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  • 'Dead Osama bin Laden is as dangerous as a living one'

    05/02/2012 12:45:30 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    IANS; DNA ^ | Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | Rahul Dass
    New Delhi - A year after Osama bin Laden was hunted down and killed at his safehouse in Pakistan's military town of Abbottabad by elite American forces, an event that made splashing headlines the world over, strategic analysts across the spectrum agreed that little has changed and the al-Qaeda may be weakened but is still dangerous. While the American establishment is of the view that top leaders of the al-Qaeda, including Osama's deputy and current chief Ayman al-Zawahri, are still active in Pakistan's tribal areas, Pakistani analyst Hamid Mir says that a dead Osama is as dangerous as a living...

    05/01/2012 2:34:59 PM PDT · by lward99 · 18 replies
    Times247 ^ | 5/1/12 | Times247
    In 2008 Barack Obama criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in an ad to score "political points." Four years later the Obama campaign has created an ad of its own, insinuating that Mitt Romney would not have given the order to capture and kill bin Laden. The blowback has been swift and severe, with Navy SEALs, Sen. John McCain and even Democrat allies like Arianna Huffington denouncing the ad. Read more:
  • Watch This Video, The Last Ten Seconds Is Amazing ...

    Obama says, "I assume that people meant what they said when they said it. That at least has been my practice." He then goes on to say, "If there are others who have said one thing and now suggest that they would do something else, I would let them explain."Should we Freep all the things this guy said that have not come to pass .. [i] I will not let unemployment get above 8%[ii] I will not sign a bill that has not been posted on line for 72 hours.
  • 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....
  • Obama Plays ‘The Politics Of Fear’

    05/01/2012 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-12 | Warren Beatty
    NO! It can’t be! President Barack Hussein Obama playing politics with Osama bin Laden’s death? At the ABC News web site, “The Note,” Michael Falcone wrote, “But four years ago this April, the Obama campaign criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in a political ad.” “The Obama campaign spokesman, Bill Burton, accused the Clinton team of playing ‘the politics of fear’ just like George W. Bush.” Can anyone say, “Hypocrisy?” All you Obama Kool-Aid drinkers will want to watch this video that features the very objective Bill Clinton who turned down numerous chances to capture...
  • SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in election campaign

    05/01/2012 8:48:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://www/ ^ | April 30, 2012 | 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.
  • How to rebuke Obama's exploiting his 'not interfering with SEAL's killing Osama campaign'

    05/01/2012 5:00:29 AM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    Thanks for the SEALs for doing the job, we are proud of you. Question: Did Obama decide not to interfere against the SEALs killing of Osama solely based on the intent to use it for his campaign propaganda?
  • SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing

    04/30/2012 5:36:42 PM PDT · by dewawi · 190 replies
    Red siren at Drudge on this.
  • Obama’s Shameful Disrespect of Seal Team 6

    04/28/2012 10:06:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 28, 2012 | MacRanger
    Got a problem with Obama’s using the succesfull mission of Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden as a political weapon. Shameful. But even more so, it’s a misrepresentation of his role. “Only the memo doesn’t show a gutsy call. It doesn’t show a president willing to take the blame for a mission gone wrong. It shows a CYA maneuver by the White House.The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven – the “timing, operational decision making and control” are all up to McRaven. So the notion that Obama and his team were walking through every stage...
  • Pakistan Deports Bin Laden Family

    04/27/2012 9:20:57 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    chosun Ib ^ | April 28, 2012 | Staff
    Intelligence "officials" say bin Laden's three widows,two Saudi nationals and a Yemeni and their children (pick a number between 1 & 100) were taken to the (private) "airport near Islamabad" shortly after midnight Thursday, where a plane was waiting to take them to the kingdom.
  • Clinton Says Those Watching Bin Laden Death 'Couldn't Breathe for 35 Minutes'

    04/11/2012 5:33:58 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 52 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | 11April2012 | Dana Hughes
    Hillary Clinton spoke bluntly about Syria, North Korea and the death of Osama bin Laden at the U.S. Naval Academy Tuesday, where as the keynote speaker at the close of a foreign policy conference she revealed that none of those watching the operation that killed the al Qaeda leader last year "could breathe for 30-35 minutes." The Secretary of State prepared remarks on U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific region for the conference, but later took questions from the young future officers about any topic.
  • VP Lauds Obama’s Audacious Killing of bin-Laden

