US: Bin Laden unarmed when killed

2011-05-03 22:34

Washington - Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was shot dead by US special forces, but he tried to resist and there was a "volatile fire fight," the White House said on Tuesday.

The revelation, likely to stoke anger in parts of the Muslim world, came from President Barack Obama's spokesperson Jay Carney as he provided the most detailed account yet of the Sunday night raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

"In the room with bin Laden, a women - bin Laden's wife - rushed the US assaulter and was shot in the leg but not killed. Bin Laden was then shot and killed. He was not armed," Carney said.

The elite Navy SEALs came in on two helicopters.

"The team methodically cleared the compound moving from room to room in an operation lasting nearly 40 minutes," Carney said.

After media reports quoting officials describing it as a "kill operation," the White House spokesperson was pressed hard to explain the apparent contradiction that bin Laden was unarmed but also resisted.

"We were prepared to capture him if that was possible," Carney said, without providing a clear explanation. "We expected a great deal of resistance and were met with a great deal of resistance."

When a journalist insisted: "He wasn't armed," Carney replied: "But there were many other people who were armed in the compound. There was a fire fight."

"But not in that room," the journalist pressed.

Volatile fire fight

"It was a highly volatile fire fight. I'll point you to the department of defence for more details about it," Carney said.

In addition to the bin Laden family, two other families resided in the compound: one on the first floor of the bin Laden building and another in a second building.

"Of the 22 or so people in the room, 17 or so of them were non-combatants," Carney said.

The SEALs split into two: one team entering the bin Laden house on the first floor and working its way up to the third floor where the al-Qaeda chief was, while the other team cleared the second building.

"On the first floor of bin Laden's building, two al-Qaeda couriers were killed along with a woman who was killed in cross-fire," Carney said.

"Bin Laden and his family were found on the second and third floor of the building. There was concern that bin Laden would oppose the capture operation and indeed he resisted."

After the fire fight, the "non-combatants were moved to a safe location as the damaged helicopter was detonated," Carney said. "The team departed the scene via helicopter to the USS Carl Vinson in the North Arabian Sea."

The White House spokesperson also described the sea burial of bin Laden, which has been criticised as going against Islamic tradition by certain Muslim leaders.

"Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, the burial of bin Laden was done in conformance with Islamic precepts and practices," he said. "The deceased's body was washed and then placed in a white sheet.

"The body was placed in a weighted bag; a military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker," he continued.

"After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, and the deceased body eased into the sea."

  • tommy 2 - 2011-05-03 22:43

    THE n there GUY WAS UNARMED. ONE THINKS THE WORLD NEEDED TO KNOW WHY BIN LADEN WAS BIN LADEN. The yankkees created him,they knew were he was all this time & where was no need for him they silenced him.

      Matt - 2011-05-04 02:11

      @slg - you need to open your eyes boet. The sooner the USA gets taken out the better for the world. They have created far to many wars - ones you see and many you dont see. You have let the media machine aka hollywood dumb your thinking.

      Greg - 2011-05-04 04:20

      Very well put slg. Couldn't have said it any better.

      RobertKay - 2011-05-04 04:42


      Christoffsmuts - 2011-05-04 05:51

      I agree with Tommy2 The Yankees Created him

      CygnusX1 - 2011-05-04 06:15

      @ Matt....take out the USA??!! Now who will assume their role in the world should that happen? China? Russia? Don't fall for the Anti-USA Propaganda machine, you are actually doing their work for them with your response.

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-04 07:37

      Matt, you can't be serious - you've got to stop watching those movies, man.

      MactheKnife - 2011-05-04 07:52

      Unarmed! Methinks he is captured but not killed, no proof so far that he was killed and dumped into the sea. But still killing unarmed people, it sucks.

      Jan - 2011-05-04 08:19

      @ Matt - Ja bru the world will be so much better, just imagine people like Mugabe, Malema, Gadaffi and Kim Jong-il to name just a few running rampant.... you should get a head start and leave all your western things behind and go live in a tent or mud hut with flies around your mouth....

      Thangy - 2011-05-04 12:02

      So they murdered him cold blood!

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:14

      @Christoffsmuts - created him from a rib from Mal-enema!

      slg - 2011-05-07 21:57

      Here is a clean, reliable source on what is really happening in Afghanistan, Western Pakistan and with the fundamentalist Islamic insurgency. It's clean and reliable, non-commercial. The DVD "Fighting for Bin Laden" is good. I think you can watch it online.

