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White House Changes Story Of How bin Laden Was Taken Down

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Remember all those stories about bin Laden posing an armed threat and hiding behind a woman leaving the SEALs no other choice but to shoot him? Turns out they were not quite correct. Politico reports: "The White House backed away Monday evening from key details in its narrative about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, including claims by senior U.S. officials that the Al Qaeda leader had a weapon and may have fired it during a gun battle with U.S. forces.
Officials also retreated from claims that one of bin Laden’s wives was killed in the raid and that bin Laden was using her as a human shield before she was shot by U.S. forces...During a background, off-camera briefing for television reporters later Monday, a senior White House official said bin Laden was not armed when he was killed, apparently by the U.S. raid team." At this point one wonders, as noted yesterday, just how much of the official story spun by the administration will continue to unravel.

More from Politico:

At a Pentagon briefing earlier in the day, a senior defense official said bin Laden used a woman as a human shield so he could fire shots. “He was firing behind her,” the official said.

In another background briefing early Monday morning, a senior administration official also said bin Laden put up a fight. “He did resist the assault force. And he was killed in a firefight,” the official said.

Another White House official familiar with the TV briefing confirmed the change to POLITICO, adding, “I’m not aware of him having a weapon.”

“The bottom line is the team that entered that room was met with resistance and took appropriate action,” said a third American official.

The White House on Monday night declined to elaborate on the nature of the resistance bin Laden allegedly put up. However, an official confirmed that the Al Qaeda founder was shot twice, once in the head and once in the chest.

At the Monday evening briefing for TV reporters, a senior official also corrected what Brennan described earlier as “my understanding” that the woman who acted as a shield for bin Laden was one of his wives and was killed.

“A different guy’s wife was killed,” a different official familiar with the briefing for TV reporters said Monday night. Bin Laden’s wife was “injured but not killed,” the official said.

Another official familiar with the operation said it did not appear that any woman was used as a human shield, but that the woman killed and the one injured were hurt in the crossfire. The official said he believed Brennan had mixed up the episode involving bin Laden’s wife with another encounter elsewhere in the compound.

“Two women were shot here. It sounds like their fates were mixed up,” said the U.S. official. “This is hours old and the full facts are still being ascertained as those involved are debriefed.”

In another discrepancy, Brennan said during his on-the-record briefing that bin Laden’s son Khalid was killed in the attack. However, the official White House transcript had the counterterrorism adviser saying it was another son, Hamza, who perished in the raid.

Needless to say, at this point nobody is really holding their breath to see Osama's death certificate.


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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:55 | 1233406 cossack55
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Lying Bitchezzz!!!!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:06 | 1233447 Spirit Of Truth
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Yep.  How about the photoshopped image of Osama's corpse?  Then there's the issue of Obama's photoshopped birth certificate.  But do the sheeple really care about the truth?

Of course not.  Tis all about having pleasure in unrighteousness, hating the truth and accepting a strong delusion geared for self-destruction.

But I type blasphemy...





Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:30 | 1233810 pan-the-ist
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TEH Obammy is lying to us.

Why would you ever expect the truth from the government on anything?  Deal with it.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:35 | 1233837 Spirit Of Truth
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I type BLASPHEMY!!! Junk away...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:09 | 1233981 dearth vader
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Obama Sin Laden...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:41 | 1234588 chindit13
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No, it's not blasphemy, it's self-delusion. Don't worry though, there's a market for that. Your blog advert may turn out to be more than shameless self-promotion.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:33 | 1233572 In Fed We Trust
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According to the video posted here yesterday, it appeared the only thing that Osama was armed with was a package of Rasinets and a bottle of Jack Daniels.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:08 | 1233717 falak pema
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How many women were invited to that party?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:28 | 1233801 Ahmeexnal
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It was not a party, it was a harem.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:43 | 1233616 Azannoth
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The story will get better every time they re-tell it, ain't that true ;)

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:52 | 1233662 john39
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the story has so many holes that it almost seems designed to fall apart under scrutiny...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 15:22 | 1235412 chumbawamba
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"...elsewhere in the compound."

No matter if it's a log cabin in the mountains or a mansion in an upper crust neighborhood in Pakistan, they always call it a "compound".

This is just one way to tell when they're employing the same old ruse.  I think the same guy has been writing these news stories for the past 20 years.

I wonder what his pension will be?

