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Email shows effort to shield bin Laden photos
AP-Yahoo ^ | Feb. 10 , 2014 | STEPHEN BRAUN

Posted on 02/10/2014 11:19:44 PM PST by LeoWindhorse

A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA.

The email was obtained under a freedom of information request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The document, released Monday by the group, shows that Adm. William McRaven, who heads the U.S. Special Operations Command, told military officers on May 13, 2011 that photos of bin Laden's remains should have been sent to the CIA or already destroyed. Bin Laden was killed by a special operations team in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

McRaven's order to purge the bin Laden material came 10 days after The Associated Press asked for the photos and other documents under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. Typically, when a freedom of information request is filed to a government agency under the Federal Records Act, the agency is obliged to preserve the material sought — even if the agency later denies the request.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coverup; mcraven; obama; obamalies; ubl
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1 posted on 02/10/2014 11:19:44 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

the same McRaven that went out of his way to bury all the facts and info surrounding Extortion 17 ? Leaving the families to pound sand .


2 posted on 02/10/2014 11:20:59 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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Didn’t he die about 10 years ago?


3 posted on 02/10/2014 11:21:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freezer Burn.....


4 posted on 02/10/2014 11:22:58 PM PST by GraceG
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To: LeoWindhorse

I am skeptical that any actual photos were ever taken.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 11:27:20 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: LeoWindhorse

0bama. All lies all the time.


6 posted on 02/10/2014 11:34:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” Admiral McRaven laughed and said “ Okay , I know “ A short time later , he became more emboldened . “ I know President Obama and I see him often . I don’t just know him as a president ; I know him as a man .” He pounded his fist on our table . “ And he is a good man “
Politely , I touched his arm , “Sir I’m going to have to ask you not to mention that man’s name in my house .”
Pg 156-157 - “Betrayed “ The Shocking True Story of Extortion 17 , as told by a Navy SEAL’s father .


7 posted on 02/10/2014 11:35:20 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Didn’t he die about 10 years ago?

0BL couldn't have survived with malfunctioning kidneys on the run.

8 posted on 02/10/2014 11:36:01 PM PST by hamboy
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To: LeoWindhorse
11 days after
IFTTT
10 posted on 02/10/2014 11:48:58 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: onyx

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/pentagon-destruction-of-bin-laden-death-photos/


11 posted on 02/10/2014 11:52:18 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Browse Recipes
12 posted on 02/10/2014 11:57:22 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: LeoWindhorse
There are very good reasons to take photographs of a dead Benito Mussolini, a dead Heinrich Himmler, a dead Clyde Barrow, and any other bad boy types when many good people have been waiting for their death.

It was pure cowardice not to publish photos of Osama’s cadaver. It was pure cowardice to claim he was given a respectful send-off at sea.

13 posted on 02/11/2014 12:01:26 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

A top example of an order that should be disobeyed.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 12:09:39 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: hamboy

“0BL couldn’t have survived with malfunctioning kidneys on the run.”

yeah...it’s not like he was from a filthy rich family or anything like that...


15 posted on 02/11/2014 12:23:10 AM PST by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Top US diplomat in Northern Sudan resigns from post after he converts to Islam
16 posted on 02/11/2014 12:23:50 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: onyx

Oh crap....are we getting invaded by truthers now?


17 posted on 02/11/2014 12:24:34 AM PST by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: onyx

Bottom line is that Al Qaeda has and always has worked for the global elite and international banker co-opted Presidency and Washington Federal bureaucracy!
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Thanks for posting the info, Onyx! I’m inclined to believe.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 12:30:48 AM PST by octex
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Whatever. As long as we got rid of him. Too many scums to contend with anyways.....any of them willing to jump ship are more than welcome to.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 1:56:49 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Destroying federal records, including photographs, without going through NARA’s retention and disposal process, is a federal crime.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 2:43:50 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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