published Monday, May 2nd, 2011

AP: bin Laden burial video may be released

ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON — Two Pentagon officials say the at-sea burial of Osama bin Laden was videotaped and that it probably will be publicly released soon.

The officials said photos of the body prior to its disposal in the North Arabian Sea on Monday also may be released.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because decisions on releasing the materials were pending.

It was not clear whether the firefight in which U.S. forces are said to have shot bin Laden to death was videotaped.

John Brennan, the White House counterterrorism chief, told reporters that the administration was still deliberating on release of the material. Making it public might satisfy those who would otherwise doubt that it was bin Laden who was killed.

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patriot1 said...

Was Hillary pinned down by sniper fire during all this? Maybe that will be on the video.

May 2, 2011 at 9:56 p.m.
Oz said...

Where the war protesters? They have been MIA since Obama took office.

May 2, 2011 at 10:02 p.m.
mella_yella said...

Hopefully America has more respect than to release pictures of death just to satisfy the morbid curiousity of a few.

We Americans celebrate life. We celebrate birth. We celebrate rainbows at the end of devastating storms as God's promise. But when did America become so like the monsters it chase that would stoop to celebrating the death of another human being? It doesn't matter how horrible an individual that human being was. America has always shown grace and dignity in the most harsh of times. Isn't that what place us above the rest? We can remain humane and retain our sense of values in our most trying times? When did our nation regress so far backwards that we'd disgrace ourselves to the world in such a manner? In a sense, and even in death, Osama Bin Laden wins. As he proves what he allegedly set out to prove. That is, when put to the test, America can be just as barbaric, inhumane, uncivilized as those other nations we're quick to point fingers and accuse of barbaric, inhumane, human rights violations and the likes.

May 2, 2011 at 10:04 p.m.
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