    03/24/2012 10:03:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Vice-President Joe Biden praised the killing of Osama bin-Laden, calling it “the most audacious plan of the past 500 years.” Asked about other possible contenders for “most audacious plan”–the D-Day invasion of Normandy during WWII or Washington’s Christmas Day attack on Hessian troops in 1776—Biden replied “no contest.” “The raid that killed bin-Laden was carried out without any casualties for our side,” Biden pointed out. “The same can’t be said for any other action taken by any other president. Let’s not forget that Allied Forces had 10,000 casualties on D-Day and 2500 men were killed. That’s a bit of a...
  • Bin Laden's final days -- big plans, deep fears

    03/16/2012 5:28:22 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 March 2012 | Peter Bergen
    Tapping away at his computer in the study of the suburban compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that he called home for the last years of his life, Osama bin Laden wrote memos urging his followers to continue to try to attack the United States, suggesting, for instance, they mount assassination attempts against President Obama and Gen. David Petraeus. While he urged his organization on to attack America, bin Laden was also keenly aware that al Qaeda was in deep trouble because of the campaign of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan and also because the brutal tactics of his followers had alienated...
  • Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US

    <p>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 sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi's ashes," Burton commented in another email. Eichman was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and, tried in Israel, found guilty and executed in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean.</p>
  • [Pakistani Intelligence] ISI employed architect for Osama bin Laden compound: Report

    02/18/2012 10:39:21 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 18, 2012 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: An architect regularly employed by the ISI worked on the compound in which Osama bin Laden sheltered for years in Abbottabad and the slain al-Qaida chief communicated regularly with LeT from his hideout, a media report said today. Though the original property records for the compound near the elite Pakistan Military Academy have disappeared, the architect who worked on the structure was regularly employed by the ISI, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius quoted an intelligence source as saying. The architect reportedly was told that a "highly placed VIP" was coming to the compound, Ignatius wrote in a column posted...
  • Joe Biden Admits He Advised President Obama Not To Carry Out Bin Laden Raid

    01/28/2012 6:10:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Joe Biden Admits He Advised President Obama Not To Carry Out Bin Laden Raid video by Josh Feldman | 11:22 pm, January 27th, 2012 » 21 comments Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a conference of House Democrats in Maryland today, and in discussing the SEAL Team raid that successfully took out Osama bin Laden, he admitted that he advised President Obama not to carry out the mission because “we have to do more things to see if he’s there.” The vice president gave an insider account of the internal discussions in the White House before the order was officially...
  • Obama Treasures the Flag Carried by the Seal Team Who Iced Osama...Not Yours!

    01/24/2012 7:31:54 PM PST · by Stayfree · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Self | January 24, 2012 | Stayfree
    What a putz...........
  • Ron Paul Denies Saying He Wouldn’t Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid in Pakistan — But Here’s the Video

    01/17/2012 10:03:54 AM PST · by mnehring · 42 replies
    (Videos at link) Last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina may be one that causes Ron Paul some problems in the “honesty” department.Mr. Paul‘s truthfulness is being questioned after he told Fox News’ Brett Baier that he never said that he would not have given the order to go into Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden: There‘s just one small problem with Paul’s denial, he did say it, several times.Back in May of 2011, and featured here on The Blaze, Ron Paul said three times in a two minute discussion of the topic, that as President of the United States,...
  • From the files of Terror Inc

    08/16/2004 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 571 replies · 7,393+ views ^ | August 14, 2004 | Alan Cullison
    The September11 terror attacks in the US were staged to overcome disunity in al-Qa'ida, confidential computer records reveal. Alan Cullison reports on what happened after his laptop was wrecked while he was covering the combat in Afghanistan IN the autumn of 2001, I was one of scores of journalists who ventured into northern Afghanistan to write about the US-assisted war against the Taliban. After losing use of my computer in an accident, I scrawled stories by candlelight with a ballpoint pen and read dispatches to my editors at The Wall Street Journal over a satellite phone. When the Taliban's defences...
  • Drone Crash in Iran Reveals Secret U.S. Surveillance Effort

