by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: The ridiculous propaganda just goes on and on (see the end of the article)
UPDATE 2: Skeptics of the ever changing bullshit story are now being called “extremists” by the White House (see the end of the article)
UPDATE 3: What would we do without all those accurate artist’s renderings? (see the end of the article… for a laugh)
Well, it’s been a couple of days since the Obama administration played their Osama card as a distraction from the killing of 3 of Gadhafi’s grandchildren in Libya and the story just keeps changing. Kinda reminds you of how the official story of 9/11 kept changing, doesn’t it?
At first the story about the daring raid was so chocked full of obvious propaganda, it was making people wonder about the legitimacy of the whole thing, especially since they supposedly dumped his body over the side of a ship 10 hours after the raid (for some strange reason) and they are still “debating” whether or not they should release photos of a dead bin Laden (for some stranger reason).
(The raid is reported to have begun at 3:30 pm on May the first and to have taken 40 minutes (with bin Laden being shot near the end of the raid). The “burial at sea” was reported to have taken place at 1:10 am on May the second, just under 10 hours later and before the DNA testing came back that morning.)
Basically, they had no proof except their “trust us” approach to the whole thing. Once again, this reminds one of their case against bin Laden with regard to 9/11, at least it should if you’ve been paying attention. Noam Chomsky recently pointed out on Press TV the reason that Bush refused to reply to the Taliban’s offer to hand over bin Laden just weeks after 9/11; “We later discovered one of the reasons why they did not bring evidence: they did not have any.”. Plus, they wanted to invade so handing over bin Laden would have kinda messed up that plan.
According to the first official heroic story of the raid, bin Laden went out in a blaze of gun-fire shooting his AK from the hip and hiding behind various women at the same time. The “human shield” story is always a nice touch. We can thank the Israeli Defense Force for that lovely little contribution to the human condition. I can’t tell you how many TV talking heads I have heard waste hour after hour ranting about the moral significance of that one over the past couple of days. Of course, like most everything else they talk about these days, it was pure bullshit.
According to the White House spokesman: “In the room with bin Laden, a woman, rather bin Laden’s wife, rushed the U.S. assaulter and was shot in the leg but not killed,” Carney said. “Bin Laden was then shot and killed. He was not armed.”
No real explanation is forthcoming from the White House as to why they can’t seem to get their story straight. One thing that has remained consistent is the part of the story that claims bin Laden was shot “over the left eye” which I reported on as soon as it was first Tweeted by a NBC news White House correspondent.
“U.S. officials say the still-secret photographic evidence shows a precision kill shot above his left eye, which blew away part of his skull. He was also shot in the chest, they said.” MSNBC
The significance of this aspect of the story is that it just so happens that there has been a faked dead bin Laden photo floating around for years which also just happened to show him shot “just above the left eye”. It’s possible that someone thought they could use this existing photo till a few Google searches showed that it had already been debunked a long time ago. Takes a while to photo-shop dead bin Laden photos I guess. Maybe it wasn’t in the budget. Who knows.
The problem for them is that they can’t rightly change that part of the story once it got out. Would seem kind of odd if they can’t tell a head-shot from a gut shot.
Also changing is the assertion that they intended to take bin Laden alive if possible. Now we know, according to their own “official story”, that bin Laden had not come out of the “compound” with guns-a-blazing, but rather, he was standing in his bedroom unarmed when someone supposedly shot him in the head and the chest. A “double tap” if you will. Then like any good mobster, they dumped his body in the drink.
Perhaps the story is changing because they just want to keep the distraction going as long as possible. Perhaps they figured it was too damn obvious as written the previous way. Who knows. Those 3 grandchildren are still dead and NATO forces are meeting in Rome again to plan their ground invasion of Libya as we speak.
The distraction goes on and on.
UPDATE: Here’s something for the “let’s get the story straight” file
The official talking point they are floating out there as a reason for not releasing the photo of a dead bin Laden is such:
“We want to make sure that we maintain dignity, if there was any, in Osama bin Laden, so that we don’t inflame problems other places in the world, and still provide enough evidence that people are confident that it was Osama bin Laden.” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers
Now remember, they just got finished explaining how they released bullshit information about bin Laden using his own wife as a human shield. Just consider Rep. Patrick Meehan’s statement from a sub-committee meeting yesterday…
“That he reportedly died using a woman as a human shield is an image that cements the true nature of his character, and such cowardice will be a part of his legacy,” Meehan
What a difference a day makes, huh?
UPDATE 2: Don’t question authority when they dump the evidence in the drink and keep changing their story over and over again… you will be called “an extremist” (and we all know what they do to “extremists” don’t we?)
US official: “The only skeptics are extremists and they wouldn’t be convinced by a photograph anyway. So the president has to weigh the potential negatives and they’re huge, there’s a tremendous risk of the photo becoming a rallying cry for attacks against US soldiers, government personnel, and Americans in general.” ABC News
UPDATE 3: Dramatic artist’s rendering of the daring bin Laden raid… too bad it’s almost completely wrong… (click on image for larger view)
Does this cartoonish rendering remind anyone of another one we saw a few years ago?
“There are not ONE of these but MANY of these” Donald Rumsfeld.