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  • Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US...

    02/11/2013 11:24:55 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 107 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 2/12/13
    The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says. The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony. "If body dumped at...
  • OhLordy: Raid on Bin Laden Cmpnd Cancelled 3x on the 'Advice' of Utterly Clueless Valerie Jarrett(!)

    07/30/2012 5:00:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 30, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    That's right- same Valerie Jarrett that  can't even run an apartment complex Born-in-Iran Valerie Jarrett is known as 'the brains behind Obama' and has long been Barry's -as well as wife Michelle's- most trusted confidant. Today as Senior White House Adviser, Jarrett's probably the most powerful woman in the world... So it's a surprise -while it's not- that this military know-nothing had the power/arrogance/lack-of-personal-limitation-awareness to put the kaibosh on three golden opportunities (Jan/Feb/Mar 2011) presented by the Pentagon to catch Osama Bin Laden prior to the date when the Navy SEAL operation was eventually carried-out-- May 2, 2011.  The source of the startling...
  • 'Gutsy Call' Not So Gutsy After All, New Book Reveals (Bin Laden Kill)

    07/30/2012 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30 July 2012 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    At the urging of senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to a new book scheduled for release August 21, The Daily Caller (DC) reported. In “Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors who Decide for Him,” Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, reportedly persuaded...
  • Book bombshell: Obama canceled Bin Laden ‘kill’ raid three times at Jarrett’s urging

    07/29/2012 9:05:32 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/29/2012 | David Martosko
    At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears. In ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him...
  • The Illusion of Obama's Bin Laden Raid Situation Room Leadership

    05/23/2012 5:07:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-23-12 | Mara Zebest
    Apparently, my previous article on the famous "Situation Room" photo tapped a nationwide nerve. The response ranged from some eye-opening tips on other photos to a few perplexed criticisms as to the motivation for Photoshopping a Situation Room photo. The answer to that latter question can be summed up in one simple thought: To hide the truth. Obama was out golfing while the OBL mission was unfolding, and the administration needed the Situation Room photo op for public perception -- to give the illusion that he's presidential. Obama's entire "Composite Presidency" and administration are orchestrated in this fashion. Not only...
  • SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing

    04/30/2012 7:34:02 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 30APR2012 | Toby Harnden
    Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign. The SEALs spoke out to MailOnline after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled ‘One Chance’. In it President Bill Clinton is featured saying that Mr Obama took ‘the harder and the more honourable path’ in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words ‘Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?’ are then displayed. Besides the ad, the White House is marking the first anniversary of...
  • The Path To bin Laden’s Death Didn’t Start With Obama [Credit Bush and Black Sites]

    04/30/2012 10:29:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2012 | Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.
    The Path To bin Laden’s Death Didn’t Start With Obama Text Size PrintE-mailReprints By Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., April 30 Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is a 31-year veteran of the CIA and the author of “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives.” As we mark the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, President Obama deserves credit for making the right choice on taking out Public Enemy No. 1. But his administration never would have had the opportunity to do the right thing had it not been for some extraordinary work during the George W. Bush administration....
  • Seals Reveal Truth of Bin Ladin Raid:

    02/18/2012 7:18:17 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 68 replies · 6+ views
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    You've heard what the politicians and news pundits described it. Now read how it really took place by the team that actually killed Bin Laden: _________________________________________________________ Osama Bin Laden was killed within 90 seconds of the US Navy Seals landing in his compound and not after a protracted gun battle,according to the first account by the men who carried out the raid. The operation was so clinical that only 12 bullets were fired. The Seals have spoken out because they were angered at the version given by politicians, which they see as portraying them as cold-blooded murderers on a “kill...
  • Panetta concerned about doctor who helped in bin Laden raid

