Revealed: Military emails show that NO U.S. sailors witnessed Osama bin Laden’s secret burial at sea

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  • Emails describe how Osama bin Laden’s body was washed, wrapped in a white sheet and slid into the sea after religious remarks in Arabic
  • Defense Department says it cannot find any images or videos of bin Laden’s aboard USS Carl Vinson 
  • Pentagon failed to produce autopsy report, death certificate or results of DNA tests
  • Military officials referred to bin Laden’s body as ‘package’ in coded missives 
  • Release of emails mark first public disclosure of information about bin Laden’s May 1, 2011 death

Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no American sailors watched Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson, and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the secret ceremony.

The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the al-Qaida leader’s death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department.

Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team that assaulted his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

One email stamped secret and sent on May 2 by a senior Navy officer briefly describes how bin Laden’s body was washed, wrapped in a white sheet, and then placed in a weighted bag.

According to another message from the Vinson’s public affairs officer, only a small group of the ship’s leadership was informed of the burial.

‘Traditional procedures for Islamic burial was followed,’ the May 2 email from Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette reads. ‘The deceased’s body was washed (ablution) then placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag.

‘A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, whereupon the deceased’s body slid into the sea.’

Final destination: Bin Laden’s body was taken to an unknown location aboard USS Carl Vinson and dropped into the sea, but the Defense Department says that it cannot find any images showing the terrorist mastermind’s remains on the ship. Fallen mastermind: In this undated file image from video seized from bin Laden's walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the al Qaeda leader watches TV
Fallen mastermind: In this undated file image from video seized from bin Laden’s walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the al Qaeda leader watches TV.Stronghold: Members of the anti-terrorism squad are seen surrounding the compound where bin Laden was killed by Navy SEAL Team 6 in Abbottabad May 4, 2011
Stronghold: Members of the anti-terrorism squad are seen surrounding the compound where bin Laden was killed by Navy SEAL Team 6 in Abbottabad May 4, 2011

The email also included a cryptic reference to the intense secrecy surrounding the mission.

‘The paucity of documentary evidence in our possession is a reflection of the emphasis placed on operational security during the execution of this phase of the operation,’ Gaouette’s message reads.

Long-awaited news: U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured after announcing live on television the death of Osama bin Laden from the East Room of the White House in Washington May 1, 2011Long-awaited news: U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured after announcing live on television the death of Osama bin Laden from the East Room of the White House in Washington May 1, 2011Recipients of the email included Adm. Mike Mullen, then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. James Mattis, the top officer at U.S. Central Command. Mullen retired from the military in September 2011.

Earlier, Gaouette, then the deputy commander of the Navy’s Fifth Fleet, and another officer used code words to discuss whether the helicopters carrying the SEALs and bin Laden’s body had arrived on the Vinson.

‘Any news on the package for us?’ he asked Rear Adm. Samuel Perez, commander of the carrier strike group that included the Vinson.

‘FEDEX delivered the package,’ Perez responded. ‘Both trucks are safely enroute home base.’

Although the Obama administration has pledged to be the most transparent in American history, it is keeping a tight hold on materials related to the bin Laden raid.

In a response to separate requests from the AP for information about the mission, the Defense Department said in March that it could not locate any photographs or video taken during the raid or showing bin Laden’s body. It also said it could not find any images of bin Laden’s body on the Vinson.

The Pentagon also said it could not find any death certificate, autopsy report or results of DNA identification tests for bin Laden, orHistoric moment: In this May 1, 2011, image, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive an update on the bin Laden mission in the Situation Room  any pre-raid materials discussing how the government planned to dispose of bin Laden’s body if he were killed.

Historic moment: In this May 1, 2011, image, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden receive an update on the bin Laden mission in the Situation Room

The Defense Department also refused to confirm or deny the existence of helicopter maintenance logs and reports about the performance of military gear used in the raid.

One of the stealth helicopters that carried the SEALs to Abbottabad crashed during the mission and its wreckage was left behind. People who lived near bin Laden’s compound took photos of the disabled chopper.

