U.S. Government’s Secret Move To Hide Files On The Osama Bin Laden Raid

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The Osama Bin Laden raid was suspect from the very beginning.  Not only were key initial descriptions of the assault completely incorrect (such as him being armed and his wife being killed), but the manner in which his body was rapidly tossed into the ocean was beyond bizarre.  I mean, Tony Soprano keeps a body longer than that.

Well it seems the “most transparent administration ever” has made sure that the American public never receives any information beyond the propaganda of Zero Dark Thirty. From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top special operations commander ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout to be purged from Defense Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public.


The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon’s inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act.


But secretly moving the records allowed the Pentagon to tell The Associated Press that it couldn’t find any documents inside the Defense Department that AP had requested more than two years ago, and could represent a new strategy for the U.S. government to shield even its most sensitive activities from public scrutiny.


McRaven’s directive sent the only copies of the military’s records about its daring raid to the CIA, which has special authority to prevent the release of “operational files” in ways that can’t effectively be challenged in federal court. The Defense Department can prevent the release of its own military files, too, citing risks to national security. But that can be contested in court, and a judge can compel the Pentagon to turn over non-sensitive portions of records.


The AP asked the Defense Department and CIA separately for files that included copies of the death certificate and autopsy report for bin Laden as well as the results of tests to identify the body. While the Pentagon said it could not locate the files, the CIA, with its special power to prevent the release of records, has never responded. The CIA also has not responded to a separate request for other records, including documents identifying and describing the forces and supplies required to execute the assault on bin Laden’s compound.


McRaven’s unusual order would have remained secret had it not been mentioned in a single sentence on the final page in the inspector general’s draft report that examined whether the Obama administration gave special access to Hollywood executives planning a film, “Zero Dark Thirty,” about the raid. The draft report was obtained and posted online last month by the Project on Government Oversight, a nonprofit watchdog group in Washington.


The refusal to make available authoritative or contemporaneous records about the bin Laden mission means that the only official accounts of the mission come from U.S. officials who have described details of the raid in speeches, interviews and television appearances. In the days after bin Laden’s death, the White House provided conflicting versions of events, falsely saying bin Laden was armed and even firing at the SEALs, misidentifying which of bin Laden’s sons was killed and incorrectly saying bin Laden’s wife died in the shootout. Obama’s press secretary attributed the errors to the “fog of combat.”

Yep, just trust them...

Full article here.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
francis_sawyer's picture

Zero 'Transparency' Thirty

<== Hi 'kito'... MWAH]...

13thWarrior's picture

Taliban were goldbugs and wanted Gold & Silver as money. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71upDpq3sbo

TeamDepends's picture

Bin Laden was dead by '04 or are there dialysis machines in heaven?

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

The day they said they gave him his Muslim funeral at sea and then slipped his body into the Indian Ocean was the day I joined the Tinfoil Hat Brigade.  Liars!  How are we supposed to ever believe .gov when they LIE to us or otherwise don't provide real answers to real questions?

nope-1004's picture

The night BinLaden was "found" was the same night gold and silver were smashed 20+% in minutes.  IMO, this was an orchestrated cover story for the banksters and Fed to put the brakes on a runaway PM train, fearful of exposing the USD for all it is:  JUNK.

I maintain, and will always maintain, that the BinLaden story was a cover for the massive PM corruption and raid.

But if Obama wants to release info and prove me wrong, please do!!

markmotive's picture

Some say they hid the truth because the raid was effectively an act of war.


Herd Redirection Committee's picture

And what day was another infamous gold smash?  The Boston Marathon bombing?

SafelyGraze's picture

a somewhat redacted version of the report is included below

- target was identified

- participants made calls on their "mobile phones", telling loved ones that "I will miss you" and "hug grammy for me"

- some of the participants' messages were stored in "voice mail"

- participant is heard shouting "let's roll"

- participants overpowered target

- all evidence of target disappears into a 6-foot wide and 2-foot deep charred crater in rural pennsylvanistan



Harlequin001's picture

So, all in all about as accurate and believable as America putting a man on the moon...

Richard Chesler's picture

Obozo's transparency makes facts stranger than tinfoil.

I say we cut the cunt open to see what's in it.

GMadScientist's picture

Or any amount of other underhanded dealing with the Paki ISI.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Don't limit the false narrative...

Remember, that fake *ss birth cert was released just prior and this kicked it out of the news.

Donald Trump played the controlled opposition role in order to give the unthinkers a "credible" authority on which to base their belief in the false narrartive.

Don't forget that the "fat finger" (they think we are really that stupid!) flash crash occurred EXACTLY at the same time Congress was debating to set a limit on the size of the Big Finance Capital front corporations and end TBTF.

