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Shifting US story (on Bin Laden kill) invites disbelief
The Australian ^ | May 6, 2011 | Greg Sheridan

Posted on 05/06/2011 12:31:31 PM PDT by UniqueViews

IT just doesn't add up.

The official American explanation for the operation against Osama bin Laden keeps changing every day. But at every point it requires such a leap of faith into the extraordinarily unlikely that it has a disturbing ring of contrivance about it.

There is no doubt the Americans conducted an operation and killed bin Laden on Monday, but the surrounding detail and overall narrative is difficult to swallow.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 72versions; binladen; binladendead; fxgovernment; murderbyillusion; obama; obamaganda; obamaleaks; obamganda; obltermination; shiftingstory; wot
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1 posted on 05/06/2011 12:31:38 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

LOL


2 posted on 05/06/2011 12:34:25 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: UniqueViews

I’m starting to believe that this admin is putting out so much conflicting info so as to obscure the real truth about Osama, the birth certificate, everything. Classic disinformation campaign.


3 posted on 05/06/2011 12:34:38 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: UniqueViews

It´s Lying barry osa...uh, obama.


4 posted on 05/06/2011 12:37:48 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: UniqueViews

The government needs to stop with trying to provide PC explanations for its actions. In recent history, here is what needed to be said:

Iraq War - “When cease fires are broken, lead flies. We are coming in to break your stuff and you will fix it on your own.”

Afghanistan - “You harbor a terrorist, lead flies and we are coming in to break your stuff and you will fix it on your own.”

OBL killed. - “You attack us and we will come to kill you in the dead of night, without a warrant or asking permission. Pakistan, we are thinking about letting lead fly and breaking your stuff, and we will not be rebuilding.”


5 posted on 05/06/2011 12:38:09 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: UniqueViews; Vendome

Disbelief? I don't see why.

6 posted on 05/06/2011 12:41:45 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky)
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To: UniqueViews

I thought it was done on Sunday, May 1. Isn’t that some big Communist holiday, too? I watch little TV on Sundays, but someone called go tell me that bin Laden had been killed. I felt nothing, coming out of the blue like that. I still feel nothing. No celebration. No elation.
In fact, my first reaction was to disbelieve it. When I heard he was buried at sea within hours, I really question it.


7 posted on 05/06/2011 12:42:04 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: UniqueViews

Obama can’t see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.


8 posted on 05/06/2011 12:42:55 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: UniqueViews

It is becoming very difficult to keep track of the story. I am not complaining. It makes it more fun to let my lefty acquaintances know that their hero is a liar, a cold blooded murderer ,a war monger and a war criminal. Every time there is a new version I let my lefty friends know about it.They tend to bury their head in the sand as soon as hussein osama barack is concerned.

PS. hussein osama barack is how I call the fraud at the White House. There is always a lefty to correct me, I have ITS name wrong.


9 posted on 05/06/2011 12:43:30 PM PDT by Christian1
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Now this picture is much more accurate, than the version the WH released. ;)

Great job!


10 posted on 05/06/2011 12:43:38 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: Paperdoll

Pakistan is Zulu(Greenwich Mean Time) +5. US East coast is Zulu -5. 10 hours difference. 8pm Washington time Sunday is 6am Monday in Pakistan.


11 posted on 05/06/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (To conserve energy, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off permanently.)
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To: UniqueViews

Barry should have let DOD do the briefings, but no, everything had to be out of the White House, so it could be all about “I”.


12 posted on 05/06/2011 12:47:06 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: UniqueViews
Osama, 72 virgins.
Obama, 72 versions.
13 posted on 05/06/2011 12:50:18 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Great picture. Lol.


14 posted on 05/06/2011 12:50:18 PM PDT by Christian1
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To: Mrs. Don-o
That spoof photo is actually less deceptive than the original. After claiming that the photo showed the gang watching events in real time; it was revealed that they did no such thing.
15 posted on 05/06/2011 12:51:46 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Bahahahhaha!!


16 posted on 05/06/2011 12:53:50 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This is an inside picture of how inept and stupid the people in government can be. I don't know if it's complaisance or what, but America has been totally blind-sided many, many times.

The people in charge are not only just human, many of them are REALLY STUPID HUMANS...