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 17:54 | 1235927 Absinthe Minded
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72 Virgins?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:56 | 1233409 SheepDog-One
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Wow that didnt take long for the first official re-write to photoshop overlay #1 of this fake story of the week.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:13 | 1233478 Josh Randall
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Yep - Burried at Sea - just like Soetero's credibility

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:24 | 1233542 Thorlyx
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Is it technically possible at all to bury somebody at sea? I think "bury" implies some kind of earth or soil.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:07 | 1233728 falak pema
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buried under water a torpedo ...who will appear one day on some lonely beach and belch out its secret.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:23 | 1233781 redpill
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Well, "dumped in the fuckin water for fish food" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:20 | 1233521 Sudden Debt
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Soon the story will say:

After begging on his knees for 10 minutes and sucking all those marines dicks, Osama forgot to breath and died like a 5$ hooker with his fist in his ass.

And when they tried to pull it out on the aircraft carrier, there was so much shit comming out of his ass that they threw him overboard.





Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:35 | 1233589 Horatio Beanblower
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Sudden Debt's story is more believable than the White House's.  Get that man on Fox News!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:41 | 1233620 Sudden Debt
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just 1000 ounces of silver AND I'M THEIR MAN!!



Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:25 | 1233791 writingsonthewall
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Why are the pussies junking you?

Do they only like their lies from one source? - or are you undermining the credibility of the white house storytellers?

Who's junking? - CIA? FBI? NSA? Infernal Affairs?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:48 | 1233879 dugorama
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I'm junking because I don't need the juvenile string of expletives.  This is an economics/finance site, isn't it?  If some hooker fantasy is all you got, just drop back to shouting out "silver bitchez!" or some such.  Or maybe skip the comment altogether.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:45 | 1233636 mogul rider
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LOL good one SD

One note - rumour is it was Jason Bourne in drag and a mask. Since this WAG THE DOG character Osama probably never existed in th first place it is fair ro say some SCHMUCK took a fist for the Obamasan

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:28 | 1233802 TIMMAYYY
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schmuck is the bit of foreskin that is thrown away...or kept as a souvenir. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:59 | 1233413 nonclaim
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Is there a proof he was alive at least a few days before? I'm more interested in that...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:01 | 1233439 101 years and c...
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is there proof he was alive at least a few YEARS before? I'm more interest in that...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:36 | 1233582 hamurobby
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I tend to believe he was buried under a million tons of rock in Afganistan.

Okay there, I said it.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:08 | 1233721 ColonelCooper
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They "buried" him at sea because they didn't want anyone to see the freezerburn.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:36 | 1233583 In Fed We Trust
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The reason he was dumped at sea is becasue they didnt want the time of death to be revealed.  Had an atopsy been done on the body they would of found time of death to have been several years ago which naturally would have contridicted the *official* story.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:41 | 1233623 tekhneek
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Yeah. He "released a video"... because... you can't record videos... and then show them.... at a later date... or anything... like that... whatever man, this is all bull shit. This entire story just came out of nowhere so Barack can be the president who "got it done." I hate this fucking propaganda machine. All of my friends believe what they hear 100% and I can't believe it... I guess I can, but this is just sad.

Where the hell is this country going? Staged deaths, no body, no autopsy, nothing? You can't honestly believe that an entire nation will believe you.

Ridiculous, completely ridiculous.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:50 | 1233641 tip e. canoe
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they're not trying to get the entire population to believe them.   just enough to secure a re-election.   this is a mirror image of what bush/cheney did in 03-04.   the libs were so sure that there would be NO WAY "dubya" would be re-elected.   remember the slogan "Worst President Ever"?   had to chuckle, not b/c i liked Bush, just cuz it was funny to see the libs drown in their own inflated self-importance.

don't make the same mistake.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:18 | 1233755 ElvisDog
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You know what they can't propagandize away? $5 per gallon gasoline and $6 for a loaf of bread. The mistake a lot of people (you included apparently) make is to assume that the power elite is all-powerful, that their plans will work as they want them to work. Except that throughout history, economic fraud is always undone, the carefully crafted plans of deceit always fail in time. Just as Japan learned that Mother Nature is a bitch, Obama and his minions will learn that Mother Economics is a bitch too. There is no way our current system holds together until November 2012. There will be either (A) a currency and fiscal crisis or (B) a stock/commodity market collapse. Either one will sink Obama.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:42 | 1233838 tip e. canoe
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dog, i filter most my own fuel, use public transport and bake my own bread, so if i am making a mistake (which i very well could be), it's simply from an act of omission, sorry.

you're right about $5/gas $6/loaf thing tho, which is why they won't allow it to happen before 11/2012.   both those end prices are highly manipulated.   you don't think that exxon & monsanto won't take a hit to a couple of their quarterlies for the good of the team?   the banks did in 2008 and got well rewarded for their complicity.

