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A Politico Exclusive: Getting bin Laden - How The Mission Went Down

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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 10:59 | 1229576 Treasure Freedom
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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:17 | 1229700 Manthong
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He did not want to risk collateral damage to nieghboring Costsellobad.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:28 | 1229778 Bill DeBurgh
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First big laugh of my day...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:47 | 1230958 Milestones
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Author! Author! Bravo        Milestones

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:46 | 1230962 Milestones
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Author! Author! Bravo        Milestones

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:29 | 1229802 Sheens Liver
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Chortle, coffee out of my nose moment!

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:54 | 1230666 Bananamerican
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"DETAILS: Osama Bin Laden 'Shot in the Face' by Navy SEALS"

"officials used facial-recognition technology to compare them with known pictures of bin Laden."

I'm not some conspiracy nut but that must be SOME software!

Maybe Bonzai has some file photos of Bill the Cat he can "before and after" with OBL (or UBL as the case may be...)



Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:02 | 1230760 Newtons Lawyer
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Shot in the face likely means a double tap to the forehead.  In other words, no trial, do not pass go, etc.  They wanted him dead, not captured.  

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:45 | 1230950 Herd Redirectio...
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They really expect us to believe everything we hear on the news, I guess.

If you have any experience with Photoshop or make-up, please raise your hand now.  I have extensive PS experience personally, and yes, the photo could easily be faked by taking a picture of someone who has died via shots to the face, and merging the Osama half of the face and the top half of unfortunate face-blasted fellow's photo.

That there is no body, and no trial is MEGA suspicious!  They couldn't use tear gas or something to incapacitate him, huh?  No one wanted that $25m???  WTF?  Dumped at sea.... OK...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:39 | 1231183 hurdygurdypauli...
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Actually, only 12 year olds and under believe everything on the news.   It is distorted, dramatized,  sometimes given by big boobed blonde bimbos or ranting and raving idiots rather then somber and intelligent newscasters, played with so CNN and the like can turn 2 minutes of news into hours of drivel.   Adults should be more aware.

He was probably shot in the forehead.  A likely place when you are resisting arrest and hiding. 

Everyone can alter a photo, but that doesn't make you an expert.  Also the photo wasn't used to identify him, face recognition software was.   Please note how many people here asked for a picture... as proof!

Bringing the body back to America would have been like a trophy.  Why was it necessary?  As prooof?   Would people want to "view " the body?  (As many people as wanted to see rubble and destruction?)

DNA  kits are avaiable to be portable and to check DNA in a very short period of time.  it may not yet be available to use for the public, but you can be quite sure it can be available for the CIA et al.



We Westerners are disgusted by the lack of compassion of Islams, yet run to the street to cheer just as they have done.  Interesting that we think we are so much better. 

And those calling for 22 people inside to die, when out to kill only Bin Laden,  when just taking him out him alone was the right thing to do.  Why are are people here upset they didn't just bomb it?  ( are they the same people who want proof?)

The people on this thread are not "experts" at much other than conspiracy theories.  Are there many here who can actually prove they are over 12?  Thus far I haven't seen much proof.  If you take off your tinfoil hats every now and then, your heads might not  be so pointy....


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 15:58 | 1231298 Herd Redirectio...
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Bro, I hope they are paying you real good money to sell out your fellow human.

Your post reads like something straight out of a CIA manual, first try to establish sympathy/credibility and then deliver (or in this case, simply repeat) the disinformation.  A lie told often enough, right?

You say: "Adults should be more aware."  And then you go along to explain why you believe every part of the official story, and why people should be LESS skeptical?  WTF?  Kind of an inconsistent message, don't you think?

Why do we need to see the body?  So that we know we aren't being lied to!!!  That this doesn't occur to the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) is patently unbelievable.  They know people will want proof, but 'discard the body in the sea' without so much as a picture released to the public?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:17 | 1231700 hurdygurdypauli...
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Yup... the readership here is oficially the tinhat crowd...