    01/28/2012 10:47:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1/28/12 | CNN Wire Staff
    Washington (CNN) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is acknowledging publicly the key role a Pakistani doctor who assisted the United States ahead of the strike on Osama bin Laden's compound last May that killed the terrorism mastermind. The doctor who provided key information ought to be released, Panetta told CBS's "60 Minutes" in a segment set to air Sunday. "I'm very concerned about what the Pakistanis did with this individual," Panetta told CBS. "This was an individual who in fact helped provide intelligence that was very helpful with regards to this operation. And he was not in any way...
  • Former SEAL stands by account of bin Laden raid, says administration out to get him

    11/16/2011 2:01:16 PM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 16 Nov 2011 | Vince Coglianese
    In a rare on-the-record denial, U.S. Special Operations Command has come forward to dispute the story told in a controversial new book exploring how al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden met his end at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALS. “It’s just not true,” said Col. Tim Nye, U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman of the account told in Chuck Pfarrer’s new book “SEAL Target Geronimo.” “It’s not how it happened.” Pfarrer, a former Navy SEAL himself, says the Obama administration has a political interest in sticking to its guns, and that he has staked his career on the facts in his...
  • Correcting the 'fairy tale:' a SEAL's account of how Osama bin Laden really died (dastardly)

    11/07/2011 3:37:27 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-7-11 | Vince Coglianese
    Published: 12:42 AM 11/07/2011 | Updated: 3:28 PM 11/07/2011 Forget whatever you think you know about the night Osama bin Laden was killed. According to a former Navy SEAL who claims to have the inside track, the mangled tales told of that historic night have only now been corrected. “It became obvious in the weeks evolving after the mission that the story that was getting put out there was not only untrue, but it was a really ugly farce of what did happen,” said Chuck Pfarrer, author of Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama...
  • Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 1:06:01 PM PDT · by traumer · 112 replies
    President 'slept on it' as tense military chiefs awaited decision Action started the next morning when Obama declared 'it's a go' Mission delayed by one day after heavy cloud cover on Saturday night Navy seals dodged Pakistani security to reach Bin Laden's lair Outpouring of emotion on streets down to 'the same sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11' Obama told members of Congress Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not...
  • Barack Obama nearly scrapped Osama bin Laden kill mission at last minute

    09/07/2011 8:06:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Herald-Sun ^ | September 8, 2011 | Lucy Carne
    THE mission to kill Osama bin Laden was almost called off at the last minute due to a lack of certainty over whether the terrorist leader was living in a Pakistani compound, a new documentary has revealed. In his first detailed interview since the al-Qaeda leader was shot dead by Navy Seals, US president Barack Obama revealed that he took a “gamble” and was advised not to go through with the risky operation. Just days before the May 1 attack, the CIA had advised there was a 60-70 per cent certainty that bin Laden was holed up with his family...
  • Older bin Laden widows think younger wife tipped off US

    05/22/2011 9:47:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | May 22, 2011 | Christina Lamb
    THE three widows of Osama bin Laden are turning on each other in custody, with two older Saudi women blaming a much younger Yemeni wife for leading American intelligence to their hideout. "It's vicious," said a Pakistani official briefed on the interrogation of the widows. "The older wives think the younger one tipped off the Americans or was tracked when she came to join him." The al-Qa'ida leader was living with three wives when he was killed in Abbottabad three weeks ago. Until US investigators discovered his hiding place, it was not known whether bin Laden and his family were...
  • Al-Qaida Eyed Oil Tankers as Bombing Targets

    05/20/2011 10:26:03 PM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo via AP ^ | May 21, 2011 | Staff
    Osama bin Laden's personal files revealed a brazen idea to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea last summer, creating explosions he hoped would rattle the world's economy and send oil prices skyrocketing, the U.S. said Friday. The newly disclosed plot showed that while bin Laden was always scheming for the next big strike that would kill thousands of Americans, he also believed a relatively simpler attack on the oil industry could create a worldwide panic that would hurt Westerners every time they gassed up their cars. U.S. officials said the tanker idea, included in documents found in...
  • Leon Panetta Warns CIA Employees: No More OBL Raid Leaks

