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  • SEAL helmet cams recorded entire bin Laden raid

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

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

    05/01/2011 10:59:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 280 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 5-2-11 | BRIAN ROSS, JAKE TAPPER, RICHARD ESPOSITO,
    *snip* Instead, he was in a house eight times larger than its neighbors, with a seven-foot wall and valued at $1 million. The house had no phone or television and the residents burned their trash. The house had high windows and few points of access, and U.S. officials concluded it had been built to hide someone. According to U.S. officials, two U.S. helicopters swept into the compound at 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Twenty to 25 U.S. Navy Seals under the command of the Joint Special Operations Command in cooperation with the CIA stormed the compound and engaged Bin...
  • ISI: 2 People Taken From Bin Laden Compound (Not Just OBL)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    05/05/2011 6:54:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 6, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — It took nine years, seven months and 21 days to pinpoint the man who plotted, paid for and perpetrated the terror attacks of 9-11-01. When a U.S. Navy SEAL team finally found Osama bin Laden in the third-floor bedroom of a comfortable house in a suburb of Islamabad, Pakistan, they killed him. Last Sunday's complex and highly successful operation validates Ronald Reagan's maxim for terrorists after U.S. Navy SEALs captured the murderous hijackers of the Achille Lauro in October 1985: "You can run, but you can't hide." Afterward, one of the participants penned a corollary: "Don't...