The file on Osama bin Laden’s assassination

7 May 2011

A roundup of stories relevant to the assassination of Osama bin Laden

America again needs Osama
Osama bin Laden conscientiously accomplished the task set and, once September 11th 2001 was over, earned peace and quiet that he was promised by his US bosses. But 10 years went by, and the masters of America decided they needed him again, this time clearly for the last time. Had it not been for the hurriedly masterminded murder of the “terrorist No. 1”, the mass media throughout the world would have focused on the United States and NATO, which loom up behind the merciless killing of Gaddafi’s son and grandchildren…

Obama Murdered bin Laden for a Fistful of Votes
By Haim Baram
Obama is allowing American conservatives and their allies everywhere (including “our” prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu ) to preach in favor of official terror as the only way to stop liberation movements the world over. http://

Made-for-TV counter-terrorism operations
04.05.2011
Now, after the alleged killing of Bin Laden in Abbottabad, the U.S. has announced it seized several “Al Qaeda” computers detailing planned terrorist attacks around the world. It would appear that Bin Laden, after more than mere rumors of his prior death, was resurrected from the grave for purposes only known to the upper echelons of the Obama White House and America’s military-industrial-intelligence complex…

Obama Killed Osama
03.05.2011
Killing the leader of the world’s largest terrorist network instead of seizing him looks like a cover-up, considering that a whole army of experts challenge the view that bin Laden was the mastermind behind the September 11 attack and that the synchronism between the operation and Obama’s re-election is hardly a coincidence… No doubt, the killing of bin Laden (regardless of under what circumstances he was killed and even whether he was indeed the person killed) was an intelligent way to open Obama’s presidential campaign. Luckily for the candidate, the public in the country forever scarred by September 11 is sure to be impressed by the symbolic episode.
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The intriguing death of Osama bin Laden
03.05.2011
Think of the irony of it. Osama bin Laden was finally tracked down not in the lawless wilds of Afghanistan but in the teeming Pakistani city of Abbottabad, which is hardly 50 kilometers away as the crow flies from the headquarters of the military establishment in Rawalpindi… Equally, the regimes in Syria and Iran will come under immense pressure from the US in the coming months…
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Fact Or Fiction?
Pakistan Knew About Bin Laden Raid In Advance
By Rick Ungar
Evidence is now emerging that the Pakistani government and military not only knew of America’s plans to launch an attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound far in advance, but assisted the United States in the effort.

The Assassination of Osama Bin Laden
By Fidel Castro
Whatever the actions attributed to him, the assassination of an unarmed human being while surrounded by his own relatives is something abhorrent.

The Defeat of the United States by Al Qaeda
By Kevin Carson
If, as American presidents have never tired of claiming, Al Qaeda attacked us because “they hate us for our freedoms,” they must like us a whole lot more now.

The Politics Of Revenge And Submission
By Phil Rockstroh
Be very careful when you proclaim: “I’m glad ‘we’ got bin Laden. He deserved it.” Be very grateful most of us don’t get what we deserve.

Fact Or Fiction? :
Pakistan Military Knew About Bin Laden Raid Well In Advance Of Attack:
Evidence is now emerging that the Pakistani government and military not only knew of America’s plans to launch an attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound far in advance, but assisted the United States in the effort.

Fact or fiction?
CIA watched bin Laden from nearby safe house inside Pakistan:
In Washington, a U.S. official said U.S. intelligence had established on-the-ground surveillance in Abbottabad in advance of the raid.

Pakistan paints dismal image of bin Laden’s end:
Pakistan’s military paints a far different picture than the United States of Osama bin Laden’s final days: not the terror mastermind still trying to strike America, but an aging terrorist hiding in barren rooms, short of money and struggling to maintain his grip on al-Qaida.