    05/20/2011 7:17:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2011 | by Luis Martinez
    CIA Director Leon Panetta sent a message Wednesday to CIA employees cautioning that there should be no more leaks about the bin Laden raid and how it was conducted. In the message, obtained by ABC News, Panetta acknowledges that it’s likely some of the classified information about the raid that has emerged in the press has come from beyond the CIA, but he warns employees to protect classified information or they could face investigation and possible prosecution by the Justice Department. Yesterday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that...
  • SEALs Angry At Attention, Want It Stopped

    05/13/2011 1:16:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 133 replies
    usnews.com ^ | May 13, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    U.S. Navy SEALs, like the teams that killed Osama bin Laden, are grateful for nation's show of support but are growing angry with the continued focus on their operation, tactics, and tools, claiming it could jeopardize future raids and their safety. "My friends in the community tell me they're very glad for the bit of attention they got," said former Pentagon deputy undersecretary Jed Babbin, "but at some point the best way to help them is to stop. You guys in the press have done a good job, but stop for God's sake, stop." [See photos of the reaction to...
  • SEAL helmet cams recorded entire bin Laden raid

    05/12/2011 5:14:48 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 12 may 2011 | David Martin
    A new picture emerged Thursday of what really happened the night the Navy SEALs swooped in on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the 40 minutes it took to kill bin Laden and scoop his archives into garbage bags were all recorded by tiny helmet cameras worn by each of the 25 SEALs. Officials reviewing those videos are still reconstructing a more accurate version of what happened. We now know that the only firefight took place in the guest house, where one of bin Laden's couriers opened fire and was quickly gunned...
  • Inhofe: ‘Gruesome’ photos reveal bin Laden in nothing but his underwear when shot

    05/12/2011 10:41:54 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/11 | Jeff Poor
    There has been a lot of speculation as to what the post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden, that the Obama administration has refused to release, show. Member of Congress, however, are being allowed to view them at CIA Headquarters. The first member of Congress to view them according to “Fox Report” anchor Shepard Smith was Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe. Inhofe appeared on Smith’s show and told him that the photos are “gruesome.” “They are gruesome, of course, because it was taken right after the incident,” he said. “And so, of the 12, three of them were older pictures so...
  • Osama Bin Laden Killed By Navy Seals in Firefight

    05/01/2011 10:59:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 280 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 5-2-11 | BRIAN ROSS, JAKE TAPPER, RICHARD ESPOSITO,
    *snip* Instead, he was in a house eight times larger than its neighbors, with a seven-foot wall and valued at $1 million. The house had no phone or television and the residents burned their trash. The house had high windows and few points of access, and U.S. officials concluded it had been built to hide someone. According to U.S. officials, two U.S. helicopters swept into the compound at 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Twenty to 25 U.S. Navy Seals under the command of the Joint Special Operations Command in cooperation with the CIA stormed the compound and engaged Bin...
  • Bin Laden hand-written journal seized

    05/11/2011 11:37:57 AM PDT · by dead · 28 replies
    ...Osama bin Laden kept a hand-written journal filled with planning ideas and details of operations. The journal was seized in the dramatic US raid...
  • Why the Hurry to Gloat About Bin Laden?

    05/10/2011 11:35:52 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11 May 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    For a week people have been asking, "Why won't the president release Osama bin Laden's photo?" That's the wrong question. We should be asking, "Why was Barack Obama in such a hurry to tell us bin Laden was dead?" The White House says the information in bin Laden's compound is the equivalent of a "small college library," potentially containing incalculably valuable and unique data on al-Qaeda operations, personnel and methods. ________ But that's exactly what President Obama did. He raced to spill the beans. The man couldn't even wait until morning. At just after 9:45 p.m., the White House communications...
  • Stop tipping off the enemy

    05/10/2011 2:26:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2011 | Peter Brookes
    OK, the incredible details of the operation to silence Osama bin Laden are, indeed, irresistible -- but our government's been saying way too much about them, tipping off al Qaeda and clueing in other bad guys. You can't blame the press; its job is to get the story. But you can finger the White House and other government officials for not keeping enough of a zipped lip on some elements of the historic operation. For instance, what about the early, broad -- and repeated -- disclosure of a "treasure trove" of information taken during the raid on Osama's compound in...
  • Pakistani chutzpah