  • Jan Jordaan - 2011-05-03 23:04

    yebo......and the yankees created the twin towers???

      nonamejv - 2011-05-04 05:16

      No, but they never give any evidence that Osama was behind, more looks like inside job, blamed on Osama. Top of that Bush family abd Bin Ladens has very close ties. Long before the Bush Adminstration, George Bush Sr., along with former government officials and the Bin Laden family of Saudi Arabia, created a private investment firm called the Carlyle Group. The purpose of the company is to acquire interests in arms manufacturers. The purpose of the company is to acquire interests in arms manufacturers. Because it is a privately owned company, it's dealings are only rarely reported on in the financial news, but it is one of the biggest beneficiaries of America's drive to war and it is making its investors very rich. Carlyle has been profiled in two notable documentaries, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 and William Karel's The World According to Bush. In the documentary film Fahrenheit 911, Michael Moore makes nine allegations concerning the Carlyle Group, including: That the Bin Laden and Bush families were both connected to the Group; that following the attacks on September 11, the bin Laden family’s investments in the Carlyle Group became an embarrassment to the Carlyle Group and the family was forced to liquidate their assets with the firm; that the Carlyle group was, in essence, the 11th largest defense contractor in the United States. Moore focused on Carlyle's connections with George H. W. Bush and his Secretary of State James A. Baker III, both of whom had at times served as advisors to the firm. A Carlyle spokesman noted in 2003 that its 7% interest in defense industries was far less than several other Private equity firms. Carlyle also has provided detail on its links with the Bin Laden family, specifically the relatively minor investments by an estranged half brother. In his documentary The World According to Bush (May 2004), William Karel interviewed Frank Carlucci to discuss the presence of Shafiq bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's estranged brother, at Carlyle's annual investor conference while the September 11 attacks were occurring. Zeitgeist The Movie makes similar claims that The Carlyle Group may have played a part in 9/11.

      slg - 2011-05-04 05:35

      Noname, Michael Moore is hardly a credible source. You're completely on the wrong side of this.

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-04 07:45

      Noname, get a grip, chap - just think about it rationally while you're driving to work this morning: logistically, it would've been impossible to pull a mission like that off, from the inside, without the involvement of hundreds of people. How would you keep so many people from spilling the beans? And how would you find so many red-blooded Yanks prepared to commit suicide for such a dodgy cause as maybe invading Iraq etc? And if you're one of those that believes there were explosives in the Towers, then please explain the absolute precision of jets fully loaded with avgas striking the exact level of the buildings where the explosions were to be detonated some one hour later - and by whom? Anyway, I know I'm wasting my time - none so blind as those who will not see ...

      mario - 2011-05-04 08:06

      Ya'll just watch the movie WAG THE DOG, and you'll see inside job is possible, and slg Micheal Moore is credible. And there is always casualties of money or do I mean war.....

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:02

      Mario, he's credible as one pole in a polarized view. He's on the far left most of the time. He does touch the truth occasionally, but most often not. The truth is between the poles, left and right.

  • dlaminivb - 2011-05-03 23:09

    This is the worst propaganda i have ever read! I cannot for the love of me, see US Army washing and praying for their enemy. it is just rubbish, Osama was killed in a cold blood and US has closed the chapter. He was proberly buried the same way they have hated him.

      slg - 2011-05-04 00:03

      You can't imagine it because you have not elevated yourself to the higher standards the US government and military holds itself to.

      Archimedes - 2011-05-04 01:37

      I don't think you can rely much on your reading ability and comprehension. Osama was not killed by the US Army, but by the NAVY SEALS. But then, judging from your comments, it is probable that you would not know the difference between Army and Navy.

      slg - 2011-05-04 05:37

      One more thing dlamini, the finest Zulu warriors had a reverence for life too.

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-04 07:49

      Its amazing how many people seem to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome: the guy master minded the killing of thousands of people and yet they're worried about how he was buried ...

      Talk500 - 2011-05-04 09:32

      This guy was a murderer. Thousands celebrated his death. How he was buried is irrelevant. Whether he was armed or assasinated... irrelavant.

      Will2.0 - 2011-05-04 10:11

      The higher standards of the US government and military? I guess you have not seen the videos from wikileaks where they shoot a dad and his kids on their way to school - and when they find they shot kids they have a chuckle and one says to the other "that's what you get for bringing a kid to a gunfight." Real high standards that. They're a bunch of trigger happy cowboys, with fancy guns and an ingrained hate for anything Islamic. They will wage war in the name of peace for as long as they live.

      Kaapie - 2011-05-04 10:20

      I wonder if other people died in this operation and where are they buried. I am sure that some must have died in the firefight. Question would then remain why Osama was killed, when unarmed. Conflicting reports about the woman, first they say Osama used her as a shield, then she was shot in the leg, and then she was shot dead. As for the burial what would they care how he was buried. They killed an unarmed man, cowardly, and they would bury him accordingly. My question again is what happened to the other bodies.

      slg - 2011-05-04 12:54

      Willie, those people are prosecuted and sent to prison

  • Centronix - 2011-05-03 23:17

    Give this a few months and my friends at Wikileaks will reveal all... You watch

  • - 2011-05-03 23:21

    Hey, the wanker is finally toast. Much AYOBA-ness.

