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US: Only single bin Laden defender shot at SEALs
Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2011 | ROBERT BURNS and PAULINE JELINEK

Posted on 05/05/2011 8:07:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Americans who raided Osama bin Laden's lair met far less resistance than the Obama administration described in the aftermath. The commandos encountered gunshots from only one man, whom they quickly killed, before sweeping the house and shooting others, who were unarmed, a senior defense official said in the latest account.

In Thursday's revised telling, the Navy SEALs mounted a precision, floor-by-floor operation to find the al-Qaida leader and his protectors - but without the prolonged and intense firefight that officials had described for several days.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 72versions; binladen; bustickets; obama; obamunism; obltermination; operationgeronimo; osama; seals; shiftingstory; unnamedsources
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1 posted on 05/05/2011 8:07:43 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many revisions is this now?


2 posted on 05/05/2011 8:10:46 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278

The half-life on any revision is only 6 hours.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 8:12:07 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BULLIES!!!!!!! /s (just n case)


4 posted on 05/05/2011 8:12:27 PM PDT by acw011 (Great Goooogly Mooogly!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OBL's last FB post:



5 posted on 05/05/2011 8:12:44 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Christianity = God's Son died for you - Islam = Your son dies for God.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Which one carried the squirt gun?


6 posted on 05/05/2011 8:15:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is an idiot.


7 posted on 05/05/2011 8:16:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: All

Less Than $16k To Go!!
Just A Reminder
Please Don't Forget
To Donate To FR


8 posted on 05/05/2011 8:16:15 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder where the birth certificate is?
I wonder what’s being done about our high fuel costs?
The price of food?
Our economy?

Just wondering...


9 posted on 05/05/2011 8:16:33 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Even the AP is having problem following all these revisions while still carrying the water for BHO.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 8:18:09 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: John 3_19-21

roflmao!


11 posted on 05/05/2011 8:18:09 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a frickin’ surprise, the Bozo administration lied again.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 8:18:52 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WHo gives a F Bomb S—t.

Tell me.


13 posted on 05/05/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT by RacerX1128
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To: scott7278

This is the OsamaKill version 28.3


14 posted on 05/05/2011 8:20:07 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: John 3_19-21

ahahaha


15 posted on 05/05/2011 8:21:51 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the otherhand)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who’s on frist?


16 posted on 05/05/2011 8:22:03 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: 3boysdad

“first” not frist! LOL!


17 posted on 05/05/2011 8:22:37 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Free America52

Either way(s) you dissect this, IMHO, this was a cluster F.

Obama, penesta, all of them sitting there only thinking about 2012. Not justice. Not revenge. Not anything but 2012.

F them all.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 8:23:18 PM PDT by RacerX1128
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To: scott7278
How many revisions is this now?

22nd?

19 posted on 05/05/2011 8:23:24 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY
a senior defense official said

I'm not going to believe another word from this administration until they have a public debriefing by the a fully identified officer of the Military.

The fact that they keep coming up with new stories tells me two things: 1) the intention of the SEALs was to secretly kidnap Osama and 2) Osama's own guards fired the fatal shots and then killed themselves.

I'm am glad he's dead. I only wish the military had given a debriefing rather than having the Obama spin machine go to town before the blood was coagulated.

They are now painting the picture that our SEAL team is nothing but a bunch of cold blooded killers. They can't defend themselves and this administration is poised to throw them to the wolves.

20 posted on 05/05/2011 8:23:27 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

and so it begins - hit piece on our heroes.

damn them all - traitors all

Please, God, save our country from the evil running rampant...


21 posted on 05/05/2011 8:24:31 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the otherhand)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Said it before...I hope they keep this up. They are alienating even their own base. Better for America that they are so arrogantly incompetent.

I understand that many think us birther types are nuts...so be it... but even the hardest of the hardcore anti-conspiratorialist has to be asking what the hell is going on by now with this administration.

NOTHING they say is the truth. NOTHING.


22 posted on 05/05/2011 8:26:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: scott7278
How many revisions is this now?

Per some posts in earlier threads, 26 to 27.


23 posted on 05/05/2011 8:27:36 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Norm Lenhart

Amen brother!

LLS


24 posted on 05/05/2011 8:28:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Haven’t there been photos of at least 3 dead guys laying in pools of blood? Did these guys kill themselves?


25 posted on 05/05/2011 8:30:33 PM PDT by matt1234 (Dreams from My Father II: Alien Sex Files)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Now we know how Paul Revere felt that night ...

“British? What British? Go back to the pub you crazy basT#$!”

Oops...;)


26 posted on 05/05/2011 8:31:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Unreal, hand these ass hats gold and they turn it to shit!