    05/10/2011 9:15:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Pakistani chutzpah By JPOST EDITORIAL 05/10/2011 22:13 Pakistan, like Israel, was created as a result of the disintegration of British colonialism, is, unlike Israel, turning out to be a failure Pakistan was created in 1947 as an Islamic state for the Muslims of India. But it is the Yiddish word chutzpah that best describes what seems to the country’s scandalous behavior. For those with a grasp of Pakistan’s history – in particular the self-defeating penchant by Pakistanis for blaming the country’s many failures on its perceived deviance from the most extreme, reactionary version of Islamic faith – it came as...
  • ISI: 2 People Taken From Bin Laden Compound (Not Just OBL)

    05/04/2011 7:26:34 PM PDT · by harwood · 134 replies
    Just on Greta; reporter from Pak stated that ISI officials claim another person was taken alive by the US team; on another note, he stated that there were 'several minutes' of conversation with OBL before he was shot
  • OBL: Mission to kill al-Qaeda leader was so secret I didn't even tell Michelle, reveals Obama

    05/10/2011 12:50:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Edinburgh Daily Record ^ | May 10, 2011 | Andrew Gregory
    PRESIDENT Barack Obama was so keen to ensure the mission to nab Osama bin Laden was successful he even kept it secret from his wife. The al-Qaeda chief was shot dead in his bedroom at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last week. Obama, 49, said: "I didn't tell most people here in the White House. I didn't tell my own family. "It was that important for us to maintain operational security." The president kept the plan secret from wife Michelle, 47, and spent the weekend before the raid visiting tornado victims, speaking at a space shuttle launch and attending the...
  • White House struggles to get story right on raid

    05/03/2011 5:30:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    WASHINGTON – Killing Osama bin Laden was a big victory for the U.S., but how exactly the raid went down is another story — and another, and another. Over two days, the White House has offered contradictory versions of events, including misidentifying which of bin Laden's sons was killed and wrongly saying bin Laden's wife died in gunfire, as it tries to sort through what the president's press secretary called the "fog of combat" and produce an accurate account. Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that officials were trying to get information out as quickly as possible about the complex...
  • Officials: SEALs thought bin Laden went for weapon

    05/04/2011 4:50:15 PM PDT · by mewykwistmas · 48 replies · 1+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 5/4/2011 | news.yahoo.com
    "The terrorist leader was killed by American commandos who burst into his room and feared he was reaching for a nearby weapon, U.S. officials said." ... "The officials who gave the latest details said a U.S. commando grabbed a woman who charged toward the SEALs inside the room. They said the raiders were concerned that she might be wearing a suicide vest." ... Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress the operation was "entirely lawful and consistent with our values" and justified as "an action of national self-defense." Noting that bin Laden had admitted his involvement in the events of nearly...
  • The Reluctant Assassination of Osama

    05/09/2011 2:19:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 8, 2011 | Roger L. Simon
    Did Barack Obama want to assassinate Osama bin Laden? He may have at some point, because he gave the ultimate order, or allowed it to happen. But I suspect the president was deeply ambivalent. It’s not just his postmodern worldview that suggests this reluctance. It is the discombobulated aftermath of the killing, the weirdly botched reportage featuring such events as cabinet members in the situation room supposedly watching a (we learned) non-existent streaming video of the action and the statement that bin Laden — who had been under surveillance for months from a CIA safe house — was living in...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO RELEASE BIN LADEN DEATH PHOTO

    05/03/2011 7:28:11 AM PDT · by wilco200 · 317 replies
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  • Official: Obama OK'd raid based on '50-50'chance bin Laden was there