    12/11/2011 12:00:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 7, 2011 | Scott Shane and David E. Sanger
    The stealth C.I.A. drone that crashed deep inside Iranian territory last week was part of a stepped-up surveillance program that has frequently sent the United States’ most hard-to-detect drone into the country to map suspected nuclear sites, according to foreign officials and American experts who have been briefed on the effort. Until this week, the high-altitude flights from bases in Afghanistan were among the most secret of many intelligence-collection efforts against Iran, and American officials refuse to discuss it. But the crash of the vehicle, which Iranian officials said occurred more than 140 miles from the border with Afghanistan, blew...
  • To GOP 'appeasement' charge, Obama says: 'Ask Osama bin Laden'

    12/08/2011 7:34:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli
    President Obama had a quick, blunt response Thursday to Republican charges that he's engaged in a foreign policy of "appeasement." "Ask Osama bin Laden," he told reporters at the White House on Thursday. Appeasement was the word of the day Wednesday as six Republican presidential candidates spoke at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington. It was most often used with regard to Iran, although some said it applied to Obama's broader foreign policy. "The president, for every thug and hooligan, for every radical Islamist, has had nothing but appeasement," former Sen. Rick Santorum said.
  • Faked Death of Osama

    12/05/2011 6:47:22 PM PST · by Thomasina · 97 replies · 2+ views
    Pravda ^ | Ann Barnhardt
    THE EXECUTION OF THE SEAL TEAM SIX - PARTS 1 and 2 - By Ann Barnhardt - August 2011, #0, by macaense, 01 September 2011 08:26 PM THE EXECUTION OF SEAL TEAM SIX (PART 1) POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT - AUGUST 6, AD 2011 4:08 PM MST You're damn right I said it. On May 5th I had an email conversation with a retired military man with spook contacts. All were in total agreement that the Bin Laden episode was pure theater. The SEALS were sent into a compound as evidenced by the lost chopper on site. But Osama Bin...
  • Revealed: How Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission

    11/06/2011 6:40:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6/11 | Daniel Bates
    In the official photograph, he looked every inch the commander in chief. Strain etched on his face, Barack Obama watched as the raid to kill Osama bin Laden played out on a television in front of him. According to a new book, however, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.Only then did he down his clubs and return to the White House to watch what he later trumpeted as a great success of his presidency. A new book claims the official account was
  • Pakistan to charge doctor who helped U.S. find bin Laden with treason

    10/06/2011 10:03:38 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 9 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Oct 6, 2011 02:20 PM ET | CNN
    ... doctor accused of ... fake vaccination campaign to ... acquire DNA samples that ... led ... to Osama bin Laden will be charged with treason, Pakistan's Information Ministry said...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Last Message to America: Beware Capitalism?

    09/13/2011 2:18:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Osama Bin Laden's Last Message to America: Beware Capitalism? By MEGAN CHUCHMACH and RYM MOMTAZ Sept. 13, 2011 A day after Americans observed the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks by al Qaeda, a new video featuring the terror group's now-deceased leader surfaced in which Osama bin Laden warns the American people not of coming attacks, but of the dangers of capitalism and the military-industrial complex. Appearing thin and with a very black beard, bin Laden says major corporations -- the "undeclared kings" of America -- ignite wars on purpose for profit and wield the power over...
  • For 9-11: reprise of THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN

    09/11/2011 10:34:52 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-11-11 | dfu
    Once again, I hope you enjoy this on the 10th anniversary. The day that MUSLIM terrorists attacked us on our soil. THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN
  • GUTSY CALL The Movie - Obama Gets Osama - Sneak Preview

    08/27/2011 10:00:06 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/26/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Hollywood election eve docudrama from Kathryn Bigelow on Obama-Osama. Sneak preview (satire)
  • Stratfor disputes OBL killing in Abbottabad

    08/21/2011 9:54:00 PM PDT · by hamboy · 72 replies
    The Nation on the Web of Pakistan! ^ | August 19, 2011 | Azhar Masood
    ISLAMABAD - Globally recognised intelligence and forecast STRATFOR has rejected the US Central Intelligence Agency claim that the man killed in Abbottabad’s compound by US Naval SEALs was al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. This was one of the reasons the CIA kept Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in dark. The STRATFOR says: “The possibility that bin Laden was already dead and in terms of his impact on terrorist operations, he effectively was. That does not mean, however, that he was not an important ideological leader or that he was not someone the United States sought to capture or...
  • The Mission to get Bin Laden (vanity)