"Mother Nature is a bitch"   yes, indeed, she also laughs in flowers, or so said e.e. cummings.   and she has always been rewarding to those who are willing to sync up with her rhythms, which know no morals, they just are.

"Mother Economics is a bitch too"    i prefer to believe that even if he is dressing in drag, Economics, like most other modern human constructs, is not a Mother but a Father.   not a bitch, but a fucking Bastard.

if this is true, then the missing link in this whole equation is the balancing effect of the positive side of masculinity.   so far, all i see is too few glimpses of this to make a meaningful dent.   Ai Weiwei is one in mine eyes, and looksee what happened to him, poof!

thanks for provoking further thought...this is what i have always loved about the hedgerow.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:58 | 1233929 ElvisDog
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" i filter most my own fuel, use public transport and bake my own bread, so if i am making a mistake (which i very well could be)"

You are wise, tip e canoe. In this time of an ever increasing nanny state, increased self-sufficiency is going to pay big dividends. I think the majority of people in the U.S. will be forced into a simpler lifestyle whether they want it or not. If you can embrace it and adapt to it ahead of time you will be ahead of the game.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:23 | 1234051 Chump
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Guys, get out of the pipe dream (no offense, really).

This ain't your grandpappy's impending/ongoing Depression.  Self-sufficiency in America means, "I bought some groceries and made some Mac n Cheese instead of going to Mickey D's."  The majority of people in the U.S. aren't going to be "forced into a simpler lifestyle," they're going to riot, burn everything to the ground, blame anyone that doesn't look/vote like them, and then starve to death.

I have a feeling you already did, but be sure to include lots and lots of lead and delivery systems as part of your planning.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:33 | 1234099 tip e. canoe
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i'm into poison darts & blowguns myself, but your point is well taken, thanks.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:28 | 1234067 tip e. canoe
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may or may not be wise dog, just havin fun.   shit takes TiME though when you're doing it your lonesome, so it has not come without its sacrifices, in this case, time with which to accumulate green paper to transfer into precious metals in order to passively profit on The Corruption to Save the World that was obvious from the start. 

it's much more efficient to combine human capital to create mini economies of scale.  the question is:  how do those economies organize themselves in a way not to make the same old historical mistakes once again?   most of the folks into this kind of stuff are either hard-core communists/anarchists who detest capitalism in any form or hard-core individualists who detest the faint hint of collectivism.

i see a glimpse of a trail through the middle, but it's very faint.  guys like Umair Huque are shining a light tho (smake dab inside the 5th level of Hell no less):

these are the kind of questions that are much more interesting, to me at least, notwithstanding my fascination with the who, what, where, when, how & why of the latest fairy tale.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:12 | 1233738 A Nanny Moose
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All of my friends believe what they hear 100% and I can't believe it..

Seriously. Sometimes I feel like there is something wrong with me. Then I look around for about 10 seconds, and the feeling passes.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:29 | 1233819 scythian empire
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Seriously. Sometimes I feel like there is something wrong with me. Then I look around for about 10 seconds, and the feeling passes.

Typical douche bag pansy typing from behind some desk in his bedroom.  What a waste.  No way, this is all a huge cover-up in your eyes too?  Can't believe they'd hide a high value individual in a fortress inside a city friendly to them?  What would satisfy you?  Nothing less than being there.  Typical pseudo paranoia - and only into now because its fashionable.  Fuck off.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:18 | 1233764 Crumbles
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You can't honestly believe that an entire nation will believe you.

BHO only needs 51% of the Nation to believe his spiel.  His speech was just way to long - shoulda said simply: "Osama bin Laden sleeps with the fishes."

Then most of the Nation could have believed him.  Too much information.  Must reboot.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:19 | 1234037 JR
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Perhaps the birthcertifcate caper and the OBL drama are just attention-getting entertainment designed for Obama's voter base - a Hollywood bread-and-circuses tv production from the White House. Barack Obama "don't need no stinkin' middle-class vote." The way Jim Newell explained it on Gawker April 1, 2011, because of the population increases for Hispanics and the overwhelming Democrat voting patterns of non-whites,  Barack Obama Can Just Ignore White Voters Now.” 

In open-border California, now harboring 37 million people, whites have been reduced to 41 percent of the population. And now Obama's suing a protesting Arizona to force her to keep her borders open for his incomin' base.

American voting patterns, unfortunately, are developing along racial lines. Already the birthers are being identified by their opponents as racists. And now the Democrats believe that they can accuse Republicans of being so close to the birther movement that GOP is synomous with racism. And, of course, this was one of the advantages, the Democrats believed, in having a black president - when opposition developed you always had the race card.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:57 | 1233415 Alcoholic Nativ...
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This country is a bad joke.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:00 | 1233687 Almost Solvent
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The joke is on it's citizens, or I should say it's taxpayers since most citizens don't actually pay taxes any more....