    05/08/2011 2:14:52 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    President Barack Obama gave the go-ahead for U.S. forces to raid a northern Pakistan housing compound based on "what was probably a 50-50 chance that Osama bin Laden was there," his national security adviser said. "At the end of last year, we assessed that al Qaeda had been diminished ... to its weakest since 2001," said the security adviser... On April 28, Obama attended the last of several National Security Council meetings focused on finding and going after the al Qaeda leader. During that meeting, some advocated for the commando raid while others advised against it, Donilon said, given there...
  • Obama: 'Getting our man' outweighed risks of raid (DEFCON1 Barf Alert)

    05/08/2011 5:15:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | May 8, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama ordered the commando raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after deciding the risks were outweighed by the possibility "of us finally getting our man" following a decade of frustration, he said in a Sunday broadcast interview. The helicopter raid "was the longest 40 minutes of my life," Obama told CBS' "60 Minutes," with the possible exception of when his daughter Malia became sick with meningitis as an infant.
  • Obama: I Was 'As Active in Planning OBL Mission As Any Other Project During My Presidency'

    05/08/2011 6:56:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 8, 2011 | Noah Davis
    60 Minutes aired the interview Steve Kroft conducted with President Obama on Wednesday at the White House in which the Commander-in-Chief discussed the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden. "I felt very strongly there was a strategic imperative to go after him," the President said even though he admitted they had no photograph and no direct evidence of bin Laden's presence. The President also said he was "about as active as any project that I've been involved with since I've been President... I was not involved with designing the initial plan but each iteration they'd bring to me, make...
  • USA beats UBL in Sudden Death Overtime…Now Please Explain That Last Play (vanity)

    05/08/2011 6:44:57 PM PDT · by Battle of Tours · 6 replies
    (vanity)
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m still cheering for Team USA in the daring Mayday raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. And it was the President that first used a football analogy, when comparing a release of UBL’S death photos to “spiking the football.” (Did a coach that called a winning play ever spike a football?). But this whole operation needs more explanation, and so far, we’ve only heard from had the Gang That Couldn’t Spin Straight. The whole thing brings to mind the double-reverse, “flea-flicker” play used on September 24, 1978, by the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers against the undefeated (and...
  • Obama: No sleep lost over bin Laden killing

    05/08/2011 5:28:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    Obama: No sleep lost over bin Laden killing By Michael O'Brien - 05/08/11 07:15 PM ET President Obama said he didn't lose any sleep over Osama bin Laden's killing. The president said he had no hesitation over ordering bin Laden's death, though he admitted to nervousness about sending U.S. special forces troops into Pakistan or the dangerous -- but ultimately successful -- mission. "As nervous as I was about this whole process, the one thing I didn't lose sleep over was the possibility of taking bin Laden out. Justice was done," Obama said Sunday on "60 Minutes" on CBS. "And...
  • Obama, Osama, and the Fog of History -- with a look back to Easter

    05/08/2011 7:26:18 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 05-08-2011 | grey_whiskers
    Here are just a few of the contradictions which have come out in the last week or so regarding Osama bin LadenÂ’s death. misidentifying which of bin LadenÂ’s sons was killedclaiming bin LadenÂ’s wife killed by gunfire / shot in the legclaiming bin LadenÂ’s wife was used by bin Laden as a human shieldclaiming bin LadenÂ’s wife jumped in front of him in an attempt to save himclaiming bin Laden was unarmed vs. holding a gun vs. reaching for a gun vs. resistingclaiming that Obama and advisors were watching the raid liveclaiming that they had about 25 minutes where they...
  • Proof of bin Laden’s Demise Not Needed Says Prez

    05/08/2011 2:21:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Declaring that “we must not make the mortal remains of a worthy adversary into some sort of ‘big game trophy,’” President Barack Obama declined to provide any material proof to verify that al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was the person killed by US forces in a raid on his “safe-house” in Pakistan on May 1. “The President of the United Stateshas assured the world that Osama bin Laden is the person we killed,” said Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney. “To demand more than his word is an insult of enormous magnitude. Besides, it’s easy to doctor photos, falsify documents,...
  • Killing of Unarmed bin Laden Leaves Anglican Head 'Uncomfortable'

