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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...
  • OBL's Death a Victory for the Adults (1 year later, still on the money)

    05/01/2012 9:28:01 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-3-2011 | C. Edmund Wright
    The children are celebrating and taking credit for the death of Osama bin Laden, but make no mistake about it, this is a win for the adults. This will give Obama a short-term boost in the polls, but I submit after a few days or weeks of liberal celebration, reality will start to sink in for more and more Americans. Now by adults, I mean folks mature enough to understand that the world is a mean place ruled by the aggressive use of power and that the only way to stop evil from ruling is for the good guys to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Did Biden Out SEAL Team 6?

    08/08/2011 3:54:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 8, 2011 | Staff
    War On Terror: The deaths of more than 20 Navy SEALs from the unit that took out Osama bin Laden may be linked to a loose-lipped vice president and a presidential action figure. The last scene of the 1954 Korean War film "The Bridges at Toko-Ri," based on the James Michener novel, shows a carrier commander watching planes take off for another mission and asking, "Where do we get such men?" The same may be asked of the members of Navy SEAL (sea, air, land) Team 6 who died when the helicopter they were riding was hit by a Taliban-launched...
  • Pakistani who exposed al Qaeda cell found slain

    05/31/2011 3:53:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2011 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    A Pakistani journalist who wrote last week about the suspected infiltration of Pakistan's navy by al Qaeda terrorists was found dead Tuesday, two days after he went missing in Islamabad. Syed Saleem Shahzads body was found almost 100 miles north of the Pakistani capital.His face had been battered, and he had a gunshot wound in his stomach, according to sources. Mr. Shahzad was Pakistan bureau chief of Hong Kong-based Asia Times Online and author of “Inside al Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11.” He disappeared on Sunday, two days after he wrote an article claiming that al...
  • Pakistan must be tougher on terror: Clinton [something brewing?]

    05/27/2011 5:31:25 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 58 replies
    National Post.com ^ | Friday, May 27, 2011 | Chris Allbritton and Arshad Mohammed
    ISLAMABAD — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that Pakistan needed to take decisive steps against Islamist militancy and that relations between the two allies, tense since the killing of Osama bin Laden, had reached a turning point. Ms. Clinton, the most senior U.S. official to visit Pakistan since U.S. Navy SEALS killed the al Qaeda leader this month, appeared to be trying to smooth over strains, repeating that there was no evidence that any senior Pakistani officials had known of bin Laden’s whereabouts. But she also said she had asked Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime...
  • Al-Jazeera Reporter: The Way Bin Laden Was Killed and Dumped in the Sea Is an Affront to Arabs

    05/26/2011 11:00:49 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 75 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | May 19, 2011 | Al-Dunya TV (Syria)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with recently resigned Al-Jazeera TV journalist Ghassan Bin Jiddu, which aired on Al-Dunya TV on May 19, 2011: Ghassan Bin Jiddu: You just mentioned Sheik Osama Bin Laden. Regardless of what we think about Sheik Osama Bin Laden, or about what Al-Qaeda did in the United States… I am among those who never concealed their objection to the attack against New York and Washington in the United States. I was not ashamed to express my opinion from the every first moment. But to kill Sheik Osama Bin Laden and treat him in this manner?!...
  • 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...
  • When a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words - At last, bin Laden meets his end.

    05/21/2011 8:37:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    City Journal ^ | 6 May 2011 | Myron Magnet
    Osama bin Laden was, among many other things, a master propagandist, who understood that a key battleground in any war is the minds of men. His fundamental strategy was to turn his followers from true believers into fanatics. Undoubtedly, Islam gave him a fertile field for his harvest, but he cultivated it with consummate skill. I remember riding up Madison Avenue in a taxi a few days before 9/11. The cabbie, a large, heavily bearded man wearing a white tunic and the white skullcap of a pilgrim to Mecca, was listening to a tape—in Arabic, I presumed. But you didn’t...
  • 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...
  • BUSH AND OBAMA...CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE...Revealing

    05/19/2011 11:04:54 AM PDT · by no gnu taxes · 13 replies
    George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam:"The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq .The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks....
  • Disney Looking to Trademark Navy Seal Team 6

    05/16/2011 9:25:36 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 45 replies
    Huliq ^ | May 15, 2011
    As the interest in counter-terrorism soars, the Walt Disney Company is attempting to trademark the name Navy “Seal Team 6,” the unit responsible for taking down Osama Bin Laden. Counter-terrorism is becoming a big market since the death of Osama Bin Laden and it appears the Walt Disney Company is ready to cash in. Disney is currently trying to trademark the name Navy “Seal Team 6,” the unit responsible for killing Bin Laden. On May 3, just one day after the news was out about the death of Bin Laden, Disney applied to trademark the name “Seal Team 6.” The...
  • How WikiLeaks vindicated Bush’s anti-terrorism strategy

    05/13/2011 2:23:21 PM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2011 | Donald H. Rumsfeld,
    Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of U.S. special operations forces is a major success in our country’s war against al-Qaeda. As a result of the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation program and the intelligence gained from detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a major fraction of al-Qaeda’s senior leadership has been captured or killed since 2001.
  • 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-spotting becomes local sport in Virginia Beach after bin Laden raid

    05/13/2011 11:43:15 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 May 2011 | Frederick Kunkle
    VIRGINIA BEACH — Finding a Navy SEAL in this city should be easy. This is where hundreds of America’s most elite warriors are based. This is where their heroic exploits are celebrated and retold, especially since a team of Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in a bold raid on the al-Qaeda mastermind’s Pakistani hideout. But finding a real, active-duty SEAL in this beach resort — not to mention one of the 20 or so members of SEAL Team 6 who swept into bin Laden’s compound early this month — is like chasing echoes in a fun house. [snip] It’s...
  • 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...
  • CNN: SEC OF DEFENSE GATES SAYS RAID DETAILS WERE SUPPOSE TO BE KEPT SECRET!

