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Bin Laden Photos Ruling: Death Photos To Stay Sealed, Court Says

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A three-judge panel has denied requests to release the photos and videos taken on the night Osama Bin Laden was killed. The District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals sided with the Obama Administration against a conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, that had been attempting to get the photos released.

The administration argued – and the court agreed – that the photos and video footage from that night should remain classified in the interests of the safety of Americans abroad. The administration expressed concern that if the photos became public, it would spark riots and other anti-American violence in certain parts of the world. The ruling, which was unanimous, held that the government’s reasons for classifying the photos Top Secret – and thus exempt from the Freedom of Information Act – were justified.

The raid that killed Bin Laden, for whom U.S. authorities had been searching for over ten years, was conducted by U.S. Navy SEALs in May 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The SEALs took several photos and video of the raid and its aftermath, including photos of Bin Laden’s body, partly so that the CIA could use facial recognition technology to confirm Bin Laden’s death.

Bin Laden Photos Ruling: Death Photos To Stay Sealed, Court Says
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  • Bruce

    Osama Bin Laden’s wife who was wounded and left behind told the Pakistani authorities who questioned her that Osama Bin Laden was alive the last time she saw him, 5 to 7 minutes after the seal team entered their room…. her statements our public record and can be found in various Pakistani newspapers online… Thus I think they don’t want to release anything that reveals he was never killed and buried at sea…..

    • teamnitro

      Bruce, I too think that Bin Laden is still alive – I have never believed for a moment that he was killed. Nothing about killing him nor the account of burial at sea makes logical sense. Bin Laden was our primary target for the heinous crimes of 9/11 and as the leader of the largest faction of terrorist groups. Finding Bin Laden does not undermine the greater objective of capturing other leaders and shutting down these terrorist groups. With this objective in mind, doesn’t it make more sense to capture Osama and use him to find and infiltrate these groups? Or, just as purposeful, to secretly monitor his activity and communications as a way to find and capture other terrorists? What purpose does killing him serve? We gain nothing in the war against terror. And to what justice did killing him bring the US and other countries he has committed crimes against? But more nonsense than all of this is the cover-up and ruse of an immediate funeral at sea. Firstly, he is a criminal of war? And with crimes against humanity? What rights did he have? Secondly, who administered this rite of immediate burial? Our President and administration told us it complied with Muslim rite and under the Quran, a Muslim is buried immediately at sea. Yet, and thirdly, since Bin Laden’s alleged death and burial, other notable Muslim leaders have died and their burials were neither immediate nor at sea? One last final thought on all of this. What about the logistical planning that had to be undertaken in order to raid the compound, kill him, get him out to sea and onto our Carrier and do all of this in about 24 hours? It just doesn’t make sense! But, we can all admit that Obama’s well timed announcement of Osama’s death certainly made for great press so close to the election…

      • Luis

        Teamnitro the reality is that the only purpose they had to “kill”him is to cover their ass!! its no secret that the story the government made up to send us to Iraq was was a LIE!!! the same thing for Afghanistan.there are only three explanations for this Osama mess FIRST they killed him for the same reason they killed the “Boston bombers” including the one that died today in Orlando FL … to cover up the fact that it was a false flag ops SECOND they don’t want to show the video or pics because it shows (speculating here) that he was ASSASSINATED in cold blood (executed) or THIRD they don’t show it because it never took place. because he is ether still alive or never existed in the first place and it was all a cover to give the “war on terror” a face.

  • http://yahoo jeff

    Obama is dead. He’s not coming back. Amen. Period.

    • http://yahoo jeff

      Excuse me…that’s Osama.

      • Rahm E.Biden

        No no no JEFF..the republican party’s chances of ever getting back the Whitehouse and senate are dead pal.Needless to say you neoconz just hate the fate that Pres Obama stole your fear mongering propoganda piece. Maybe there wasn’t a Bin Laden? After all.wasn’t ol’ “Dubya the Dubai royal family lip locker” a friend and business partner with Osama’s family? Way back in the 70s I might add. But leave it to you Obama hating rightees to get amnesia all of the sudden. And one more B-slap across that hannitized smerk of yours,Obam doesn’t cow tow to big oil,Saudis and Old Guard Reagan swat-fleas. Oh and you’re gonna love this one….. Texas has less than two years before it turns blue over purple.

        • Bob

          I got you’re b slap right here dirtbag

      • Lhurricane55

        Wishful Thinking

  • http://www.webpronews.com/bin-laden-photos-ruling-death-photos-to-stay-sealed-court-says-2013-05 Jake

    You never know, it may strike up riots like that Youtube video the administration said did in Benghazi…LOL!

  • http://Yahoo Jack Lynch

    This is another government garbage move. You do not say we killed Bin-Laden to the world. then say we are afraid to show the photos because of terrorist might act.You show the terrorist this is what will happen to you not hide them .Either you show the photos so we can believe or the truth is you got nothing and he was dead well before.Once you say you have photos they need to be released.

  • Luis

    the reality is that the only purpose they had to “kill”him is to cover their ass!! its no secret that the story the government made up to send us to Iraq was was a LIE!!! the same thing for Afghanistan.there are only three explanations for this Osama mess FIRST they killed him for the same reason they killed the “Boston bombers” including the one that died today in Orlando FL … to cover up the fact that it was a false flag ops SECOND they don’t want to show the video or pics because it shows (speculating here) that he was ASSASSINATED in cold blood (executed) or THIRD they don’t show it because it never took place. because he is ether still alive or never existed in the first place and it was all a cover to give the “war on terror” a face.

  • PoonTangRebellion

    wow …….. ya’ll guys should do something productive during the day with all that ANGER ya’ll showing on this feed ….. ride a bike, take a jog, clean up trash in your neighborhood, etc ……..
    Geez …. neither President ( nor Osama ) is putting $$$ in your pockets ….. politics is just like a football game – u love a team & hate a team ….. take it easy fellas ….