The official narrative on the raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout has completely unraveled. First it was a hard-core firefight with precision Navy SEAL commandos encountering human shields and a hail of bullets, deftly avoiding harm and hitting their targets. Now this has devolved into a scene where the SEALs took the compound completely by surprise, and nobody had the opportunity to fight back.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 4, 2011 5:53 pm|
Al Arabiya went forward with a fairly surprising claim that one of Osama bin Laden’s daughters, age 12, saw her father captured by Navy SEAL commandos before being killed. Multiple news outlets have reported that the daughter saw bin Laden shot, but only Al Arabiya went this far, to say bin Laden was captured before being killed. All of the sources on this appear to be Pakistani intelligence, an important caveat. This is the same Pakistani intelligence covering its tracks on whether or not they knew bin Laden’s whereabouts by saying “the whole world failed, not just us.”