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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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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.
He was just relieved of his command after Benghazi.
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 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.
To celebrate I drank a “bin Lauden”. Two shots and a splash of water.
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.
Where’s the death certificate?
Does this make me a “deather”?
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.....
End of Ceremony
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
Interesting, but irrelevant in the long run. Islamic terrorism is going to continue as long as Islam exists.
What the heck did they black out? Why would they not black out names of Americans involved?
Published October 27, 2012
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.
Maybe he took some pictures for posterity or allowed someone else to do so.
Yes to all three...
Any idea how many soliders(sic) serve aboard a CVN?
One (In The Brig)
This was sooooooo wrong.
burial at sea? This was a traditional hide everything from the American public tradition and claim victory
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.
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.
What, no traditional sodomy, dragging through the streets or decapitation?
I would have cut off his head & put it atop the Empire State Bldg. Give them a taste of their own medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The coup continues, Chicago style.
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!!!