      Richard - 2011-05-04 07:39

      Haha .... nice

  • thetruth - 2011-05-03 23:24

    what happened to all the honkies the US says he resisted arrest...first he was hiding behind his wife...what lies and propaganda...and only the wities believe all this crap...the most gullible lot in the world(the europeans & their descendents here in SA)U'll are only good to be the americans poodles...look up to u'r masters and believe their rubbish...u need salvation...look to the truth...the corporates in the us,europe and israel are screwing even their own...wake up and smell the coffee...

      RobertKay - 2011-05-04 04:44

      Here we go. Another half brain bringin in race politics. Boooooring!

      patrice - 2011-05-04 06:43

      Honkies ? I assume you assume black americans aren't americans. Otherwise why adopt the dreaded american epithet in your limited vocabulary ?

      daaivark - 2011-05-04 06:45


      jvscooter - 2011-05-04 06:57

      And you believe the anc! and please it is wake up and smell the roses.

      Robschele - 2011-05-04 07:19

      So you are one of those that say that America flew their own planes into their own twin towers killing their own unarmed civillians by the thousands and then tell the world that it was bin Laden. The biggest cowards in the world are these so-called freedom fighters and terrorists. They only attack the unarmed, putting bombs on private busses, landmines where civillians walk. Go look in Angola and Mozambique at the women and children that struggle around without legs. I say that you should have no pity on these goons. It is normally these murderers that cry foul when one of them are taken out.

      sd84 - 2011-05-04 09:30

      Its amazing that some people even turn events in foreign countries into racial issues! Bin Laden openly said that it was his militants behind the 911 attacks, and while I don't condone the killing of an unarmed man, its the lesser of two evils compared to killing thousands of unarmed people! And FYI, the corporates in those countries are the ones putting money into SA to research and treat diseases like HIV and AIDS which we have not been able to control.

      frikdt - 2011-05-04 09:39

      If they turned out to be lies and propaganda then at least they are much more sophisticated than those spread by your saviors the ANC, you know the ones along the lines of "if you vote for us you'll go to heaven"; and then you have the audacity and arrogance of accusing the "wities" of gullability (you probably meant 'whiteys' which, by the way is defined as being an offensive name for a white man, but oh I forgot only 'whiteys' can be racist). You idiot.

      Kaapie - 2011-05-04 10:25

      Robschele, do you u remember the response of a George W Bush at the creche, when he was told of the twin towers incident. There was no shock, or any response of significance at the time he was told. One wonders if he knew about it at the time, or am I being too much of a theorist particularly if one looks at the interests of the bush family in the carlyle group.

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:18

      @Thetruth - heish - maar jy kan kak praat!

  • Francis - 2011-05-03 23:28

    So he was unarmed, so were almost 3000 people in the twin towers and aboard the planes. Good ridance. As far the burial goes, who actually gives a damn, the man deserved what he got. Well done USA

      squish - 2011-05-04 00:45

      It shows you how big the americans are. If I had hunted this mass murderer of innocent people for 10 years and finally killed him, I am sure I would have spat on him, kicked him around, maybe shot a few extra bullets in him and then dumped him in an open pit to rot. That is what he deserved.

  • Banned - 2011-05-03 23:28

    Lets see, 25 trained armed SEALS against 3 guys, the primary is unarmed and its a "volatile fire fight".....can't wait for this movie to come out on HD

      Banned - 2011-05-04 01:08

      Really sig, and how many extractions have you conducted in your illustrious career as South Africa's only SEAL, or can't you tell me without killing me. Your career as an arm chair commando hardly qualifies you to know any much better than anybody else. FYI "fire fight" means both parties are armed, murder is shooting an unarmed man much like the Ficksburg 8!

      slg - 2011-05-04 05:46

      You're relying on third-hand reports with possible grammatocal and typing errors, and drawing conclusions from them.

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-04 08:04

      And what makes you such an expert, Banned? how many extractions have you done in the middle of the night in hostile territory?

      Jan - 2011-05-04 08:55

      I'm with slg on on this.... the media are reporting on everyting they hear, keep that in mind! Oh and this opperation was not a Call of duty mission on your Xbox 360 on your HD TV where the caracter takes out 25 men and makes you feel like a hero.... the man was a terrorist, In my opinion shooting him was the least they could do, armed or not.

