[THS] OBL Stories
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Thu May 5 13:50:03 CEST 2011
Cross and Double Cross With Gitmo Files
US Knew Where Osama Was Since 2005
By Israel Shamir
Now we'll give you the story behind the story: who crossed and double crossed
whom, which information was redacted and how did it lead to OBL?
Bin Laden's Daughter Confirms
Father Captured Alive Then Killed By US Special Forces
By Al Arabiya's correspondent in Islamabad
Osama was neither armed nor did inmates at the compound fire at the US choppers
This Was Revenge
Obama Snatches Defeat from Jaws of Victory
By Yvonne Ridley
Real justice would not have involved shooting an unarmed man in front of his wife and children - there were no bodyguards in the house in Abbottabad in Pakistan.
Bread and Circuses
For Obama, Big Rise in Poll Numbers After Bin Laden Raid
By JAMES DAO and DALIA SUSSMAN
The glow of national pride seemed to rise above partisan politics, as support for the president rose significantly among both Republicans and independents. In all, 57 percent said they now approved of the president's job performance.
CIA denies bin Laden was captured before his killing:
The CIA categorically denies two stories coming out of Pakistan, sourced to bin Laden family members:
Was Bin Laden's Killing Legal?:
Americans are celebrating, but there are serious doubts about whether the targeted killing was legal under international law and the laws of war.
Pakistan 'Told US About Osama Home In 2009':
Pakistan government and intelligence services have insisted they shared key information about Osama bin Laden's compound up to two years ago with their American counterparts.
US troops were yards from Osama bin Laden house in 2008 : Wikileaks: US Embassy Cables:
US forces were stationed just a few hundred yards from Osama Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound in October 2008, according to reports within the WikiLeaks embassy cables.
Osama bin Laden hideout 'worth far less than US claimed':
Pakistan property experts say US government description of '$1m mansion' was way off the mark, as further exaggerations come to light
In case you missed it:
Bush rejects Taliban offer to surrender bin Laden:
After a week of debilitating strikes at targets across Afghanistan, the Taliban repeated an offer to hand over Osama bin Laden, only to be rejected by President Bush.
In case you missed it:
USA refused Bin Laden's capture February 27th 2001 :
On 21st February 2001 (7 MONTHS BEFORE 9/11) The Taliban offered to hand over Osama Bin Laden in return for lifting the sanctions that were placed on the country.
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