Nor Cal Truth May 4, 2011
Dumping Bin Laden into the sea was a premature disposal of evidence, but you probably know that by now.
It is also NOT “traditional” in Islam to bury a body at sea.
What is interesting is that the U.B.L. raid was watched by so many in “real time”; Obama, Gates, Biden, Mullen Clinton and many others.
So why did it take almost 2 full days to clarify that he was not armed, and why did that story gain so much traction?The official blundering that is happening right now is reminiscent of the Bush era.
U.S. officials issued a revised version of the nighttime raid that killed the world’s most-notorious terrorist, including additional details that revealed other options were on the table before settling on the assault.
The 40-minute raid early Monday in Pakistan left Osama bin Laden dead, along with four others in the complex that sits on a mountainous region near the capital.
Bin Laden was not armed during the raid, but he put up resistance when U.S. forces entered the compound, the White House said. Officials had earlier said that bin Laden was an active participant in the firefight, implying that he was armed and gave the U.S. Navy SEALs little choice but to shoot him down.
After the operation, U.S. forces departed with the al Qaeda leader’s body, nearly 10 years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States..
U.S. military personnel arrived on two helicopters, attacked the residence and started moving methodically from room to room, said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
They were engaged in a firefight throughout the operation, he said.
There were no armed guards around the compound, according to a U.S. official who is not authorized to speak on the record.