EPIC FAIL!

The Operators of this mission should go no where near Obama. Everything he touches turns to crapola!

27 posted on 05/05/2011 8:32:18 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: P-Marlowe
They are now painting the picture that our SEAL team is nothing but a bunch of cold blooded killers. They can't defend themselves and this administration is poised to throw them to the wolves.

Very true. Panetta started that ball rolling when he said that the SEALs made the decision to kill Osama, not the President. However, this conflicts with the statements of Obama himself who said that he authorize and condoned the killing of Osama. Combine all of this with the newly minted 20 minute blackout where they didn't know what was going on. (implying hint, hint, or they would have stopped it)

Now, in this ‘version #28’, they have the SEAL team running room to room killing unarmed civilians.

You are correct. They are intentionally setting up the SEAL team. When things were good, Obama couldn't take enough credit. He couldn't say "I did it." "I am responsible." enough times.

Now that things are going South, He didn't know anything about it.

28 posted on 05/05/2011 8:32:37 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: scott7278

I believe we are up to version 1,236 mod 1.

There is so much bullshit coming out of this joke of an administration over this bin Laden that we cannot possibly believe any of it. The Great Deceiver spin machine is working overtime.

As we used to say in the Army, Obama’s so full of shit, his eyes are brown.


29 posted on 05/05/2011 8:34:53 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: matt1234

I remember reading an article in the foreign MSM about a young Muslim girl who shot herself in the back of the head - 3 times - with her father’s AK47.

And they reported that with a straight face/words too.

Wasn’t an honor killing...it was an accident!

Those 3 dead guys will be spun similarly, no doubt, once they remember the pix exist.


30 posted on 05/05/2011 8:35:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
>>>>>>>NOTHING they say is the truth. NOTHING.<<<<<<<

Pros behind Hussein Al Amriki know rules of the trade -one must mix semitruths with bold faced lie.

The problem is they are getting sloppy. And this is dangerous.

31 posted on 05/05/2011 8:37:08 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. CENTCOM vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: 240B

“They are now painting the picture that our SEAL team is nothing but a bunch of cold blooded killers. They can’t defend themselves and this administration is poised to throw them to the wolves.”

And that will be their undoing, bank on it. America, as f’d up as it is right now, will never let that happen.


32 posted on 05/05/2011 8:38:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: maine-iac7

Amen.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 8:40:35 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: scott7278
This post UBL publicity goat rodeo from this incompetent Administration is proof perfect why you do not want Washington gov’t reigning over every aspect of your life. This is a clown show of the worst proportions run by a collection of clowns, tripping over each others comments and contradicting one another.
Folks, this was not a hard thing to manage if the dim-wits had thought about how to deliver one consistent and coherent message delivered by one credible spokesperson.
Instead, you have a half dozen phony Democrats trying to pass themselves off as involved, key players to something that only the CIA and SEAL ground operatives pulled off. This isn't B team, it's F troop, starting with the ego maniac in the WH, who, by the way blew any chance of harvesting actionable intel taken from that compound by hastily going on TV on Sunday night to boast about his conquest. A complete asshole of epic proportion.
34 posted on 05/05/2011 8:40:35 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: DTA

Remember, it’s always darkest before the dawn. Yes, they are dangerous. But they are picking a fight they will never win. America is not above a total military coup. Too many good men there to let all these men go under the bus.


35 posted on 05/05/2011 8:42:03 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Too Late!...saw it on MSNBC and in the local paper...Its got to be true!...same as Barrys birth announcement in the paper

How can u question it?????

36 posted on 05/05/2011 8:48:39 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: 240B
This is blowback.

A true leader would have never revealed the operation until many years down the road. There would be plausible deniability. The narcissist is in permanent campaign mode. He feels he is more important than US security. Because of this, there is blowback.

Lies after lies trying to cover for other lies. There have been some simple minded here on FR that have claim this is exactly how Obama planned it and is absolutely brilliantly playing us like a fiddle. There is nothing brilliant about this narcissist. He will bring everyone down with him.

A narcissist can never be a leader. A leader has to put principals, country and self-sacrifice first.
37 posted on 05/05/2011 8:48:45 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good news is that S. Marfan and D. Mellitus terminated this SOB.

Bad news is that PLAAF Receive & Duplicate labs got the gift.

38 posted on 05/05/2011 8:49:48 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. CENTCOM vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is looking more and more like the Jessica Lynch debacle - a perfectly fine operation with highly favorable results that some idiots ruined because they had to gild the lily.

Politicians are always in such a hurry to spin a story, even when it doesn't need it. They can't help themselves.

