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Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]
FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012

Posted on 11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST by Steelfish

Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012

WASHINGTON – Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony.

The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department.

Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team that assaulted his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. One email sent on May 2 by a senior Navy officer briefly describes how bin Laden's body was washed, wrapped in a white sheet, and then placed in a weighted bag.

According to another message, only a small group of the ship's leadership was informed of the burial.

"Traditional procedures for Islamic burial was followed," the May 2 email from Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette reads. "The deceased's body was washed (ablution) then placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag. A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, whereupon the deceased's body slid into the sea."

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1 posted on 11/21/2012 9:25:35 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Read elsewhere no solider actually witnessed the burial.

Think he’s still alive being interrogated?

Compare this to the public ‘leak’ of Saddam’s hanging.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 9:29:14 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Steelfish
B.S.
3 posted on 11/21/2012 9:31:44 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: Steelfish

wow


4 posted on 11/21/2012 9:33:25 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Steelfish
Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette . . .

Interesting.

He was just relieved of his command after Benghazi.

5 posted on 11/21/2012 9:37:35 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Steelfish

Make me a tin foil hat but I have major doubts about whether we really got Bin Laden or a look alike ,,, or even at all


6 posted on 11/21/2012 9:40:48 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: clamper1797

“Make me a tin foil hat but I have major doubts about whether we really got Bin Laden or a look alike ,,, or even at all”

Make that two Alcoa specials, barkeep.


7 posted on 11/21/2012 9:45:23 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Steelfish

To celebrate I drank a “bin Lauden”. Two shots and a splash of water.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 9:47:10 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Steelfish

Makes for a good story.

If I were the leader of the free world, I’d have tried to capture him alive and attested to that for the world. If we weren’t able to do that, I would have provided definitive proof of his demise.

This leader gives us neither. Perhaps I haven’t thought it through. Good thing I’m not in charge.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 9:54:27 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Steelfish

Where’s the death certificate?

Does this make me a “deather”?


10 posted on 11/21/2012 9:57:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: TigerClaws

Hey Tiger, Dumb question but....are the men allowed to have cell phone/cameras or ordinary cameras allowed on board? (I really do not know!!), If so I would think somebody would have taken a pic. Hell, the Nat Enq. prob. had a million dollar check ready for the sailor that could produce a pic. If it did really happen, I have my doubts.....


11 posted on 11/21/2012 10:04:07 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Steelfish

Just. Wow.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 10:11:06 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Steelfish

“Splash!”
End of Ceremony


13 posted on 11/21/2012 10:25:44 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Steelfish

Who in the heck released this information? Now that I think about it, this should have been Classified until all parties involved were dead. No wonder the Admiral was removed. His life will be in danger until he dies. What a piece of crap administration we have! This is similar to releasing the names and addresses of the people who interrogated Al Qaeda detainees. Obama has no respect for the lives of the innocent unborn or born alive much less the men and women who keep his behind alive. He did not give a care for any of the Americans in Benghazi. Grrrrrrr


14 posted on 11/21/2012 10:27:54 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Steelfish

Interesting, but irrelevant in the long run. Islamic terrorism is going to continue as long as Islam exists.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 10:30:12 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: petitfour

What the heck did they black out? Why would they not black out names of Americans involved?


16 posted on 11/21/2012 10:33:59 PM PST by PghBaldy (Pete Hoekstra RE: Petraeus scandal - "There's more here than meets the eye.")
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To: Steelfish

Published October 27, 2012

Associated Press

The Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.

Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette is being sent back to the USS John C. Stennis’ home port at Bremerton, Wash., in what the Navy called a temporary reassignment. The Navy said he is not formally relieved of his command of the Stennis strike group but will be replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, who will assume command until the investigation is completed.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/27/navy-replaces-admiral-leading-mideast-strike-group/#ixzz2Cvpr2nQF

WTH?


17 posted on 11/21/2012 11:00:29 PM PST by Selene
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To: Selene

Maybe he took some pictures for posterity or allowed someone else to do so.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 11:03:06 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Cindy; Travis McGee

ping


19 posted on 11/21/2012 11:21:29 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: bobby.223; TigerClaws
Hey Tiger, Dumb question but....are the men allowed to have cell phone/cameras or ordinary cameras allowed on board?