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:00 | 1233418 gbresnahan
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pics or it didn't happen

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:24 | 1233530 Sudden Debt
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give the FX department some time and you'll get them in poster size.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:58 | 1233421 johnnymustardseed
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Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:42 | 1233624 tip e. canoe
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dude i was singing that song to myself all day yesterday.

this is begging for a banzai bin laden remix.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:22 | 1234039 Problem Is
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But there is another witch! And thousands of flying monkeys to fear now!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:58 | 1233422 IBelieveInMagic
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This is the precursor to announcing withdrawal from Afganistan -- that is the real deal...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:13 | 1233476 magpie
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and Pakistan is thrown to the wolves...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:16 | 1233496 wang
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you're getting warm...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:20 | 1233512 magpie
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Let me correct myself: wolves, elephants, dragons and persian griffins.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:25 | 1233532 Sudden Debt
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they do have weapons of mass destruction...



Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:24 | 1233795 zaknick
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Hope they use them on AmeriKKKa and share like they're doing with Saud and AQ Khan did! Share that A-bomb with all the people AmeriKKKa has its boot on!

Sharing nukes, bitchez! The one that goes off here will be a false flag nuke to keep you bithces in line and the fascist dollar alive!

This is gonna be fun!

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 08:05 | 1242402 topcallingtroll
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You know i figured you out.

You live in colombia and are mad that you cant get an immigrant visa to come back to the united states.

Just want everyone to know who and what you are.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 08:10 | 1242410 topcallingtroll
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I spent enough time in venezuela and.colombia to know your type quite well.

It also pisses you off that colombianas prefer norteamericanos.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:26 | 1233553 IBelieveInMagic
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Nope, Afghanistan is thrown to the wolves (Pakistan)...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:12 | 1233477 magpie
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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:21 | 1233783 ElvisDog
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Now staging Bin Laden's death to justify withdrawal from Afghanistan would be a deceit that I would support. As long as we really pull out and not just turn things over to a private, CIA-sponsored army.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:42 | 1234148 i-dog
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There is no way TPTB are walking away from $400 billion a year of tax-free Afghani opium/heroin profits ... particularly since the American taxpayer is funding the protection and shipping expenses! The troops will be kept there forever ... because now the mooslems are going to retaliate, see?!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:58 | 1233423 Hephasteus
Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:01 | 1233425 bob_dabolina
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One thing is for sure. Osama was expecting 12 virgins and instead was met by 24 Virginians.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:06 | 1233449 uhb
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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:23 | 1233538 Sudden Debt
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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:58 | 1233427 Moe Howard
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Hey, WilliamBanzai7 already has the certificate of live death, even countersigned by Linda Green. Better than a death mask, I say.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 08:59 | 1233430 NOTW777
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give them time - they are making a re-elect barack commercial.  obama to do endzone dance at ground zero thursday - sure the story will get even better.  watching libs who wanted to prosecute Bush for mere waterboarding now take delight in obama droning villages and killing


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:24 | 1233531 oogs66
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Killed one of osama's sons and one of quaddafi's sons on the same weekend.  Can Obama get a 2nd peace prize?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:58 | 1233683 fredquimby
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Certainly proves that you can take the bins (trash) out on a Bank Holiday....


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:01 | 1233695 Idisq
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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:08 | 1233431 TruthInSunshine
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Let the lies, distortions, half-truths, spin & other games commence.

I was expecting the official version of events to go unchallenged for at least 23 years (granted, I was using the competency and resourcefulness of the Lame Ass Stream Media as a benchmark).

Oh boy. Fun times ahead.


In other news, hey look, everyone! It's a Hoening, and it sounds all Hawkish (and so concerned asset bubbles, inflation and the credibility of the Fed that its asking for support from community bank officials on the PR front):



Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:27 | 1233543 Quintus
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Yawn.  Fuck off Hoenig.  