Split Seen Between bin Laden, Deputy:
The official said that bin Laden had been sidelined because he no longer had the funds to support al Qaeda operations and that his popularity in the network was slipping. “They had parted ways some six years ago,” he said

Breaking News Alert: CIA had secret outpost in Abbottabad
May 5, 2011
The CIA maintained a safe house in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad for a small team of spies who conducted extensive surveillance over a period of months on the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. special operations forces this week, U.S. officials said.

The secret CIA facility was used as a base of operations for one of the most delicate human intelligence gathering mission in recent CIA history, one that relied on Pakistani informants and other sources to help assemble a “pattern of life” portrait of the occupants and daily activities at the fortified compound where bin Laden was found, the officials said.

CIA director reveals 25-minute video blackout as Navy Seals stormed compound —
Obama DIDN’T see Bin Laden being killed –Live feed from Navy Seals helmet cameras was cut off as they entered compound –Iconic image of President Obama and national security aides may not have been them watching mission unfold 05 May 2011 The director of the CIA has today revealed there was a 25 minute video blackout during the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. Leon Panetta admitted the live feed from helmet-mounted cameras worn by the Navy Seal team was cut off as they stormed the buildings in Abbottabad. A photograph of U.S. President Barack Obama, defence staff and aides in the situation room was released by the White House, appearing to show them anxiously watching as the mission unfolded. But in reality they knew little of what was taking place in the fortified compound during the 38 minutes it took the Navy Seals to complete Operation Geronimo.

Blackout during raid on bin Laden compound —
The head of the CIA admitted yesterday that there was no live video footage of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound as further doubts emerged about the US version of events. 04 May 2011 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.

Bin Laden, two others didn’t fire on SEALs: 05 May 2011
Only one of four principal targets shot dead by U.S. commandos in the raid which killed Osama bin Laden was involved in any hostile fire, a person familiar with the latest U.S. government reporting on the raid told Reuters on Thursday. The account of Monday’s 40-minute raid has new descriptions of the event, including that Navy SEALs shot an occupant of the compound who they thought was armed, but apparently was not. It confirms that bin Laden was not armed when he was shot dead, nor are there indications that he directly threatened his attackers, according to the first source and a second U.S. government source who is familiar with briefings on the raid.

Photos show three dead men at bin Laden raid house —
None of the men looked like bin Laden. 04 May 2011 Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons. The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a T-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths.

Bin Laden could be dead: terrorism expert – January 2006
16 Jan 2006 An Australian terrorism expert says he has been given evidence, which could show Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is either seriously ill or dead. Professor Clive Williams from Macquarie University says he has been provided with evidence, by an Indian colleague, to support the theory that bin Laden died of massive organ failure in April last year. “…[I]t does seem reasonably convincing based on the evidence that I’ve been provided with that he’s certainly either severely incapacitated or dead at this stage,” Professor Williams said.

‘Geronimo’: Native Americans blast bin Laden code name —
‘It’s another attempt to label Native Americans as terrorists,’ says Sioux member 04 May 2011 Native Americans are objecting to the U.S. military’s use of the code name “Geronimo” for Osama bin Laden during the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader. After bin Laden was killed, the military sent a message back to the White House: “Geronimo EKIA” — enemy killed in action. News about the code name spread quickly across Indian Country and on social network sites, resulting in a groundswell of criticism against the government.

Will Bin Laden’s sea burial backfire? Radical Muslims already name location ‘Martyr’s Sea’
05 May 2011 Radical Muslims are already calling the site of Osama bin Laden’s ocean burial the ‘Martyr’s Sea’, according to one of Britain’s leading Islamic scholars. The US said the decision to drop bin Laden’s body into the North Arabian Sea was taken to avoid creating a shrine for the slain Al Qaeda chief. But Abdal Hakim Murad, Muslim Chaplain at Cambridge University, claimed yesterday that the move could backfire on the Americans. Speaking on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, he said it was ‘disappointing’ that bin Laden wasn’t taken into custody. ‘By tipping him into the sea, the Americans may have created a kind of shrine. Some radicals are already calling the Arabian Sea the Martyr’s Sea,’ he said.

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