide

Whack-a-mole?......


3 posted on 05/05/2011 1:40:44 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rawhide

Sen. Leaky Leahy must have the day off.


4 posted on 05/05/2011 1:42:39 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said.)
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To: wilco200

So OBK did have an AK47? I’m as confused as Carney.


5 posted on 05/05/2011 1:42:56 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: rawhide
ZERO attempting to take credit has put out so many stories, that even I am having second thoughts about the death of the scum UBL.
I don't care wheather I see the photo of the dead scum.
I want to see the bullet going into the eye hole.
6 posted on 05/05/2011 1:43:10 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Thank You Seal Team 6 for feeding the sharks ONE EYE. . . . . With Navy pee pee all over the body.)
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To: rawhide
No matter....Obama is on the bottom now....
7 posted on 05/05/2011 1:44:50 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: wilco200

He’s a Gang of 10 member, right?


8 posted on 05/05/2011 1:45:06 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Releasing the photos is a "GUTSY CALL"............)
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To: rawhide
How does he know this information, it sounds like he must have been privy to some VIDEO that does not exist.

That a whole lot of information to have been told him and then try to remember what was said???

So he was either reading a script or actually saw the video that was taken, which does not exist.

9 posted on 05/05/2011 1:50:46 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: rawhide

The mismanagement of the communications continues. Carney has no further details, but now Chambliss provides a play-by-play.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 1:50:46 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: rawhide

Once again I do not believe any of them. Where did the bullet go that missed OBL? I have seen the video that is out of the compound you would think they would show bullet holes in the walls? Did I miss that?


11 posted on 05/05/2011 1:52:35 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: annieokie

“... privy to some VIDEO that does not exist.’

Why do you think there is no video? I think there’s video and audio and photos and transcripts of debriefings.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 1:52:52 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: jersey117

There are more discrepancies in this story than you will ever find in the JFK assassination. Obama made one big mistake when this job was finished. The mistake? Failing to name one person, and one person only, to give the facts on what happened. He should have assigned the job of spokesman to someone (for example perhaps Panetta) - then Panetta could have given one story on what happened, stick to that story, and no one would be able to contradict his statement of facts. However, Bozo allowed more than one person to explain EXACTLY what occurred, as such, discrepancies immediately followed. TSK TSK . . . he should have known better.


13 posted on 05/05/2011 1:54:21 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: annieokie
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee

I'm sure he has been briefed already by the CIA and Pentagon, based upon his postion. This probably came out during the briefing. My question is, was this info approved for released? I would think not!

14 posted on 05/05/2011 1:56:06 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Yeh right....we missed...so apparently Osama was faster than a speeding bullet....


15 posted on 05/05/2011 1:58:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rawhide

So did Osama have a baby monitor or what??


16 posted on 05/05/2011 1:59:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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17 posted on 05/05/2011 2:01:30 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: ILS21R
Exactly!

Georgia must be proud of him.

18 posted on 05/05/2011 2:01:49 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: rawhide

It is these kind of “ranking” Republicans that are part of our Country’s problems.

JMHO


19 posted on 05/05/2011 2:09:22 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: rawhide

Don’t miss the next chapter in “The Bin Laden Conspiracy” entiled, “The Magic Bullet”. Same time, same channel.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 2:10:17 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: rawhide

These guys are killers, they don’t miss. Sheese!


21 posted on 05/05/2011 2:11:22 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: swain_forkbeard
I saw word on FR, that there was no video, after it was said there was a video, which had a 25 min gap in a 30 min. maneuver, lol, so what else is happening?

Anything exciting going on at the WH?

22 posted on 05/05/2011 2:20:56 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: rawhide
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee

The same "U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, that got suckered in on believing "he saw the Bin Laded death photo" that's been on the web for 2 years and has been id'ed as a fake????

Just another politician who wants everyone to know ....that he's in the loop

23 posted on 05/05/2011 2:21:04 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: rawhide
""""My question is, was this info approved for released? I would think not!"""""

I think not as well, but this is what is making it all so funny and damning to ZERO. I just love it when he hurts and feeling our pain.

24 posted on 05/05/2011 2:24:20 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: rawhide

I heard that the leprechauns took Osama’s gold and the brownies threw shoes at the seals. I got it from sources.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 2:25:58 PM PDT by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: rawhide

Who cares about this crap? We won’t get a photo or any video, but we will have politicians telling us UBL may have been “scared”

So the first shot missed -and the other 100 found their target.


26 posted on 05/05/2011 2:29:07 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: rawhide
Why did the Senator release this information? Seems to me he has violated the secrecy of testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee? I do not agree this information needed to be shared!

Don't worry - by tomorrow the story will change....

27 posted on 05/05/2011 2:29:33 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: jersey117

All of the photos I have seen of UBL with a gun it was an AK-74 - not a 47.


28 posted on 05/05/2011 2:40:29 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$
All of the photos I have seen of UBL with a gun it was an AK-74 - not a 47.

LOL, to expect the media to know the difference between a 74 and a 47 is like expecting Obama to make a decisive decision. Most gun people can't make the distinction. I'm not even sure I could without a little brushing up on my features ID. I do know I've seen him with a Krinkov.
29 posted on 05/05/2011 2:56:00 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: rickomatic
almost always the Krinkov...
30 posted on 05/05/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rawhide
Paging Arlen Specter...

We need a new Warren Commission report.

31 posted on 05/05/2011 3:06:32 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: rawhide

He released it because he wants to feel important and get his name in print.

Grandstanders the whole stinking bunch.

I wouldn’t trust them with a secret, none of them.


32 posted on 05/05/2011 3:08:08 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Mannaggia l'America

Every one wants to look like a “subject matter expert” hero romantic politician on this story. These politicians have no soul and are morons. Even whacky strippers pretending they were SEALS have more validity. Someone tell these political whores to shut up or to give me a monument for having to listen to them.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 3:11:53 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: rawhide
Why did the Senator release this information?

We're talking about Senator Chambliss (Rino-GA). Somehow, someway it's connected to a pork barrel project.

34 posted on 05/05/2011 3:12:03 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

CNN reported last night that SIN-ator Shamless was fooled by the 2010 fake photos of Usama, on Monday. Then on Tuesday had to apologize for saying he had seen the REAL photos of 05/01/11...


35 posted on 05/05/2011 3:16:52 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: rawhide

Not sure why or how this matters?

But maybe we need to help them with their aim.
Say a nice 2 week all expense trip to a nice resort in Montana or Wyoming.


36 posted on 05/05/2011 3:20:52 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: Sybeck1

“He’s a Gang of 10 member, right?”

No thats his IQ. He’s a Gang of 6 member. One of our two resident RINO senators here in GA. Its like a prison sentence.


37 posted on 05/05/2011 9:32:37 PM 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: rawhide

The instant I heard Rush say the words, ‘Saxby Chambliss’ I cringed. I can’t remember the last time I heard something come out of Chambliss’ mouth that I really wanted to hear.


38 posted on 05/06/2011 4:00:17 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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