    08/15/2011 8:12:34 AM PDT · by Baynative · 9 replies
    Mine | 8/8/2011 | Baynative
    I am quoting from an article in the New Yorker, a source we are not allowed to post on Free Republic. I hope people will take the time to read this entire account of the mission.
  • Pakistan let China see "stealth" chopper from bin Laden raid

    08/14/2011 12:23:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 14, 2011 | Chris Allbritton
    Pakistan gave China access to the previously unknown "stealth" helicopter that crashed during the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May despite explicit requests from the CIA not to... The revelation, if confirmed, is likely to further shake the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been improving slightly after hitting its lowest point in decades following the May 2 bin Laden raid. ... "The US now has information that Pakistan, particularly the ISI, gave access to the Chinese military to the downed helicopter in Abbottabad," ... Pakistan, which enjoys a close relationship with China, allowed Chinese intelligence officials to take...
  • Report: Pakistan Gave China Access To 'Stealth' Chopper In bin Laden Raid

    08/14/2011 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 14, 2011
    Report: Pakistan Gave China Access To 'Stealth' Chopper In bin Laden Raid Chinese military allowed to take photographs, samples of aircraft's 'skin', despite CIA objections, Financial Times reports ISLAMABAD — Pakistan gave China access to the previously unknown "stealth" helicopter that crashed during the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May despite explicit requests from the CIA not to, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The revelation, if confirmed, is likely to further shake the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been improving slightly after hitting its lowest point in decades following the May 2 bin Laden raid. During the...
  • It’s Called Propaganda

    08/13/2011 9:23:41 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 13th,2011 | Jim Emerson,staff writer
    In order to display some gravitas, Obama’s White House is assisting an Oscar winning filmmaker to spin it into a leadership role in the killing of Osama Bin Laden just in time for the 2012 Election. As is typical of Hollywood,this is another movie aimed at showing Democrat Presidents in a positive light while in and out of office. Kathryn Bigelow director of the Oscar-winning Iraq War movie “The Hurt Locker,”has teamed up with its writer Mark Boal to start on the preproduction research for a movie about the killing of Bin Laden. The project is being billed as a...
  • Rep. Peter King Asks For Probe Into White House’s Role in Bin Laden Movie

    08/10/2011 10:25:41 PM PDT · by This Just In · 64 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | August 10, 2011 | Hollywoodland
    BREAKING: Rep. Peter King Asks For Probe Into White House’s Role in Bin Laden Movie Posted By Hollywoodland On August 10, 2011 @ 9:23 am In Featured Story, Military, Politics | 79 Comments Politico: House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday demanded an investigation into a report that the White House is cooperating with a film on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. In a letter to the Defense Department and the CIA, King asked for a probe and classified briefing about any cooperation or consultation between the agencies and the film, set to be directed by...
  • US lawmaker wants probe of Bin Laden film project

    08/10/2011 8:21:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies · 2+ views
    AFP ^ | Aug. 10, 2011
    A Republican lawmaker accused the Obama administration of jeopardizing national security by cooperating with a Hollywood film project on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Representative Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, demanded an inquiry after learning of the Pentagon's collaboration with Oscar-winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow. "I write to express concern regarding ongoing leaks of classified information regarding sensitive military operations," King wrote in a letter to the inspectors general at the Pentagon and CIA.
  • Sony Hosted Obama Fundraiser, Releasing Bin Laden Movie Before Election

    08/10/2011 9:27:20 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 60 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/10/11 | Michael Warren
    There may be an overtly political reason that moviegoers will be seeing the story of the Osama bin Laden raid just before they vote for president. Sony Pictures, the company distributing next year's film, hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama on their studio's premises in California last April. So far, Sony is the only major studio to hold a political fundraiser this cycle. According to Deadline Hollywood, Sony will release the bin Laden movie, directed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, on October 12, 2012--less than a month before the presidential election. "The eyebrow does go up when you see...
  • White House rejects claim about bin Laden raid film

    08/10/2011 5:14:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 10, 2011 | David Alexander
    WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Moviemakers producing a film about the U.S. special forces raid that killed Osama bin Laden are getting help from the Pentagon, but the Obama administration dismissed concerns on Wednesday that classified information has been divulged. The film, focusing on one of President Barack Obama's key successes in office, is due to be released in October 2012, less than a month before the election in which the Democrat is seeking a second term. Republican Peter King, chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, called on Tuesday for an investigation into contacts between the administration...
  • Hollywood Using SEAL Team 6 To Boost Obama's Re-election Prospects?

