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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As far as the outside world is concerned he is dead, except for the terrorists whose names and locations he will reveal in due time.
And those terrorists know he's alive, and that their days are numbered.
Another U.S. official said there were "at least a half-dozen weapons" found at the compound. The first person the SEALs encountered at the guest house "immediately opened fire" before being killed
So one guy held off the 24 SEALs for 40 minutes despite having been killed almost immediately. There it is, crystal clear.
Everytime a squad of Navy Seals kick in my door in the middle of the night, I remain Steven Seagal cool while being shot in the face.
What version of the story is this? Version #72?
Wait for October 2012.
Can’t these clowns get their story straight?
You know, as much as I despise Obama, I don’t blame him for “losing” 25 minutes of tape. ;]
STOP, HAVE MERCY, NO MAS NO MAS
IOW, SHUT UP
Osama hid in the background and sent others out to fight his battles.
So what version of the story is this?
Tomorrow we will be told OBL acted bravely.
THAT is funny. Obama is giving Osama his 72 versions.
I would have preferred another version of this story where the seals burst into the room OBL was in and found him behind a goat chained to the bed and wearing a pink teddy.
I understand the danger of dealing with the women, but what the hell is a barricade? And why would there have been many?
These stories get more bizarre each time we hear one.
It`s almost like they have a focus group sitting in a conference room inventing new iterations of the story.
“Let`s try this angle and see if the rubes will bite it.”
Speaking of clowns, didn't Fox recently start spelling "Osama" as "Usama?" I gather that our government agencies spell the name with the "U" too and maybe have for a while, but even Al-Jazeera spells it "Osama."
Maybe Fox should switch to using "Ubama" as well, but I hope they don't similarly change the spelling of "Fox."
For some reason I always thought Bin Laden was a coward at heart.
Now your typical terrorist is about as evil as one gets but most are not cowards. I really do think Bin Laden was.