Needless to say, they voted that one down and the flash crash provided the necessary cover.


Poor Grogman's picture

Quick over there something shiny!

People are starting to notice this nonsense

Widowmaker's picture

The nonsense from November 22, 1963 is all Widowmaker ever needed to recognize organized crime dripping from government seams.

As if ANY of this bullshit is different...

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Here we are 50 years later.  And where are those documents?

Oh, there was a team of 20+ guys assembled on Nov 11, the kill shots came from the Grassy Knoll, and the team was assembled by a certain GHW Bush (who had a proclivity for assembling death squads, and coups,  but until this point always foreign coups)?  Interesting.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Government is just the faction of the mafia, which was better at rigging the last election.

All Risk No Reward's picture

"The state is a gang of thieves writ large."
~Murray Rothbard

Spanky's picture


Just between you and I, ARNR, the false narrative extends far beyond these pieces of recent history. Back before John F., twins Allen and John F.D., and Lee, to the creation the State Dept.'s Policy Planning branch, and further back still to study groups funded by JPM himself and John D.

I understand whom we oppose...

There are no guarantees, but I think we can collapse their little scheme, or at least set them back significantly. But we cannot do so by waiting, or using half-measures. They do not. We cannot.

I've argued these points before and made little headway. Tired of the wild man in the wings mantle and stepped back. But increases in USG domestic capabilities, as well as the clear intent of recent legislation and executive orders, now make time of the essence. Based on my evaluation of circumstances, we can no longer afford to stand-down.

Perhaps what I propose is not adequate to our task. And it very well may not be. But what other viable alternative brightens our horizon? Thus far, among serious proposals, I count none.

You do yourself disservice sir, from what I have read of your posts. The logic of our circumstance is clear and a present danger looms. Will you continue to sit idly by and merely pour greenhouse gas into the air? Or consider our greater good, and duty to our families.

new game's picture

think about hiding in the woods in makeshift camps defending yourself against self proclaimed liberators verses taking a stand and putting it all on the line.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Hi Spanky,

My view, for better or worse, is that the International Bankster Cartel's (IBC) war on America and the Western world is asymmetrical debt based, fractional reserve monetary Art of War warfare.

Therefore, I believe our response ought well to be asymmetrical and financial in nature.

Perhaps this is the hole in the Debt Star that leads to the Debt Star's one weak point.

The suggestions are doable by everyone - and if everyone did it then we'd have "game on" with these criminals.  As I've said before, though, the people prefer to be consumers over citizens.

The suggestions are included on page two of the following Debt Money Tyranny document:

Debt Money Tyranny

In my mind, "The Resistance" includes the following:

1. Spend cash in order to deny the credit card "vig" to the big bad banksters.
2. Shop small and shop local.
3. Gain ever more control over the necessities of life.
4. Start gardening - Square Foot Gardening is an excellent system for noobs and veterans alike.
5. Avoid establishment propaganda - cut cable TV.  If you must, use Netflix and watch the documentaries.
6. Fire your phone company and your high priced cell phone.  Shop around for a cheap VOIP type solution and inexpensive cell service.
7. Learn to live more with less - http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/ and http://earlyretirementextreme.com .
8. Talk to people.  Develop resources that communicate the message.
9. Don't vote for a bankster finance puppet in elections and explain to people that they are wasting their vote by doing so. We will have won when a bankster financed media promotes a bankster candidate and that seals their fate as a loser.  We are making progress, but still have a long way to go.
10. Get your money out of the bankster's corporate banking fronts and tell the businesses you patronize that they should do the same.  Use good local credit unions instead.
11. Read books like Tragedy and Hope, Thank You for Arguing, Uncovering the Logic of English, A well Trained Mind, The Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric, etc...
12. Search "Trivium Education" and "Gene Odening podcasts," soak up the knowledge and spread the word.  None of the above can happen until there is a revolution in thought clarity between our own ears.

In short, "the bigs" are bad and focus what little money you need to earn and spend on your local community.

This tyranny requires our participation in it - and that's what frustrates me more than anything else.  The selfishness and narcissism of the people in society are being used to destroy it.

What I've listed above is how one truly "votes" in this Debt Money Tyranny.  I'm sure others can add more along the same lines.

If anyone has specific suggestions they'd like to add, please do.  If anyone wants to make a difference, please implement some or all of the ideas above - at least as much as you reasonably can.  If everyone cut their consumption of the bigs by just 50%, the world would be very different and "the small," that's people like you and I, would be much, much, much better off.