    05/12/2011 5:17:41 PM PDT · by macquire · 89 replies
    CNN: Gates gave a speech today blasting the fact so many raid and Navy Seal details were released by the government. Gates said this in front of several thousand US Marines.
  • Why The Left Cried When Osama Died

    05/13/2011 2:43:49 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jamie Glazov
    The death of Osama bin Laden has driven a stake into the heart of the Left, causing progressives to bleed and moan as their unholy alliance with radical Islam absorbs the devastating May 2 blow. The radical Islamic half of the romance is in agony as it sheds bitter tears for the mass murderer. Indeed, Hamas, Hezbollah, the armed wing of Fatah, and tens of thousands of radical Muslims around the world have prominently displayed their sorrow and anger for the world to see. The alliance’s leftist half is, meanwhile, also deeply grieving. The guru of the leftist political faith,...
  • Navy SEALs Want to Protect Their Identity Following OBL Raid

    05/12/2011 4:16:51 PM PDT · by panthermom · 129 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/12/2011 | Justin Fishel
    Members of Navy SEAL team 6, the Special Operations unit responsible for killing Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden in Pakistan last Sunday, have expressed concerns about their safety and the safety of their families now that details of the mission have been made public. Speaking to Marines at Camp Lejeune Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the concerns were expressed to him directly a week ago when he met with members of the unit to congratulate them on their mission. Gates said the SEALs were mainly focused on their families and worried they could be subject to retaliatory attacks....
  • 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
  • How Leftism Poisoned a Psychiatrist's Mind

    05/10/2011 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    If your sister were among the nearly 3,000 people murdered in the World Trade Center on 9/11, how would you react to Osama Bin Laden's death? More specifically, if you were to write an opinion piece on the subject for a major newspaper, what would you most want to communicate?One would think that anyone who had lost a loved one on 9/11 would write about bin Laden's guilt, about evil and about experiencing some degree of moral and emotional satisfaction that the loved one's murderer had been killed by American forces.But not Robert Klitzman, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia...
  • 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...
  • Dick Cheney bemoans end of harsh interrogation tactics

    05/07/2011 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Dick Cheney bemoans end of harsh interrogation tactics By Fox News From: NewsCore May 08, 2011 9:45AM FORMER Vice President Dick Cheney has tipped his hat to Barack Obama for authorising the military operation that led to the killing of Oama bin Laden last weekend. But, in an interview with Fox News Sunday, he also lamented the end of controversial Bush-era interrogations that many conservatives believe contributed to America's greatest counterterrorism success. "Well, I think you've got to give him (Obama) a lot of credit for making the decision to have the SEAL team 6 conduct the raid that got...
  • Obama's Order To Kill, Not Capture Bin Laden: Dead Men Don't Talk

    05/08/2011 9:48:57 AM PDT · by .454Puma · 28 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 05/08/2011 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Obama's order to kill not capture Bin Laden reminds me of a very personal episode from my life. In 1989 the Ceausescu couple was caught and executed by firing squad after a so-called "trial" that lasted less than 4o minutes, sentencing and execution included. No witnesses were allowed for the defendants and no public was present in the room...
  • 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...
  • Michael Moore: (regarding the killing of Bin Laden)

    05/08/2011 1:46:30 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 66 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | May 7, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    "Mr Moore said: 'We've lost something of our soul here in this country, and maybe I'm an old-school American, who believes in the American justice system, something that separates us from other countries. 'We say everybody has their day in court, no matter what sort of person, no matter what piece of scum they are."
  • Bin Laden's death a tough subject for the pulpit

    05/08/2011 3:37:17 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 5/8/2011 | Brock Vergakis
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The killing of Osama bin Laden, a man who was America's face of evil for nearly a decade, left Christians, Jews and Muslims relieved, proud or even jubilant. For their religious leaders, it was sometimes hard to know just what to say. There is at least some dissonance between the values they preach and the triumphant response on the streets of New York and Washington to the death of a human being — even one responsible for thousands of killings in those areas and around the world. "Justice may have been served, but we Catholics never...
  • 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...
  • Bin Laden 'may have lived in Pakistan for over 7 years'

    05/07/2011 6:45:14 AM PDT · by milestogo · 19 replies · 1+ views
    ISLAMABAD: Osama bin Laden may have lived in Pakistan for over seven years before being shot dead by US forces, senior Pakistani security officials said on Saturday, a disclosure that could further anger key ally Washington over the presence of enemy number one in the country. One of Bin Laden’s widows told Pakistani investigators that the world’s most wanted man stayed in a village for nearly two and a half years before moving to the nearby garrison town of Abbottabad, where he was killed. The wife, Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, told investigators earlier that Bin Laden and his family had spent...
  • Mark Steyn: Our Pakistani Allies - They knew they could get away with harboring bin Laden.

    05/07/2011 4:29:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 7, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>As my old friends at The Spectator in London pointed out on Monday morning, I scooped the entire planet in breaking the news of Osama bin Laden’s death: “Osama bin Laden is dead, says Mark Steyn.” This was in The Spectator’s edition of June 29, 2002, which turned out to be a wee bit premature. I jumped the gun, much like Osama’s missus in Abbottabad, but by nine years.</p>
  • (New York Congressmen Nadler and Anthony) Weiner: Give $50M Osama bounty to 9/11 survivors

    05/08/2011 1:16:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    AP/NY Post ^ | May 8, 2011
    Two members of Congress from New York City say that up to $50 million in Osama bin Laden bounty money should go to first responders, survivors and victims' family members from the Sept. 11 attacks.