Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Obama OKs Bin Laden Death Photo

Obama OKs Bin Laden Death Photo

The online news site Drudge Report says President Barack Obama has approved the released of one death photo of Osama Bin Laden.
The photo will show the fatal wound to Bin Laden's head and is expected to be graphic in nature.
The timing of the picture's release was unknown.
Rep. Pat Meehan was on Good Day on Tuesday and Meehan said that he has spoken to government officials who have seen the photos.
The AP also cited sources on Monday at the Pentagon said the video of Bin Laden’s sea burial, as well as photos of his corpse, could be released to the public shortly.
In addition, the Pentagon has extensive video of the attack on Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. Not only were airships at the compound equipped with cameras, but Navy SEALs also wear wireless cameras on their helmets as a standard-operating procedure.
But conspiracy theorists may force Washington’s hand, since they are asking for visual proof Bin Laden is dead.

Still-secret photos of the dead bin Laden show a precision kill shot above his left eye, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
The administration weighed whether to release photos of bin Laden's corpse and video of his swift burial at sea. Officials were reluctant to inflame Islamic sentiment by showing graphic images of the body. But they were also eager to address the mythology already building in Pakistan and beyond that bin Laden was somehow still alive.
U.S. officials say the photographic evidence shows bin Laden was shot above his left eye, blowing away part of his skull.
He was also shot in the chest, they said. This, near the end of a frenzied firefight in a high-walled Pakistani compound where helicopter-borne U.S. forces found 23 children, nine women, a bin Laden courier who had unwittingly led the U.S. to its target, a son of bin Laden who was also slain, and more.
Bin Laden had lived at the fortified compound for six years, officials said, putting him far from the lawless and harsh Pakistani frontier where he had been assumed to be hiding out.
The only information about what occurred inside the compound has come from American officials, much of it provided under condition of anonymity.

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