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Why is there no video evidence of the Osama take down?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26798points) May 3rd, 2011

You hunt Osama down for 10 years and when you get the big pay day there was no cameras rolling? When Saddam was caught there was graphic evidence, when his sons Odai and Qusai were killed there were photos in Time and Newsweek, same for when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed it was like they couldn’t wait to show the world photos of his dead body. You have the biggest kingpin and no photos or video? One would think they would plaster his dead carcass all over the place as prove and a victory lap to say they got him. How can many extremist believe Osama is dead if the body isn’t seen and now gone in the ocean in some undisclosed area?

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ucme's avatar

Oh but there is, the whole sorry takedown was viewed as it happened in the “situation room” by Obama & his cohorts. I heard somewhere photos of his body were soon to be released & apparently his “burial” was videoed & will be available for public consumption any time soon. Sure to satisfy the bloodlust brigade, for the time being anyway.

Pele's avatar

Just hold your horses. Everything will be released. It’s only been a day. UCME gets lurve

SeaTurtle's avatar

We had a confirmed DNA match after 12 hours ! Thats the evidence.
Disregard the fake scientists that claim a DNA Test takes at least 48 hours.

However, 99.9% of human DNA sequences are the same so maybe that was the confirmed result.

Who knows?

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’ll bet there is plenty of video and photographic evidence. The US is showing a little class. Let’s see how long it lasts.

Don’t worry, Donald Trump will take credit vfor making them show all the gory details.
Unless,.the lens was blocked by someone’s birth certificate.

BarnacleBill's avatar

We’re not talking about the death of Elvis here…

This is a person where, politically, absence of information is globally more beneficial than descration because of Dittohead’s need to know. I will reiterate – bin Laden’s brother is a friend of George Bush’s. Immediately after 9/11, members of the bin Laden family that resided in the US were taken to the ranch in Crawford TX for safety reasons. Regardless of his extremist position, we’re talking about a member of a wealthy Saudi family that is closely allied with members of the Republican party in the US. There is more to the diplomacy in this turn events than most people can process.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I agree with @worriedguy , I’m sure there is. I also see no need to make it public for the edification of the masses.

marinelife's avatar

There is. It just has not been released.

john65pennington's avatar

I agree with Hyprcrisy.

mattbrowne's avatar

Educate yourself @SeaTurtle before making posts.

“Although 99.9% of human DNA sequences are the same in every person, enough of the DNA is different to distinguish one individual from another, unless they are monozygotic twins. DNA profiling uses repetitive sequences that are highly variable, called variable number tandem repeats (VNTR), particularly short tandem repeats (STR)s.”

janbb's avatar

There is plenty of documentation; they are determining whether it is strategic to release it. I like the way this government thinks before acting.

jerv's avatar

Releasing pictures of prams Osama bin Laden with half his head blown off would incite much violence. Even pictures of his burial might do that. Are you willing to take that chance just to brag? How much is it worth to you to celebrate? How many lives?

Buttonstc's avatar

Excellent point, Jerv.

mattbrowne's avatar

@jerv – I still think the least gruesome picture must be released at some point. The debate is ongoing.

jerv's avatar

@mattbrowne It’s been… how long? Give it a couple of days. Besides, it’s unlikely that there are non-gruesome post-mortem pics available. JFK wasn’t pretty either. As for pre-death, people will claim he escaped, so those pics would not stop the doubters; we would have to show the world what was on his mind as it was spreading across the ground.

jerv's avatar


President Obama said this regarding photos of Osama’s body; “We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies.” before saying that they will not be released. Source

mattbrowne's avatar

Yes, I heard too. A difficult decision. Without pictures we need to find other means to fight blossoming conspiracy theories. Perhaps Bin Laden’s daughter could make a public statement in Pakistan. She saw the whole thing.

jerv's avatar

@mattbrowne Look how many people cried “Photoshop!” when Obama released his birth certificate, but accepted an actual Photoshop edit of an alleged Kenyan birth certificate. Releasing the photos won’t stop them.

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