    05/08/2011 9:03:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/05/2011 | Karen Peake
    The spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion admitted on Thursday that he felt “very uncomfortable” with the killing of Osama bin Laden when he was unarmed. Contrary to initial reports that bin Laden had engaged in a 40-minute gun fight with U.S. Navy Seals, it emerged on Wednesday that the al-Qaida leader had been unarmed when he was shot dead in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Sunday. Answering a question about the killing at a press briefing, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams also criticized conflicting reports coming from the White House about the events surrounding bin Laden’s death....
  • The Bin Laden killing's link with the Arab Revolt

    05/07/2011 9:27:56 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 12 replies
    Debka ^ | May 2, 2011 | Debka file
    The photos released of the fortified villa in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden died on Sunday night, May 2, show a satellite dish as well as cables and wires snaking along the outer and inner walls. Smashed computers appear in shots of the interior rooms. Far from dispensing with electronic devices and Internet connections as widely reported, the fortress that was the al Qaeda leader's last haven proves to have been equipped with both. All this up-to-date electronic technology would have opened the six-year old building wide to outside intelligence penetration and surveillance. Bin Laden additionally suffered from a...
  • Bin Laden’s Secret Life in a Diminished, Dark World

    05/07/2011 11:32:01 PM PDT · by GVnana · 30 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 5/7/2011 | Elisabeth Bumiller
    Excerpted:Videos seized from Bin Laden’s compound and released by the Obama administration on Saturday showed him wrapped in an old blanket watching himself on TV, like an aging actor imagining a comeback. A senior intelligence official said other videos showed him practicing and flubbing his lines in front of a camera. He was interested enough in his image, the official said, to dye his white beard black for the recordings. His once-large entourage of Arab bodyguards was down to one trusted Pakistani courier and the courier’s brother, who also had the job of buying goats, sheep and Coca-Cola for the...
  • Navy SEAL Helmet Cams: Obama Watched bin Laden Raid Video

    05/07/2011 5:10:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 154 replies
    Navy SEAL Helmet Cams: Obama Watched bin Laden Raid Video Ian Yarett Fri May 6, 10:20 pm ET NEW YORK – Navy SEAL Helmet Cams: Obama Watched bin Laden Raid VideoObama and officials in the White House Situation Room were able to watch the raid against bin Laden live, the Washington Post confirms. Ian Yarett on how helmet-cam combat video works. Plus, full coverage of bin Laden. It was a picture that caught everyone’s attention. Sitting in the White House situation room, President Obama and his team appear to be breathlessly monitoring the raid that located and killed Osama bin...
  • Americas Pentagon releases 'bin Laden tapes'

    05/07/2011 11:17:09 AM PDT · by Justaham · 184 replies
    The US has released five video clips of Osama bin Laden that it says was taken from the Pakistani compound where the leader of al-Qaeda was reportedly killed last week. The videos mainly show bin Laden rehearsing taped remarks, but there is also video showing him watching news coverage of himself on TV. Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan, reporting from the Pentagon in Washington DC, said that the video clips were shown to journalists, but the sound was removed from them. "We did see a video of Osama bin Laden watching video of himself on what appears to be Al Jazeera,"...
  • DNA and Bin Laden’s Positive ID (Wall Street Journal)

    05/07/2011 1:13:40 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2011 | Carl Bialik
    My print column examines the math of DNA-based identity testing, in light of the technique's use by the U.S. to confirm the identity of the body believed to be Osama bin Laden's. Though a government official said that an initial test showed with 99.9% certainty that bin Laden had been killed, and later tests were "absolutely conclusive," not all details have been released, including whose genetic material was used for comparison. ABC News reported that investigators had subpoenaed a DNA sample from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where a sister of bin Laden's had died of cancer. But a spokesman...
  • Death of Osama bin Laden: Phone call pointed U.S. to compound — and to ‘the pacer’

