Wednesday, May 4, 2011

No Weapons Found on Detailed Search of bin Laden Compound

It is important to note that a Pakistani official rejected that there was a bloody firefight between the military and the occupants in the compound. The official said, "Not a single bullet was fired from the compound at the U.S. forces and their choppers."

Surprisingly, US Security officials said they did not recover any arms and explosives during their detailed search of the compound and the 13-roomed house, during which they removed two buffaloes, a cow and around 150 chickens.

So, was it the intent of this mission to kill the primary and secondary targets? Did we kill helpless unarmed people? Why did this all occur a week after the fake birth certificate (the long form) was made available to the public? Did we violated international law?

Even though I really don't care, I'm giving Liberals a taste of their own medicine.

(Yahoo) ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - 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.
The official, who wished to remain anonymous, sold the pictures to Reuters.
None of the men looked like bin Laden. U.S. President Barack Obama decided not to release photos of his body because it could have incited violence and used as an al Qaeda propaganda tool.

The close-cropped pictures do not show any weapons on the dead men, but the photos are taken in medium close-up and often crop out the men's hands and arms.
One photo shows a computer cable and what looks like a child's plastic green and orange water pistol lying under the right shoulder of one of the dead men. A large pool of blood has formed under his head.

U.S. acknowledgment on Tuesday that bin Laden was unarmed when shot dead had raised accusations Washington had violated international law. The exact circumstances of his death remained unclear and could yet fuel controversy, especially in the Muslim world.