      K1d - 2011-05-05 10:11

      The truth will be told the American way, like the whole world is their one of their damn movies, s'fine, but fact; 40 min. is a long time for a fire fight.

  • ilon.glickman - 2011-05-03 23:33

    f**k him he is bETTER OF DEAD

      Creeky - 2011-05-04 04:49

      ROFLMAO @ Bin Laden

  • Rob - 2011-05-03 23:47

    In another press release an American official claims that Bin laden "went down firing". On another note the Chinook helicopters that they say were used have a range of about 1200 kilometers. - the closest the North Arabian Sea comes to Abbottabad is about that (1200 K`s). They would have had to refuel somewhere if they left from and returned to an aircraft carrier. I guess we will never know the truth.

      squish - 2011-05-04 00:47

      Wikileaks will eventually show all the details. (Now I wish they would show some of the corruption in our own government)

      squish - 2011-05-04 00:47

      Although no-one else in the world would actually care to read them.

      Greg - 2011-05-04 04:02

      Best you know what you're talking about before you open your mouth. If you actually read anything about this, they first came from Afganistan to get him and then returned to Afganistan before sending him to the Arabian Sea. Know what yu're talking bout before you insert your foot in mouth.

      bar-one - 2011-05-04 07:57

      @squish, wiki could never show the corruption in our government , as our politicians don't even go to work , never mind the fact they cannot write

  • BinLaden - 2011-05-03 23:50

    Yo Guys Whatsup !! what's al this K*K of me being dead ? I'm relaxing down here in the Bahamas with my friend Georgie Bush !!

      RobertKay - 2011-05-04 04:48

      You go Bin baby. You two deserved it. You've been so busy, planning, killing, blowing up. Must be a helluva life, being a terrorist!

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-04 09:19

      Great man, what is your current address I`ll come over and we can have a drink. I`ll pop you in the head while you and bush are in bed OOPS did I say the last part out loud.

  • marckdan - 2011-05-03 23:59

    Sigh! sad to see people uncritically swallowing American propaganda; just because it comes from them, there's no need for independent corroboration?? Dumb sheep! Read Animal Farm! America is the big hero now, but what if we don't agree with their next target? They stand morally superior for JUSTICE -- that's what apparently makes them better than their worst enemy -- they have the moral high ground. So where's the justice in how this went down? Vengeance is not justice, people! And here I thought the Christian World believes in 'Vengeance is mine, says the Lord'. Guess that applies to selected Christian enemies only.... People are so blinded by their own hypocracy, they can't see it anymore...Sad!

      Mulciber - 2011-05-04 00:10

      I agree, Marckdan. Justice would be to capture him and let him stand trial for crimes against humanity. That's what happened to the Nazi offenders.

      Mulciber - 2011-05-04 00:42

      Slg, the problem is, I don't think Al-Qaeda died with Osama.

      Greg - 2011-05-04 04:07

      Maybe you might think different if one of the innocent people he has killed was your friend or relative. Just remember Bin Laden declaired war on America, men, women and children. He really didn't care who and he showed that many times over the years. So think before you open your mouth.

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-04 08:09

      This man never showed any kind of mercy - all those people that were beheaded, as shown by Al Jazeera TV in some instances: what mercy did he show them? He could easily have contacted his troops and told them not to continue with the executions/murders. He got what was coming to him - pity it was so quick - they should have sawed his head off with a blunt butter knife!

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:26

      @edbg3000 - YES - what a boytjie you are! Quite agree.

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:03

      Here is a clean, reliable source on what is really happening in Afghanistan, Western Pakistan and with the fundamentalist Islamic insurgency. It's clean and reliable, non-commercial. The DVD "Fighting for Bin Laden" is good. I think you can watch it online.

  • alfred - 2011-05-04 00:14

    Very clever of the US. They are bombarding us (every few hours there is a press conference) with so much information, confusion, disinformation, retractions and revelations that even the most tenacious of us will get fed-up with this and tune out. Information warfare at its best. I'm even more sure now this is a BS story. How does the police finger a suspect in a criminal investigation? His story is inconsistent and changes every time its told. This story keeps changing every few hours. They showed us pictures of Obama and his executive watching the raid so how do they get it wrong the woman killed was his wife(btw. she wasnt killed) and he went down guns blazing when now they say he wasnt armed? Both were lead stories today!!

      Chris - 2011-05-04 00:41

      What we need to remember is that it was Bin laden that declared war on the USA, together with his organisation al Queda. In both ancient and modern warfare, you strike at the head to put the enemy in a state of dis-array.

      squish - 2011-05-04 00:56

      Alfred, don't get confused by over zeolous reporters across the world. Some things taken as fact and then retracted by news agencies (picture of him shot) ( I actually don't care how he died, or was buried... all that is important is that he is dead! And for those that think it may be all propoganda and he is not dead, just wait a couple weaks for the next tape... if it does not show up, I guess he is dead.

