May 02, 2011

Bin Laden Death Photo?

A picture of a dead Osama bin Laden. AFP, via Yahoo.

Caption reads:

Iraqis watch a news broadcast on Al-Arabiya showing an image which allegedly shows the body of Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden. The killing of bin Laden by US forces at a palatial villa near the capital Islamabad has raised fresh questions over Pakistan's loyalties in the war against Al-Qaeda. (AFP/Sabah Arar)

Update: Image Al-Arabiya is showing may have been Photo-shopped according to commenter (see below). I wouldn't be that surprised.

Confirmed a fake.

The U.S. government almost certainly had video cameras recording every second of the raid from satellite, drones, helicopters, and SEAL team member helmet-mounted sources. They also must have still photos from the scene and on-board ship where his DNA was drawn for confirmation and his body was buried at sea.

This confirming information must be made public, While most rational people will find the claims of his death credible, there are a significant number—particularly among his supporters and sympathizers—who will refuse to admit his death if not dramatically shown otherwise with concrete proof. In this day and age, photos and videos still trump DNA tests that people in many parts of the world don't understand or trust.

Show us his corpse, or the conspiracy theorists will have a field day with their rumors.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 2, 2011 10:21 AM

see this image

Posted by: hooh at May 2, 2011 10:25 AM

Its about time .

Posted by: jay at May 2, 2011 11:49 PM

I want to know how they were able to compare DNA from Bin Laden. What did they compare it to? If we were close enough at some point to get DNA evidence why wasn't he killed then? I would like a presidential comment on these questions.

Posted by: Lindsay at May 4, 2011 03:35 PM

Lindsay, the dna came from the dead body. They compared it to his sisters dna and his brothers. The bin laden family has long been a business partner with one george h w bush. They have met in person anf continue to have business relations to this day. On top of that, osama was a cia asset durin the soviet invasion of afghanistan so it would have been easy to get dna from him and his family

Posted by: mike at May 4, 2011 04:24 PM

come on people you don`t really think that photo is of Binladen ?

Posted by: tcoupe at May 5, 2011 01:51 AM