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2011-05-02 -Obits-
Osama buried at sea
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Posted by Angimp Glavise7223 2011-05-02 04:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [666 views ]  Top

#1 Did er no-one think to take a few pictures, get some proof?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2011-05-02 06:37||   2011-05-02 06:37|| Front Page Top

#2 good idea, Bright Pebbles, I have been thinking the same
Posted by anon1 2011-05-02 06:56||   2011-05-02 06:56|| Front Page Top

#3 I think the 48 hours rule applies here
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-02 07:04||   2011-05-02 07:04|| Front Page Top

#4 Very curious lack of PR skills being shown here.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2011-05-02 07:20||   2011-05-02 07:20|| Front Page Top

#5 One part of me doesn't believe this. The other part says just the usual PC lunacy.
Posted by phil_b 2011-05-02 07:27||   2011-05-02 07:27|| Front Page Top

#6 I know it's early days, but er... what if they don't show us any photos or any proof?
Posted by anon1 2011-05-02 07:38||   2011-05-02 07:38|| Front Page Top

#7 If you go to the "Good Morning" comments a little way down, Scooter Magruder has posted a headshot of the headshot, if you like. It's in comment number four, anon, just before your number 5.
And it is a good morning, too.
Posted by Grunter 2011-05-02 07:46||   2011-05-02 07:46|| Front Page Top

#8 Hey Grunter, I'm sorry to say that the image I had linked has now been definitively debunked as a fake.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2011-05-02 08:02||   2011-05-02 08:02|| Front Page Top

#9 why bury him at sea?
Posted by Angeretle Snore6772 2011-05-02 08:09||   2011-05-02 08:09|| Front Page Top

#10 Burial at sea probably solves a lot of problems with people trying to get the body (or a piece of it - see 'car swarm') or digging him up.

Or having the ACLU start claiming his rights were violated because he had a bruise on his pecker or some such shit.

Perhaps they saved his head to be mounted on the pike at ground zero....
Posted by CrazyFool 2011-05-02 08:14||   2011-05-02 08:14|| Front Page Top

#11 Wouldn't a death shot be a war crime or something? Ditto his head on a pike at Ground Zero.
Now here's a conspiracy theory for you - he's been dead for 10 years and we just now declared him so, as an excuse to exit A'stan and a diversion from economic problems.
Posted by Glenmore 2011-05-02 08:20||   2011-05-02 08:20|| Front Page Top

#12 The KGB removed Hitler's remains from Berlin and disposed of them at a secret location unreported till the fall of the first Soviet Union. They too wanted to avoid the development of a shrine to the man. While it lead to speculation of 'alive and living in Argentina', it did accomplish the goal.
Posted by Procopius2k 2011-05-02 08:31||   2011-05-02 08:31|| Front Page Top

Posted by  de Medici3489 2011-05-02 08:48||   2011-05-02 08:48|| Front Page Top

#14 For future reference: I saw the notification from NorthCom and put it up in the O Club. Based on the time I got the notification, it was either right when the attack when down, or just before.

"NorthCom is sending out notifications that it has upped the threat condition to FPCON Bravo. This is its first threat elevation it has issued for some time.

FPCON BRAVO describes a situation with somewhat predictable terrorist threat. Security measures taken by agency personnel may affect the activities of local law enforcement and the general public."
Posted by Anonymoose 2011-05-02 09:00||   2011-05-02 09:00|| Front Page Top

#15 Anonymoose, would the timing of that announcement have been tied to the raid or to President Obama's announcement of the raid? And thank you for posting it - knowing something is up, even without the details, is good.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-05-02 09:37||   2011-05-02 09:37|| Front Page Top

#16 I was awake at 10:43 last night when the POTUS came on to speak, Mighty ballsy if this was a Fake.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2011-05-02 09:41||   2011-05-02 09:41|| Front Page Top

#17 That's a shame, Scooter. I was about to shop around for a high quality 8x10 glossy, suitable for framing.
Posted by Grunter 2011-05-02 10:00||   2011-05-02 10:00|| Front Page Top

#18 tw: I suspect at this point that NorthCom was advised of the OPLAN and immediately issued the alert, possibly even *before* the mission went down, in case Osama had set up some "immediate action attacks" in the event he was killed.

For the next couple of weeks, I wouldn't advise anyone to get too gleeful around any high security US installations, because I believe the expression "trigger happy" may be operable.

And, snarkily, the TSA will probably be grabbing people's genitalia *twice* as hard for a while.
Posted by Anonymoose 2011-05-02 10:07||   2011-05-02 10:07|| Front Page Top

#19 Things that are fishy belong in the sea.
Posted by 746 2011-05-02 10:20||   2011-05-02 10:20|| Front Page Top

#20 [Godfather]
"Osama bin Laden sleeps with the fishes."
Posted by Mike 2011-05-02 11:18||   2011-05-02 11:18|| Front Page Top

#21 Hopefully, they dropped his dead ass near GITMO in the Bay of PIGS!!
Posted by VietVet68 2011-05-02 11:45||  2011-05-02 11:45|| Front Page Top

#22 I want a death certificate.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2011-05-02 11:46||   2011-05-02 11:46|| Front Page Top

#23 Just sayin'.
Posted by Anonymoose 2011-05-02 12:18||   2011-05-02 12:18|| Front Page Top

#24 It's even better, moose. Check out a charming creature called the hagfish. They are devouring Osama bin Laden, from the inside out, as we speak.
Posted by Grunter 2011-05-02 12:29||   2011-05-02 12:29|| Front Page Top

#25 I just had a conversation with what I thought was my least-political co-worker. She was convinced that the whole thing is a put-up job, completely manufactured.

