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Originally posted by jerico65
Originally posted by tangotemper
Another reason why it stinks. 20 or so heavily armed Seals - 40 minute firefight and only three people killed? When most of the bad guys were competent with weapons? Who was shooting for 40 minutes, at whom, and why was there no local alarm raised, or military backup brought in (the academy was only a few minutes away, and the area populated with retired Pakistani generals. Where was the bodyguard for OBL? OBL himself was moderately comfortable with an AK47. High walls alone do not a defence make.
There is something missing from the story.
The entire raid took 40 minutes. Doesn't mean that everyone was shooting for that long. Shooting probably only took a few minutes. The rest of the time was policing up all the computers and intel that was in the area.
Originally posted by redroses4me
look at the people who were dancing with big usa flags 2 minutes after obomba spoke. who were they? Some have been identified as military men and women. wives of military men,friends. fathers ,mothers of military people. SUPRISE SUPRISE. WHAT NORMALperson would be out dancing in front of the LIE HOUSE at 12 mid nite?
Originally posted by smirnoffsky
CNN kept on discussing how awesome and sophisticated was the real-time technology used to relay the actual mission from Pakistan all the way to the White House "situation room". To the point that people inside the situation room could directly and immediately intervene and issue orders if needed. Like a lot of people here, my big question is, why didn't they take OBL alive?