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Email shows effort to shield bin Laden photos

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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA.

The email was obtained under a freedom of information request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The document, released Monday by the group, shows that Adm. William McRaven, who heads the U.S. Special Operations Command, told military officers on May 13, 2011 that photos of bin Laden's remains should have been sent to the CIA or already destroyed. Bin Laden was killed by a special operations team in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.


Interesting breaking news regarding the tight-lipped operation of killing Bin Laden.

Any other speculation about why the secrecy of pictures other than the obvious?


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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 12:13 AM
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The email could just have been a cover story.

The email gives the illusion that photos actually existed.

Good way to cover up the possibility that no photos existed if the attack was staged.




posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 01:15 AM
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guys no one takes us conspiracy guys seriously. they wouldn't go through the trouble to convince us. If they were trying to fake it they would have photos of a really good prop. If the crew from the walking dead can make it im pretty sure a low budget account like the us fricken government could afford better. They didn't release photos because why the hell would they release photos of a bloody corpse. They dont normally do that in the news. I



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 01:29 AM
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That's standard policy across the board. No pics of kills, guard shacks, security forces, certain equipment etc. this just made the was because of who it is. Yes, photos are taken in some instances for identification, but not with personal cameras. Many of the photos on the internet were obtained in violation of said policy (I have some too). It's not a conspiracy, it's just a punishable offense if you're caught doing it.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 08:13 AM
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I dunno. Over half the cia budget is for disinformation. That means half their time and resources are devoted to churning out utter BS.
Ask benazir bhutto.
osama was killed by ISI in 2001.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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And your source for this 50% is what exactly? Would you like me to provide a link to the black budget, or do you know how to find that?



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:50 AM
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guys no one takes us conspiracy guys seriously. they wouldn't go through the trouble to convince us. If they were trying to fake it they would have photos of a really good prop. If the crew from the walking dead can make it im pretty sure a low budget account like the us fricken government could afford better. They didn't release photos because why the hell would they release photos of a bloody corpse. They dont normally do that in the news. I


And that is a excellent point!

The people who rant about the omission of a photo of Bin Ladin's corpse tend to also be the same people who dont think he was responsible for 9/11 in the first place and that it was actually a super-top-secret US government (or Israeli) plot. So they would have us believe that the US government could pull of something as complex as the 9/11 false flag but they cant put together a fake picture of a corpse.

And even if they did show us a picture you could be guaranteed that these same people would then claim that the picture is fake.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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xuenchen
The email could just have been a cover story.

The email gives the illusion that photos actually existed.

Good way to cover up the possibility that no photos existed if the attack was staged.



^quoted for truth!

You can't kill a man that has been dead since Tora Bora in '01.

Wanna find Osama? A shovel and a lot of time in Tora Bora will turn him up later or sooner.

Derek



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 07:01 PM
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Exactly, they would deem it fake no mater how real it may or may not be. Also think of the global opinion of them releasing photos it would not be well received.



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