Blah, blah, blah, we're going to tighten policy, blah, blah......any minute now.......blah, blah......just you wait!....blah blah.....better dump your gold........blah, blah......More QE?  Yes sir, Ben sir! you have my vote.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:29 | 1233566 TruthInSunshine
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Hoenig is now blaming the weather - really - for flacid economic activity:


But my absolute FAVORITE HOENIG-ISM OF THE DAY *drum roll*:

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:30 | 1233571 oogs66
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Fed's Hoenig says he says and does whatever Ben tells him to.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:07 | 1233730 Joe Davola
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It's the backup quarterback syndrome - everyone thinks he does a better job than the starter, but they forget he only plays against the other second stringers.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:23 | 1233792 ElvisDog
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Exactly, Hoenig and the rest of those dickwads (Yellen included) can fuck off with their tough talk. Action is the only thing I pay attention to. The jawboning and "managing expectations" while voting for zero interest rates again and again is insulting.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:34 | 1233827 scythian empire
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And you're such a tough guy, why shouldnt' they try to please you.  Listen Elvis, I'm going to get everyone important in a room so they can listen to you tell them about how mad instead of spending your very important day behind a computer whining.  You're the real deal.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:53 | 1233901 ElvisDog
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"so they can listen to you tell them about how mad instead of spending"

Wow, so the English language is not your friend, eh? Let me try again, mental midget, my point was never listen to what Fed governors say, only pay attention to what they do.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 12:45 | 1234594 scythian empire
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Sorry for typing frantically whilst at my job... i suspect most knew I meant to say 'mad you are'.  But for you Elvis, you highly evolved primate, I will clarify. 


Be sure to check all your punctuation in your reply, as you wouldn't want to get caught making a typo, because you're so smart and you'd never do a dumb dumb thing like that...  i know your life sucks.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:40 | 1233600 Quinvarius
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So the discussion has finally become how to properly interfere in and control the markets without any pretense.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:13 | 1233754 TruthInSunshine
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Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:08 | 1233434 Mercury
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Osama was probably working on a cure for cancer and a viable plan for sustainable energy when he was killed by that navy SEAL team.

Nice going Yankee imperial pig-dogs. 

Nice going.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:09 | 1233466 nmewn
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Portable cold fusion was in the bedroom closet right where the maid said it was.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:34 | 1233828 redpill
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And a car that runs on nothing but piss and vinegar!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:18 | 1233499 gmrpeabody
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Being denied his probable chance to recieve a Nobel Peace Prize for the effort.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:03 | 1233436 NOTW777
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so now the OBL wife that was only injured can do the view and oprah - write a book maybe

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:12 | 1233483 gmrpeabody
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Eventually to be elected as a congresswoman from California.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:03 | 1233437 Athemos
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They are trying to ignite and incense the muslim world.  The smell of another false flag is in the air.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:03 | 1233448 cossack55
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Roger that. "It smells like victory." Or "It smells like collapse".

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:07 | 1233465 TruthInSunshine
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I smelled Teen Spirit looking at the rent-a-mob outside the WH that chanted catchy slogans.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:07 | 1233463 Barry Dingle
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That. Plus consider they might be changing their story on purpose to foster conspiracy theories.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:56 | 1233671 hedgeless_horseman
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My fear is that the next Boogie Man is an American. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:40 | 1233856 SME MOFO
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I volunteer,

because I love the nightlife

i got to boogie

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:01 | 1233440 NOTW777
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campaigner harwood already at work touting how this will help obama

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:16 | 1233502 SheepDog-One
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Problem is, today americans are so stupid and have the attention span of a garden slug they have to have some new sparkly bauble in their face every few days or they just wander away.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:31 | 1233554 wang
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Frankie is John's partner and a big time progressive, having said that the politics of one's partner does not necessarily imply non-impartiality.


update former partner??

oh goodness..

CNBC's John Harwood, US senator in alleged marriage scandal


According to unnamed "spies" for Page Six, CNBC Washington correspondent and New York Times writer John Harwood has split from his wife Frankie Blackburn, and it's all because of an alleged romance with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)


now if your partner is a Dem Senator then perhaps there could be an issue relating to being impartial...hmmm

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:02 | 1233442 slewie the pi-rat
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"military intelligence" strikes again!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:05 | 1233443 Altan311
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This thing is not exactly shaping up to be what I would call, "air tight". Here's something I don't understand: We capture Sadaam alive, then hold him in a prison cell where he is taped/interrogated 24/7, until we hang him on live TV and show everyone the tape. But when we "capture" a now seemingly unarmed Bin Laden (according to revisions in the official story), we shoot him in the head and dump his body off an aircraft carrier, all in the span of like 12 hours???

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:05 | 1233455 NOTW777
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dont worry the parrots will be here soon to sing - all politicians are the same - no difference

between Bush and obama, obama and Palin.

if Bush was president on sunday the MSM would be talking war crimes

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:42 | 1233611 Chuck Walla
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And how the Bush administration killed an unarmed civilian depriving him of his Human and Constitutional rights.  He should have been taken alive at all costs to try him in NYC!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:20 | 1233524 plata o plomo
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If the US wanted him alive they could have taken him alive. So, why might they have wanted him dead?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:43 | 1233622 Chuck Walla
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The defense legal team is a lot cheaper and fewer theatrics, too.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:31 | 1233811 MadeOfQuarks
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The trial would have been a commercial success, the legal costs would be nothing compared to what they could have sold the TV-rights for. And imagine the distraction value of it! It would have been like OJ times ten.

