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Originally posted by LosLobos
I can't believe this thread is 28 pages long based what the OP claimed he or she saw. Not one piece of evidence has been brought forth that proves Fake News ran a ticker of Bin Laden's death a full day before he was killed.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
On a side note, why did this thread title all of a sudden change?
Did someone edit it? Meg?
I think the title was
Fox News reported OBL's death DAYS EARLY!
and now it's
Fox News reported Bin Laden
which makes no sense?edit on 5/8/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
edit on 7-5-2011 by megneverlands because: Title didn't fit
Originally posted by Mikey84
Originally posted by Under Water
reply to post by LosLobos
A twitter date stamp is what makes it evidence....
It doesn't prove anything or give evidence to anything. Someone tweeted on December 29th and 30th that Osama was dead, and what?
"judyth_piazza RT @newsblaze Osama Bin Laden is Dead?
Osama Bin Laden is Dead? - newsblaze.com
Twitter - Dec 30, 2010 4:38:31 AM"
"KJKinLA Osama bin Laden is dead - Washington Times
Osama bin Laden is dead - Washington Times - washingtontimes.com
Twitter - Dec 29, 2010 5:46:25 PM"
Mikeyedit on 8/5/2011 by Mikey84 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Under Water
Oh come on, look at the timing. And the fact that fox's first report said he was killed a week before the announcement. Are you suggesting she just made it all up, and by some crazy streak of luck, after 10 f'ng years, they just happen to kill him days after she "made it up"?
Originally posted by Alien Abduct
reply to post by ~Lucidity
Surly someone besides her and her grandmother seen this? I mean its FOX NEWS not some local backwoods TV news station. It is absurd to believe that there is not one other person to corroborate this if in fact this had happened, NOT ONE.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
I really like this thread. I know many of us find this very strange, but only a handful of us seem to be attempting to hypothesize, or theorize a likely scenario that would have led to this outcome, this mystery we are now staring down. So I will take a crack at it. I think it was CLprime, not sure, who made a great post regarding his theory, which is very plausible. I will expand on one of his ideas as well.
I trust the OP's tweet, first and foremost, and will take into consideration the tweet about Bin Laden being killed by a missile one week earlier, as well as the guy who live-tweeted the event in Abottabad as it unfolded. So if Osama was killed one week prior to the announcement, and was indeed killed by a missile, obviously the gov. sat on it. My guess is that the body was too mangled to be 100% sure it was him, so DNA testing was done...It would have been done anyway most likely.
So they sit on it for a week, waiting for results and trying to decide what to do. They realize that they have already broken Muslim law regarding the body, so they cannot tell the truth without upsetting a lot of people. So they need a cover story.
This may not be the reason they sat on the news, but it is plausible. Assuming the raid did go down, according to the live-tweeter, what or who were they really after? Would they go through all that just to create a cover story?
It was said that OBL rarely, if ever, left the compound. Could it be possible that the US got intelligence that someone had seen him about a week ago if he indeed did leave the compound? Maybe they got his vehicle or his immediate location with a predator drone. Maybe it took them awhile to get boots on the ground to recover the body.
IF that were the case, then the raid itself may have been simply to recover any intelligence that would most likely still have remained at the compound. But that means they would had to have known he was there beforehand anyway, so why wait?
Now, if the tweet about him being killed by a missile is incorrect, which it probably is, there could have been some different scenarios. I will assume that the media knew the announcement would be made. The White House probably wouldn't have prepared such a release if they hadn't already accomplished their mission of killing Bin Laden, and I am trying to figure out what that means.
Here is my best guess, and my personal theory. OBL could have been killed at any time during the past. There had probably been talk at the White House of an upcoming release of info that OBL was dead, therefore a few ears in Washington heard this, and it spread a little bit, finding its way onto the ticker bar and some Fox guy's Twitter account. There was probably confusion considering if people were hearing rumors, they would assume that if OBL was killed it would be announced immediately. So maybe Fox jumped the gun and aired it accidentally, or assumed they would be given confirmation, and the go ahead to release later that day, so they just stuck that tidbit of info on the ticker, while planning to report all the details when they were given to them.
So it was either accidentally put there, or Fox just jumped the gun thinking it wasn't that big of a deal, assuming the official confirmation would come shortly.
The main problem with my theory however, is that the entire raiding of the compound doesn't make sense. UNLESS, since they lost a chopper they couldn't deny they were there, and had to cover it up. They probably weren't going after Osama at all. I mean, no one knew he was there right? All of this is just so speculative, and I hope that at least a piece of my theory is correct, and that we can piece together what likely happened.
I think the majority of the main pieces of info are floating around the site, but no one has brought them all together into a convincing thread/post that I am aware of. That is what I attempted to do here, although I was really just rambling and thinking out loud because I am really sleepy, lol.