Osama Bin Laden Buried at Sea – White House Debates Whether to Release Photographs of Corpse

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According to Muslim tradition, Osama Bin Laden was buried within 24 hours.

After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours, the official said. Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said. So the U.S. decided to bury him at sea.

The official, who spoke Monday on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security matters, did not immediately say where that occurred.

And, now the White House is debating whether to release the photographs of Bin Laden with his massive head wound.

The Obama administration has photographs of Osama bin Laden’s dead body and officials are debating what to do with them and whether they should be released to the public, officials tell ABC News.

“There’s no doubt it’s him,” says a US official who has seen the pictures and also reminds us that OBL was 6’4”.

The argument for releasing them: to ensure that the public knows and can appreciate that he’s dead. There is of course skepticism throughout the world that the US government claim that it killed bin Laden is true.

The argument against releasing the pictures: they’re gruesome. He has a massive head wound above his left eye where he took bullet, with brains and blood visible.

The White House will have to release the photographs or have someone conveniently leak them to the press. There will be too much skepticism in the Arab world to allow an embargo. But, then again, how long did it take for Obama to release his birth certificate?

Barack Obama Watch: Osama Bin Laden Still Free Because of GOP and Iraq War

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The Barack Obama quotes:

Obama told reporters that the Republicans have no “standing to suggest that they’ve learned a lot of lessons from 9-11.”

He said they “helped to engineer the distraction of the war in Iraq at a time when we could have pinned down the people who actually committed 9-11.” He said Osama bin Laden is still at large in part because of their failed strategies.

Obama’s view of 9/11, terrorism is RADICAL LEFT, out of the mainstream of opinion and WRONG.


Mohammed Cartoon Watch: Osama bin Laden Issues Warning

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One of the Mohammed cartoons that sparked riots last year throughout the Muslim world

Al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden issued a new video today (actually a graphic and audio recording). In the recording Osama bin Laden addressed the “wise men” of the European Union, slamming the publication of drawings insulting to the Prophet Muhammad and vowing a strong reaction.

The message, which appeared on a militant Web site that has carried al-Qaida statements in the past and bore the logo of the extremist group’s media wing al-Sahab, showed a still image of bin Laden aiming with an AK-47.

A voice believed to be bin Laden’s described the attacks of the Europeans on women and children but said these “paled (in comparison) when you went overboard in your unbelief and freed yourselves of the etiquettes of dispute and fighting and went to the extent of publishing these insulting drawings, this is the greatest misfortune and the most dangerous.”

Graphic courtesy of Dr. Rusty

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War and bin Laden talks about the Mohammed Cartoons? Remember the cartoon flap originally began when?

September 30, 2005!

How come no video from bin Laden? And, where is Adam Gadahn?

The leader of al Qaeda has become a cheerleader from afar for riots in the Muslim world over cartoons.

Go figure.

Update:

Here is the recording:

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Fred Thompson Wants “Due Process” for Osama Bin Laden

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Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson poses for a photo during a campaign stop in Greenville, S.C., Monday, Sept. 10, 2007.

Are Champagne corks popping in Rudy Giuliani’s campaign office?

You betcha………

Flap cannot believe such a GAFFE…….

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Al Qaeda Watch: Bin Laden With New Taped Message?; Update: New Video from Al Qaeda’s Number 2 – Ayman al Zawahiri

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Web Sites Hint at New Bin Laden Tape

An Internet site deemed close to al-Qaida’s leadership announced on Wednesday that “good news” will be coming soon.

The flashing red banner was interpreted by several other Islamist Web sites as a sign that Osama bin Laden would issue a new taped message soon.

Such announcements have usually been followed by an al-Qaida tape release within two or three days.

Update:

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New Video From Al Qaeda Number Two

As Americans celebrate the 4th of July today, Al Qaeda’s top deputy Ayman Zawahiri is appearing in a new internet video praising jihadi fighters in Iraq and elsewhere. Dressed in all white and sitting before a news studio background, Zawahiri warns Americans that “Today, the wind – by grace of Allah – is blowing against Washington.”

In the hour and half long video, which surfaced today on the website Strategic Translations, a translation and terror analysis firm, Zawahiri urges his followers to hurry to Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Somalia.

He also offers a message of confidence to the jihadi fighters in prison saying that victory in Iraq and Afghanistan will come soon.

“You must be patient and steadfast,” he says. “Rejoice, for victory is near, with Allah’s permission, and the herds of crusaders have begun to split up and their sole concern has become searching for a way out.”

The Video is here.

Entitled “The Advice of One Concerned,” the video has English subtitles and includes clips from other videos and news broadcasts, including one from Al Furqan, the video production arm of the Islamic State of Iraq. There is a brief clip of Thomas Kean, chairman of the 9/11 Commission, speaking about the security challenges facing the United States. Also appearing on the tape is a clip of Abdul al-Bari Atwan, the editor of a London-based Arabic newspaper. In the clip, from an appearance on an Arabic news channel, Atwan declares that al Qaeda has become stronger since the September 11th attacks and that is truly an international organization.

The video does not reference the thwarted in attacks in London and Glasgow, but appears to be more of a ‘state of the ummah’ style address intended to try and provide advice to the Muslim world in a manner similar to the fireside chat.

Zawahiri offers what he calls his “reflections” on the scene in Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere. Sometimes using charts or referring to lengthy excerpts, including one from Bob Woodward’s book “Plan of Attack,” the video is part-seminar, part-call to jihad.

Read about it all and translations here.

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