      Greg - 2011-05-04 04:11

      Do you always believe what you read? How many times wll the story change before it gets to you by the media? Be patiant, the truth will come out.

      suj - 2011-05-04 06:50

      couldn't agree more, If Obama and crew were sitting and watching the footage live then how is it possible for them to screw up 2 big facts ?? surely what you see is what you see ? oh wait unless the script changed and some people weren't notified in time?

      Zee - 2011-05-04 09:03

      Very well said Alfred - nail on the head!

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:04

      Here is a clean, reliable source on what is really happening in Afghanistan, Western Pakistan and with the fundamentalist Islamic insurgency. It's clean and reliable, non-commercial. The DVD "Fighting for Bin Laden" is good. I think you can watch it online.

  • thetruth - 2011-05-04 00:36

    ALFRED, there are very few thinking(intelligent)people like u around...the rest are gullible fools(sad to say -we whites are the most gullible)we get bluffed by our own.

      slg - 2011-05-04 05:49

      But on another thread you berated the whites, which means your black and trying to manipulate us. Which makes you untrustworthy.

      jvscooter - 2011-05-04 07:02

      @slg I agree with you on this one they think we don`t have an IQ @thetruth hey boy you must remember what you wrote previously

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-04 08:13

      Why reduce everything to race? People are gullible, white, pink, yellow, brown and even black ones (although I've never seen a black person).

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:28

      @jvscooter - we don't have to think - we know!

  • Joe - 2011-05-04 00:45

    Sources closer to Bin laden (i.e. the other side of the story) have said that the battle lasted about 2 hrs and not 40min as US claim. They tried capturing him but couldn't. Since failing in that aspect, they then bombed the compound and killed him. The pictures as decribed by the US i.e. "gruesome" further enhances the idea that they bombed him. This is the news from the locals in pakistan.

      thetruth - 2011-05-04 00:55

      totally agree...nice to read comments of intelligent ppl...

      Marcell - 2011-05-04 02:19

      Another isolated incident of shooting an unarmed man? Were the saps involved? Right or wrong, the wankers, sorry yankees, are good at shooting unarmed people. I for one don't believe the story as they have a history of lying and history doesn't lie.

      slg - 2011-05-04 05:53

      People would have to be really gullible and lazy to believe this.

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:30

      Some other blogger who sides with Bin Laden (and Mal-enema) suggested that he was asleep at the time of the attack - which then according to you both he slept through the whole shindig! Wow man!

  • Greg - 2011-05-04 04:31

    The problem I see here is that everyone seems to think America has to be the perfect place. Well, I don't know about you, but there is no such thing as perfect. But there is one thing the US does do, and that's to give money to those who say they need it, but then turn their back. The US makes mistakes just like the rest of the world, but they still try to make the world better unlike other that only try to find fault and create radicals like Bin Laden. There have been more wars started in the name of religion. Why? Is it because man uses religion for his own gains? Is that what religion is about? I always thought it was about God and his word and I dont remember anything saying to kill innocent people. I really think people of the world need to better understand each other before making judgements.

      slg - 2011-05-04 05:50

      Well said Greg

      Patrick - 2011-05-04 05:57

      Slow down on the Meds Greg.

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:31

      Greg - you the man - what a boytjie!

  • Lewsi - 2011-05-04 05:19

    So frigging what??? The people who died in the 9/11 attacks were also unarmed.

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:32

      Lewsi - you tell them - all these pricks on this blog who defend the scum are all painted with the same brush! Trash.

  • Patrick - 2011-05-04 05:55

    fter supposedly having killed Bin Laden, the man behind 9/11 (along with alleged "Mastermind of 9/11", Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who is held in Guantanamo) the U.S. military then quickly dropped his body in the sea. How much sense does that make? Why would the U.S. want to dump the body and destroy the evidence that they had really killed Osama Bin Laden? Dumping the body of a murder victim in the ocean is what the Mafia does with its victims to hide the evidence. This is not how a law-abiding nation should act. This is most unusual and raises obvious questions about who was really killed. Vote

      slg - 2011-05-04 07:14

      They have all the evidence they need: photographs and DNA tests.

      mario - 2011-05-04 08:32

      @slg you go on as if only Americans was killed in 9/11....there was so many better ways to deal with this situation that would've put the world at ease not this sneaky out of the blue bin laden is dead, wham, bam thank you mam, over in the blink of an eye a public stoning would've worked better by islamics and the survivors of family of 9/11

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:07

      Mario I agree with you opportunities were missed after 911. The main I think was to create a strong global alliance against terror. It's understandable though, in the shock and pain of the event that mistakes were made, not least invading Iraq. But that was then, this is now. Bin Laden chose to die in a war. It was his choice. And so it is.