Nah, they shot some poor farmer in the face and dumped his body in the ocean. OBL probably died of cancer or something half a decade ago.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:55 | 1233665 Ferrari
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Who besides our government, which is not always truthful, says he is dead? I believe it is best for TPTB that he is believed to be dead.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:02 | 1233702 Almost Solvent
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Winner Winner

Chicken Dinner!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:35 | 1233578 Rick64
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And we ran DNA tests too. I wonder wht the FBI didn't list him as wanted for 9/11? Oh yeah no proof.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:30 | 1233808 SilverRhino
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And that is the difference between how Republicans and Democrats treat their enemies.   /sarcasm

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:03 | 1233445 NOTW777
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obama business channel running Reagan slogan - it morning again in America cause

obamagod killed OBL - all is well overnight - more jobs, less deficit, singing on capitol hill

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:05 | 1233446 agNau
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On to Iran.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:07 | 1233453 gordengeko
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Our minds are yo-yo's to them.  They can manipulate the masses at will, very sad.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:08 | 1233457 Cognitive Dissonance
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 "The White House backed awayMonday evening from key details in its narrative about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden...."

"Officials also retreated from claims that one of bin Laden’s wives was killed in the raid and that bin Laden was using her as a human shield before she was shot by U.S. forces............"

"In another discrepancy...."

How very interesting. Backed away, retreated from, another discrepancy. I find it amusing that we seek confirmation from the so called 'officals" and "authorities" for what is truth and what is not, only to find them backing away and retreating from another discrepancy. I wonder if those phrases will be acceptable when I want to employ them? I suspect not.

Sadly Politico has been exposed for what it is, a propaganda whore.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:22 | 1233494 TruthInSunshine
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The official version will soon be (I fear):

Officials apologized to the family of Otama Nib Dalen, who bore an uncanny resemblance to Osama Bin Laden, and who was killed when an attack unicorn fired Hellfire Skittles through his nostril during a massive raid on his modest goat farm, based on faulty intelligence supplied by the brother of Afghan President Harmid Karzai, with his body then being dumped into Love Canal.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:32 | 1233458 Youri Carma
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Who’s Osama Bin Laden? Good Morning America learns that Bin Laden is CIA

Good stuff joeblack! Even More Bad Photoshopping Proof: BUSTED!!!

The CIA met Bin Laden while undergoing treatment at an American Hospital last July in Dubai (Le Figaro)

Osama Bin Laden Pronounced Dead… For the Ninth Time

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:49 | 1233648 johnnymustardseed
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CIA met with Bin the year 2001

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:08 | 1233459 Crumbles
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FLASH - Tom Clancy consulted to provide believable rewrite with all the action and none of the of the contradictions to be called Obama/SEALS - in 3D of course.



Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:08 | 1233460 the not so migh...
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If they hung him from a lamp post near ground zero there would be no doubt.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:40 | 1233612 SilverDOG
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@ the not so migh

Brilliant idea, if this was true.

A great US citizen incentive, as Wall St. is right around the corner.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:09 | 1233461 Itsalie
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Israel waiting impatiently for the next terrorist act to bomb Persia, need to stoke some muslim ire here.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:09 | 1233464 Quintus
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But wait a minute...Obama and his cronies watched it happen live via a helmetcam on one of the SEALs.  At least they claimed they did in this picture:

Surely they 'Saw' the real event live?  How then could they possibly be confused now about simple stuff like whether BL was going nuts with an AK and using his wife as a shield at the time?  

This whole thing stinks from one end to the other.



Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:12 | 1233484 nmewn
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Maybe they need a larger TV screen...a 24 split on one screen can get confusing I suppose.

But on the upside, Biden stayed awake ;-)

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:16 | 1233493 equity_momo
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Hilary looks so tense! Is it because she drew the "throwing knife to the face" in the sweepstake of how OBL was going down and knew her 10 bucks was gone? Biden looks relaxed. He clearly pulled the "double tap with an M4 carbine" card.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:44 | 1233633 Chuck Walla
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I hear Jack Bauer refused to probe some "dark, cold cave" she had in mind.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:09 | 1233471 trillion_dollar...
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They also changed the way he was killed. Yesterday it was two shots to the head. Now its one to the head and one to the chest.



Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:25 | 1233535 nonclaim
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"and we have the body"...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:09 | 1233472 NumberNone
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First of all...why change the story?  Was there a credible witness in the room to what happened that is going to step forward and tell what really happened? one gives a shit how OBL was killed or how brutal the manner.  He could have been in his Ghandi "I Love Peace" night shirt, reading the Koran, holding baby kittens, and waiving a giant white flag when the SEAL's crashed through the door and double-tapped one would care. 

This sort of 'massaging' of the story only makes things worse.  Just tell us what the fuck happened. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:55 | 1233676 A Lunatic
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Why can't you just worship Obama like all of the other kids?

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:09 | 1233474 equity_momo
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Hollywood couldnt make up a story as far fetched as this one.

Now back to your Facebook and Reality TV shows minions.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:28 | 1233564 Urban Redneck
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But they did, Barry only plays POTUS on TV.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:14 | 1233479 LRC Fan
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Try being even a tad skeptical of the White House around ANYONE who votes, either Dem or Repub, and you'll run into "why can't you just be happy for once?" or "at least the son of a bitch is dead!"  Did anyone else hear Mark Haines call Osama a "son of a bitch" yesterday morning?  I got a good laugh myself.  As if Osama was ever proven guilty, as if Osama was actually still alive prior to Sunday (or whenever he was "killed"), as if Osama was actually killed, as if this wasn't just a lame attempt to drag down commodities, as if this wasn't a political move, as if Osama was even still a threat.  How the fuck can you "feel safer" if the world's most wanted man dies?  Like he could ever pose a threat, let alone step foot in the USA ever again? 

When they kept talking about Osama all day and night, I finally said "well, this is great news!  We can finally pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and now airports will loosen security!  Right?  Uhh...right??  Oh, the threat level hasn't dropped?  Why is this a big deal again?"  Crickets. 


But hey, it's all good.  The DXY is up, commodities are down, and the debt ceiling shall be raised eventually.  Thank God.  God Bless the USA!  /sarc

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:11 | 1233480 topcallingtroll
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It is too bad they didnt take him alive. They have built him into a magical demon with a james bond type lair and high explosives sewn into his abdomen to take out the helicopter transporting him to justice.

DevGru was afraid of this booger monster and had to kill him.

Unfortunately they lost a chance to show how ordinary he was. Rotting away in an american prison would have shown our true power to the world.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:14 | 1233482 schizo321437
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They`ll spin enough stories to satisfy everybodies viewpoint.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:57 | 1233640 Chuck Walla
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Sadly, there is nothing about government that inspires confidence or that they are even able to tell the truth. Or if they can even make the distinction between the lies, the propaganda or the facts anymore.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:10 | 1233732 hedgeless_horseman
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You said it, Chuck.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:12 | 1233486 Hannibal
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Yet another wedge driven between sleeping sheeple and those whom are awake.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:45 | 1233629 In Fed We Trust
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I sure hope that all those FEMA camps are for the sleeping sheeple and not those that are awake. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:45 | 1233630 In Fed We Trust
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I sure hope that all those FEMA camps are for the sleeping sheeple and not those that are awake. 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:15 | 1233488 monopoly
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Why do I get the feeling I live in a third world country.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:52 | 1233904 takinthehighway
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You're awake and paying attention.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:16 | 1233490 Re-Discovery
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Umm . . yeah . . . as it turns out.  We're not sure we actually killed Osama.  But we killed a guy named Usama.  He kept saying he wasn't bin Laden, but that is exactly what bin Laden would say isn't it.  His wife started screaming and trying to distract us so we shot her too.

Anyway, stay proud America.  No real change in the meme.  Go buy stuff.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:51 | 1233656 In Fed We Trust
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My official conclusion is that they killed some random Arab, or small time terrorist.

They put a couple plugs in his face to make it difficult to identify except for the military facial recognition software.


Then they take a sample DNA swab from Bin Laden body that has been on ice a few years .They blow one of their own choppers, just to make the story more exciting, (like the 4th plane in 911, which even Obama felt like he had to plug in his monolongue)

Next they have a closed casket funeral on the ship which is video taped. They gentle ease the body into the ocean.

Soon a video will be released of the procession. But who's body was in the casket? 


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:55 | 1233678 In Fed We Trust
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Lets look at it this way.


Thats why the twin towers were demolished. They couldn't leave behind a trace of evidence.

Same thing with the body. Destroy the evidence.

Now if, the MSM's are trying to get us to create conspiracy stories, its because every one already knows that the real conspiracy in 911,

and the ending to that conspiracy, envolves a tiny conspiracy about Osama body.

At least with 911 we lucked out, and we able to find a passport on the sidewalk that belonged to one of the terrorist. LOL


I guess the one thing about living in a wire tapped police state suchy as America, the CIA already knows exactly how many people believe or dont believe this newest conspiracy.

