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  • Pakistani doctor who helped US in bin Laden raid sentenced to prison

    05/23/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2012 | unattributed
    A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring against the state, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief last May in a unilateral raid. The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally. Senior U.S. officials...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains DOD and CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Raid Filmmakers

    05/22/2012 2:18:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 22, 2012
    DOD Officials Disclosed to Filmmakers Identity of SEAL Team Six Operator and Commander; Ask Film Director to Withhold Operator’s Name, ‘because he shouldn’t be talking out of school.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal. According to the records, the Obama Defense Department granted Bigelow and Boal access to a “planner, Operator and...
  • (Operation Neptune Spear) Osama Bin Laden Compound Model on Display at Pentagon

    05/16/2012 3:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Luis Martinez
    Osama Bin Laden Compound Model on Display at Pentagon Turning a lot of heads today in a Pentagon hallway is the once-classified scale model of Osama bin Laden’s compound used to plan last year’s Special Operations raid. It marks the first public display of what was once America’s most secret scale model. Hundreds of civilian and military employees at the Pentagon have spent time today gawking at a temporary display that includes the tabletop model of the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that bin Laden used as his hideout for five years. The compound itself no longer exists as the Pakistani...
  • If Obama can claim credit for killing bin Laden, why can’t he take credit for the economy today?

    05/09/2012 10:00:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-12 | Vince
    As President Obama and his administration are constantly telling us, the horrible economy is not his fault because he inherited the “Worst recession since the Great Depression”. One can certainly make that argument. You just can’t get it to stick. If you could however, what you’d basically be saying is that that 3 ½ years after taking office the President of the United States is essentially helpless to impact the economy. “No, no, no!” his supporters would no doubt respond: “That’s not what we mean! The entire economy, nay the entire world’s economic system would have collapsed if President...
  • How The Gutsiest President Ever Single-Handedly Killed OBL

    05/08/2012 10:08:23 AM PDT · by randomhero97 · 14 replies
    Salisbury News ^ | May 07, 2012 | Unknown
    http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-gutsiest-president-ever-single.html
  • Michael Mukasey: Obama and the bin Laden Bragging Rights

    05/07/2012 9:21:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 30, 2012 | MICHAEL B. MUKASEY
    The first anniversary of the SEAL Team 6 operation that killed Osama bin Laden brings the news that President Obama plans during the coming campaign to exploit the bragging rights to the achievement. That plan invites scrutiny that is unlikely to benefit him. Consider the events surrounding the operation. A recently disclosed memorandum from then-CIA Director Leon Panetta shows that the president's celebrated derring-do in authorizing the operation included a responsibility-escape clause: "The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven's hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are...
  • Hill Poll: Voters split, independents say bin Laden death politicized

    05/07/2012 2:50:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/07/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Hill Poll: Voters split, independents say bin Laden death politicizedBy Julian Pecquet - 05/07/12 05:00 AM ET Just about as many likely voters think President Obama over-politicized the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death as believe he handled it just right, according to a new poll for The Hill. Forty-five percent of likely voters think Obama over-politicized the anniversary, including 65 percent of Republicans. But 46 percent of likely voters asserted that Obama’s approach was “about right,” including 74 percent of Democrats. Independents however, said by a 52 percent to 36 percent margin that the anniversary was politicized. Republicans have...
  • General Claims Obama Knew About bin Laden Hideout Since 2010

    05/06/2012 8:38:28 AM PDT · by ibytoohi · 22 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/5/2010 | Fox News
    Did Obama really order the Bin Laden mission?
  • Today in History

    05/05/2012 9:31:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 6, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Today is Sunday, May 6, the 127th day of 2012. There are 239 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: One year ago: Brimming with pride, President Barack Obama met with the U.S. commandos he'd sent after terror mastermind Osama bin Laden during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky. Al-Qaida vowed to keep fighting the United States and avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, which it acknowledged for the first time in an Internet statement. In 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved an act passed by the Confederate Congress recognizing that a state of war existed with...
  • Obama is not the First Black President

    Watch the trailer on you tube and comment if you wish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2lYK7iXs1w&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Jose Rodriquez: How we really got bin Laden

    05/04/2012 4:23:36 PM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 05/02/2012 | Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.
    <p>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.</p> <p>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. Much of that work has been denigrated by Obama as unproductive and contrary to American principles.</p>
  • Osama bin Laden hoped to kill Obama, make 'utterly unprepared' Biden president

