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.
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.
How about “the seals acted stupidly” and “we’ll invite al-quaida over for a beer to discuss it”
"We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly."
It looks like most media have gotten the memo from the White House. They’re now beginning to use the sobriquet “UBL”. Guess “Usama” or “Osama” is still too close to “Obama”...
Shoving his wife in front.
Going down Che Guevera style!
We know that BS it’s just to shut up Michael Moore and friends.
Break door, throw flash grenade, shoot to kill, turn camera back on.
Yeah, that is how I see it. How could anyone not be scared when suddenly invaded by intruders with guns, especially SEAL’s. However, if it is true he shoved his wife at them, that act goes beyond normal fear to definite cowardice.
Ditto on that. Wake me up in the middle of the night with choppers whop-whopping overhead and 40 guys firing full auto. I would not only be confused, but scared absolutely $h!tless.
Yeah, like I’m gonna believe yet another “ANONYMOUS,” unidentified “Source” who has yet another version, clarification, revision, correction, etc.
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