    08/08/2011 6:55:01 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 15 replies
    Our utter failure of a president is looking to Hollywood for an October 2012 Surprise to save his hopes for a second term. Maureen Dowd says out loud what we all knew the moment the movie’s release date was announced: The White House is also counting on the Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal big-screen version of the killing of Bin Laden to counter Obama’s growing reputation as ineffectual. The Sony film by the Oscar-winning pair who made “The Hurt Locker” will no doubt reflect the president’s cool, gutsy decision against shaky odds. Just as Obamaland was hoping, the movie is scheduled...
  • Copter Downed by Taliban Fire; Elite U.S. Unit Among Dead

    08/06/2011 3:36:59 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6 AUGUST 2011 | RAY RIVERA, ALISSA J. RUBIN and THOM SHANKER
    KABUL, Afghanistan — In the deadliest day for American forces in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan, insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter on Saturday, killing 30 Americans, including some Navy Seal commandos from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as 8 Afghans, American and Afghan officials said.
  • Is The New Yorker’s Navy SEAL Cover Story Fake?

    08/06/2011 4:11:54 PM PDT · by hamboy · 19 replies
    Big Peace ^ | August 6, 2011 | Joel B. Pollak
    Georgetown University professor C. Christine Fair has written a post at alleging that Nicholas Schmidle’s New Yorker cover story detailing the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound may be a fraud. At the very least, Fair alleges, Schmidle failed to interview the Navy SEALs involved in the operation–which is not mentioned anywhere in the article, but is apparent from a close analysis of the text. Is that really the way bin Laden dyed? (pun intended)
  • Dozens Killed as NATO Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan

    08/06/2011 2:21:16 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 121 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6 August 2011 | By RAY RIVERA and ALISSA J. RUBIN
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents shot down a NATO Chinook helicopter during an overnight operation in eastern Afghanistan, killing 37 people on board, a military official said on Saturday.
  • Obama expresses sorrow for 31 US troops killed in Afghan crash

    08/06/2011 9:27:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama praised the sacrifice of 31 U.S. troops who died early Saturday morning in helicopter crash in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed it shot down the aircraft with a rocket-propelled grenade. Seven Afghan soldiers on board the helicopter also died. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the Americans who were lost earlier today in Afghanistan,” Obama said in a statement. “Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan.” Obama said...
  • Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Reportedly Kills Members of SEAL Team 6

    08/06/2011 9:37:25 AM PDT · by spiderfern · 396 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 8/6/2011 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has learned that more than 20 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Read more:
  • U.S. official: Killed forces were on Afghanistan rescue mission

    08/06/2011 2:31:09 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 109 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/6/11 | David Ariosto and Barbara Starr
    Twenty-five U.S. special forces killed early Saturday in Afghanistan were on a mission to rescue another team of military personnel pinned down by insurgents, a U.S. military official told CNN. The helicopter that went down in eastern Afghanistan carried 30 U.S. military members, including 22 Navy SEALs and three other special forces. They were part of a "quick reaction force" sent in to pick up others engaged in a fierce firefight, the official said. In the single deadliest incident since the start of the decade-long Afghan war, the Army Chinook carrying a team of U.S. special forces and U.S. and...
  • Couple Sees Jesus In Walmart Receipt

    07/16/2011 10:52:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 87 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 16, 2011 | staff reporter
    ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- An engaged couple in Anderson County says a shadowy image that turned up on a receipt from Walmart looks like the face of Jesus. Jacob Simmons and his fiancee, Gentry Lee Sutherland, said they bought some pictures from Walmart on Sunday, June 12. The following Wednesday, the couple had just come home from a church service when Simmons spotted the receipt on the floor of Sutherland's apartment. He says the receipt had changed.
  • Egyptian Lawyer Muntasar Al-Zayat: The Martyr Bin Laden Is Innocent...