  • Victor Paul - 2011-05-04 06:42

    Lies, lies, LIES!!!! They retracted their story about using about Bin Laden using his wife as a human shield and now they say he was unarmed after saying that he went down firing??? How many other things are they going to retract on?

      suj - 2011-05-04 06:48

      couldn't agree more, If Obama and crew were sitting and watching the footage live then how is it possible for them to screw up 2 big facts ?? surely what you see is what you see ? oh wait unless the script changed and some people weren't notified in time?

      Peter - 2011-05-04 06:55

      What has never been explained is, why did bin Laden hate America in the first place? And, if he ever did 'being America to its knees,' what would he do with it?

      slg - 2011-05-04 07:16

      The proper story with photos has not been released yet.

      Taurus15 - 2011-05-04 07:37

      America created the Bin Laden Monster, he was trained by the CIA they used him fight their dirty war against the Soviets in 1978...he ended up turning on them. There is a lot they are not telling the world and the West blindly believes evrything the yanks tell them. They used Sadam against Khomeini in the war between Iran & Iraq, they use people and then turn on them!!!

      mike - 2011-05-04 07:44

      they also say Elvis is dead - lies, all lies

      mario - 2011-05-04 08:34

      @SLG ugh go choke on some Mc Donalds

      drowninja - 2011-05-04 10:18

      @Mike. lmao. & they say Tu-Pac is dead, yet he still releases new song everywhile! I say conspiracy! lmao.

      slg - 2011-05-04 12:59

      Mario, just goes to show you're not the brightest are you?

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:34

      Ag - just get a fricking life - shield or no shield - the 9/11 people never had an option!

      Kaapie - 2011-05-04 15:38

      Took 40 min to get into the compound and kill unarmed men. The Paki's say 2 hrs. WTF

      Kaapie - 2011-05-04 15:39

      And they lost a chopper in the and why??

  • thabatao - 2011-05-04 06:52

    How many were unarmed in the twin towers. How many people were unarmed in the aircraft that hit the towers and the pentagon. How many people are unarmed in the markets and places they bomb. I would also have shot him, but not to kill immediately. I would have wanted him to suffer for days if not weeks.

      lenand40 - 2011-05-04 08:13

      Are you certain they were not trying to shut him up from revealing that he had organised those killers for the CIA, and perhaps the Twin Towers was an inside job?

      mario - 2011-05-04 08:52

      How many of them were Americans in the world trade center....if he was unharmed why not capture him let him be judged by Islamics so the world and America can stop stereotyping them as buch of kamakazi terrorist rag heads, and then he could've been stoned in public with the rubble at ground zero, or a Christmas Gammon by the survivors and the families of 9/11. Not this 007 type retribution, I have heard of better hectic armed hijackings that were handled with more finesse, and all parties came out unarmed. This was done in such a way just to silence him, to off him, but now they've created a Ché Guevara type martyr for certain people. So America you've silenced a monster, for your top secret reasons, but he haunting you now, GOOD JOB!!! WELL DONE!!!

      Joe - 2011-05-04 10:00

      @thabatao...what about the crazy bombing by Nato in Libya. Have you easily forgotten the innocent souls that lost their lives in our continent?? I'm afraid ur idea has to work both ways and besides both sides are guilty...

      slg - 2011-05-04 13:01

      Mario, they're movies, not real life, silly person! Are you expecting Noddie and Big Ears to meet you at the supermarket too?

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:08

      Mario, because that would have given him and the Mujahidim more power.

  • Fritz - 2011-05-04 06:55


  • Adriaan - 2011-05-04 07:03

    That is what happens when you send the military to do a law enforcement job!

  • jabski - 2011-05-04 07:22

    cant believe people cant see through this. it wasnt bin laden obviously. and the mainsream media just goes along with it for the ride. welcome to the propoganda war ladies and gentlemen. your liberty is at risk. wake up and smell the coffee. they are finding oil and gas here too. get ready for an invasion

      slg - 2011-05-04 07:59

      Silly and delusional

      mario - 2011-05-04 09:49

      Yes it all starts with Wall Mart RUN RUN HEAD FOR THE HILLS KANSAS IS COMING FOR TOTO!!!!

  • Darren Nisbet - 2011-05-04 07:24

    So what if he was unarmed, so were all those thousands of innocent Americans in the World Trade Towers.

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:36

      And all the other bombs in Kenya never mind England to name a few!

