US officials briefed on bin Laden raid couldn’t be trusted to keep it secret

The latest account of the raid in which Osama bin Laden was assassinated on May 2, says:

The decision to launch on that particular moonless night in May came largely because too many American officials had been briefed on the plan. U.S. officials feared if it leaked to the press, bin Laden would disappear for another decade.

The Associated Press account describes the scene inside the house as SEALs stormed in, “blowing their way in with explosives, through walls and doors, working their way up the three-level house from the bottom.”

Small knots of children were on every level, including the balcony of bin Laden’s room.

As three of the SEALs reached the top of the steps on the third floor, they saw bin Laden standing at the end of the hall. The Americans recognized him instantly, the officials said.

Bin Laden also saw them, dimly outlined in the dark house, and ducked into his room.

The three SEALs assumed he was going for a weapon, and one by one they rushed after him through the door, one official described.

Two women were in front of bin Laden, yelling and trying to protect him, two officials said. The first SEAL grabbed the two women and shoved them away, fearing they might be wearing suicide bomb vests, they said.

The SEAL behind him opened fire at bin Laden, putting one bullet in his chest, and one in his head.

It was over in a matter of seconds.

Back at the White House Situation Room, word was relayed that bin Laden had been found, signaled by the code word “Geronimo.” That was not bin Laden’s code name, but rather a representation of the letter “G.” Each step of the mission was labeled alphabetically, and “Geronimo” meant that the raiders had reached step “G,” the killing or capture of bin Laden, two officials said.

As the SEALs began photographing the body for identification, the raiders found an AK-47 rifle and a Russian-made Makarov pistol on a shelf by the door they’d just run through. Bin Laden hadn’t touched them.

Were the guns even loaded?

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3 thoughts on “US officials briefed on bin Laden raid couldn’t be trusted to keep it secret

  1. DE Teodoru

    There you got it! One more version that makes Obama President BS, son of president Bush-it!

  2. Ritu Chaudhry

    Didn’t one of the senators who saw Laden’s post mortem photos say that laden was killed in his underwear?

  3. Ian Arbuckle

    There is a kind of silence, a freezing of time, a moment at which the sick reality hits, when you realise that everything you have heard, thought, and believed in the past has been an absolute lie and that the only truth that exists now and for the rest of your life in this world is coming out of the barrel of an assault rifle held by a mindless, brainwashed, killer who is following orders from people he does not know for reasons he cares even less about, whether they be right or wrong.

    It might as well be Alice in Wonderland or is it Malice in Blunderland? It is an empire in which a few very rich and powerful people use immense power, wealth, technology, for violence and intrigue to ensure that they continue to accrue absolute domination.

    I don’t know if they killed Osama bin Laden or an actor or what happened that day. But I do know that neither does anyone else who is talking or writing know the truth, perhaps not even those people in authority who think they know, and who may talk disparagingly about conspiracy theorists. Because it is patently clear that there is a deliberate conspiracy to, if nothing else, give information and disinformation equal status.

    To bamboozle, to confuse, to make angry, sad, or excited, to evoke fear, or wonder, were one the exclusive alchemy of magicians, but now have become the daily stock and trade of the corrupt and immoral gangsters who call themselves world leaders.

    With every new disappearing metaphorical Cheshire cat, hookah smoking caterpillar or rabbit down a hole late for a tea party, comes another drone attack, or a promise of al Qaeda revenge.

    How doth the little crocodile
    Improve his shining tail,
    And pour the waters of the Nile
    On every golden scale!
    How cheerfully he seems to grin,
    How neatly spreads his claws,
    And welcomes little fishes in,
    With gently smiling jaws!
    — Lewis Carroll

    So where have we come to in the age of this new reality or fantasy? Ofcourse Disney had to buy the rights to the name of the “SEALS TEAM 6”.

    As Joseph Goebbels wrote;
    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

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