The CIA, which ran the bin Laden raid and has special legal authority to keep information from ever being made public, has not responded to AP’s request for records about the mission http://www.dailymail.co.uk/



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10 replies

  1. The president ran the special ops raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound with one eye on national security and the other on political opportunism. Intelligence was compromised because there was political advantage to Obama to do so. Within a day, the White House divulged details of the attack, including that it was carried out by SEAL Team Six.
    Three months later, 22 men from SEAL Team 6 were dead, victims of Obama’s policies and politics. This story has been buried, until this 9/11.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/10/military_families_are_outing_obama.html#ixzz2D565Kjfk

  2. (QV:)
    In the first half of 2001 OBL’s health started to continue on a downward spiral as he had been suffering from many serious illnesses. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves and aorta. It also affect the lungs, the eyes, the dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, the skeleton and the hard palate to name but a few!! For Bin Laden the main areas of concern were clearly major heart issue, kidney and the fact he was a diabetic. In July 2001 he flew by private jet to Dubai and spent one week in a US Hospital in Dubai with kidney problems and was in actual fact operated upon on the 4th July 2001. The CIA denied that this event actually occurred despite the FACT that they VISITED him several times, including a visit by the CIA Station Chief, LARRY MITCHELL on the 12th July 2001 as well as members of his family.

    During his stay in Dubai he was treated by a, reportedly, Dr Terry Callaway. Still very sick he flew back to Pakistan (a private jet) on the 14th July 2001 for recuperation and was not heard from again for some considerable time. On September the 10th 2001 he again appears at the Military Hospital in Rawalpindi for kidney dialysis with full military protection.

    YOU WILL NOTE THAT THIS IS THE DAY BEFORE 9/11 AND HE WAS REPORTED TO BE VERY SICK AT THE TIME. On the 12th of September 2001 a Pakistan newspaper reported that OBL had denied any involvement in 9/11. OBL assistant gave the following message from OBL on 16th September 2001 “I categorically state that I have not done this” and also that he had an agreement with the Taliban not to be in such activity. 20th September 2001 President Bush blamed OBL for 9/11. 22nd September 2001 OBL again made a statement to a Pakistan newspaper that he was not involved in 9/11. 23rd September 2001 Secretary of State Colin Powell stated he would produce evidence re OBL and 9/11. Powell talked about this many times but NO such EVIDENCE

    APPEARED. 24th September 2001 a letter from OBL urged the Muslims of Pakistan and Afghanistan to stand firm against aggression from the “Crusaders.” It was around this time that the Taliban responded to a request by the US to hand over OBL. They stated they would be happy to do so if evidence oh his complicity in 9/11 could be produced. The offer was declined by the US. PLEASE NOTE THIS PARA. 1st October 2001 the Taliban offered to put OBL on trial in an Islamic Court in Pakistan which met with OBL approval. This idea was vetoed by the Pakistan Government and within days the bombing started. Tony Blair the British PM at the time stated the following: “I have seen absolutely powerful and incontrovertible evidence of OBL’s link to the events of 9/11. It was evident this statement related to the “Bin Laden Dossier” a few days prior to the bombing. The dossier was at the time referred too as “Little more than conjecture, supposition and assertions of fact.” This original document is no longer available!! According to those in the know, OBL’s communications were intercepted by the Intel of Pakistan, Saudi, US and Egypt up until the 14th of December 2001 when they ceased. OBL’s FUNERAL took place in Pakistan on the 16th of December 2001 as REPORTED in both PAKISTAN and EGYPTIAN newspapers. A four page will dated the 14th of December 2001 existed. A posthumous video was released on the 27th December 2001 (His final broadcast) but this was a Pentagon fake.

    • So you’re saying that he died in 2001..in December… so the US couldn’t possibly have arrested him and killed him at sea. Is that correct???

      • It was all a show….for his next campaign…”The Man who got Osama Bin Laden.”
        Remember? I don’t if they did it yet…there was gonna be this big movie with him, dramatically, siting in the situation room worrying his little head off about OUR Seals (who, by the way were killed–NOT Bin Laden).
        IF I can find it…I’ll find you the article where Bin Laden’s neighbor’s were laughing at the USA for being duped by that man!!! (Obama).

        The situation room photo was a hoax. He was playing golf at the time.

      • He realllly must think we are all stupid (or, he just doesn’t care)..It was also in the UK Telegraph news. I had the article from 11 yrs after he died as well as 7 hrs after he died.
        It doesn’t seem to concern him that we know he is a liar and a con artist…who (lol) is even losing the ability to con now!

  3. Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.
    [Fox News. December 26, 2001]
    By DAVID CRARY:
    NEW YORK (AP) – The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan‘s earthquake/tsunami/meltdown disaster, according toThe Associated Press‘ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
    REBUTTAL

    New York Times Reported Bin Laden Dead In 2001

  4. Obama’s Big Ruse: Osama Bin Laden Died 11 Years Ago!

    Posted by Volubrjotr on May 3, 2012 in obama, subversion, treason, soetoro, video,politics, political, barack obama, yes we can, government

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