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Bloviating Zeppelin: Osama bin Laden: NOT "buried at sea"?

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Osama bin Laden: NOT "buried at sea"?


WikiLeaks has been releasing emails pilfered from Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. One email thread in particular has been grabbing headlines today, even though it was actually disclosed last week – The Journal has a story dated March 1st about them. In this exchange, Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, discusses the disposal of Osama bin Laden’s corpse with CEO George Friedman, and suggests he thinks the official account of bin Laden’s burial at sea is false.

These were internal and confidential emails, sent between the officers of a private firm. They’re big news today because a hacker group stole them, and handed them over to WikiLeaks. There probably isn’t much point in tut-tutting everyone about eagerly taking part in this forcible violation of privacy, but it’s interesting to observe that many of those feasting upon Stratfor’s data today would, on any other day, profess themselves deeply concerned about violations of their digital privacy. Why is anyone who frets about the Patriot Act more comfortable with privacy that exists only until a group of hackers – appointed by no one and accountable to no one - decides to violate it?

Friedman said Stratfor would not validate any of the leaked correspondence, because “having had our property stolen, we will not be victimized twice by submitting to questions about them.”

Now that global media organizations are writing about the bin Laden exchange, there’s no way to un-spill the milk. If Stratfor sticks to its guns and refuses to confirm the validity of the leaked data, we’re left to consider the conversation on its merits, and wonder if the participants – who are well-connected private analysts, not government officials – actually had access to information concealed from the rest of the world.

In the leaked email exchange, intelligence VP Burton expressed a bit of skepticism toward the official story of bin Laden’s aquatic corpse disposal. A few hours after the raid on the old monster’s compound, Burton said “Reportedly, we took the body with us. Thank goodness.”

25 minutes later, he sent an email declaring “Body bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane. Than [sic] onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda.”

An hour later, Burton once again says he “doubts” bin Laden’s body was dumped at sea, because “we would want to photograph, DNA, fingerprint, etc.” the remains. He discusses the similarity of the bin Laden situation and the death of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann with company CEO George Friedman, who is the son of Holocaust survivors, and a student of military history. Friedman points out that “Eichmann was seen alive for many months on trial before being sentenced to death and executed,” although his body was then cremated to avoid creating a shrine for Nazi die-hards. He thought this was very different than “suddenly burying [bin Laden] at sea without any chance to view him, which I doubt happened.”

Burton agrees with this analysis, and says “the US Govt needs to make body pics available like the MX’s do, with OBL’s pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck.” I can’t speak for Jones and Beck, but I would like to assure the Administration and the U.S. military that I really don’t need to see that photo.

Question: do you believe that OBL was in fact killed and removed from his compound and, additionally, that he was "buried at sea" or transported to another location?



Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

So long as he is dead, who gives a s%^t.

Dead? Doubt you can get that many SEALS to lie about his death. His disposal? Again, who gives a s#^t?

Sat Mar 24, 07:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

I've theorized that UBL was housed in Paki. at our behest. I figured that he was allowed to live there and was being monitored vigorously by our intel folks. Using what info they could about who was tied to him. I figured that Obama's poll numbers and the economy as well as the F&F scandal and several other things were starting to take it's toll on Obama's poll numbers. I thought maybe Obama called GWB and said, he look GW, I gotta take the guy out I need some help here, losing the house and all is really hurting...

I bet UBL was as surprised as any thing when the guys came in and shot him... He probably thought he had an iron clad agreement with the USA..

Either that or that's where his body was kept and they just retrieved it... Never thought this entire scenario was as it was told.

Sat Mar 24, 09:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Ya know what would be a hoot?

bin Laden turns up ALIVE and the entire Obama admin falls in shame and disgrace...

That would be a hoot...

Sun Mar 25, 09:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Average American said...

If it were my call, he would not have been buried at sea. His filthy-assed carcass would have been buried beneath a frigging PIGSTY chuck full of pigs!

Sun Mar 25, 09:51:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I tend not to believe the leaked emails because they could well be frauds.

Just my two cents.

Sun Mar 25, 01:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ∞ ≠ ø said...

The E-fails are speculative.
(rant on)
It seems that our leading, and former leading officials, cannot resist twiting, efarting, voice messaging, pic messaging all kinds of shite on systems linked to the internet or within data bases which can be compromised.

(sorry but) Fucking morons, all of them.

I spent a short time in the financial services industry. The rule was simple. You do not do business, communicate about business, or make any business related contacts via the internet/intranet; period. Phone messages have no content other than to identify that you attempted to make or return contact; period.

Now why is it that a piss-ant brokerage seems to have more sense than offices in charge of national security?
(rant off)

Sun Mar 25, 06:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mrchuck said...

I can hear the crowd roar,,,,
White Men Did It!!!!!

Mon Mar 26, 07:19:00 AM PDT  

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