    05/07/2011 1:13:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies · 3+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 7 2011 | Bob Woodward
    It seemed an innocuous, catch-up phone call. Last year Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, the pseudonym for a Pakistani known to U.S. intelligence as the main courier for Osama bin Laden, took a call from an old friend. Where have you been? inquired the friend. We’ve missed you. What’s going on in your life? And what are you doing now?
  • Caption this photo of Hussein addressing the Seals (TOTUS)

    05/06/2011 7:13:15 PM PDT · by Grim · 68 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/6/11 | ABC News
    President Obama today privately thanked the Navy SEALs who cornered and killed Osama bin Laden, congratulating them for a "job well done." The president met the elite Team 6 squad on the same day that bin Laden's terror network, al Qaeda, admitted that its leader was dead. Al Qaeda vowed that it would try to make America pay for his death. Among the team members the president met was the SEAL who fired the shot that killed bin Laden, though he was not told which one it was, according to administration sources.
  • Fresh Explanation Bin Laden (This is never going to end)

    05/06/2011 6:42:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | May 6,2011 | John Batchelor
    Is Bin Laden dead? Yes. Everything else about the White House version of the Bin Laden raid in Pakistan is in flux. How did the Special Operations Command that launched Sea Team Six, know for certain that Bin Laden was at home that night? The White House says they were mostly certain. A fresh explanation, with confirmation, is that the US had visual confirmation of Bin Laden in and out of the house for several months. What happened to the more than a dozen people captured in the compound including Bin Laden's wounded wife? The White House doesn't have a...
  • Bin Laden Killing: How the White House, Pentagon and CIA Botched the Storyline

    05/06/2011 5:28:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/2011 | James Rosen
    From the very first moment the world learned that American forces had killed Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, even the tiniest details from the momentous event have captivated the nation. Every single nugget of data has been the stuff of breaking news, handheld "alerts" and watercooler discussion, in a way the country has never previously witnessed. No landmark event of the 20th century, from World Wars I and II to the Cuban missile crisis, from the moon landing to the fall of the Soviet Union – not even the attacks of September 11, 2001 -- have been as widely...
  • Malkin: The Fog of Fog Bin Ladens capture details

    05/06/2011 6:38:41 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    GOPUSA.com ^ | May 6, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The official White House account of Osama bin Laden's demise has seen more slapdash cosmetic surgery over the past week than your average "Real Housewives" reality-show star. President Obama's allies attribute the bungled "narrative" (their word, not mine) to the "Fog of War." But each passing day -- and each new set of hapless revisions -- shows that what really ails the administration is the Fog of Fog. Errors happen. Miscommunications happen. Confusing the name of which of bin Laden's myriad sons died (Hamza, not Khalid), for example, is no biggie. But the hourly revamping of key details of Sunday's...
  • Was Bin Laden betrayed by his right-hand man? Al Qaeda's deputy leader 'led U.S. troops to OBL

    05/06/2011 1:51:45 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6th May 2011 | Paul Bentley
    Osama Bin Laden's deputy led U.S. troops to the Al Qaeda leader's hideout so he could take over the terrorist group, it was claimed today. Egyptian Ayman Al Zawahiri, who has been touted widely as the man who will succeed Bin Laden as the head of Al Qaeda, turned his back on his terrorist leader following a prolonged power struggle, according to a Saudi newspaper. The plot to get rid of Bin Laden began when Zawahiri’s faction persuaded bin Laden to leave the protection of the tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border. Power struggle: This photograph from October 2001, one...
  • Shifting US story (on Bin Laden kill) invites disbelief

    05/06/2011 12:31:31 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 52 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 6, 2011 | Greg Sheridan
    IT just doesn't add up. The official American explanation for the operation against Osama bin Laden keeps changing every day. But at every point it requires such a leap of faith into the extraordinarily unlikely that it has a disturbing ring of contrivance about it. There is no doubt the Americans conducted an operation and killed bin Laden on Monday, but the surrounding detail and overall narrative is difficult to swallow.