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Sources: Bin Laden Acted 'Cowardly,' Confused in Final Moments
FoxNews.com ^ | 5/5/11 | Jennifer Griffin, Justin Fishel and Catherine Herridge

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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1 posted on 05/05/2011 2:17:30 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Musta been like “What took you guys so long to catch me, I’ve been sitting here for seven months!”


2 posted on 05/05/2011 2:19:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: ColdOne

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.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 2:20:19 PM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: ColdOne

I sure wish that someday they’ll release the videos. I’d love to see this.


4 posted on 05/05/2011 2:21:46 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: ColdOne

I hope the SEAL that shot him got to have an “Hasta la Vista, baby” hero shot moment.


5 posted on 05/05/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The more the plans fail the more the planners plan - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ColdOne

Hehe thie story sounds like one of those ever changing childrens book.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: ColdOne

Anybody in a room of an armed motivated squad of Seals thats NOT SCARED.. is not seeing his situation accurately..


7 posted on 05/05/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: ColdOne

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.


8 posted on 05/05/2011 2:24:05 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: ColdOne

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!”


9 posted on 05/05/2011 2:25:17 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: McKayopectate

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.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 2:25:26 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: ColdOne

President Obama would’ve had his team shoot the Wizard of Oz once they entered his palace.


11 posted on 05/05/2011 2:25:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: ColdOne
"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." ------------ you get outta here you meany....
12 posted on 05/05/2011 2:25:37 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: ColdOne

You mean tough guy Bin Laden peed his pants?

Gee, I never would have taken him for such a coward.


13 posted on 05/05/2011 2:25:50 PM PDT by derllak
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To: ColdOne

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.


14 posted on 05/05/2011 2:26:31 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: ColdOne

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


15 posted on 05/05/2011 2:27:02 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: ColdOne

Well, he did shield the little boy he was sleeping with. Credit where credit is due.


16 posted on 05/05/2011 2:27:21 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: ColdOne

Acted cowardly? Not surprised.


17 posted on 05/05/2011 2:28:29 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Pray like it all depends on God. Shoot like it all depends on you.)
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To: Tempest

“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.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: ColdOne

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.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: ColdOne
A senior U.S. official...

All credibility ends right there.

I have no faith in this administration to tell the truth in any way and on any topic.

20 posted on 05/05/2011 2:31:10 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long history of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: ColdOne
Usama is alive and undergoing enhanced interrogation at this very moment at an underground facility somewhere outside the continental United States.

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.

21 posted on 05/05/2011 2:32:06 PM 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: ColdOne
...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. ...

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.

22 posted on 05/05/2011 2:33:00 PM PDT by Sax
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To: ColdOne

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.


23 posted on 05/05/2011 2:33:52 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ColdOne

What version of the story is this? Version #72?


24 posted on 05/05/2011 2:34:23 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: ColdOne
You know why the SEALs will never say which one got the kill shot? Because they know this admin. will try to prosecute him.
25 posted on 05/05/2011 2:35:20 PM PDT by txroadkill ( We're sooooooo screwed!)
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To: Tolsti2

Wait for October 2012.


26 posted on 05/05/2011 2:39:57 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: ColdOne

Can’t these clowns get their story straight?


27 posted on 05/05/2011 2:40:55 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Terrorism is nothing more than Kinetic Islam)
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To: coon2000

You know, as much as I despise Obama, I don’t blame him for “losing” 25 minutes of tape. ;]


28 posted on 05/05/2011 2:42:26 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: ColdOne

Good grief.

STOP, HAVE MERCY, NO MAS NO MAS

IOW, SHUT UP


29 posted on 05/05/2011 2:42:44 PM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: ColdOne
I never had the impression Osama was a warrior. Watching the way he handled a rifle in various photos and videos made me feel he was acting.

Osama hid in the background and sent others out to fight his battles.

30 posted on 05/05/2011 2:43:26 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: ColdOne

So what version of the story is this?


31 posted on 05/05/2011 2:43:26 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: ColdOne
.....acted "scared" and "completely confused".....
32 posted on 05/05/2011 2:45:39 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ColdOne

Tomorrow we will be told OBL acted bravely.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 2:47:40 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (How is allowing an Army Doctor be prosecuted and sent to prison "good for the country"?)
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To: lormand

“Version #72?”

THAT is funny. Obama is giving Osama his 72 versions.


34 posted on 05/05/2011 2:49:15 PM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: ColdOne
I swear, the Administration's stories are sounding more and more like a routine from Jon Lovitz...

"Yeah, and he was cowardly...and threw his wife at the SEALs...who acted in self-defense...because she was so fat...yeah, that's the ticket!"


35 posted on 05/05/2011 2:50:53 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: ColdOne

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.


36 posted on 05/05/2011 2:54:58 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: ColdOne
with U.S. forces encountering barricades and women

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.

37 posted on 05/05/2011 2:55:49 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Tempest

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.”


38 posted on 05/05/2011 2:58:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Can’t these clowns get their story straight?

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."

39 posted on 05/05/2011 2:59:23 PM PDT by rustbucket
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To: ColdOne

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.


40 posted on 05/05/2011 3:01:00 PM PDT by yarddog
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How about “the seals acted stupidly” and “we’ll invite al-quaida over for a beer to discuss it”


41 posted on 05/05/2011 3:03:53 PM PDT by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: ColdOne
Bill Maher's hero was a coward all along.

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"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."

42 posted on 05/05/2011 3:04:08 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: rustbucket

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”...


43 posted on 05/05/2011 3:04:54 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: ColdOne

Shoving his wife in front.

Going down Che Guevera style!


44 posted on 05/05/2011 3:05:00 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: God luvs America
women in the compound screaming and attacking the men.

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45 posted on 05/05/2011 3:07:32 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: God luvs America

:)
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.


46 posted on 05/05/2011 3:09:15 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: hosepipe

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.


47 posted on 05/05/2011 3:13:52 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: hosepipe

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.


48 posted on 05/05/2011 3:14:59 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: ColdOne
It seems that everything the Obozo is involved in ends up being like a shell game with no pea.
49 posted on 05/05/2011 3:22:29 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, like I’m gonna believe yet another “ANONYMOUS,” unidentified “Source” who has yet another version, clarification, revision, correction, etc.


50 posted on 05/05/2011 3:23:29 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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