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Quote from: TaoOfLuxLisbon on May 04, 2011, 05:58:44 PMDon't believe anything that came out in the first eight hours of the story unless it's still being reported now. It's a pretty safe bet that was rumor, speculation and scuttlebutt that media types toss out there to fill time while the real info is dribbling out.
Quote from: Eddie Coyle on May 04, 2011, 06:05:11 PMThey're FUCKING UP A SUCCESS!
Quote from: Fly By Night on May 04, 2011, 08:09:19 PMIt defies explanation on how Obama can bring confusion, and thereby suck enjoyment out of such a good thing. Panetta says they will release the pictures, then they say no, OBL had a gun, then he didn't, he used his wife for a shield, or maybe he didn't, he ran, no he fought. Come on! It was a 40 minute exercise that was F'ing video taped. Obama's the president. Get the facts in order, then do one press conference. You're the president for pity sake.
QuoteYou summed it up perfectly. Osama's dead, and I don't doubt that, but this bumbling behaviour sucks. My theory is this: children. There were children at the compound, some maybe died or were wounded, at the very least they were screaming their little brown heads off, or were scared shitless and stood cowering in the corners. This is my theory on the reason that we won't see video or photos. Dead, screaming, crying children. If that's the case, they should just tell us that. Just tell us the whole story and while you're at it, stick to that story.
Quote from: Fly By Night on May 04, 2011, 08:53:37 PMI agree, stick to a story. Hell, if they do need to cover something up, such as terrified children, at least let the CIA cook up a cover story and stick to it. Not that I want a fake story, but at least we would not look incompetent and inconsistent to our enemies.
Quote from: Eddie Coyle on May 05, 2011, 03:45:11 PM The White House statement should be: "We killed him. Termination With Extreme Prejudice. If you don't like it, who cares. Any nation complaining shall no longer receive foreign aid. Good night"
Quote from: The General on May 05, 2011, 04:02:13 PMGod damn I wish we had a president that would say that.
Quote from: Do you think it was angels? on May 05, 2011, 06:20:44 PMAnd what was with the hour-long delay before Obama's speech?Bumbling Amateurs!
QuoteAmerica can keep a secret.For all of the news media's talk about the scattershot distribution of information in the digital age -- WikiLeaks leaks, Twitter overshares, breaches of privacy on phones, Google, Facebook and PlayStation -- President Obama's stunning announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden on Sunday proves the U.S. can still protect information when it counts.According to the White House's account, the government kept its plot to capture or kill Bin Laden a secret as it pursued one of his trusted couriers over four years and two administrations.(Above, White House officials watch the situation unfold live Sunday/White House photo by Pete Souza.) It tracked the elusive Al Qaeda leader to a compound almost entirely off the grid in Abbottabad, Pakistan -- no telephones, no Internet -- and Navy Seals struck in a mission so surgically precise that even a man who live-tweeted the assault didn't realize what was happening.NBC's David Gregory -- who often pushes for more disclosure from the White House as the host of "Meet the Press" -- called bin Laden's death "a reminder of how little we sometimes know about whatâ€™s going on inside the government."Everything worked for U.S. operatives in keeping the government's suspicions from the media.President Obama displayed a perfect poker face throughout -- even on the eve of the operation, when he met with victims of the Southern storms, played golf, then slayed Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington on Saturday night, where, by the way, 2,600 members of the media were gathered to toast him.As comedian Seth Meyers joked about bin Laden's whereabouts ("Did you know every day from 4 to 5 he hosts a show on C-SPAN?") the President laughed, knowing that U.S. forces were as close as they had ever been to killing the Al Qaeda leader.The killing of bin Laden was born of old-fashioned spycraft, carried out in real time.When the Navy Seals struck Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Obama and more than a dozen members of his national security team were gathered in the White House Situation Room, able to the watch events unfold live, according to White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan.That's a dozen more people than could've kept a juicy secret in a media company, that's for sure.The mission also reveals U.S. intelligence is far more advanced than many Americans imagined. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll in September 2010 found that 67 percent of Americans believed it was unlikely the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks would ever be captured or killed -- a stunning vote of no confidence in the U.S.'s ability to bring him to justice.
Quote from: anagrammy on May 10, 2011, 01:08:44 PMAnd what was that stuff on the moon anyway?
Quote "that's how it went down, I just watched it on MSNBC."
Quote from: anagrammy on May 10, 2011, 01:08:44 PM And what was that stuff on the moon anyway?Anagrammy
Quote from: Treading Water on May 10, 2011, 05:33:55 PMFluids from someone named Whitley?