  • Brent - 2011-05-04 07:25

    Who cares is the man was unarmed or not? He was responsible for the killing of thousands of people, not only in the US (for those of you slating the US), but in other parts of the world too.

      lenand40 - 2011-05-04 08:10

      Does it not bother you that you can be lied to so often? Granted the man was a mass murder and deserved justice eventually, if he was unarmed and was likely to sing like a carnary, wouldn't that help to find out his network of evil and perhaps any planned attacks? Or perhaps he would have revealed who helped him in Pakistan and perhaps in the USA? Was he killed to shut him up? I hope he wrote something somewhere which reveals all

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:10

      They got all that they needed lenand, computers, cell phones, documentation.

  • Brent - 2011-05-04 07:28

    Who cares if he was armed or not? He was responsible for thousands of innocent people losing their lives across the years, not only in the US, but elsewhere too.

      lenand40 - 2011-05-04 08:08

      Both bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were US creations. Both were unarmed when they were killed.

      mario - 2011-05-04 08:54

      How many of them were Americans in the world trade center....if he was unharmed why not capture him let him be judged by Islamics so the world and America can stop stereotyping them as buch of kamakazi terrorist rag heads, and then he could've been stoned in public with the rubble at ground zero, or a Christmas Gammon by the survivors and the families of 9/11. Not this 007 type retribution, I have heard of better hectic armed hijackings that were handled with more finesse, and all parties came out unarmed. This was done in such a way just to silence him, to off him, but now they've created a Ché Guevara type martyr for certain people. So America you've silenced a monster, for your top secret reasons, but he haunting you now, GOOD JOB!!! WELL DONE!!!

  • wmutahi - 2011-05-04 07:44

    He was unarmed but resisted arrest, did he throw punches and kicks?. That story doesn't add up @ all.

      drowninja - 2011-05-04 10:29

      @wmutahi. So were the men who highjacked the planes! Think about it, if he was trained and lives against the soviets then he is what you'd call a living/human weapon! Those that can take you out with hands and traps- You don't think twice about those unless you are prepared to loose @least one of your operatives. Remember the French totering couple who had arms in a Farm here in S.A.?

  • Notuagain - 2011-05-04 07:54

    In his final hours, the USA treated Osama far better than he treated any of his victims.

      slg - 2011-05-04 08:00

      Yes, it's amazing but not surprising, isn't it.

      Joe - 2011-05-04 10:04

      @Notuagain..Osama was trained by CIA. I'm sure they felt rather give our ex-colleague a proper sending off lol. America would not want Osama to go to court to face against he's crimes simply because he worked for CIA and could expose them greatly.

      Will2.0 - 2011-05-04 10:24

      By shooting him in the face?

  • thumper - 2011-05-04 08:06

    The Pig is dead and thats good. The world should eliminate more of these terrorist leaders on a regular basis. All you conspiracy theorists clearly lack some substance in yor life and like to live in wonderland to make up for it. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

  • nyatiphotography - 2011-05-04 08:13

    Who cares ? how many unarmed people did he indirectly kill. Glad the F..Ker is dead !!

  • JR - 2011-05-04 08:15

    The People in the Twin Towers were also unarmed, what is your point>?

  • Susan - 2011-05-04 08:31

    unarmed - so what? They killed him and they had the right to. He killed thousands of unarmed Americans. I cannot understand why they keep on explaining themselves!

      Zee - 2011-05-04 09:30

      Anyone that kills innocents sacrifices his own right to life in my opinion. So good riddance Osama. Food for thought however - 3,000 dead in NYC, 20,000 killed in Afghanistan, but by far the most eye-popping - 900,000 dead in Iraq, 865,000 of them civilians. And the Iraq war was entered into under the guise of looking for WMDs. To any sane person, these stats should tell you that America isn't the great friend we all think it is. In fact, about 303 times as many people have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq than in the ghastly attacks of September 11, 2001. More than 130 times as many people have been killed in these wars and occupations than in all terrorist attacks in the world from 1993-2004, according to data compiled by the US State Department. Makes one think.

      Joe - 2011-05-04 10:14

      @Zee...u hit the nail on the head. Americas actions cannot be justified. To kill one man, must you go through 20000+ afghans?? I do not defend osama and he deserved what he got but who out their today can question our leaders actions?? Or is it suddenly ok to kill innocents if you the president of america. People need to see the bigger picture and not what the media throws at them in Bold.

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:12

      Joe, your perception is faulty. The vast, vast majority of deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq are from car bombs and suicide attacks by Al-Quaeda and the Taliban. .

