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March 10, 2014

Why The White House Hasn’t Released Photos Of Osama bin Laden’s Corpse

There are a lot of puzzled expressions on people’s faces when it comes to the subject of the late Osama bin Laden and why the White House has not authorized the release of any pictures of his body. Photographs and video were released of Saddam Hussein’s hanging, as well as post-mortem pictures of his criminal sons, Uday and Qusay, after Delta Force took them out. Why not release a few pictures of Public Enemy #1 to prove that he is dead and show the world what happens when you take on the U.S. of A?

Matt Bissonnette, one of the SEAL Team 6 operators on the bin Laden raid, partially outs the reason in his book “No Easy Day.”  The book reads, “In his death throes, he was still twitching and convulsing. Another assaulter and I trained our lasers on his chest and fired several rounds. The bullets tore into him, slamming his body into the floor until he was motionless.”


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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • CSAR1

    We all have vices and deamons, some bigger then others. Adam had his and fought to survive everyday. A secret fight that he fought to win. An example to us all during our dark moments. If one reads the book and knew Adam they would say this article took a cheap shot at him. The way our dead have been desecrated like Ax, Murphy and the killing of citizens on 9/11 what ever happened to UBL at and after his death was not enough. That may sound bad but pay back is a bitch. A few examples of unstastained claims of Navy indiscretion with no facts to back the claims is a low blow. Do some research and you will find as many, if not more about members of the Army. I can't remember a story of a Navy guy heading out alone and murdering and more a family like that Army guy in Afghanistan. That's worst than anything mentioned above and was more damaging for our deployed troops. Sounds like fame service and operation envy. Sorry Jack I can not support you on this one.

  • Adoptaplatoon

    WilliamOliver alysonyellow That was a great story about Adam Brown and how he overcame adversity to achieve what he did. One of the most emotional and moving books I have ever read about our American warriors and I have read hundreds of them. That dude was American warrior to the core.

  • WilliamOliver

    alysonyellow  I agree with you Alyson. A very powerful story. Very moving and inspirational.

  • alysonyellow

    Everyone should read "FEARLESS", written by Eric Blehm about Adam Brown, DEVGRU Operator. I've read most of the books disscussed on this site, but no book has ever affected and humbled me as much as his story. I think about it often... as I live my own life. He's nothing like this line in the article suggests he is. He was like very few people are. His story is worth knowing. Trust me.

  • Allwet

    JHR130 RPLActual  This subject: "...Very few people know we have 6 guys stranded in a jail in a place like Costa Rica. Why? No backup for a job well done. To back out of contractual agreements after folks have dedicated their lives to grey areas- is part of the risk. It is difficult to watch- yet even more difficult to do. I agree, Unlike Para Military and most of the Military- it is not black and white." Deserves a thread of its own.