Skip to comments.Jay Carney: Bin Laden was unarmed when shot
Posted on 05/03/2011 5:33:47 PM PDT by chessplayer
Jimmie tackled some of this earlier but heres the vid from todays presser for those who missed it. If the SEALs tactics on the ground had been as sloppy and confused as the White Houses handling of the media aftermath, Bin Laden and his crew would be dragging their bodies through the streets of Abbottabad as I write this. How did we go from Bin Laden had a weapon and was using his wife as a human shield to Bin Laden was unarmed and didnt have a human shield in the span of 24 hours when theres apparently helmet-cam footage of the whole raid? Surely, surely, the White House knew that conspiracy cranks and naysayers would cite every discrepancy in the official narrative as proof that Bin Ladens still alive or whatever. Didnt they
watch the video before chatting with the press?
So? The people in the WTC were unarmed when they were murdered.
If he had been sleeping soundly, he should have been taken out.
It's called political spin, and the White House has their machine turned up to maximum rpm.
According to the photo they released, Obama and his aides watched the action live. So how they could not describe what happened accurately is a mystery. Makes one wonder if they were actually watching a movie.
I told mu nephew today that before this was over they would have the Seals on trial.
If they do we need to tear down the courthouse.
Obama is trying to take credit, it’s time he took the heat also.
“I knew from past intelligence that UBL was known to be armed, his hands where hidden from view, he did not respond to orders to show his hands and surrender. I believed my life and the lives of my fellow SEALs were in real and immediate danger.”
“And he just needed killin’.”
Oh I disagree. Wake him up first. :-)
In both cases, assuming the second is true, my response is "no".
In time a number of questions about this operation are sure to emerge. These are a start.
When Benson asked the first U.S. official whether bin Laden tried to grab a weapon or physically attack a commando, the official said only, He didnt hold up his hands and surrender.
That's sounds like justification to shoot to me!
That would be, like, professional dude, you know, and adult, and establishment, and like why would he want to be all stuff and checking on what he says like it's planned out and all when we elected him to end Bush's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, and to close Gitmo, and not waterboard because that doesn't work, and all?
.....I want to know who cashed the check.
How much I care: -——>
So, there was an article in Der Spiegel bitching and moaning about whether this action was or was not permitted under international law. We just about broke our kidneys at work laughing about this. The Germans, of course, are well-known to be the standard-bearers of international law and the treatment of civilians in war...
He didnt hold up his hands and surrender.
****That’s sounds like justification to shoot to me!***
Visual identification would be all the justification needed!
No. I think he should have been awaken enough to fully realize he wasn't having bad dream.
I assume that this Jay Carney is the carnival barker that Zero had previously referred to in one of his press conferences!
I don’t care if he was watching “Jeopardy” and eating a nutty buddy and they shot him in the back. He’s gone just like a rodent.
Thoght OBL ALWAYS had an AK-47 by his side?
Is there a link to this story? I wonder if that release effected the timeline.
It was probably signed over to the Obama, 2012 campaign committee. :)
Starnge, there was a Chinese computer generated re-enactment within hours - shown once but never again.
If I remember righly it showed the Seals entering the compound and shooting two men and then in the bedroom of Osama he was in bed and as he sat up it seemed that a some sort of missile was fired at him not a gun shot.
Since then nothing but hiding the photos and tbe body from public view.
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