    07/04/2011 10:42:14 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies · 1+ views
    MEMRI TV ^ | May 23, 2011 | Al-Faraeen TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian lawyer Muntasar Al-Zayat, which aired on Faraeen TV on May 23, 3011: Muntasar Al-Zayat: The Americans are the ones who killed Bin Laden. They killed him and, therefore, he is a martyr. He is considered a martyr because he was fighting for a cause: first, the liberation of the Hejaz from the Americans, and then the liberation of Iraq from the Americans, and the liberation of Afghanistan from the foreign invasion. Interviewer: What about the terrorist operations carried out by Al-Qaeda, which left behind rivers of blood in Islamic countries? Who bears...
  • Sudanese Cleric Pays Homage to Bin Laden and Calls upon Muslims to Attack US Citizens Worldwide

    06/30/2011 10:39:16 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | May 29, 2011
    Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Sudanese cleric Sheik Ali Al-Jazouli, which aired on the Internet, on May 29, 2011: Sheik Ali Al-Jazouli: The notion of the importance of tipping the global balance of terror in favor of the Muslims is the guiding principle of Osama Bin Laden. What is the outcome of this guiding principle? It is what I told you in a previous Friday sermon, about an article written by Friedman Thomas. The American Jew Friedman Thomas wrote an article in The Washington Post, titled "Dialogue with the Rebels." He wrote that in light of...
  • Seized Cellphone Links Pakistani Intelligence to Osama bin Laden

    06/24/2011 1:31:48 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | June 24, 2011 | Gizmodo
    The cellphone that was seized from Osama bin Laden's courier has been revealed to contain contacts to a militant group that's been long connected to Pakistan's intelligence agency. This could mean that Pakistan was protecting bin Laden the whole time. The militant group that Osama had in his phone, Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen, were in constant talks with Pakistan officials. Though none of those conversations were explicitly about bin Laden, it does raise an interesting question. Did bin Laden get help (and live comfortably while in hiding) from the Pakistan government? The link to Harakat is important because it is deeply entrenched in...
  • Osama Wanted New Name for al-Qaida to Repair Image

    06/24/2011 2:00:17 AM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | June 24, 2010 | Matt Apuzzo
    As Osama bin Laden watched his terrorist organization get picked apart, he lamented in his final writings that al-Qaida was suffering from a marketing problem. His group was killing too many Muslims and that was bad for business. The West was winning the public relations fight. All his old comrades were dead and he barely knew their replacements. Faced with these challenges, bin Laden, who hated the United States and decried capitalism, considered a most American of business strategies. Like Blackwater, ValuJet and Philip Morris, perhaps what al-Qaida really needed was a fresh start under a new name. The problem...
  • Al-Fatuh: America's "Gang-Like Political Assassination" of Bin Laden Makes Me Doubt There Is...

    06/23/2011 3:21:53 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 2 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | May 24, 2011 | Al-Mihwar TV (Egypt)
    Egyptian Presidential Candidate Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Al-Fatuh: America's "Gang-Like Political Assassination" of Bin Laden Makes Me Doubt There Is Such a Thing As Al-Qaeda Following are excerpts from an interview with Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Al-Fatuh, Egyptian presidential candidate and former member of the Muslim Brotherhood leadership. The interview aired on Al-Mehwar TV on May 24, 2011. Interviewer: Were you sad that Bin Laden died the way he did? Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Al-Fatuh: I am against political assassinations, whether of Bin laden or of anyone else. Gang-like political assassinations are worse when carried out by a state. If America, with all...
  • Obama versus Osama: guess who the Egyptians prefer?

    06/21/2011 1:39:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 21, 2011 | Colum Lynch
    First the good news: U.S. President Barack Obama is more than twice as popular in Egypt as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad. Now, the bad news: the American president's standing has never been worse in Egypt, plummeting since 2008, when he received a 25 percent favorability rating, to 12 percent in 2011. Even Osama Bin Laden, the late al Qaeda leader, was more popular this year, with a 21 percent favorability ranking. The Iranian leader fared worse, dropping from 21 percent favorability rating in 2008 to a miserable 5 percent. The findings are drawn from a public poll of Egyptian views...