Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Photo of Bin Laden's Body Transmitted to Washington as Proof; White House Sitting on Dead Bin Laden Photos, Video of Bin Laden Burial at Sea

by the Left Coast Rebel

CBS News:

WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden was shot above his left eye and the bullet blew away part of his skull, a U.S. official says. He was also shot in the chest.

The precision kill shot was delivered by a member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team Six during a pre-dawn raid Monday on bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan.

The administration is still weighing whether to release photos of bin Laden's corpse and video of his swift burial at sea. Officials were reluctant to inflame Islamic sentiment by showing graphic images of the body. But they were also eager to address the mythology already building in Pakistan and beyond that bin Laden was somehow still alive.

Oh, I get it...it matters not if we peasants want closure too and want to see photos of his rotting, bloated, grotesque corpse...we must not "offend" the sensibilities of the Muslim world (read: savages across the Middle East that hold Osama Bin Laden up as a leader) and must treat the photos of Bin Laden's body with every bit of respect that we possibly can!

Given the political correctness involved with the handling of Bin Laden's body, the campaign that killed him + DNA verification of the body + sea burial in the course of what, 8 hours?, and the suspicious rush to dispose of it at sea, (regardless, clerics are saying that his body was not handled properly) it is no wonder that many are clamoring to see photos of Bin Laden's rotting corpse and video of Bin Laden's "burial" at sea.

I think we deserve to see both of these things and nothing short of it. And don't give me the "graphic warning" line of b.s. from the White House...I think that we can handle seeing photos of his mangled corpse...it's needed for closure, plain and simple.

Millions of people want to see photos of Bin Laden's dead body. And because of what he did to alter the makeup of this nation -- killing thousands, those that lost their lives in war and all of us that have "given up" freedoms and must deal with the TSA and air travel as it is now -- deserve to see it in all of its grotesqueness.

And I don't give a flying you-know-what or a rolling donut if releasing the video of Bin Laden's burial at sea or the photos of Bin Laden's body offends the Muslim world; if anything we should do it because of that.

Don't forget, Bin Laden gave us this:

And this:

And the thousands of lives and pre-9-11 freedoms that we enjoyed and subsequently lost will never be gotten back...

Cross posted to LCR.

Updated: It turns out that the pressure is too great....photo(s) will be released but it is unclear as to when.


  1. Acting like a jackass will not make anything better. The grown-ups at the White House are handling this very well. This has nothing to do with "political correctness." That's just stupid. This is called smart diplomacy.


  2. I didn't need any more verification of how stupidly they are handling this than a rubber-stamp by yours truly.

    Thanks for that.

  3. "Yours truly" would be you, LCR.

    Look, only fringe-right hyper-partisans are bashing the president on this one. He did good. Can't you guys ever say anything nice about the guy?


  4. Not only do I want to see it, I want to urinate on it.

  5. I wonder if those that lost loved ones at the hand of bin Laden will ever find find true closure.

    However, knowing he is dead and seeing the pictures does provide a sense of justice.

    As to urianting on it Will,I likely may do more than that.

  6. Jersey McClones, (you'in) truly, (you) truly, you....you get the idea.

    BTW, how can I be a "hyper-partisan" when I am a self-identified libertarian?

    Sure, I can see nice things about Obama, he has a nice family....

    And I like that he said 'yes' to pulling the trigger on Osama so I give him some credit for that, as Commander in Chief.

    Other policy though, I can't think of anything: I bet Les and others here can't either.

  7. Les and Will: Urine is sterile so I don't think it would suffice.

    The other bodily function, though...

  8. Ok, is that about revenge? If so, that is kind of sick. No offense meant. Especially when you consider the reality of what is going to happen once the photos are released. More innocent American blood my very well be shed.

    Outside of the kooks in this country who refuse to admit that he dead, I don't see any reason to do it.

    This will not change what happened on 9/11. Those people are still dead.

  9. LCR,

    You're hyper-partisan in your hatred for Democrats. You are under the dellusion they are communists or socialists or fascists, whatever tag you like for whatever argument you make. In reality, they are only a few degrees away from who are probably some of your favorite pols.

    JACG, where were you ten years ago? This country needed you!


  10. Conservative Girl,

    You said:
    "Especially when you consider the reality of what is going to happen once the photos are released. More innocent American blood my very well be shed."

    That's the kind of thing a person says when they seek to make peace with an alligator in the hopes it will eat them last. (Let's not make the gator mad, now...)

    Do you honestly believe these madmen need another reason to hate us? Honestly?

    Release the photos. It's bad enough they gave this homicidal maniac a "proper Islamic" burial. Did he extend that courtesy to the innocent Americans killed on 9-11?

    I would have gladly defecated on his body and then pelted it with raw bacon. But then, oh my, this would have been used as an excuse for these Islamofascists to kill again! Oh no! Please. It doesn't fly.

    Donald in Bethel, CT

  11. I find myself agreeing with Donald. The extremist and Islamo-facists hate us, will continue to hate us, and plot ways to do us harm irrespective of what we do with respect to releasing the pictures.

    We finally took out their revered one (the mass murderer that he is(was)). That alone will suffice to inflame more hatred of the U.S.

    The good and moderate Muslims no doubt are glad he is dead as well.

  12. JMJ - With the ultra negative comments you have made with respect to conservatives, Libertarians, Objectivists, etc. I suspect you are quite hyper-partisan in a very lefist leaning progressive democrat sort of way.

  13. Les,

    I think you know how I roll. When conservatives, libertarians, etc, do good, or make a good argument, I applaud them. When they say or do crazy things, I lambast them.

    The President did good this week. All good men and women should be applauding him for this.


  14. Anoy:
    The other side of the arguement is why go after a gator when you don't have to? It is purposely agaiting people when we don't need to.

    The problem is that there are people who are not radicalized and those photos may be what pushes them over the edge. You are 100% correct that the radicals will do harm simply because they can, they are not the point. It is the ones that could be radicalized by releasing inflamatory photos. These people will be shown these photos and told it is further proof of the west trying to dominate Islam.

    The truly radicalized don't need the photos, the announcements have been made by enough of the terrorist organizations they will seek some sort of revenege regardless. What we don't need is the guy on the street who normally wouldn't involve themselves in violence throwing themselves into the mix. As much as we sometimes overlook this, not all Middle Eastern people are radicalized.

  15. @ JACG... you said...

    "As much as we sometimes overlook this, not all Middle Eastern people are radicalized."

    This certainly is true. Personally knowing people from the M.E. {with family still in the M.E.) I do know there are people that do not view us as the their mortal enemy. I suspect those people hated bin Laden and what he stood for as much as we did.


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