They dont even have to run opinion polls anymore on the Drudge, they just monitor your conversations and emails and make a tally.




Tue, 05/03/2011 - 11:04 | 1233958 tip e. canoe
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sorry to quibble but maybe more like blogspidered than "wire tapped"  and more like NSA than  "CIA"?

not that it makes a difference to your overall argument but just that the fifty cent army loves to attack surface issues to deflect from the underlying substance.   

you're right tho, the internet is the battleground.  how much you wanna make a bet big O is getting weekly NSA webbot reports?  betya this site has given them plenty of material to bake memes from.

if so, therein lies the tools to play a little jiu-jitsu in plain sight vs. just feeding your own zeitgeist up for slaughter.   remember the idiom about glass houses & stones?


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:14 | 1233497 FreeNewEnergy
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Other items of note: Anderson Cooper reported that 22 kids were in the compound (maybe he was thinking David Koresh - an easy mistake to make) and are now in US custody. Someone also said that there were two of Osama's wives in the building.

For my money, I want video of Osama BEFORE he was shot, with the Seals in the room and the woman he was holding as a human shield and I want to see the "double tap" - which first was two shots to the left eye, now, a shot in the chest and one in the eye.


Oh, yeah, and now it's 24 seals and four helos.

After all, we have those still photos of the pres, VP, Hillary and a bunch of folks gripped by the "live" coverage of the event, so, release the video. I think those stills were taken during an NBA playoff game (note how Biden is not interested) and they were gasping over a LeBron James' triple-twisting slam dunk.

This story changes as quickly as Obummer's foreign policy, and that's a lot!

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:30 | 1233557 friendly manitoba
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im guessing he is in guantanamo by now -  answering questions about whats on his computer 

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 10:11 | 1233743 hedgeless_horseman
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OK, Osama, tell us about this bookmark for ZeroHedge.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:19 | 1233504 samsara
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Reminds me of all the iconic images in the early Iraq war.

Pure HYPE.

Who can forget this favorite.

Jessica Lynch

Media Myth-Making in the Iraq War Project for Excellence in Journalism, June 23, 2003

The story of Jessica Lynch's rescue was one of the most covered story lines during the war in Iraq. The young soldier from West Virginia was held up as an icon of the strength and spirit of the American volunteer soldier. Her rescue mission was called a daring, made-for-Hollywood story. In recent weeks, however, the stories about Lynch's capture, her time spent captive, and her rescue have been questioned. Many claim that the original reports were filled with inaccuracies that benefited the US government by creating positive feelings about the war. Below is a detailed chronology of the major stories in the evolution of the Lynch saga.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:17 | 1233505 slewie the pi-rat
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this just in from politipantZ:  carl ichan has bought up the credit card debt from the dead women, whomever they belonged to, and is going to try to force the families to re-organize under what he is calling the obummerSEALof<20%approval.

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:27 | 1233508 DrLamer
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I have been informed that Pentagon and Navy are in hurry today 03-May-2001 to prepare the fake video footage of Osama's burial.

The sacred texts of Islam prefer burial on land, "so deep that its smell does not come out and the beasts of prey do not dig it out". However, if a person dies at sea and it is not possible to bring the body back to land before decay, burial at sea is allowed. A weight is tied to the feet of the body, and the body is lowered into the water. This would preferably occur in an area where the remains are not immediately eaten by scavengers. Also, if an enemy may dig up the grave to mutilate the body, it is also allowed to bury the deceased at sea to avoid mutilation.[3]

In the famous Sunni Fiqh book Umdat al-Salik wa Uddat al-Nasik, the condition for sea burial is given as follow:


It is best to bury him (the deceased) in the cementery... If someone dies on a ship and it is impossible to bury him on land, the body is placed (O: tightly lashed) between two planks (O: to obviate bloating) and thrown into the sea (O: so that it reaches shore, even if the inhabitants are non-Muslims, since a Muslim might find the body and bury it facing the direction of prayer (qibla)).[4]


The most notable Muslim, by far, to be buried at sea is Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Who was buried in an unmarked grave in the Arabian Sea by the United States Government after his death and has since sparked some controversy.


Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:25 | 1233545 magpie
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So what'a the big deal ? Now we know his corpse gets washed up on the Yemenite coast, and gets eaten by the stray dogs there...

Tue, 05/03/2011 - 09:42 | 1233590 DrLamer
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If you pig call this plain murder without the trial - "the justice", - then You americans are Amorites.

This was not a burial, it was like a thief in a hurry to throw away the stolen wallet, in order to avoid capture in a crime.

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