Skip to comments.Sources: Bin Laden Acted 'Cowardly,' Confused in Final Moments
Posted on 05/05/2011 2:17:28 PM PDT by ColdOne
Sources involved in the operation that took down Usama bin Laden told Fox News the terrorist leader acted "scared" and "completely confused" in his final moments, "shoving his wife" at the Navy SEAL who ultimately shot him.
The information helps clarify the conflicting details about what exactly happened toward the end of the 40-minute raid on bin Laden's northern Pakistan compound. Sources who were part of the mission said bin Laden acted in a "cowardly manner" when confronted. Fox News has also learned that while bin Laden was unarmed, he was standing near the door within reach of two weapons -- an AK-47 and a Makarov handgun that are now in U.S. custody. The handgun is a 9mm semi-automatic Russian pistol, standard issue in the Russian military until 1991.
A senior U.S. official also told Fox News that only one of the five people killed in the raid was carrying a weapon and firing. The detail seemed at first to diverge from White House accounts claiming the Navy SEALs encountered resistance throughout the raid and were engaged in a firefight during much of the 40-minute operation. However, the scene was described as chaotic, with U.S. forces encountering barricades and women in the compound screaming and attacking the men.
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Musta been like “What took you guys so long to catch me, I’ve been sitting here for seven months!”
Okay, so showing pictures of OBL might incite muslim violence, but reporting that he acted “cowardly” won’t? WH better shut up these sources, ya’know.
I sure wish that someday they’ll release the videos. I’d love to see this.
I hope the SEAL that shot him got to have an “Hasta la Vista, baby” hero shot moment.
Hehe thie story sounds like one of those ever changing childrens book.
Anybody in a room of an armed motivated squad of Seals thats NOT SCARED.. is not seeing his situation accurately..
I hope a SEAL is not going to be tossed under a bus for shooting an unarmed cowardly man. Polling might indicate that Obama would have gotten a huge poll bounce if Osama had been captured alive. How convenient that 25 minutes of live feed went down.
What do these idiot journalists expect UBL to have done? Jump up and shout - “Thank Allah you have arrived, now please shoot me in the face!”
I just hope UBL wasn’t too confused to know exactly who was taking him down. He must have felt really secure and comfortable there to have that little protection.
President Obama would’ve had his team shoot the Wizard of Oz once they entered his palace.
You mean tough guy Bin Laden peed his pants?
Gee, I never would have taken him for such a coward.
This is one more version to unpack. Last night I read where OBL had the AK-47 in his hand and the 9mm within reach. We will never know.
Also, we are endangering our troops by delivering their unit, their names and naming ships after one. Obama is destroying the military before our eyes.
Another story and again no proof that any of this is true. Like the 911 families are now saying ;”Where’s the proof Mr. President?” He releases a few pics of bodies that could have been from anywhere and then waltzes around the country like Oprah with photo-ops
Well, he did shield the little boy he was sleeping with. Credit where credit is due.
Acted cowardly? Not surprised.
“Hehe thie story sounds like one of those ever changing childrens book.”
As long as the end doesn’t, I don’t care :)
A lot of it is to piss off /placate Porkistan, human right losers and to embarrass the jihadists.
Confused? He just woke up. Of course he was confused. That was part of the SEALs’ 3am plan.
I love it when a plan comes together.
All credibility ends right there.
I have no faith in this administration to tell the truth in any way and on any topic.