17 posted on 05/06/2011 12:54:50 PM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Too much. LOL


18 posted on 05/06/2011 12:57:54 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: SERKIT

re: “Osama, 72 virgins. Obama, 72 versions.”

Great! I like it!


19 posted on 05/06/2011 12:59:12 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: UniqueViews

I like the version where he sticks his head out the door to see who’s there...

I can just imagine him thinking “o$hit”


20 posted on 05/06/2011 12:59:59 PM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: UniqueViews

Shifting US story (on Bin Laden kill) invites disbelief
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Do tell


21 posted on 05/06/2011 1:03:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: UniqueViews

To understand the truth of any situation simply take what comes out of the mouth of a Republicrat/Dumbocan or a Corporate Media talking-head and reverse its meaning 180 degrees. Their actions and agenda are such an anathema to the average citizen that they have to lie completely and instinctively just keep people from rioting in the streets.


22 posted on 05/06/2011 1:04:59 PM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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To: UniqueViews

But if the Regime says it, I thought it MUST be true!!


23 posted on 05/06/2011 1:05:19 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Paperdoll

May 1. Isn’t that some big Communist holiday, too?
____________________________________________

Yes

There used to be a huge parade in Moscow

Missiles on big trucks and all

Thats also the day the illegal aliens riot in the US streets


24 posted on 05/06/2011 1:06:19 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: UniqueViews

I’m fine with knowing bin Laden is dead and watching the Obama administration flail around with never-ending and contradictory accounts of what really happened at ‘Chez bin Laden’. Their inherent mendacity is hurting them, as it should, because its becoming blatantly obvious that even with good news, (a) Obama has to be the focal point and, (b) they can’t tell a straight story. The inclination to lie is irresistible to the Obama crowd. Ergo, they look like fools. I love it!


25 posted on 05/06/2011 1:09:17 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: UniqueViews
With all these theories, a good one might be that this is an obama RE-ELECTION ploy. Imagine this:

Everyone knew where OBL was, but they left him alone as it was easy to monitor him there and see who came and went, etc. That explains why Pakistan didn't out him.

Obama knew all this, but saw a bigger personal advantage in killing OBL and taking full credit for the decision himself, which HE DID!

The Paks knew that we knew and that we knew that they knew etc., so ergo, the HUGE SURPRISE when OBL is snuffed.

The Paks don't know whether they are afoot or on horseback. Neither do we...

26 posted on 05/06/2011 1:12:46 PM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Huebolt
"Everyone knew where OBL was, but they left him alone as it was easy to monitor him there and see who came and went, etc. That explains why Pakistan didn't out him.

Obama knew all this, but saw a bigger personal advantage in killing OBL and taking full credit for the decision himself, which HE DID!"

BINGO! Best post of the month!

27 posted on 05/06/2011 1:15:52 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I think that picture is fake.

Nobody at the WH would ever log on to Free Republic.

Their heads would explode.


28 posted on 05/06/2011 1:17:24 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Oh, good catch! Excellent catch!

It’s actually screen shot of FR appearing on DU. So.


29 posted on 05/06/2011 1:24:13 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on. " - Marilyn Monroe)
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To: UniqueViews

30 posted on 05/06/2011 1:31:53 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: CholeraJoe

Thank you. So many knowledgeable people on FR. I learn something every day. God bless.


31 posted on 05/06/2011 1:34:22 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: P-Marlowe

Freerepublic is blocked by the WhiteHouse firewall.


32 posted on 05/06/2011 1:35:24 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Tex-Con-Man

LOL! That guy sure got around! :o)


33 posted on 05/06/2011 1:36:33 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: ez

The (supposed) coincidence of Obama releasing his Birth Certificate, out of the clear blue sky, and then “getting” OBL just a few days later is, IMHO, the Rosetta Stone to unraveling Obama’s little scheme and his motives.


34 posted on 05/06/2011 1:43:18 PM PDT by sklar
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I was stunned when I saw who was in that picture, and then had a good chuckle. :-)


35 posted on 05/06/2011 2:10:54 PM PDT by GJones2
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To: UniqueViews
Our intelligence people have known for several months where bin laden was. So did Obama.

But no immediate action was taken. Suspicious since it was likely that he was tied into Pakistani intelligence, and would bolt at first suspicion of pending action against him.

Something happened to make action necessary after a lot of delay..... bin laden movement?...Pakistani intelligence about to stop the CIA observation post activity.... media leak?

