Bin Laden Death Photos May be Released After All.

Josh_R

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Bin Laden death photos may be released after all; U.S. renews warning of backlash: reports
Former top Justice Department official says redacted report may be released

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BY JOSEPH STRAW / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 1:51 PM


WASHINGTON – The world may yet see photographs -- and even video -- of a dead Osama Bin Laden.

The conservative group Judicial Watch has sued for release of the materials under Freedom of Information Law, and they apparently have a case, The Atlantic Wire reports.

Former Justice Department privacy official Dan Metcalfe told the Website that a government brief in the case effectively concedes “portions of the records that are legally required to be disclosed.”


That could mean redacting portions of the images that show U.S. military personnel or technology, but not the slain terror leader, according to the report.

The CIA has argued that such a disclosure would “trigger violence” around the globe, Wired.com reported.

After offing the terror leader in Pakistan last May with a “double tap” of gunshots to the torso and head, Navy SEALs snapped pictures of his corpse to show they got their man.

The Obama Administration nixed conspiracy theories by showing them to a select group of lawmakers, who agreed that the “gruesome” photographs proved Bin Laden’s death beyond a shadow of a doubt.

But that was it -- the Administration argued that public release would compromise state secrets and unecessarily incite violence against the U.S.

After the raid, Bin Laden was promptly buried at sea in the Indian Ocean, according to the government.

The son of a weathy Saudi construction magnate, Bin Laden formed Al Qaeda and oversaw a campaign of terror that included the 9/11 attacks, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed.

jstraw@nydailynews.com
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wor...klash-reports-article-1.1014714#ixzz1lBCw7wrb


Well this should be nice right before the election...
 

Josh_R

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Kind of hilarious if it's a conservative activist group that ends up helping the prez like that. :haha7:
Yeah, no shit. I like judicial watch, but I could see the administration conveniently conceding the case right before the election, rather than fight it until after.
 
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Stop sullying the Prezodunt

He made a

GUTSY CALL​
 
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Well i guess that post could have been under either. No difference at this point.
 

Josh_R

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I'm indifferent to this for some reason.
I don't really care; I think it should have been released in the name of transparency. It just sucks that everyone knows (if they do release it) it would be for completely political reasons.
 
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I want to see it actually.
But i think its only because they wouldn't let me see it at first.

One of my favorite death photos was this gem

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nice leg douche
 

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Hopefully the extra time they took to shop this will make it look better than that birth certificate.
 

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Are we finally going to see another concession from Kirk that he was wrong on something?

(I doubt it)
Nope. Kirk and myself can already tell you with great confidence that anything released will be a photoshop. Bin Laden is on holiday right now in Martha's Vineyard.
 

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Nope. Kirk and myself can already tell you with great confidence that anything released will be a photoshop. Bin Laden is on holiday right now in Martha's Vineyard.
Same excuse the 9/11 people use. That's why I wanted it released immediately. I knew that conspiracy nuts would be like, "SEE THEY HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO FAKE IT!"
 

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Same excuse the 9/11 people use. That's why I wanted it released immediately. I knew that conspiracy nuts would be like, "SEE THEY HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO FAKE IT!"
It will be a fake I was just sitting next to the guy on a plane from LA the other day. He was watching The Notebook on his iPad.
 

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Occupy ya sure it wasnt Scotty Pippen?
 

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I don't care who it angers. I want to see the hole that the .556 made.
 

jimmyslostchin

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I don't care who it angers. I want to see the hole that the .556 made.
Please, sir, for your safety and those of your loved ones, move that decimal point one place to the right before WoodenPlank sees it.
 

mills

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Please, sir, for your safety and those of your loved ones, move that decimal point one place to the right before WoodenPlank sees it.
WoodenPlank shot bin Laden with a cannon? What happened?