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'Obama was ready for military confrontation with Pak' ("Commander McBragg" Obama jumps the shark)
The Hindustan Times ^ | May 10, 2011

Posted on 05/10/2011 12:15:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

US President Barack Obama was willing to risk a military confrontation with Pakistan in order to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, the New York Times reported revealing additional details about the US raid on his hideout.

Obama insisted that the assault force hunting down the al Qaeda leader be large enough to fight its way out of Pakistan if confronted by hostile local police officers and troops, the influential US daily said on Monday citing senior administration and military officials.

Two teams of specialists were on standby: One to bury bin Laden if he was killed, and a second composed of lawyers, interrogators and translators in case he was captured alive, the officials were cited as saying.

That team was set to meet aboard a Navy ship, most likely the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the North Arabian Sea.

"Obama's decision to increase the size of the force sent into Pakistan shows that he was willing to risk a military confrontation with a close ally in order to capture or kill the leader of al Qaeda," the Times said.

"Their instructions were to avoid any confrontation if at all possible. But if they had to return fire to get out, they were authorised to do it," one senior Obama administration official cited by the daily said about the rules of engagement for the Osama mission.

The planning also illustrates how little the administration trusted the Pakistanis as they set up their operation, the Times said.

American surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft were watching and listening to how Pakistan's police forces and military responded to the raid, officials cited by the daily said.

That determined how long the commandos could safely remain on the ground going through the compound collecting computer hard drives, thumb drives and documents.

In planning for the possible capture of bin Laden, officials decided they would bring him aboard a Navy ship to preclude battles over jurisdiction, the Times said.

The plan was to do an initial interrogation for any information that might prevent a pending attack or identify the location of other Qaeda leaders, it said.

But US officials acknowledged that the mission always was weighted toward killing, given the possibility that bin Laden would be armed or wearing an explosive vest, the Times said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; osama; pakistan; victorylap; worldwar3; wot
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By next week, he'll have been the first one into the hideout, taking out Osama with one well-placed shot right between the eyes and then translating all the documents from Arabic before piloting the helicopter to the awaiting aircraft carrier, where he cooked a delicious gourmet meal for the SEAL team, before reading them their rights under the UCMJ for war crimes. He then prepared the body for burial at sea and performed the Islamic funeral ceremony.
1 posted on 05/10/2011 12:15:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he would have been willing to take the nation into a FOURTH war (especially if OBL had not been even inside the building).

Says much that his Left Wing base should be hearing.


2 posted on 05/10/2011 12:17:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: a fool in paradise

With a nuclear power, no less, or didn’t any of his twenty-something staffers tell him that ‘Pock-ee-ston’ (as he pronounces it) has atomic weapons and missiles?


3 posted on 05/10/2011 12:19:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: a fool in paradise
Does anyone really believe that obambi had any idea on how to handle this situation? It was his advisors, joint chiefs, and top level military that told him about the opportunity and said do it. I firmly believe he knew that if he didn't say go, he would be "dead political man walking". Hey, Secret Service, read the qualifier "political". Or stop by and say hello anytime. Would like to meet you guys.

Obambi has NO clue on how the military works, even after these 2 years in the Oval Office. He is a figurehead who does what is political expedient.

4 posted on 05/10/2011 12:26:08 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now I can't even read “Obama” without seeing “Osama”.

This is getting worse!

5 posted on 05/10/2011 12:26:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now I know why we know so little about our fearless leader, he is a secret agent. Now we just have to figure out who he really works for.


6 posted on 05/10/2011 12:32:40 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t ANYONE remember that back during the campaign 0bama indicated quite strongly (for those capable of reading between the lines) that he WANTED war with Pakistan?

I dunno why... Maybe he is backing the Shia rather then the Sunni, and wants to bring in the 12th Imam.


7 posted on 05/10/2011 12:41:57 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: A Navy Vet

>> Does anyone really believe that obambi had any idea on how to handle this situation?

He probably got a call intimating a way to divert attention away from Trump.


8 posted on 05/10/2011 12:44:04 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Heroic paintings of Obama in full military regalia with a chestfull of medals for various campaigns on a white horse can't be far off.
9 posted on 05/10/2011 12:44:22 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup. May I profer a shorter version, though?

In “obama kills Osama” v82, obama is a hero. Really! /hurl


10 posted on 05/10/2011 12:45:16 AM PDT by piytar (Obama opposed every tool used to get Osama. So of course he gets the credit. /hurl)
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To: SpaceBar

Heroic paintings of Obama in full military regalia with a chestfull of medals for various campaigns on a white horse can't be far off.

11 posted on 05/10/2011 12:48:27 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: a fool in paradise
So he would have been willing to take the nation into a FOURTH war

Exactly! Could that possibly be why Pres. Bush didn't act on the four year old info that Osama was there?

12 posted on 05/10/2011 12:48:45 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: A Navy Vet; 2ndDivisionVet
"Obambi has NO clue on how the military works, even after these 2 years in the Oval Office. He is a figurehead who does what is political expedient."
It is really as simple as you describe.
It is late by my time. ANV and 2ndDiv and all readers, do have a great upcoming day. I'm hitting the sack. 3:40AM my time.
13 posted on 05/10/2011 12:49:59 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, yeah, and Bill Clinton took manly and bold action to fire a ton of money, I men missiles, into Afghanistan when Monica was in the news.

Osama being dead is good.

So, reward the Intelligence people and SEALS then dig up what Barry is hiding by doing this. The Saudis put the screws to him to do this and he decided to finally do it when the it would help hide something. Probably some major Muslim mass murder that isn't even getting reported, but possibly a major crime by his pals here in the US.

14 posted on 05/10/2011 12:50:34 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
By next week, he'll have been the first one into the hideout, taking out Osama with one well-placed shot right between the eyes and then translating all the documents from Arabic before piloting the helicopter to the awaiting aircraft carrier, where he cooked a delicious gourmet meal for the SEAL team, before reading them their rights under the UCMJ for war crimes. He then prepared the body for burial at sea and performed the Islamic funeral ceremony.
You left out the part about chugging down a fifth of Jack Daniels beforehand...and the moral of the story?!...Don't f**% with a Acorn community organizer when s/he's been drinking.
15 posted on 05/10/2011 12:52:12 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: SpaceBar

16 posted on 05/10/2011 12:56:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and never succeed. (Proverbs 12:24))
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To: LegendHasIt

The left has had it out for Pakistan for a while now. They see it as a US client state and therefore hate it on general principle. In the case of Pakistan they are somewhat justified given Pak’s apparent doubledealing. The pattern seems to be that if you are a client or ally of the US, you had better watch out or Obama will throw you under the bus. What happened to Mubarek in Egypt seems to be part of this pattern.


17 posted on 05/10/2011 12:57:51 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama insisted that the assault force hunting down the al Qaeda leader be large enough to fight its way out of Pakistan if confronted by hostile local police officers and troops, ...

Two teams of specialists were on standby: One to bury bin Laden if he was killed, and a second composed of lawyers, interrogators and translators in case he was captured alive,

Yeah, don't forget to take grave diggers and lawyers in case there's some real trouble...I hope the grave diggers had proper union representation...not that it matters with lawyers at the ready.
18 posted on 05/10/2011 1:02:30 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Tammy8
Now we just have to figure out who he really works for.
As if you haven't figured that out yet.
19 posted on 05/10/2011 1:05:39 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Baron Munchhausen lives!


20 posted on 05/10/2011 1:16:10 AM PDT by thecodont
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