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Old 05-02-2011, 06:51 PM
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There seems to be a lot of confusion among sources how the raid went down, like some are reporting over 20 causalties (seems high for a small place trying to be low key) but the report osama had only 2 guards seems low. Also the lack of photo or video. Hopefully itrs sorted out, put to rest the speculation.
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but the report osama had only 2 guards seems low.
Why? Saddam Hussein only had a few bodyguards when we captured him in his little rathole. Having a huge security entourage is a bad idea if your goal is to remain hidden and not attract attention.

Plus, if Bin Laden did have the allegiance of ISI operatives up to the very end, he probably figured that they would be able to alert him if our SF were about to drop in on him. In which case, he would have been able to escape without having a personal army of bodyguards keep the enemy busy while he slipped out.
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Its more the reports of how many people were there, and the amount of people who would be able to maintain the grounds. you'd expect more than 2 armed security. Hell somebody needs to maintain the place, bin ladens a sickly old dude. initial news reports were there was a lot of people in the compound, the fact only 4 fired shgots is weird.
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I just heard osama was hit by a round fired by hickock45 from his porch in tennessee (from my reputable source that is not glocktalk.)
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i think this is the intelligence gathering?

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Okay, they said that DNA testing is underway. Man, what if they were wrong? You'd think the administration would want to be absolutely certain before going public with this.
That's another thing. Obama said during his address that OBL was identified with DNA testing, but now they're saying DNA testing is underway and that he was identified with facial recognition.

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I think you are being a little too cynical.
Believe me, I hope that's all it is.

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As Evil Tim pointed out, it's a bad idea to publicly display Bin Laden's body if he has followers who will just see him as a martyr. This isn't a case of the Obama administration being "respectful" of Islamic tradition due to their liberal naivety; there are historic precedents where the same decision was made.
Yeah, I didn't think of it that way and I can see that being valid reasoning behind such a quick and quiet disposal.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:04 AM
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Thing is, there was live footage of the raid. We get....nothing. Bin laden;s body was in custody for hours and....nothing. Its just weird.
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One imagines after the whole wikileaks thing they're going through any footage with a fine tooth comb before they release it so there's absolutely no way anyone can identify the men in the team that killed him. Because if they can, someone will, even though they might as well paint a target on those men, their friends, their families...
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I can understand holding footage but i doubt well ever see it. Pics on the other hand no reason to hold back.
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