(but so sorry you can't recognize intelligence and logic anymore.  I see and serve plenty of you in the soup kitchen I volunteer at though!)

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 00:20 | 1232880 Bringin It
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Nice response to the sociopathic.  But will they get it?

Bro, I hope they are paying you real good money to sell out your fellow human.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:05 | 1230786 davidgn
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Or maybe this is the real deal after all: spectator.org/archives/2009/03/13/osama-bin-elvis

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:10 | 1230800 Oh regional Indian
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The I've bin laden blues... ;-)



Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:36 | 1230929 eurusdog
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FMJ rounds would leave a nice little hole in the front. Extensive bruising and would show on the face but other then that, it's the back of the hear that would be jacked up. Even if they weren't using FMJ rounds, it's the back of the head that gets totally messed up. entyr into the eye socket woudl also leave less damage to the front of the face. Either way, ZH has more conspiracy freaks than I had ever thought possible. LMAO

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:45 | 1230948 gorillaonyourback
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looking for the highest ever, level of graphic artist,  start date NOW please hurry

apply at the White House


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:41 | 1229876 equity_momo
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Brilliant :)

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:22 | 1230874 TruthInSunshine
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No one provided a suitable ending, thus I shall do so:

And they all lived happily ever after. The end.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:56 | 1230376 Prof Gulliver
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Kudos. You're on first.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:25 | 1230535 Oh regional Indian
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:-0 Awesomeabad!

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 17:53 | 1231847 TheGoodDoctor
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OMFG!!!!!!! This is so funny! Thanks for the laugh.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 00:32 | 1232902 dark pools of soros
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Abbottobad, Costsellogood?  Who's on second HVT?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:18 | 1229702 Spirit Of Truth
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Obama will be the object of endlessly glowing new stories of his heroism, but is this true?


Call me paranoid, but somehow I suspect otherwise.  Meanwhile, Israel might be on the  verge of taking out Iran's nuclear program:


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:28 | 1229791 luciusfargo
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At this point, calling you paranoid would be a compliment. 

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:48 | 1229940 myshadow
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not junk

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:11 | 1230081 breezer1
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just because you know that you are paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't watching you.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:06 | 1230047 RedMeansGo
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reads more like the first draft of the Manchurian Candidate script

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:55 | 1230370 serotonindumptruck
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This article reads like a poorly written Tom Clancy novel...or something satirical from The Onion.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:44 | 1230638 trav7777
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yeah it's piss poor...all this "Navy SEAL" shit like out of the movies.

This isn't the SEALs' mission profile at all.  They were about a thousand miles from water.  Delta guys are who do this crap.  And the CIA has its own specops crew as well.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:55 | 1230720 disabledvet
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Mon, 05/02/2011 - 16:59 | 1231602 Cangaroo.TNT
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Actually, Seals do not only do amphibious assaults.  Also, a lot of the special operation teams share "assets."  So it could have been a combined force, but lead by the Seals.  In fact, the heli pilots are not Seals.  So, it's just easier to say it was a Seal operation, especially if the operators were predominantly Seals, if not exclusively.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 00:09 | 1232860 still kicking
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Seals carry a lot more fire power than any other special forces units.  Rangers are badasses no doubt, but they don't go in for a firefight, those guys are gone and you are dead before anyone knows they were there.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 00:33 | 1232908 dark pools of soros
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need more Ninjas Pirates & Vikings

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:07 | 1230056 Silver Shield
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Just how stupid do they think we are burying the most wanted man in the world at sea?!



Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:39 | 1230258 nabi
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They think that we are very stupid, or at least impotent to do anything about it...

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:17 | 1230485 Things that go bump
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impotent is as impotent does.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:20 | 1230502 Buckaroo Banzai
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Anybody else notice that he was very conveniently "shot in the face" while resisting arrest?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:23 | 1230879 disabledvet
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wtf are you talking about?