Dumping the body at sea was the worst possible way to manage this sort of conspiratorial suspicions. They're going to regret that idiocy for a very long time.

For the record, I'm pretty sure this bullshit is on the level, it's the exact sort of halfassed PC imbecility you could expect from something stagemanaged by that jackass in the Oval Office.
Posted by Mitch H.  2011-05-02 12:59||  2011-05-02 12:59|| Front Page Top

#26 Mitch, some people will have conspiratorial suspicions no matter what. As others here have pointed out, conspiracy theories require no connection to reality, and believers can't be reasoned with or appeased. Care should be taken not to fuel them, of course, but they shouldn't the drive decision-making either.

Many options were available for dispensing with the corpse. Which one would you have chosen?
Posted by RandomJD 2011-05-02 14:43||   2011-05-02 14:43|| Front Page Top

#27 Public exposure on the outskirts of Kabul or Kandahar. Let the media crawl all over it, then leave it exposed for the birds to pick over.

This crap about fearing that the corpse could become the nucleus of some sort of shrine is nonsense. al Queda is seriously, psychotically Wahhabist. They *blow up* saints' shrines, they don't found new ones. If you're worried about al Queda toads sneaking in under cover of night & pulling an Antigone, then rig the body with a booby trap, but I don't insist on that last point.
Posted by Mitch H.  2011-05-02 15:20||  2011-05-02 15:20|| Front Page Top

#28 The reason he was buried at sea is simple: We wanted an Islamic-sanctioned burial to reduce backlash. Which is stupid of course, but Obama's in office. We couldn't bury him on land anyway since no country would EVER allow him to be buried on their soil.
Posted by Charles 2011-05-02 16:01||   2011-05-02 16:01|| Front Page Top

#29 Did they play Eternal Father strong to save when they dumped him?
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2011-05-02 16:10||   2011-05-02 16:10|| Front Page Top

#30 >"The reason he was buried at sea is simple"

Someone actually had a fun conspiracy theory. OBL got captured and we're getting medieval on his ass right now.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2011-05-02 16:43||   2011-05-02 16:43|| Front Page Top

#31 Well this kind of action does create, as el prez joked around about the other night, Roswell-type thinking.

Example, I was/am having a tough time envisioning how they transferred the body from Afghan to a Navy Ship (I assume that is what they mean). Answer is likely simple to a military person or who knows about such things but I had been drawing a blank on what vehicle could make that trip and transfer cargo to a ship. I am also rightfully short on information such as origin and times. So I satisfy myself with the idea of the Air Force selling a C-130 to the Navy for $1, its now a Navy vessel, and they dropped it out the back at 10,000.

If an assignment, I do have a guess I'd be comfortable turning in, but if there is a conspiracy I like BP's.
Posted by swksvolFF 2011-05-02 17:08||   2011-05-02 17:08|| Front Page Top

#32 It is true that no photos and a quick dumping at sea is fuel for the "truthers" out there

But then again there are people so stuupid that they believe the planes that flew into the buildings never did... that it was just explosives planted by the CIA and or the joooooos that brought them down.

Well people are so dumb they'll believe night is day.

But not having any pictures to show, not having anything... this is hours later. That is going to fuel the fire even for those who are not stupid. People are asking: Where's the body? or... Where's the evidence?
Posted by anon1 2011-05-02 17:14||   2011-05-02 17:14|| Front Page Top

#33 From what I've read, they came out of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Do the deed, back to Jalabad, Navy C-2 COD plane's on the runway, off the choppers onto the C-2, straight out to the Vinson.
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-02 17:19||   2011-05-02 17:19|| Front Page Top

#34 BTW, hagfish are specifically not Halal. Its as if the Navy fed him to pigs. But not on purpose, nooooo.

Posted by OldSpook 2011-05-02 20:03||   2011-05-02 20:03|| Front Page Top

#35 German name is "Schleimaal" (slimy eel).
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-02 21:30||   2011-05-02 21:30|| Front Page Top

#36 Ahh, I was thinking attached to a point on a super hornet, but C-2 I guess would work. It seemed to be time-wise that this potential aftermath likely would have been considered beforehand?

Heh, Binney has crabs and a slimey eel.
Posted by swksvolFF 2011-05-02 21:57||   2011-05-02 21:57|| Front Page Top

#37 "This is something that we take very seriously. And so therefore this is being handled in an appropriate manner."

And to that end, Obean inisted that the captain call for all hands on deck to pay appropriate respects. Unfortunately for Obean, he couldn't have imagined how every last sailor, male and female alike, interpreted his orders, or he wouldn't have done that ...
Posted by gorb 2011-05-02 22:41||   2011-05-02 22:41|| Front Page Top

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