Yes to all three...

20 posted on 11/21/2012 11:24:19 PM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: TigerClaws
Read elsewhere no solider(sic) actually witnessed the burial.

Any idea how many soliders(sic) serve aboard a CVN?

21 posted on 11/22/2012 12:56:27 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

One (In The Brig)


22 posted on 11/22/2012 1:02:31 AM PST by Kenika (Set the underway watch)
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To: Steelfish
What about our well known separation of church and state??

This was sooooooo wrong.

23 posted on 11/22/2012 1:34:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

burial at sea? This was a traditional hide everything from the American public tradition and claim victory


24 posted on 11/22/2012 2:55:14 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Steelfish

To show any respect to this low life killer of innocent Americans is an outrage. In the past, enemies who were killed on the field of battle were treated with less respect than this monster. They were dragged and thrown into mass graves in the process of cleaning up the battlefield. It wasn’t done out of disrespect, but a matter of necessity. But those men deserved more respect than OBL. When will we learn. OBL should have been tossed into the sea with the day’s garbage, and the fact should have been publicized as such. Were the Japanese dead on Saipan interred in a Shinto ceremony, no. We did not engage in such nonsense until this present shallow times.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 3:29:15 AM PST by gusty
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To: Selene

The ‘inappropriate judgement’ must have been in allowing the supposed body of Bin Laden, if it really was, a Muslim ritual burial.

He should have been lashed neath an F-16 and sent splat up the side of the Hajj. More fitting to the manner in which he dispatched 3000 Americans that day.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 3:35:48 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

What, no traditional sodomy, dragging through the streets or decapitation?


27 posted on 11/22/2012 3:52:41 AM PST by kanawa
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To: One Name

I would have cut off his head & put it atop the Empire State Bldg. Give them a taste of their own medicine.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 4:49:34 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Steelfish

From the Marine’s first incursion onto the “Shores of Tripoli”, to General Patton’s WWII, “traditional Islamic procedures” for the US military included pig’s blood. Hopefully this will some day be restored.


29 posted on 11/22/2012 5:00:43 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Steelfish
Isn't this the selfsame admiral who was in command of the Carrier Group in the Med when the Benghazi massacre went down? IIRC, he had intended to send help over his orders, and was relieved of command on the spot.

This is a snow job to justify that, just like Petreus' mistress (as if that is unusual in D.C. circles). The alleged classified material on her HDD could have been put there by most any hacker worth a check.

Both of these people either said they did not issue orders to stop a rescue operation or had done so, countermanding orders from higher up the food chain. Now they both are being drawn and quartered in the press to pay for their sins.

The coup continues, Chicago style.

30 posted on 11/22/2012 5:16:00 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Both of these people either said they did not issue orders to stop a rescue operation or had done so, countermanding orders from higher up the food chain. Now they both are being drawn and quartered in the press to pay for their sins.

Badly worded, let's try that again:

Both of these people either said they did not issue orders to stop a rescue operation or had shown intent to issue orders for a rescue operation, countermanding orders from higher up the food chain. Now they both are being drawn and quartered in the press to pay for their sins.

That makes more sense.

31 posted on 11/22/2012 5:19:02 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Steelfish

Nice try, but everybody knows that the SEALs sewed him into a rancid pigskin and threw him out of the helicopter after chumming the water for sharks.


32 posted on 11/22/2012 5:19:19 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Smokin' Joe

The coup continues, Chicago style.

**
Bingo!


33 posted on 11/22/2012 5:32:46 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Steelfish

The reason nobody on the Carl Vinson saw a ceremony is because they took Osama out of a freezer and gave him a heliocopter ride halfway to the Carl Vinson. Bin Ladin likely got the heave ho at about 2,000 ft out the side gunner’s door. Hasta La Vista Baby!!!


34 posted on 11/22/2012 7:27:06 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Steelfish
A cadaver in the ocean is often set upon by hagfish, "the most disgusting sea animal", that burrow into the cadaver and eat their way out, while producing copious amounts of disgusting slime to drive away other scavengers. An adult hagfish can secrete enough slime to turn a bucket of water into slime in minutes.


35 posted on 11/22/2012 8:15:46 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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