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:21 | 1230509 OnTheWaterfront
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The Isrealies did the same thing with Eichmans body.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:07 | 1230738 Barry Dingle
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These weak, flawed, bullshit narratives are given on purpose. They want to encourage our conspiracy theories because it makes us look stupid, even though we're right. So they introduce these obviously nonsensical bullshit stories in order to provoke us - then they laugh when we point it out. The sheep will believe it and we won't, but the sheep will think we're crazy and won't listen to us. Exactly as planned. The idea is to keep the smart poor guys like us from exposing them until it's too late.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:18 | 1230843 in4mayshun
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They don't think we're stupid, they know we're stupid. Did you see all those morons partying last night? They'll accept illegal wars an tyranny much easier now.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:36 | 1230231 chumbawamba
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It's now quite clear to me what happened: some 4chan prankster sent it a "tip" that Osama bin Whoagain was holed up in some mansion in Abbotobad (he just made it up but it turns out it's a real place...whoulda thunk?)  So they assemble a crack crew to storm the compound that most closely matched this "intelligence".  These roided up testosterone-laden yahoos, so worked up over killing A-rabs, got ahead of themselves and started shooting through the walls of the helicopter before they even landed, disabling the craft and forcing a crash landing.  To hide evidence of their idiocy, they blow up the helicopter, then proceed to shoot up the place from every imaginable direction.  In the end, they find the place empty, except for some paid staff that long since ran off through the front door, leaving only Fifi the french poodle of the mansion owner to fend for herself.  However, Fifi being no match for the US Navy, she was picked off and then buried at sea, it being agreed that the dog had a striking enough resemblance to their target to call it "Mission Accomplished".

The End.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:44 | 1230286 Cognitive Dissonance
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These roided up testosterone-laden yahoos, so worked up over killing A-rabs, got ahead of themselves and started shooting through the walls of the helicopter before they even landed, disabling the craft and forcing a crash landing. 

Brings new meaning to the term 'premature ejeculation'. :>)

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:07 | 1230438 falak pema
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Fifi will go down in history as the first doggy martyr to have died for a dude who had one poodle and thirty two feminine doodles...the french should name a dish after this martyr dog, Jeanne of Abbotabad?, to be only eaten on a porcelain plate and not in a take-away doggy bag!

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:22 | 1230503 Banjo
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chumbawamba: what an awe inspiring "made for TV" moment.

  • "Mission accomplished" indeed.
  • Where is our Jessica Lynch!!

The only thing buried at sea was the truth. Much like after 9/11 the biggest crime scene in the world all the primary evidence of steel girders was shipped off overseas to be melted down.

Finally Osama better not come back in some "Christmas special" just in time to implement some new draconian security measure like airport pat downs or ongoing surveillance monitoring of citizens via Patriot (WOOT!! WHO-AH!!) act extension.


Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:27 | 1230548 chumbawamba
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Oh, don't be such a damn cynic.  Why, I'm sure our Fearless Leader is preparing at this very moment to announce to the nation that, our enemy and head Doer of Evil having been vanquished, the War of Terror is now over and we can all go back to consuming conspicuously and smoking on airplanes.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 13:46 | 1230634 Cathartes Aura
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love the poodle reference, subtle. . .

amrka is carrying on with hollywood-style scripted rulership, broadcasting the narratives in minute details so that even the least imaginative can have their minds planted with a pretty picture that will "make sense" to them as this insane machine lumbers forward.

anyone remember the movie Brazil, where the highways were lined with massive "billboards" depicting lovely homes & gardens, and behind the billboards lay chaotic wastelands?

the above post, this scripted fantasy, with all the emotions THERE for you to FEEL, courtesy of the banker.govs that control "reality" (insert trademark)

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 14:28 | 1230893 disabledvet
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nope.  "shot in the head."  you "waitin' for Satan," too?  "they GOT him."

Mon, 05/02/2011 - 11:16 | 1229693 Ahmeexnal
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So which is it? US has body? Or buried at sea?


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