Taiwan News animates Osama Bin Laden-Raid

(Youtube Direktosama, via Dangerous Minds)

NMA.tv aus Taiwan animiert die News des Jahres. Oben die englische Fassung, hier das Original, Unterschiede gibt es (soweit ich gesehen habe) keine.

Photo: Obama and National Security team during Osama kill operation: „President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)“ (via Boing Boing)

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Politico: Getting Osama bin Laden: How the mission went down

The helicopter carrying Navy SEALs malfunctioned as it approached Osama bin Laden’s compound at about 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday, stalling as it hovered. The pilot set it down gently inside the walls, then couldn’t get it going again.

It was a heart-stopping moment for President Barack Obama, who had been monitoring the raid in the White House Situation Room, surrounded by members of his war cabinet.

“Obviously, everyone was thinking about Black Hawk Down and Desert One,” a senior administration official recalled.

The SEALs disembarked.

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Reuters: U.S. team's mission was to kill bin Laden, not capture: „'This was a kill operation,' the official said, making clear there was no desire to try to capture bin Laden alive in Pakistan.“

Special Edition: The Decade's Must-Read Journalism About the Hunt for Osama bin Laden, New York Times Stopped The Presses For Osama Bin Laden Story

The Smoking Gun: Bin Laden Ignored Own "Hiding Places" Rules: „While an al Qaeda training manual offered tips on “hiding places” for jihadists on the run, Osama bin Laden appears to have ignored a couple of his own suggestions when it came to hitting the mattresses. The terrorism manual, "Military Studies in the Jihad Against the Tyrants," was seized during a raid on the Manchester, England home of a bin Laden follower.“

Guardian: Osama bin Laden: it took years to find him but just minutes to kill him: „The trail that led the CIA to Osama bin Laden began with his most trusted courier. It had taken the CIA years to discover first his name and then the home where he was hiding the al-Qaida leader. But it took only 40 minutes on Sunday for US special forces to kill both the courier and Bin Laden.“

HR2 Der Tag: "Mein ist die Rache" – Bin Ladens Tod und die Folgen (MP3): „Bin Laden ist tot, und in New York wird gejubelt. Mit der Tötung des Al-Kaida-Führers scheinen die Toten des 11. Septembers gerächt. So kann man es sehen, denn Rache ist eine Tat, die erlittenes Unrecht ausgleichen soll. Bin Ladens Kopf für die Zerstörung der Twin Towers. So ist jetzt abgerechnet worden - auf Befehl des amerikanischen Präsidenten. Aber Rache ist eben auch eine Gewalttat und muß, wenn sie kein Verbrechen sein will, rechtlich gedeckt sein. Wann also ist Rache berechtigt ? Wieviel Rache darf eine Gesellschaft zulassen ? Und: Welchen Fortschritt bringt Rache, wenn sie ihrerseits zu neuer Rache führt?“

Device Mag: New Osama Bin Laden Game Launches 6 Hours After Obama’s Statement:

The game was put on the site only 6 hours after after Presiden Obama announced the killing of Osama. The game does seem to be a satirical stab at the Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. It jokes about how committing suicide will reward you in heaven and Osama Bin Laden’s commitment to Islam.

However, this statement from the game’s creator,Grogy Lobster , could suggest otherwise:


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Gizmodo: Video of Osama’s $1,000,000 Secret Lair, How Osama Bin Laden Was Found, Forensics, Biometrics and Classified Technologies Helped Track Bin Laden in His Compound, President Obama Reportedly Watched the Bin Laden Raid Live: „according to one of Business Insider's sources, Barack Obama watched the entire raid of Osama Bin Laden's compound live via a helmet cam feed. Badass.“

Osama Death LULZ: the memeification of history

Telegraph: Osama Bin Laden's body 'identified by sister's brain': „Osama bin Laden's body was identified by US authorities by matching a DNA sample to one taken from his late sister's brain, according to reports.“ [update] ABC reports Osama ID'd with DNA from dead sister's brain, but hospital denies

Badass Digest: Book About The Badass MoFos Who Killed Bin Laden Will Be Published On May 24th: „It was SEAL Team Six who took out Osama bin Laden yesterday in Pakistan, and you’ll be able to read a book all about them in just 20 some odd days. No, this isn’t a quickie cash-in book but a memoir that had been in the works for some time.“

Wikileaks Gitmo dump shows US suspected Osama in Abbottabad since 2008

Daily Beast: Bin Laden’s death doesn’t end the terror cell. But it’s the latest in a series of major setbacks, It’s not shocking that Osama bin Laden was found in a comfortable Pakistan mansion—what’s shocking is that the U.S. pretends the country isn’t a harbor for terrorists, Why the U.S. Acted Alone, Who Was Hiding bin Laden?, How Bin Laden News Was Managed

Slate: What Really Happened in Abbottabad? – Eight mysteries about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

3. Capture or kill? The U.S. says it killed Bin Laden because he "resisted" the commandos. But did they try hard to capture him alive? I doubt it. A U.S. official says the government dumped his body at sea quickly because "we don't want a bunch of people going to [a] shrine" for him. The same logic argued against putting him on trial, which would have made him even more of a martyr.

Osama bin Laden Killed and Buried at Sea: Breaking Details:

The Elite Team That Made the Kill
The dozen or so men who stormed bin Laden's compound hailed from the Navy's specialized "Team 6," a group so secretive and specialized that no one can apply to join. Instead, recruits are selected from existing Navy SEALs. Even the name of the group is meant to deceive; it was named "Team 6" in order to confuse the Soviets so they wouldn't know how many such units there were. Team 6 has also performed missions taking down members of the Taliban, as well as operations in areas as diverse as Yugoslavia and Iraq. […]

Buried at Sea
A U.S. official says that after identifying the body by facial recognition, and getting a DNA match with his sister who died of brain cancer in Boston, they buried bin Laden’s body at sea. There were rumors that Saudi Arabia was asked to take the body, but refused, but the Washington Post reports that the ocean burial wasn’t simply a default: The U.S. government didn’t want an accessible gravesite that could become a shrine to bin Laden’s followers. The official says bin Laden was buried “in accordance with Islamic tradition,” meaning within 24 hours of his death. Generally, burial at sea means tipping the body overboard, wrapped in a shroud, after a brief service.

Osama Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound (big photo gallery, warning: graphic images)

Bin Laden's Victory and Defeat in Front Pages

LifeMag Gallery: Bin Laden Is Dead: The Reaction: „It was a moment that millions of Americans -- and countless others around the world, enemies and allies of the U.S., alike -- were perhaps beginning to feel would never come: the rumors, the reports, then the confirmation that Osama bin Laden is dead. On May 1, 2011, as news spread that the al Qaeda founder was, indeed, killed in a firefight with American special forces in Pakistan, spontaneous celebrations erupted around the nation. Here, some of the faces, the waving flags, and the raw emotions seen on the streets on that unforgettable spring night, almost 10 years after the horror of 9/11.“

Al-Qaida ideologue condemns Bin Laden slaying

A top al-Qaida ideologue vowed revenge Monday for the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces, in the first jihadist admission of the militant leader's death.

The reaction of the online jihadi community to their hero's death varied between expressions of disbelief mixed with protestations of revenge and vows to continue the fight against Islam's enemies.