Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Loud Explosions Reportedly Heard Near Bin Laden's Pakistan Compound
FoxNews.com ^ | May 8, 2011

Posted on 05/08/2011 11:39:03 AM PDT by topher

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan -- Two loud explosions were reportedly heard near the compound where Usama bin Laden was killed during a U.S. raid, the Associated Press reports.

Fox News' Dominic Di-Natale said he could not confirm news of an explosion, but rumors are circulating that Pakistanis intend to blow up the compound to prevent the site from becoming a shrine.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abbottabad; binladen; failsafe; pakistan
AP has reporters near this site... Blowing up American Helicopter tail or blowing up the compound so it does not become a shrine?
1 posted on 05/08/2011 11:39:08 AM PDT by topher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: topher

Some say the helicopter tail is in China now.


2 posted on 05/08/2011 11:40:50 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher

Those are the sounds of obama’s approval ratings imploding..


3 posted on 05/08/2011 11:41:03 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: D-fendr
Not surprised with the incompetence of this administration.

The only difference between Bill Clinton and Obama is that Bill Clinton would have sold the Chinese the tail section.

Obama just gave it away...

4 posted on 05/08/2011 11:43:13 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: topher
When does Google update its photos?
5 posted on 05/08/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher
rumors are circulating that Pakistanis intend to blow up the compound to prevent the site from becoming a shrine.

Or to destroy physical evidence.
6 posted on 05/08/2011 11:46:11 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher

It’s probably just Geraldo looking for Osama’s vault.


7 posted on 05/08/2011 11:48:22 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher

I’d say the Pakis really want to fill in the tunnels.


8 posted on 05/08/2011 11:52:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek

Million dollar home. Umpteen high feet walls. Sitting in a neighborhood with retired military. Military academy across the way. The one thing not found there,the one thing i can’t believe wasn’t there,a tunnel out. He had cash,he had phone numbers. He had to have a way out besides the front door. That would be fine evidence especially where ever it came out.


9 posted on 05/08/2011 11:53:30 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek

Shades of the OKC bombing...


10 posted on 05/08/2011 11:53:55 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: topher

View Larger Map

Osama bin Laden compound

11 posted on 05/08/2011 11:53:57 AM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

Had to be. no question.


12 posted on 05/08/2011 11:54:19 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: D-fendr
I'm sure they have the technology already, being as they can apparently hack into any network we have with impunity.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

13 posted on 05/08/2011 11:58:29 AM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? www.myspace.com/10poundtest)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: wiggen

I heard a plausable theory that the whole operation was a show staged to cover up Pakistan turning over Bin Ladens body after dying of other causes


14 posted on 05/08/2011 11:59:31 AM PDT by KTM rider ( patriot turned rebel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: topher
Wrecked Navy SEAL Helicopter Rotor Carted Off by Pakistan Military

"..Pakistani troops were seen loading the rotor onto trucks, covering it with tarp. The rest of the chopper was effectively destroyed, but for some reason (perhaps time constraints or the fact that it was outside the compound), the rotor was left intact..."

15 posted on 05/08/2011 12:01:18 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ElkGroveDan
"It’s probably just Geraldo looking for Osama’s vault." LOL.
16 posted on 05/08/2011 12:04:03 PM PDT by Beowulf9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: topher

Build a barbeque restaurant on the site. That’ll keep it from becoming a shrine...


17 posted on 05/08/2011 12:08:08 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher
I think they got the helicopter from the compound several days ago.


Debris is removed from Osama bin Laden's compound
Reuters, May 3, 2011

18 posted on 05/08/2011 12:08:27 PM PDT by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]



I Won’t Last Long on This
Be Sure Free Republic Is Getting Enough Green
Donate


Sponsoring FReepers leapfrog0202 and another person will contribute $10
Each time a new monthly donor signs up!
Get more bang for your buck
Sign up today

Save A.I. Lazamataz.

19 posted on 05/08/2011 12:22:51 PM PDT by TheOldLady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: topher

So true.


20 posted on 05/08/2011 12:24:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

That was a US Army helicopter.


21 posted on 05/08/2011 12:25:38 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: topher
Has anyone heard from Janet Reno lately?

Cheers!

22 posted on 05/08/2011 12:31:55 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AnotherUnixGeek
Or to destroy physical evidence.

Remember when the Feds bulldozed Waco?

23 posted on 05/08/2011 12:38:46 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: topher

Presents left behind.


24 posted on 05/08/2011 12:43:43 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher

Theory: Pakistan’s ISI trying to destroy any remaining evidence of who built the place and who was there.


25 posted on 05/08/2011 12:44:24 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher

Quite possible thee were hidden explosives in the complex.

Could just as well be a Pakistani Army Ordinance Disposal Team detonating in place.


26 posted on 05/08/2011 12:46:06 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Malone LaVeigh

I keep posting pictures of the National Guard moving in on the compound when I’m in firearm threads.


27 posted on 05/08/2011 12:46:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: TheOldLady

Nice post


28 posted on 05/08/2011 12:47:30 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: al baby

:-) Thanks.


29 posted on 05/08/2011 1:01:02 PM PDT by TheOldLady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: topher

I would guess that there was a lot more there than was ever found by us.

Also, the thing is now a blackeye to the Pakis. It is now a statue to how America did a military incursion in the middle of their country and got away with it.

Like Waco, wiping away the building is like wiping away the incident. (sort of)


30 posted on 05/08/2011 1:04:06 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deport

There is no excuse for not having drones follow up and destroy the tail section of the damaged helicopter.

These incompetents running our government do not make one feel secure.


31 posted on 05/08/2011 1:08:17 PM PDT by soycd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: topher
Loud Explosions Reportedly Heard Near Bin Laden's Pakistan Compound

Not to worry, it's the quiet ones that are dangerous................

32 posted on 05/08/2011 1:24:20 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher

They went back and killed him again. LOL!!


33 posted on 05/08/2011 4:16:08 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: topher

No story here, no explosions yet. The Paks will demolish the compound as soon as all the intel is gleaned.


34 posted on 05/08/2011 11:03:46 PM PDT by gandalftb (Fighting jihadists is like fighting an earthquake, harden yourselves.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson