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  • Obama to Visit CIA Headquarters

    05/18/2011 11:21:07 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2011 | Carol E. Lee
    President Barack Obama will continue to tout the U.S. mission that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden with a visit Friday to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va. Mr. Obama will meet with intelligence officials to thank them for their efforts, “specifically for their excellent work in tracking down Osama bin Laden,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday. Mr. Carney said the president decided shortly after Mr. bin Laden’s death that he wanted to meet with intelligence officials at CIA headquarters. “I actually happened to be in his presence when he said he wanted to...
  • Obama to visit CIA Friday to thank intel agents

    05/18/2011 8:29:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | May 18, 2011
    WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will visit the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday to honor the work of agents who helped find an elusive Osama bin Laden, the White House said. Obama will head to CIA's Langley, Virginia headquarters to thank officers "for the work they do every day to keep America safe and specifically for their excellent work in tracking down Osama bin Laden," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday aboard Air Force One. He said Obama made the decision to visit the CIA "in the wake of the successful bin Laden mission," in which elite...
  • Sources: Raiders knew (bin Laden) mission a one-shot deal

    05/18/2011 6:46:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Navy Times | 5/18/11
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  • 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...
  • The Gun That Killed Bin Laden Revealed...(HK416-5.56)

    05/12/2011 9:45:32 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 121 replies · 2+ views
    USNews ^ | 05/11/2011 | Paul Bedard
    Sources say the HK416 rifle was used to kill bin Laden. The biggest secret in the special operations community—what gun did SEALs from "DevGru" kill Osama bin Laden with—has been revealed. Two military gear blogs, citing multiple insider sources, credit the highly reliable HK416 rifle, an M-16 type weapon, with the "double tap" of 5.56 mm bullets to bin Laden's head. While the military isn't talking about what SEALs from United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, formerly SEAL Team Six, carried in, two sites—Military Times Gear Scout and Soldier Systems—said the gun used was the German made, Delta Force...
  • The (Stealth) Blackhawk Crash

    05/12/2011 7:58:29 AM PDT · by BwanaNdege · 26 replies
    AvWeb ^ | 5/12/2011 | The AVweb Editorial Staff
    The (Stealth) Blackhawk Crash The reason a stealthy version of the MH-60 Blackhawk crashed during the May 1 raid that killed Osama bin Laden includes the vortex ring state phenomenon, according to officials, but helicopter crashes in the Middle East are far from uncommon. Hot air close to the ground and the aircraft's proximity to the high walls of the compound could have caused that thin, hot air to be driven by propwash up the walls and then down through the rotor, causing the vortex ring state. With those conditions, the helicopter would have lost lift and settled with power,...
  • My father's death was criminal and I may sue the U.S.: Bin Laden's son slams...killing

    05/11/2011 10:41:51 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 05/11/11
    Omar Bin Laden, the fourth eldest son of the Al Qaeda leader, has denounced his killing as 'criminal' and said he reserves the right to take legal action against America Osama Bin Laden's son has denounced the Al Qaeda leader's killing as 'criminal' and said he reserves the right to take legal action against America. The statement apparently made by Omar Bin Laden has appeared on an Islamist website. Omar, who is Bin Laden's fourth eldest son, claimed he and the Al Qaeda chief's other children are reserving the right to take legal action in the U.S. and internationally to...
  • President says bin Laden raid was ‘longest 40 minutes of my life’

    05/09/2011 11:16:46 AM PDT · by Justaham · 72 replies ^ | 5-9-11 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Watching the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound unfold last week from the White House Situation room was interminable, the president revealed to CBS' "60 Minutes" in an interview that aired Sunday evening. "It was the longest 40 minutes of my life," Obama told correspondent Steve Kroft during a conversation taped days after bin Laden's death. A photo of the national security team viewing the action remotely has quickly become a touchstone of the May 1 event, but officials have revealed little about what was going on behind the scenes, citing security concerns. Obama described the mood as "very tense,"...
  • Pakistan 'unmasks' CIA chief who masterminded Bin Laden hit

    05/09/2011 7:26:45 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Tensions between America and Pakistan plunged to a new low today as media unmasked the 'wrong' Islamabad-based CIA chief who allegedly masterminded the killing of Osama bin Laden. The alleged agent's name was published by newspaper The Nation and television news channel ARY over the weekend, citing unnamed sources. Although the name has been dismissed as incorrect, there is suspicion in the U.S. that the leak is an act of revenge by Pakistan's powerful military and intelligence establishment, which was humiliated over the surprise raid on its soil.
  • US: Only single bin Laden defender shot at SEALs

    05/05/2011 8:07:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 141 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2011 | ROBERT BURNS and PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Americans who raided Osama bin Laden's lair met far less resistance than the Obama administration described in the aftermath. The commandos encountered gunshots from only one man, whom they quickly killed, before sweeping the house and shooting others, who were unarmed, a senior defense official said in the latest account. In Thursday's revised telling, the Navy SEALs mounted a precision, floor-by-floor operation to find the al-Qaida leader and his protectors - but without the prolonged and intense firefight that officials had described for several days.
  • Stealth U.S. Copter Program Revealed In Bin Laden Raid

    05/05/2011 7:21:08 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 67 replies
    WMAL ^ | May 5, 2011
    (WASHINGTON) -- Before an elite team of U.S. Navy SEALs executed a daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden, the commandos were able to silently sneak up on their elusive target thanks to what aviation analysts said were top secret, never-before-seen stealth-modified helicopters. In the course of the operation that cost the al Qaeda leader his life, one of the two Black Hawk helicopters that carried the SEALs into bin Laden's Pakistani compound grazed one of the compound's walls and was forced to make a hard landing. With the chopper inoperable, at the end of the mission the SEALs...
  • Do I Hear Cheers for George W. Bush?

    05/05/2011 6:01:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | May 5, 2011 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I in my innocence was, in the aftermath of SEAL Team Six's disruption of Osama bin Laden's bucolic life in posh Abbottabad, reading editorial comment by the great newspapers of this republic. As always, the Wall Street Journal was superb, pausing to congratulate President Barack Obama for "ordering a special forces mission rather than settling for another attack with drones or stand-off weapons from afar." The Washington Post was, likewise, informative and appreciative of the president's prudent decision to let SEAL Team Six do its thing, skirting the laws of a sovereign nation and acting unilaterally to put...
  • A raid reconstructed: Highly rehearsed, Team Six finds itself improvising in bin Laden's lair

    05/04/2011 7:16:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies ^ | 5/4/11 | CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - So much could have gone wrong as SEAL Team Six swept over Pakistan's dark landscape, dropped down ropes into a compound lined by wall after wall, exchanged gunfire and confronted "Geronimo" face to face. The vital things went right. Just about every contingency the 25 commandos trained for came at them, rapidly, chaotically and dangerously, in their lunge for Osama bin Laden. They had acted on the best intelligence the U.S. had ever had on bin Laden's whereabouts since he slipped away in the mountains of Tora Bora just under a decade ago. But it was guesswork, too,...
  • Bin Laden Hosts at Compound Were Two Pakistanis

    05/03/2011 7:18:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies ^ | May 3, 2011 | CARLOTTA GALL
    ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan — In his last days, Osama bin Laden was not surrounded by a circle of heavily armed Arab bodyguards or mujahedeen who had fought with him in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union. Rather, he relied on two Pakistanis, one of whom, according to American officials, was his most trusted courier. Both men died with him in the American raid on their compound. They were known here as Arshad Khan and Tareq Khan, although one police official said that Arshad was not the man’s real name and that he carried a fake identity card. Although American officials have said...

    05/03/2011 7:00:37 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | May 3, 2011
    The legendary U.S. Special Forces Unit that took out Osama bin Laden on Sunday has been receiving a lot of press coverage lately–and for good reason. The bravery of those soldiers, the significance of their mission, and the sheer drama with which it was carried out is right out of a Blockbuster thriller. In an article from The Nation, the U.S. Special Forces are depicted as a class of talented, courageous, elite, and highly dangerous men. Surprisingly, given that it’s The Nation, the writer plays up the “murder, incorporated” angle of the story about JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command):Col. W....
  • UN rights chief seeks details on Bin Laden killing

    05/03/2011 5:31:13 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 127 replies
    GENEVA – The U.N.'s top human rights official says the global body wants details on the death of Osama bin Laden. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the raid on the al-Qaida leader's hideaway in Pakistan "was a complex operation, and it would be helpful if we knew the precise facts surrounding his killing." Pillay has frequently stressed the importance of respecting international law during counter-terror operations

    05/03/2011 7:28:11 AM PDT · by wilco200 · 317 replies
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  • Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial

    05/02/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 341 replies ^ | 5/2/2011
    DEVELOPING: Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News. Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf. In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 p.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.
  • Google Maps: Pakistani military academy and Osama compound

    05/02/2011 1:39:16 AM PDT · by globelamp · 75 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 02-05-2011 | Google Maps
    In order to appreciate just how hard the US has been scammed by Pakistan, you have to look at this map of Osama´s luxury compound, located just next to the Pakistani version of West Point. It´s literally just down the block from Bin Laden. The city (Abbottabad) houses numerous Pakistani military installations. It´s now obvious that Pakistan was on the other side all along.
  • US strike violates Pak sovereignty: Musharraf

    05/02/2011 2:06:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 102 replies
    CNN-IBN, India ^ | May 02, 2011
    US strike violates Pak sovereignty: Musharraf CNN-IBN Posted on May 02, 2011 at 01:58pm IST New Delhi: Former Pakistan president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf called the operation by US forces to kill al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad near Islamabad a violation of Pakistani sovereignty."America coming to our territory and taking action is a violation of our sovereignty. Handling and execution of the operation (by US forces) is not correct. The Pakistani government should have been kept in the loop," Musharraf told CNN-IBN in an exclusive interview."Foreign troops crossing the border into Pakistan will not...