Had it leaked that his whereabouts was known, and that no one in the administration would act, the public outcry would have been devastating.

They had to take action. Obama took too long. They probably had to order a hit on bin laden without Obama's approval because of his dithering.

That is why he went to play golf. Plausible deniability if the action went wrong.

Or maybe, just maybe he did not know until the action had been initiated.

36 posted on 05/06/2011 2:18:21 PM PDT by PeaRidge
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To: UniqueViews

Yup. The government presented the mental image that Bin Laden had fetched his wife and was holding her in front of him by force. But he was shot in the head while in bed, apparently.


37 posted on 05/06/2011 2:52:09 PM PDT by familyop (Rome wasn't burnt in a day.)
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To: UniqueViews

Outlaw American visits to golf courses and other entertainment in Pahkeestahn. That would help to fix the problem. Divert the morons to play in India, instead.


38 posted on 05/06/2011 2:55:26 PM PDT by familyop (Rome wasn't burnt in a day.)
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To: UniqueViews

BTW, it was reminiscent, in some ways, of the big Jessica Lynch production in Eerawk (er, Iraq).


39 posted on 05/06/2011 2:57:23 PM PDT by familyop (Rome wasn't burnt in a day.)
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To: UniqueViews

Confuse the opposition.


40 posted on 05/06/2011 2:57:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Huebolt
The people in charge are not only just human, many of them are REALLY STUPID HUMANS...

Obama and his ilk look down on you and me, they are sure beyond any doubt that they can do anything to us and we'll sit back and take it, no matter what.

In their minds, they are far superior.

41 posted on 05/06/2011 3:05:53 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama thinks you are a fool)
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To: Huebolt
I'd say that's probably a legitimate hypothesis. In my humble opinion, the CIA were keeping tabs on Osama to get further intel and see who/what connections popped up on the radar. Law enforcement and the FBI have conducted surveillance/sting operations like this for many, many years. You have to gather intelligence and see who is connected to the “Godfather” and follow those leads.

I don't think we will ever know the real story.

42 posted on 05/06/2011 3:18:40 PM PDT by khnyny
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To: UniqueViews
There is no doubt the Americans conducted an operation and killed bin Laden on Monday

... or did they?

43 posted on 05/06/2011 3:49:34 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Sorry, cannot accept that photo is real

(Tourist Guy is not in it)

44 posted on 05/06/2011 3:54:17 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Oh, but he is. He’s disguised as Clarabelle the Clinton.


45 posted on 05/06/2011 4:00:13 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on. " - Marilyn Monroe)
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To: UniqueViews

Methinks they are worried the liberal electorate about getting really really heartless and blowing the heads off enemies that want us dead and kill our countrymen.


46 posted on 05/06/2011 4:27:50 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: UniqueViews

All right, I am sorry, but professors grill you on a collegiate paper for inconsistency in your story, and these guys are supposedly already graduated, I feel sick from how bad this job of postgame reporting has gone by. If I had to give a report in college, and did it like they did, I would have failed on that paper. Yet these guys, who have graduated, are giving such horrible material on a so-called success! What is our nation coming to?


47 posted on 05/06/2011 5:29:14 PM PDT by Morpheus2009 (I pity the fool - Mr. T)
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And more inconsistency is revealed every minute.

Just watched O’Reilly, with people claiming info from primary sources say that there were some over 20 people in Obama’s compound and some over 10 in his room, weapons, inc AK-47 near by in Bin Laden’s room and nobody is shooting at the SEALS. Also MANY women and children.

Earlier they said there were only a total of 4 people and only ONE shooting at the SEALS.

So how come there was a 20 min fire fight — or maybe not.


48 posted on 05/06/2011 5:33:52 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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What if he ain't dead and we have him blabbering his head off (to coin a phrase)?

Ol' Ayman ala Zorro might be developing a bit of a pucker......

Fun to think it, anyway.

49 posted on 05/06/2011 5:38:23 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Morpheus2009
If I had to give a report in college, and did it like they did, I would have failed on that paper. Yet these guys, who have graduated, are giving such horrible material on a so-called success! What is our nation coming to?

The entire episode provides an object lesson in what an Ivy League education is actually worth.

It can get you a high-level job in the federal government. But it can't help you actually do the job...

50 posted on 05/06/2011 5:52:53 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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