Skip to comments.Death of Osama bin Laden: Phone call pointed U.S. to compound — and to ‘the pacer’
Posted on 05/07/2011 1:13:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
It seemed an innocuous, catch-up phone call. Last year Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, the pseudonym for a Pakistani known to U.S. intelligence as the main courier for Osama bin Laden, took a call from an old friend.
Where have you been? inquired the friend. Weve missed you. Whats going on in your life? And what are you doing now?
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
I love how some Obamaite wants the “movie” to start in 2010. Not that any of these characters and/or info were secured during the Booosh years.
I’m glad the Seals got Obama...but I’m soooo tired of hearing about it.
So now there IS video. What happened to the 20-25 minute blackout?
Woodward's article is filled with half truths that are designed to lead thinking toward Obama bravery rather than his characteristic passivity.
Panetta and Clinton had a lot to lose if Obama was passing on the opportunity.
Wonder if any in the press knew what the CIA knew ten days ago?
Wait a mintue. I thought there wasn’t a video feed.
From the article:
“In the White House Situation Room on Sunday night, the president and his national security team watched a soundless video feed of the raid.
When bin Ladens corpse was laid out, one of the Navy SEALs was asked to stretch out next to it to compare heights. The SEAL was 6 feet tall. The body was several inches taller.
After the information was relayed to Obama, he turned to his advisers and said: We donated a $60 million helicopter to this operation. Could we not afford to buy a tape measure?
Other details I had not heard before:
Power and phone service went down in the neighborhood as the raid began.
Inside the compound the SEALS busted a door open and found it a dead end. Animation showed it as being bricked up. They thought it might be booby trapped.
Bin Laden had money sewn into his clothes (read this here today also).
No one thought to bring a tape measure so that's why the SEAL laid down to compare height to Bin Laden.
Seems to me that if the shooter shot him it was based on a good ID. So tag and bag. When the doc works out the “cause of death” he is supposed to get all those vital signs anyway! s/off
I never could figure out how anyone, and I mean anyone could believe that the moon landings were all a lie and shot on a Hollywood sound lot. After this past week and Team O’s brilliant explanation of what happen, when and to whom, I am beginning to think twice!!
15oF translates to 3% less dense air (not to mention the warmer air probably would have caused an updraft).
Are helicopters that sensitive to air density? Wonder how close it was to its weight limit?
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