Skip to comments.'Obama was ready for military confrontation with Pak' ("Commander McBragg" Obama jumps the shark)
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.
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.
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?
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.
This is getting worse!
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.
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.
>> 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.
Yup. May I profer a shorter version, though?
In “obama kills Osama” v82, obama is a hero. Really! /hurl
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.
Exactly! Could that possibly be why Pres. Bush didn't act on the four year old info that Osama was there?
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.
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.
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.
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, ...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.
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,
Now we just have to figure out who he really works for.As if you haven't figured that out yet.
Baron Munchhausen lives!