GenXer's picture

Bin Laden killed May 2, 2011, Gold dropped May 4. So not quite what you claim

jvetter713's picture

Could be but since America has become a population of apathetic sheep, they no longer need to hide what they do.  Nobody notices and if they did, they certainly would not care.

ToNYC's picture

Truth is that OBL died sometime in the 21st Century.

HardAssets's picture

In the old USSR most of the citizens knew the government lied about everything. When an overwhelming majority of the dumbed downed American citizenry stop being willing chumps, then there will be the possibility for this shit ending.

That could take a long time.

Widowmaker's picture

What makes you think corruption and power is in weak hands?

"They" will slaughter your children for national security breakfast, naturally.

Groundhog Day's picture

But they made a movie about it so it must be true.

Just like

9/11's flight something or other

bin ladin's attempted capture


.GOV loves using movies to twist lies to facts

Black Swan 9's picture

He died in December, 2001, of natural causes related to Marfan syndrome, as reported in ME newspapers at the time..

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

What I want to know is why he was doing jacknifes into the pool at the Bush Ranch in 1994. Why George Bush's first oil company was bankrolled by Osama's Dad. Oh, wait...I think I already know.

Rick64's picture

Stranger is the coincidence that Bush was friends with the Hinkley family ( the family of the mentally unstable son that shot Reagan), and also friends with the Bin Laden family ( with the fanatic son). Whats the chances of that? Hmm

Widowmaker's picture

Even stranger is how Widowmaker knows that Jeb will be installed as US president.

Book it.

Clycntct's picture

Hmmm lets see now HC or JB. How much fukn pain can I take.

Freddie's picture

Benazir Bhutto also said Bin Liner died in 2001 but what did she know.  She was the Prime Minister of Pakistan and her family have been leaders in the country for decades.  She was assasinated in 2007.



BigInJapan's picture

Yeahhhh butttt, she and her husband were both total fuckups who defrauded Pakistan of billions and escaped into exile. Dumb bitch came back and got done like she deserved. You can stop crying now.

I'll believe the pile of shit in the toilet bowl before I believe what an Arab leader tells me about all things geopolitical, thank you very much.

Kiwi Pete's picture

 Here's a link I  posted on Saturday for those that missed it:


(Article from 9 October 2009)

This was originally posted in relation to how easy it was for the spooks to track down OBL compared with Snowden. As it turns out, easy enough when he's been dead a decade.

Kiwi Pete's picture

 Here's a link I  posted on Saturday for those that missed it:


(Article from 9 October 2009)

This was originally posted in relation to how easy it was for the spooks to track down OBL compared with Snowden. As it turns out, easy enough when he's been dead a decade.

GaryNeville's picture

Correct, he died and was buried in the mountains in Afghan. I can't believe people actually believe this stuff - standing outside the white house chanting USA USA.. Obama must laugh to himself how easy this all is..!


tony wilson's picture

that is a lie.

if it is the truth 

then that is a lie

Badabing's picture

Norman Coordinate!

Vintage Star trek  

roadhazard's picture

57 ups, lol. If YOU know Osama was dead in '04 then so did the BushCo administration and he would have strut around like the swinging dick he was saying, "look at me". '04, an election year and it would have been the cherry on the election pie. Yeah, I believe he was going to let Obama get the glory, heh. My tin foil hat just ain't that big.


Cathartes Aura's picture

dude, consider the long time line.

the Bush family certainly does, generational. . .

NoDebt's picture

Holy cow.  Could there have been anything THAT incendiary in the files they needed to seal them air-tight?  Armed, unarmed, wife with him, wife not with him.... who gives a shit?  Hell, he could have been screaming "I'm a CIA operative!  Don't shoot!" at the top of his lungs when they put a bullet through his skull.... would it really matter?  Not like anyone would believe it.  The press is totally on-board with the administration's story, no matter how crazy or unsupported by facts.

This administration has the stench of FEAR all over it.  They could be the most paranoid people I've ever seen in office since Nixon.


Bollixed's picture

"Holy cow.  Could there have been anything THAT incendiary in the files they needed to seal them air-tight? "

Yes, the fact that it was all just a publicity stunt to keep America's eyes off the fake birth certifcate the WH published just a few days before.

Apparently, it worked...

cynicalskeptic's picture

'Could there have been anything THAT incendiary in the files they needed to seal them air-tight? '


uh.....it wasn't BinLaden.  

According to numerous sources he'd been dead since December 2001 (and had repeartedly denied ANY involvement in 9/11)

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

"Don't shoot, its me Timmy Osman!"

prains's picture

of course he denied involvement, he wasn't a paid CIA employee by then

GMadScientist's picture

He was an 'asset' when ZBig was still walking the halls and the Russians were still in the Afghan hills.