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 is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, the PROMIS series, 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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  • 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.

  • Allwet

    So, nice diversion ....lets run away with unproven allegations.Capt Phillips=pictures of OBL.Bit of a leap there.Nice Ax. Let's get back to the meat. Release pictures of OBL. and you leash the Martyr. He was no martyr.He was fuckin murderer. In my eyes he got off easy. Way too easy.

  • RPLActual

    Belay my last. I reread your post. I see the connection.

  • RPLActual

    I don't disagree but I fail to see how that applies to what I was responding to. Seems like two different topics.

  • JHR130

    RPLActual I guess that is why there are black and grey water operations; still essential in todays realm. Despite the Blackwater BS. 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.