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Detailed information about the SEAL raid on bin Laden’s compound leaked

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  1. May 18, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Newly released footage shows the last thing bin Laden saw
    Despite efforts by the White House to keep the nitty gritty details of the raid on bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan secret and confidential, the very next day after Obama announced the death of bin Laden, details started leaking out all over the place, and then a couple days ago, a Navy insider went and blabbed all sorts of details to the AP. But honestly, who can blame them? It’s a cool story, bro.
    Those who planned the secret mission to get Osama bin Laden in Pakistan knew it was a one-shot deal, and it nearly went terribly wrong. The U.S. deliberately hid the operation from Pakistan, and predicted that national outrage over the breach of Pakistani sovereignty would make it impossible to try again if the raid on bin Laden’s suspected redoubt came up dry.
    Once the raiders reached their target, things started to go awry almost immediately, officials briefed on the operation said. Adding exclusive new details to the account of the assault on bin Laden’s hideout, officials described just how the SEAL raiders loudly ditched a foundering helicopter right outside bin Laden’s door, ruining the plan for a surprise assault. That forced them to abandon plans to run a squeeze play on bin Laden — simultaneously entering the house stealthily from the roof and the ground floor. Instead, they busted into the ground floor and began a floor-by-floor storming of the house, working up to the top level where they had assumed bin Laden — if he was in the house — would be. They were right.
    The raiders came face-to-face with bin Laden in a hallway outside his bedroom, and three of the Americans stormed in after him, U.S. officials briefed on the operation told The Associated Press. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a classified operation. U.S. officials believe Pakistani intelligence continues to support militants who attack U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and actively undermine U.S. intelligence operations to go after al-Qaida inside Pakistan. The level of distrust is such that keeping Pakistan in the dark was a major factor in planning the raid, and led to using the high-tech but sometimes unpredictable helicopter technology that nearly unhinged the mission.
    The job was given to a SEAL Team 6 unit, just back from Afghanistan, one official said. This elite branch of SEALs had been hunting bin Laden in eastern Afghanistan since 2001.
    Five aircraft flew from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, with three school-bus-size Chinook helicopters landing in a deserted area roughly two-thirds of the way to bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, two of the officials explained. Aboard two Black Hawk helicopters were 23 SEALs, an interpreter and a tracking dog named Cairo.
    Nineteen SEALs would enter the compound, and three of them would find bin Laden, one official said, providing the exact numbers for the first time. Aboard the Chinooks were two dozen more SEALs, as backup. The Black Hawks were specially engineered to muffle the tail rotor and engine sound, two officials said. The added weight of the stealth technology meant cargo was calculated to the ounce, with weather factored in. The night of the mission, it was hotter than expected.
    The Black Hawks were to drop the SEALs and depart in less than two minutes, in hopes locals would assume they were Pakistani aircraft visiting the nearby military academy. One Black Hawk was to hover above the compound, with SEALs sliding down ropes into the open courtyard. The second was to hover above the roof to drop SEALs there, then land more SEALs outside — plus an interpreter and the dog, who would track anyone who tried to escape and to alert SEALs to any approaching Pakistani security forces.


    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/05/ap-raiders-knew-mission-a-one-shot-deal-051711/

    Interesting.
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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  3. May 18, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    intresting..I'd still like to see the photos thou
     
  4. May 18, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    There is also an hour long Discovery special already airing that details all this.
     
  5. May 18, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    I watched it on history channel I think
     
  6. May 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    ^^ you're right. I forgot which one it was on and took a guess. Guess i guessed wrong :D
     
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    History discovery tlc a&e all the same shit
     
  9. May 18, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Agreed
     
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    Kudos to Captain Richard Marcinko, USN, Retired. He founded Seal Team 6. He was, simply put, a kick ass, get the job done, I love my country kind of individual. He ruffled a few feathers, sure. So f$&@ing what. Our country owes him a debt of gratitude. Can I hear an amen?
     
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    This "detailed info" is not leaked. There was a special on the Military channel last Sunday that said everything in your article, plus detailed animations of the operation.

    Old news.

    See^
     
  17. May 19, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    that was on yahoo homepage a few days ago, nothing too secret
     
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