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Data Show Bin Laden Plots; C.I.A. Hid Near Raided House
NY Times ^ | 05/05/2011 | MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE

Posted on 05/06/2011 8:12:05 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

WASHINGTON — After reviewing computer files and documents seized at the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, American intelligence analysts have concluded that the chief of Al Qaeda played a direct role for years in plotting terror attacks from his hide-out in Abbottabad, Pakistan, United States officials said Thursday.

The C.I.A. had Bin Laden’s compound under surveillance for months before American commandos killed him in an assault on Monday, watching and photographing residents and visitors from a rented house nearby, according to several officials briefed on the operation.

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With his whereabouts and activities a mystery in recent years, many intelligence analysts and terrorism experts had concluded that he had been relegated to an inspirational figure with little role in current and future Qaeda operations.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; media; nytimes; obama; osama; terror; whitewash
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This information flies in the face of what both the Bush and Obama administrations have been saying for years. bin Laden was apparently MUCH more than just an inspirational figure-head.
1 posted on 05/06/2011 8:12:07 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

The stories change by the minute, these same reliable sources probably made all of this stuff up as well.


2 posted on 05/06/2011 8:16:40 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: OldDeckHand
The information gleaned from him being alive was probably of much more value than what we're going to find in those computers. His couriers were little computers. Unfortunately, we SUPPOSEDLY killed them in the raid.

Now, Pres. Obama.....what were you saying about waterboarding. Remember that Panetta is not willing to lie for you.

3 posted on 05/06/2011 8:16:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: OldDeckHand

So let’s see, he “plotted” terror attacks (how’d that work out?), was broke, and basically hid in his room for the last six years.

A pitiful, stupid, useless coward. The perfect role model for muslims the world over.


4 posted on 05/06/2011 8:17:19 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: OldDeckHand

Do we have to reveal every aspect of this operation? Keep ‘em guessing.


5 posted on 05/06/2011 8:17:23 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: OldDeckHand

...watching and photographing residents and visitors from a rented house nearby, according to several officials briefed on the operation.”

I would think that there a quite a few “visitors” who are now constantly looking over their shoulders and ready to soil their drawers at the slightest provocation.......

LOL

:-)


6 posted on 05/06/2011 8:19:44 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: org.whodat

Look whose jobs got changed the week before the raid??? Petraeus and Panetta. Gates is leaving. And I’m betting that Petraeus will retire. Maybe even Hillary.


7 posted on 05/06/2011 8:19:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: OldDeckHand

This should tell the world our “pResident” could have taken him out for months....
Hmmm, wonder what spurred him to do it on May 1st?

It sure took that birth cert. business out of the news, didn’t it?

Has anyone seen or heard from Trump since the weekend?

Top it off, he interrupted Trump’s tv show then didn’t show up for over an hour....childish B.S. - or a president fighting for his political life and using all of his power to hang on?????

Now what else has been in the news that he wanted to overshadow? Gas prices haven’t changed with Osama’s death and our jobs market did not improve.


8 posted on 05/06/2011 8:21:14 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m calling BS on that - The notion he was much more than a figure head does not fly with the reality of actual Intel of what boots on the ground (throughout the ME) have found.


9 posted on 05/06/2011 8:22:29 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: popdonnelly
Consider all information as disinformation.

Waiting for them to post the SUPPOSED phone numbers sewn into Osama's jacket. And he also had $750...To market, to market to buy a fat pig.....

I think Saddam had like a half a mil...and chocolate!!!!

10 posted on 05/06/2011 8:24:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: OldDeckHand

My personal thinking is that we’ve known he was there for years and have been paying the Pakis to hold him while allowing him to run the show as we intercepted everything to come out of the compound. It ain’t pretty but intell gathering seldom is.

What worries me is that Obama may have doublecrossed the pakis to save his own ego.


11 posted on 05/06/2011 8:26:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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"So let’s see, he “plotted” terror attacks (how’d that work out?)"

Ah, actually pretty well. While al Qaeda didn't have any successful attacks on US soil, there were plenty active other places - well more than a dozen, and that's entirely ignoring what they were doing in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Madrid train bombing for example was in (I think) 2004.

By almost any measure, al Qaeda has been fairly active the last 7-years.

12 posted on 05/06/2011 8:27:03 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: IceAge
It sure took that birth cert. business out of the news, didn’t it?

And that BC business was just another diversion from the real biggie out there -- Eric Holder's scandalous Mexican gunrunning operation. I believe that one might turn out to be truly hugh and series.

13 posted on 05/06/2011 8:27:45 AM PDT by kevao
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To: Sacajaweau

IMHO, Panetta is the only one who comes out of this deal looking better than before.

Some rumors say Panetta made the decision to proceed while O thought about it for 16 hrs.
I am wondering if they are bumping up Panetta so he can take over the Biden spot on the ticket.


14 posted on 05/06/2011 8:28:27 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: IceAge

Panetta might just have the wisdom to resign after this.


15 posted on 05/06/2011 8:29:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kevao

Thanks, see? I had forgotten that one.
Worked on me...HAHA!!

Yes, that should get rid of Holder but don’t think we’re lucky enough for it to reach the big “o”. He weras tinfoil suits.


16 posted on 05/06/2011 8:32:49 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: OldDeckHand

Panetta was originally a Republican...but that was years ago.


17 posted on 05/06/2011 8:32:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

If he does, will Hillary join him? Think she is embarrassed by the fake pictues? I am surprised Panetta told the truth about the streaming video.
Or was he giving out misinformation so we won’t be asking to see that as proof like the death photo of OBL?


18 posted on 05/06/2011 8:36:09 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: kevao

I’m with you. Conservatives need to stop chasing the ball every time Obama throws it. All he’s doing is using shiny things to distract us as he continues destroying America.

Its time we controlled the narrative for a change and it ain’t whether Clinton was horrified by the bin laden killing or any other stupid crap.


19 posted on 05/06/2011 8:45:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
My personal thinking is that we’ve known he was there for years

Agree.

20 posted on 05/06/2011 8:55:44 AM PDT by ladyjane
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