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Bin Laden Killing: How the White House, Pentagon and CIA Botched the Storyline
Fox News ^ | 5/6/2011 | James Rosen

Posted on 05/06/2011 5:28:29 AM PDT by markomalley

From the very first moment the world learned that American forces had killed Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, even the tiniest details from the momentous event have captivated the nation. Every single nugget of data has been the stuff of breaking news, handheld "alerts" and watercooler discussion, in a way the country has never previously witnessed.

No landmark event of the 20th century, from World Wars I and II to the Cuban missile crisis, from the moon landing to the fall of the Soviet Union – not even the attacks of September 11, 2001 -- have been as widely transmitted, reported on, written about, and talked about by as many people, across so many different platforms of communication, as the killing of bin Laden. Within days, it has become a singular event of the Information Age.

President Obama's decision to withhold the classified photographs and video associated with the mission has ironically served to deny this most modern of events one of the key ingredients present in virtually all other watershed news events in recent memory: pictures. We've had them from the Kennedy assassination and its Zapruder film to 9/11 and its camcorders. The Arab Spring comes via YouTube cell phone video, linked to from Twitter.

Indeed, in their sheer number of rate of disclosure, the details of the bin Laden mission have formed their own digital assault: They've poured forth virtually non-stop since the president finished speaking in the East Room of the White House, at 11:44 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday night, May 1, nine minutes after he had begun.

The riotous cacophony of claims and counter-claims has emanated from official podiums and anonymous sources, reputable reporters and unknown websites, everything, it seems, equipped with a screen, a speaker, or a mouth. Yet so grandly cinematic is

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 72versions; amateurpresident; demoralization; navyseals; obamabinladen; obamaganda; obamaleaks; obl; obltermination; osamabinladenkilled; shiftingstory
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To: Yo-Yo

This is what you get when you have amateurs and adolescents in charge.

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I wish we could just chalk it up to incompetance. This WH is very much in control of the message. There is, IMO, a sinister motive for releasing confusing and conflicting story lines.


21 posted on 05/06/2011 7:00:22 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: dirtboy

Absolutely inexcusable in this day and age of real-time communications capabilities.

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Or perhaps the confusing narratives have been deliberately released.


22 posted on 05/06/2011 7:04:47 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: markomalley

They need to understand that when you tell the truth, there’s only one “story line”. Excessive, continual lying gets complicated.


23 posted on 05/06/2011 7:07:49 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: IMR 4350

It’s called orchestrated chaos and there is nothing amateur about it, it’s working perfect.

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That is my belief, as well. I have not yet figured out their purpose, though. Your thoughts?


24 posted on 05/06/2011 7:11:19 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: markomalley

Obama: The Anti-truther.

If Obama was Pinocchio his nose would spear into the moon.


25 posted on 05/06/2011 7:11:31 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: Eye of Unk

Doesn’t this guy hate the Republicans???

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2716023/posts

So what’s up with him raking Obama over the coals??

And dumping the Body over the mountains??? Can’t wait to see how that rumor gets played


26 posted on 05/06/2011 7:34:54 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Bigg Red
Several years ago the Bush Adm. translated, declassified and made public what they thought were completely irrelevant al Quada docs. that were recovered in Afganistain.

Somebody screwed up big time. What they thought was completely irrelevant was in reality the Rosetta Stone of the terrorist attacks.

The doc was a letter from OBL to Mullah Omar, it was listed as doc # AFGP-2002-600321 in the Harmony database.

In the doc OBL makes a passing statement to the effect “the news is 90% of the preparation for the battle”.

If your going to carry out a small scale terror attack you can carry out the attack based on what is in the news.

To achieve your objective in a large scale attack like 9/11 you can't, you have to orchestrate the news for it, then spin the news after the attack.

The terrorist don't have the ability to orchestrate the news for the attack much less spin the news after the attack. The only people in this country that can do that are the left.

Zippo and Co. had to kill OBL off they couldn't;t keep him alive to talk.

They are using orchestrated chaos to provide a cover story.

They are trying to make it sound like team Zippo wanted him alive (if Zippo didn't want him alive he would have just bombed him and killed him) but the SEALs killed him anyway. Somebody else wanted OBL dead so he couldn’t talk.

Pretty soon you will have the left wing fever swamps at DU, KOS, and Huff and Puff full of stories that it was Bush/Chaney that wanted OBL dead so he couldn't talk.

They have 10 years invested in Truther propaganda and it's worked so far so they aren't about to let it go.

27 posted on 05/06/2011 8:01:30 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: InterceptPoint; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; LonePalm

Excellent analysis re Brennan!

“Brennen has certainly upped his grade to a 4-star bozo. And this guy is trusted with National Security? He has to go.”


28 posted on 05/06/2011 8:20:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: InterceptPoint; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; LonePalm

Excellent analysis re Brennan!

“Brennen has certainly upped his grade to a 4-star bozo. And this guy is trusted with National Security? He has to go.”


29 posted on 05/06/2011 8:20:18 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: markomalley

“No landmark event of the 20th century, from World Wars I and II to the Cuban missile crisis, from the moon landing to the fall of the Soviet Union – not even the attacks of September 11, 2001 — have been as widely transmitted, reported on, written about, and talked about by as many people, across so many different platforms of communication, as the killing of bin Laden.”

Well, the stinko about the underpants in the Iraqi prison was headline news just as intensively.

What that story has in common with OBL’s death is the old media’s perception that both stories helped liberals. So the story was pushed relentlessly.

OTOH, 911 was perceived to hurt liberals—so it was dumped asap along with the photos of people jumping from the building and the planes crashing into the buildings.


30 posted on 05/06/2011 8:26:02 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: IMR 4350

OK, thanks for the analysis. Scary....


31 posted on 05/06/2011 9:02:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: markomalley
"Very impressive score, sir...

"... but if we could finish planning your vacation."


32 posted on 05/06/2011 9:29:47 AM PDT by Travis McGee (Navy SEALs: They'll shoot your eyes out.)
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To: markomalley
No landmark event of the 20th century...have [sic] been as widely transmitted, reported on, written about, and talked about by as many people, across so many different platforms of communication, as the killing of bin Laden.

Gar-sone! I'll have what Rosen is drinking.

33 posted on 05/06/2011 9:30:36 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: markomalley

34 posted on 05/06/2011 9:47:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Travis McGee
Great! It took me a couple of seconds to pick out the game control in 0b0z0's hand.

Binny should have listened to his mother when she said, "Binny, never play with the American Seals, they could put out your eye~!"

35 posted on 05/06/2011 10:02:33 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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36 posted on 05/06/2011 10:20:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: DoughtyOne
The Seals probably have too much class to out the CIC.

How does that saying go, about what it takes for evil to triumph?

37 posted on 05/06/2011 10:54:40 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: markomalley

I think it’s amazing how much incompetent confusion has been caused— without Joe Biden’s help.


38 posted on 05/06/2011 10:57:27 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: icwhatudo
why the rush to ditch the body

Hey, maybe they hoped to dodge a restraining order from the Hague.

39 posted on 05/06/2011 10:57:27 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: markomalley

How the Pentagon botched it!?! I haven’t heard any statement from the Pentagon, just Obama, Panetta and various wannabe insiders. There has not been a military briefing.


40 posted on 05/06/2011 11:01:03 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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