  • Amazonia - 2011-05-04 08:52

    Why killing Bin Laden when he was unarmed and you did interrogate him on what their next plans are ? DNA analysis takes at least a week and they tell us it was done in a day. You should also have previous DNA samples to compare it with but nothing was said about that. Where is the death sentence that would put all the 911 families at peace that he is dead. Instead he got a burial according to muslim laws at sea - where they cannot find his body and repute any evidence. Bin Laden was killed already 10 years ago and this story dug up before election time to make Obama the hero.

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:41

      You also dream a lot - or watch too many American movies, not?

  • Fredster69 - 2011-05-04 08:53

    You bunch of liers...he was never going to be captured. Too many top US knobs will bite the dust

  • King Solomon - 2011-05-04 08:53

    What about the 2900 unarmed people in the Trade Towers?

  • Debonaire - 2011-05-04 09:07

    Shame- killing unarmed people- children watching etc - what a crime? What about the unarmed people in Twin Towers and the children watching that horror - An eye for an eye is the way to go

      Kaapie - 2011-05-04 15:44

      Read Zee comments above then comment

      World Traveler - 2011-05-04 16:40

      Yes, you are right. Just read Zee's comments. I say. "If you are a terrorist you loose the right to a fair fight"! In fact, have you ever heard of a "fair fight"? If a ter hits you, hit him back x 10!

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:13

      He chose to die in war, so that's what happened.

  • Debonaire - 2011-05-04 09:10

    By the way - What happened to his Dialysis Machine - does anybody know?

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:43

      He donated it to my granny - it's in his will! They went to different schools together.

  • YodaOnCrack - 2011-05-04 09:15

    America created the war, they are responsible for the oil price hike ! But seriously speaking, america should pull away from the middle east, and maybe there will be peace, and lower oil price leading to greater prosperity for all nations

      slg - 2011-05-04 13:03

      Crack does strange things to the head

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:43

      Tell me about OPEC then?

      Looking@SA - 2011-05-05 14:59

      check your history bro they have been fighting there for 4000 years. The only difference now is that because of oil money they have far better weapons.

      Looking@SA - 2011-05-05 18:15

      check your history bro they have been fighting there for 4000 years. The only difference now is that because of oil money they have far better weapons.

  • Theo - 2011-05-04 09:21

    Who cares, he is a GONNER. Cheers and good riddence!!

  • mshayafe - 2011-05-04 09:29

    the f*cken americans have a right to kill they did it to Saddam as well

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:44

      The Americans NEVER killed Sadam - catch a wake up already - he was put on trial and hanged by his own people - wanker!

  • rainman - 2011-05-04 09:33

    wow man, the americans shoot the crap out of someone in a 40 min volatile firefight...and he is unarmed..?? The mind boggles and I can surely sleep better tonight knowing that the west is in charge.

      Kaapie - 2011-05-04 15:45

      The bullet travels slowly!

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:14

      You make it sound like he was a civilian walking down the street on a Sunday afternoon

  • Herman le Roux - 2011-05-04 09:53

    Of cause Bin Laden was unarmed, he was busy repairing his camelwash machine when the USA marines arrived in fact the first stroke struck a samoosa factory where innocent bystanders were killed, it is very serious the price of samoosas could supersede the price of crude oil.

  • SlapTjip - 2011-05-04 09:53

    Who cares how this pig died, got buried and who killed him how. Osama was a murderer of 1st degree. heck he did not even deserve a dump at sea. These reporters who claim to put the US in a bad light ain't doing it because they are concerned about Osama but merely using dirty tactics to sell their flimsy newspapers & stories.

  • Shaun - 2011-05-04 10:03

    Very interesting findings! Why ppl with money alwayz get a way? r we so stupid that we cannot c the truth between the lines? Do we really need another attacks so that barrack can have his share for closing the chapter! where was this bin laden charracter on the book born? Wish u all the best ppl!

      slg - 2011-05-04 13:04


      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:45


  • Ares - 2011-05-04 10:34

    Who cares if he was unarmed... so were countless people he killed by blowing them up or taking over their planes and crashing them into buildings... chop

  • BinLaden - 2011-05-04 11:50

    Yeah..typical American cowards.Would not be surprised if they raped his wife and children....

  • BinLaden - 2011-05-04 11:52

    Latest is the Arabian sea is to be covered in concrete...just to make sure !!

  • trunkbutt - 2011-05-04 13:30

    No fair trial is wrong he could've been captured alive

      Mike - 2011-05-04 15:46

      And made toast out of him?

      slg - 2011-05-07 22:15

      This was an act of war in response to Bin Laden's choice to declare war on the freer world

  • Stephen - 2011-05-04 16:19

    SO WHAT....???? How many Tens of Thousands of unarmed and innocent people has this DOGTURD and his DOGTURD followers murder....???? HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED....!!!!!

  • Stephen - 2011-05-04 16:21