May 4, 2011 - (Updated 5/5/11) Today our great Community Organizer hack, decided to not make Osama Bin Laden’s death photo public. Personally, I see no point in showing the photo. No matter whether it’s shown or not, there will always be the conspiracy nuts out there with their explanations on what they think really happened.
Also, do you really think for a second that Obama is going to risk his re-election on the slightest chance that Osama Bin Laden shows up in a video with a current edition of USA Today in his hands? I believe he is “Tango Uniform” at the bottom of the sea with all the bottom feeders, right where his ass belongs.
On the other hand, what about the excuses for not showing the photograph? It’s perfectly alright to repeatedly show video of 911 victims jumping and falling to their deaths. It’s perfectly alright that media made public the video of Daniel Pearl having his head sawed off. Oh and lets not forget about the Blackwater contractors hanging by their necks from a bridge. How about it was ok to show Saddam Hussein’s dead body after we hung him. Do you remember seeing the photographs all over the media of his dead sons Uday and Qusay, after we blew them up? We’ve all seen the horrific pictures after the terrorists have done their dirty deeds. US soldiers being drug through streets. Unless you have been under a rock or in a coma, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Of course today we have a leadership that is more concerned about the feelings of the ultra sensitive Muslims and Islamic extremists than the feelings of the majority of American citizens. Political correctness gone wild. The Obama administration has all the excuses for why they won’t make Bin Laden’s death photos public. None of their excuses give the families of the mass murderer’s victims any sort of closure. Sure, everyone doesn’t want, or need to see his dead bloody face, but many American’s need to see him dead. The government owes us that.
Some of the stories are not adding up, they keep changing…
CNN is now reporting the story about the 12-year-old daughter of Bin Laden witnessing her father’s shooting, but they left out her claim that he was shot after he was captured. She has said that her father, Osama Bin Laden, was shot after he was captured. She said she saw the soldiers take him outside and shoot him. Then they dragged his body into a chopper. CNN also reported Bin Laden had $750 sewn into his clothes and that he had two telephone numbers.
What about the five computers, hard drives, floppy disks, etc. Why were those items in his hideaway but there was no Internet access? We’ve been told there were no phone lines in or out, that there was no Internet access, that there was no television. Ok then, why all the computers? By the way, there’s a giant satellite dish in that compound. Have you seen the pictures? A lot of things don’t add up here.
Pakistani authorities say that there were no weapons found in the Bin Laden compound. Eric Holder said that this all took place in self-defense.
From The Politico: “Amid some inconsistencies in early Administration and media accounts of Osama bin Laden’s death, a reader points out that President Obama himself was always — if very subtly — clear that the terrorist was not killed in a shootout. Indeed, two pieces of language that seem more consistent with Bin Laden’s being shot and killed deliberately — as, in some reports, was the goal of the mission — than in his being shot ‘resisting,’ as if in some kind of police action.
Obama said Sunday night: “‘Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.'” They shot an unarmed Bin Laden after a firefight. The key word there is ‘after,’ not ‘during,‘ and it matches the revised White House account.
From the New York Times: “New U.S. Account Says Bin Laden Was Unarmed During Raid — Osama bin Laden was not carrying a weapon when he was killed by American troops in a fortified house in Pakistan, the White House said Tuesday, as it revised its initial account of the nighttime raid. Members of a Navy Seals team burst in on Bin Laden in the compound where he was hiding and shot him in a room on an upper floor, after a fierce gun battle with other operatives of Al Qaeda on the first floor,” but the Pakistanis said were there no weapons anywhere in this compound.
“Bin Laden’s wife, who was with him in the room, ‘rushed the U.S. assaulter and was shot in the leg but not killed,’ said the White House spokesman, Jay Carney, reading from the brief account, which was provided by the Defense Department. ‘Bin Laden was then shot and killed. He was not armed,'” and then it says this: “But the episode also reveals the pressures as the White House, intent on telling a dramatic story about a successful operation, sought to manage a 24-hour news media ravenous for immediate and vivid details. … Other experts noted that the members of the Navy SEALs faced difficult conditions, moving through dim rooms under gunfire, and needing to make a split-second judgment about whether Bin Laden posed a threat.
This told by John Brennan the administration’s chief counterterrorism adviser…”US commandos were told to assume Osama bin Laden was wearing a suicide vest, and must be killed, unless he was naked when they found him” — The assault team sent into his hideout would only have accepted surrender if they could be sure he had nothing hidden under his clothing, meaning his fate was sealed as soon as he was found in his bedclothes.
Now it’s Wednesday afternoon, and we are just learning that SEAL Team 6 were told to kill Bin Laden because of fears he was wearing a suicide vest, and only if he was nude were they to capture him, otherwise kill him. Monday, the story was that it was a capture mission, and Reuters came out and said, “Nope, it was a kill mission from the get-go.” Then they started debating that. Then we heard that it was a wife acting as a human shield who shouted, “No, Osama, no!” that he had used her and shoved her in front of the gunfire. Then that changed. “No, it was a daughter!” Then it was a wife who was shot in the leg.
Why the hell can this administration not get on the same page with it’s people? Can you imagine if this was the Bush administration?
There’s something else that pisses me off…This whole “proper burial” and a 45 minute long funeral service for that mass murderer. Are you f’ing kidding me? Who the hell came up with that sick idea? America should be outraged that our country showed that much respect for someone who murdered over 3 thousand American citizens, not to mention the thousands of destroyed lives and families left behind
Now that Bin Laden is dead, we need to get the hell out of Afghanistan. Maybe we should redirect our efforts into Pakistan since that seems to be where the Taliban calls home!
This screwed up administration needs to go. And I mean get the hell out of our lives now!! – John Roycroft