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Osama bin Laden corpse photo is fake

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 2, 2011

Image of bloodied man picked up by British newspapers has been circulating online for two years

An image purporting to show Osama bin Laden's bloody corpse, right, is a composite of two separate images, left and centre. Photograph: twitpic

An image apparently showing a dead Osama bin Laden broadcast on Pakistani television and picked up by British newspaper websites is a fake.

The bloodied image of a man with matted hair and a blank, half-opened eye has been circulating on the internet for the past two years. It was used on the front pages of the Mail, Times, Telegraph, Sun and Mirror websites, though swiftly removed after the fake was exposed on Twitter.

It appears the fake picture was initially published by the Middle East online newspaper themedialine.org on 29 April 2009, with a warning from the editor that it was “unable to ascertain whether the photo is genuine or not”.

Daily Mail publishes fake Osama bin Laden pictureThe Daily Mail was one of the newspaper websites to publish the fake picture of Osama bin Laden’s body. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bin Laden case lacks transparency – political analyst

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 2, 2011

As the world is absorbing the news of Osama Bin Laden’s killing by the US military, the credibility of the evidence provided by Washington is being questioned.

Bin Laden’s death was announced by US President Barack Obama late on May 1. Further reports stated that Bin Laden had been buried at sea, as an unnamed US official told CNN. That left the world with little evidence and gave grounds for a new surge of suspicion.

There has been a lot of confusion over the last six months, since Bin Laden was sighted by the US last time, says Ahmed Quraishi, Senior Research Fellow at the Pakistani think-tank “Project for Pakistan in 21st Century”. The confusion was further heated by suspicion that the US was using Bin Laden as a bogeyman to perpetuate its meddling and interference in the region.  Read the rest of this entry »

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40 Minutes That Changed the World: Inside the Operation That Brought Bin Laden Down

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 2, 2011

By BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , MATTHEW COLE and AVNI PATEL

It began with a tip to the CIA eight months ago about a possible Bin Laden hiding place, and led Sunday to the bold military operation that will go down in U.S. history.

Osama Bin Laden wasn’t hiding in a cave, but in a Pakistani city of 90,000 called Abbottabad, just north of the Pakistani capital.

Tracking one of the Al Qaeda leader’s trusted couriers, the CIA discovered an acre-large, million-dollar compound with 12 to 18-foot walls that had no telephones but was eight times the size of other homes in the area and just off a major highway.

President Obama gave the order for a small team of U.S. Navy SEALs in Afghanistan to go in Sunday night Pakistan time, even though bin Laden had never once actually been seen in the compound. Read the rest of this entry »

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