White House's Osama Kill Story Keeps Changing

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UPDATE: Judicial Watch has filed a FOIA request for the Osama raid photos and video. The Defense Department has 20 days to legally respond.
It is always better to tell the truth because you don’t have to work at keeping your story straight. The Obama administration just can’t get its story straight about the purported killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
As reported by Josh Gerstein of Politico, May 2, 2011:

“The White House backed away Monday evening from key details in its narrative about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, including claims by senior U.S. officials that the Al Qaeda leader had a weapon and may have fired it during a gun battle with U.S. forces. Officials also retreated from claims that one of bin Laden’s wives was killed in the raid and that bin Laden was using her as a human shield before she was shot by U.S. forces…. At a Pentagon briefing earlier in the day, a senior defense official said bin Laden used a woman as a human shield so he could fire shots. ‘He was firing behind her,’ the official said.

In another background briefing early Monday morning, a senior administration official also said bin Laden put up a fight. ‘He did resist the assault force. And he was killed in a firefight,’ the official said. However, during a background, off-camera briefing for television reporters later Monday, a senior White House official said bin Laden was not armed when he was killed, apparently by the U.S. raid team.”

Today, the story changed again.
First, we are told by The New York Times that no shots were fired on the SEALs from inside the house at Osama’s compound. This is a version entirely different from the Pentagon’s description on Tuesday, and read by the White House spokesman, Jay Carney, which said the SEAL members “were engaged in a firefight throughout the operation.”
Then, Steven Winford reports for The Telegraph that:

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. 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.

In an interview with PBS, Mr Panetta said: ‘Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information. We had some observation of the approach there, but we did not have direct flow of information as to the actual conduct of the operation itself as they were going through the compound.’ Mr Panetta also told the network that the US Navy Seals made the final decision to kill bin Laden rather than the president.”

Since there was no live feed, what were Obama and his White House team watching in this photo?

The White House captioned this "Situation Room of Osama bin Laden takedown"

Enter Fellowship’s caption contest for this photo, here!
H/t our gal, LTG!
P.S. The very very latest is that Hillary’s hand-over-her-mouth look in the photo was not from shock or anguish at seeing the Osama takedown unfold, but rather it’s her Spring allergies.
Yeah, baby!

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0 responses to “White House's Osama Kill Story Keeps Changing

  1. step by step directions on how to forge a birthcertificate,and steal a social security number.

    • lowtechgrannie

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  2. Wow really? Do you conservatives think obama, the president of the most powerful country in the world would lie to us about osama being dead? I highly doubt it. If osama was still alive there would be a video tape surfaced already. Duhh dumbasses

    • Hey, vince, how on earth did you manage to derive from my post that I think Obama lied to us about Osama being dead? Can you not read? Read my post again. It says the White House’s story keeps changing. I don’t know the truth. Do you? Even Judicial Watch had to file a Freedom of Information Act request for those elusive Osama death pics and video.
      Ooops. I forgot. You’re a trusting widdle bunny.
      See, instead of like you Lefties who engage in namecalling Conservatives “dumbasses,” I admire you for being a trusting bunny!

      • See Eowyn…that’s the thing with libs. They can read (well some of them) but can’t comprehend information because it’s not what is written or said, it’s all about what they feel. And throw in a curse word is mandatory as well 🙂

    • “If osama was still alive there would be a video tape surfaced already.”
      Not if he kicked off back in ’02, when his last home movie found its way to his Al Jazeera friends.
      And as for this joke of a former community pisser-offer POYUS lying to the American people, you’re joking, right?

      • I meant POTUS.
        @*^$ this Chinese keyboard.

        • Candance Moore

          That’s a relief! I was seriously stressing out over here trying to reckon what that Y stood for.

          • cd,
            Yeah, we need an edit function here like we have at NB.
            LOL – Sometimes I’m a little too quick on the trigger.

          • Me too! I figured POYUS must be one of Dave’s clever word coinages. LOL

            • Eowyn,
              LOL – No, it was my fat fingers.
              And I am a terrible monitor screen editor, as I have to print things out on paper to really catch errors.
              Yeah, I killed a lot of trees running AutoCAD for two decades.

  3. Btw sorry for forgetting to say this. The operation lasted 40 minutes. They said that they didn’t know what was going on for 25 minutes. Is it possible that this photo could of been taken during the 15 minutes that they knew what was going on. Also the CIA director was on the screen also giving them updates… come on guys really? Damn you just got showed the fuck up!

    • And you, vince, have just been banned from this blog for your foul mouth. Read our policy in our About page. Are other liberals as rude, foul-mouthed, and vocabulary-impoverished as you?

      • Candance Moore

        I have found in my experience that almost every progressive is one smart comment away from the gutter.
        Profanity is the last resort for those who run out of arguments.

  4. more than likely they are viewing a porn movie.

  5. And there’s where Snooki gets punched in the bar…

  6. Probably supposed to look something like this… Patriot Games where the SAS raids the terrorist camp while the CIA dudes watch via satellite (or at least that’s Hollywood, anyway).

  7. Thomas Morato

    “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information. ”
    Anyone who has ever served in US military operations, command and control operations centers knows that this statement is total BS.

  8. Dave, your designation of Obama as a Former Community Pisser -Offer is priceless !!! Love it!!!! It’s perfect.

    • Linda,
      Yeah, that seems to be the only thing Obama is any good at.
      Although I must say, he is close to graduating from former community pisser-offer to current national pisser-offer.
      If he isn’t there already.
      And that is no mean feat.

  9. thomsas EXACTLY RIGHT. My husband was command and control tech for 25 years, and my son was in special ops for 20 We have had some discussions over this, and there’s a lot that does not pass the smell test.

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