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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-11 07:56 PM
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Who–and What–Are Behind the “Official History” of the Bin Laden Raid?
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Really good analysis of the official bin Laden assassination story:

http://whowhatwhy.com/2011/08/17/raidbinladen /

Summing up about the reliability of this account, which is now likely to become required reading for every student in America, long into the future:

* It is based on reporting by a man who fails to disclose that he never spoke to the people who conducted the raid, or that his father has a long background himself running such operations (this even suggests the possibility that Nicholas Schmidle’s own father could have been one of those “unnamed sources.”)
* It seems to have depended heavily on trusting second-hand accounts by people with a poor track record for accurate summations, and an incentive to spin.
* The alleged decisions on killing bin Laden and disposing of his body lack credibility.
* The DNA evidence that the SEALs actually got their man is questionable.
* Though certain members of Congress say they have seen photos of the body (or, to be precise, a body), the rest of us have not seen anything.
* Promised photos of the ceremonial dumping of the body at sea have not materialized.
* The eyewitnesses from the house—including the surviving wives—have disappeared without comment.

We weren’t allowed to hear from the raid participants. And on August 6, seventeen Navy SEALs died when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. We’re told that fifteen of them came, amazingly, from the same SEAL Team 6 that carried out the Abbottabad raid—but that none of the dead were present for the raid. We do get to hear the stories of those men, and their names <35>.

Of course, if any of those men had been in the Abbottabad raid—or knew anything about it of broad public interest, we’d be none the wiser—because, the only “reliable sources” still available (and featured by the New Yorker) are military and intelligence professionals, coming out of a long tradition of cover-ups and fabrications.

Meanwhile, we have this president, this one who according to the magazine article didn’t ask about the core issues—why this man was killed, who killed him, under whose orders, what would be done with the body.
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