Personally, I think Obama should have made a short, even curt statement from the WH press room. In it, he should have said a raid was conducted and bin Laden didn't survive. Then, he should have said that neither he, nor anyone in his administration would be making any further comments on it and operational details of any kind wouldn't be disclosed - not who did it, not how many were there, not what information was retrieved, not what resistance was encountered - NOTHING.

Of course, when we have a president who loves the sound of his own voice, and surrounds himself with similar characters, this is what you might expect would happen.

39 posted on 05/05/2011 8:52:28 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Free America52

Their bucket has a hole in it. Just saying...........


40 posted on 05/05/2011 8:59:10 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: OldDeckHand
Politicians are always in such a hurry to spin a story, even when it doesn't need it. They can't help themselves.

A pathology? Let's name it.
41 posted on 05/05/2011 9:01:17 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Well, I didn't go to medical school, but I'm pretty sure they call it malignant narcissism.

I read a trait description of (I think it's called) destructive narcissism (it was actually an article on Charlie Sheen), and Obama fit all five categories EXACTLY,

42 posted on 05/05/2011 9:05:59 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: PA Engineer
When they sent the WH Press Secretary out in front of the media, to declare to the world, that OBL WAS UNARMED, I knew the administration had jumped the shark.

That will invite more outrage among all would-be jihadists than any photo in a newspaper.

It was a totally unnecessary and irresponsible thing to do, - even if in fact it was the truth.

I guess they did it because Zer0 didn't get the kind of bounce in the polls that they were clamoring for.

43 posted on 05/05/2011 9:07:22 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: PA Engineer
A true leader would have never revealed the operation until many years down the road.

Absolutely. First off, whatever intel was collected at the site could have been put to good use. Better yet, once you had SEALS on the ground you might as well try to capture Bin Laden and others for secret interrogation - but not tell anyone he had been captured or killed.

Even if the raid itself became public it would be possible to claim Bin Laden wasn't really there, etc. Thus confusing lower level elements of his organization while still sending a very strong message to his inner circle who would find out over time what happened to him from the survivors.

44 posted on 05/05/2011 9:11:23 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: OldDeckHand
The operation to kill OBL was executed on 1 May 2011. It is now 5 May and the “official” White House version has been revised how many times? These people are certainly proving themselves to be the rankest of amateurs when it comes to real world situations. The total lack of curiosity be the media is very noteworthy — it's nonexistent.
45 posted on 05/05/2011 9:12:30 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: PA Engineer
Check out my post brother, right after it happened. I for-saw this. I am nobody, but even I had enough common sense to know there was going to be massive blowback from this. And, for many reasons.

Every country in the world doesn't like the idea of an American hit squad dropping into a sovereign nation and ‘whacking’ someone. Even Castro crapped his pants. Regardless of the reason or justification, this promotes total lawlessness. Like the U.S. is now the Mafia and if we have a beef with you, we'll have you whacked. From Russia to South America, leaders all over the world were beefing up security and looking at America as a rogue nation.

Question: If we can do this to them, why can't they do the same to us? Why can't they drop in a hit squad into the U.S. to take out a dissident who they claim murdered thousands?

The people running this thing were very short sighted. They should have paid me to consult. I could have told them that this was going to have sever global ramifications and was not going to be a walk in the park.

To: Nachum
Today, at my direction
I glad used that term. He has outed himself in a very uncharacteristic way, as actually being responsible for something. I know what he did is cheap, petty, and childish (very typical), but by saying it this way he has put himself up as the sole guy for the inevitable, predictable, you could almost say daily, ‘Muslim Rage’. He kinda stuck his neck out there for the backlash (no pun intended).

20 posted on Monday, May 02, 2011 12:40:16 AM by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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46 posted on 05/05/2011 9:12:37 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: OldDeckHand

I Disagree, release EVERYTHING. (short of participants names)


47 posted on 05/05/2011 9:17:37 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: MasterGunner01
the “official” White House version has been revised how many times?

It's not revision, it's "nuance," something we simpletons haven't the capacity to grasp.

48 posted on 05/05/2011 9:18:39 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Last Dakotan
The half-life on any revision is only 6 hours.

Develop a time-line graphic of all the revisions and then watch them spin it.

49 posted on 05/05/2011 9:19:27 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: scott7278

Re How many revisions is this? Like the weather, wait a few minutes. You’ll get more.

And as for those three guys with all the blood running out of them. They’re just a figment of your computer’s imagination. Ignore them. They don’t exist.

PS: I think Bin Laden’s last words were: “Oh goody, pizza-man’s here”.


50 posted on 05/05/2011 9:20:07 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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