This PR stunt has been filled with more BS than a Texas rodeo!
Nor Cal Truth May 5, 2011
As I noted yesterday in this post:
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.
I’m sure we could all speculate on why it took 2 days, or you can buy into the latest edition of the version of events:
Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, revealed there was a 25 minute blackout during which the live feed from cameras mounted on the helmets of the US special forces was cut off.
A photograph released by the White House appeared to show the President and his aides in the situation room watching the action as it unfolded. In fact they had little knowledge of what was happening in the compound.
In an interview with PBS, Mr Panetta said: “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.
“We had some observation of the approach there, but we did not have direct flow of information as to the actual conduct of the operation itself as they were going through the compound.”
My next question is this, “why has it taken 4 days to let us know you actually weren’t watching what you said you were watching?”
Maybe they should try SKYPE. (couldn’t resist saying that)
What more could you ask? The blame for carrying out this illegal action of assassinating a defenseless man who was not tried in a court for the crimes he was killed for has been shifted away from the President.
Mr Panetta also told the network that the US Navy Seals made the final decision to kill bin Laden rather than the president.
What I am beginning to wonder is, “who was working harder, the people in the picture or the person taking the picture?”