    05/04/2012 7:37:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    ny daily news ^ | may 3, 2012 | jonathan lemire
    But Bin Laden, who was killed in a Navy SEALs raid a year ago this week, still believed his fragmented organization could deliver a horrific blow to the U.S. He wrote that he wanted to target airplanes carrying President Obama and Army Gen. David Petraeus, at the time the leader of the American military effort in Afghanistan. Bin Laden wrote that a successful assassination would propel an “utterly unprepared” Vice President Biden into the Oval Office and send the United States spiraling into chaos.
  • Inside Osama Bin Laden's Letters: Assassinate Obama, Promote The 'Utterly Unprepared' Biden

    05/03/2012 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/03/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Daily Mail The U.S. Army's Combating Terrorism Center posted an explosive report early this morning that contains what are the last letters Osama bin Laden wrote before the raid that killed him a year ago.  The biggest bombshell is this: He wanted to target planes that Barack Obama and Gen. David Petraeus to promote the "utterly unprepared" Joe Biden to the office of presidency.From the letter bin Laden authored, the mission was of "anticipating and spotting the visits of Obama or Petraeus to Afghanistan or Pakistan to target the aircraft of either one of them." They are not to target...
  • Bin Laden letter: Kill Obama, leave ‘totally unprepared' Biden alone

    05/03/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2012
    Osama bin Laden aimed to assassinate President Barack Obama but directed fellow al-Qaida fighters to leave Vice President Joe Biden alone, describing him as "totally unprepared" to take over and predicting a "crisis" in America if that happened, according to a newly declassified letter from the terrorist mastermind. In the missive, part of a trove of documents seized by Navy SEALs in the raid that killed bin Laden one year ago, bin Laden asks for an update on a plan to kill Obama or Gen. David Petraeus either in Pakistan or at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. (Obama made a...
  • Obama Misses Movement! Arrives One Year Late for bin Laden Mission!

    05/03/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Bloggers and Personal | 3 May 12 | Xzins
    Obama: All right guys, I'm here. Let's get this thing done. Seal Cdr: Sir? Obama: Show me the equipment room, Lieutenant. I've gotta get cammied up. And we're in a hurry if you don't know it. Seal Team Member: Sir, the equipment room for what? Obama: The bin Laden mission. We've got to mount up on those choppers and take down that compound. (Seal Team 6 members in the back of room begin looking at the floor. Obviously trying not to smirk.) Seal Cdr: Uhhhh...Sir...did you notice how bad the weather is today? Obama: What? This is a critical moment,...
  • NBC Wags Dog For Bill Clinton, Who Let Osama Escape

    05/03/2012 4:57:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 3, 2012
    Media: NBC's presentation of "Rock Center with Brian Williams" last Wednesday night demonstrated that MSNBC's Chris Matthews isn't the only one who feels tingles up his leg when he talks with or about President Obama. President Obama's victory lap and shameless, media-assisted political exploitation of the Navy SEALs' triumph continued with the program opening with the photograph taken in the White House Situation Room, now apparently open to public tours. Administration bigwigs were shown watching the fruits of President George W. Bush's labors as Navy SEALs, acting on a trail of evidence gathered using enhanced interrogation techniques President Obama opposed,...
  • Obama, Osama And Taking Credit

    05/03/2012 10:46:19 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 7 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 05/03/12 | CaroleL
    Veterans for a Strong America defines itself as a non-partisan action organization dedicated to educating the public, members of Congress and the Executive Branch to make America strong. The group's new ad entitled CREDIT has certainly schooled President Obama and his campaign on the dangers of playing politics with the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
  • Obama's Afghan trip: 14,000 miles for brief remarks lacking one crucial word

    05/02/2012 1:18:52 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 10 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 5/2/12 | Andrew Malcolm
    As usual with this president, Obama's trip to and speech from Afghanistan had way more to do with politics than any real substance. Seven thousand miles, one way, is a long journey to share war remarks with countrymen that he should have and could have shared back home many months ago. Despite the administration's best backgrounding sales efforts, the document he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a meaningless basic agreement to talk later about forging a real agreement. Nothing was essentially changed by what the media lovingly called his "secret trip" to the war zone, which was simply...
  • Freep a poll! (Is the US safer since bin laden was killed?)

    05/02/2012 8:00:55 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | 5-2-12 | KVOA
    It’s been one year since U.S. commandos flew into Islamabad and killed Osama bin Laden. Do you think the United States is safer or less safe than it was a year ago? More safe. Less safe.
  • Vanity - President Nixon and the Moon

    05/02/2012 4:58:55 AM PDT · by T. P. Pole · 16 replies
    05/02/12 | T. P. Pole
    When I look back at history, I think it is just great how President Nixon is responsible for landing men on the moon. What's that? You say that President Kennedy is really responsible for initiating the plan years before, and that President Nixon just happened to be the guy in charge when it finally happened? Oh, ok. That's fine. I think it is just great how President Obama is responsible for killing bin Laden.