"Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was buried at sea from the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the north Arabian Sea....
The official described the procedure to NBC News as follows:
•The deceased's body was washed and 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 eased into the sea from the USS Vinson."
Bin Laden's body cleansed before sea burial - World news - Death of Bin Laden - msnbc.com
Last edited by Gladiator; 05-02-11 at 12:38 PM.
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Throwing him overboard is an interesting strategy. The effort is to try and mitigate his martyr-dom. If he were buried, it would have been a flashpoint for his followers for years to come. He'll still be a martyr in the eyes of his followers, however, no matter where the body is at this time.
I'm just glad he is no longer breathing.
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This is a very respectable thing done by the US.
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It's wierd..... i mean I get why, but, wierd.
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the story, at this time is barely 12 hours old. i will withold judgment. But something isnt right about this whole thing. too many questions.