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    Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Video @: CNN: PENTAGON ILLEGALLY DESTROYED PHOTOS OF DEAD OSAMA BIN LADEN - YouTube

    Admiral McGraven, "All Photos should be turned over to the CIA, and all should be destroyed". Is this a violation of the law? This does seem ridiculous? Why destroy them? This is not the way the law should be. How many rules were broken with this?
    We need to pressure the intelligence community and the Pentagon with this.


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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: CNN: PENTAGON ILLEGALLY DESTROYED PHOTOS OF DEAD OSAMA BIN LADEN - YouTube

    Admiral McGraven, "All Photos should be turned over to the CIA, and all should be destroyed". Is this a violation of the law? This does seem ridiculous? Why destroy them? This is not the way the law should be. How many rules were broken with this?
    We need to pressure the intelligence community and the Pentagon with this.
    The Pentagon is the civilian part of our military. There is only one person above the Secretary of Defense in the Chain of Command, the Commander in Chief aka POTUS.

    What is Obama hiding ?

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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The Pentagon is the civilian part of our military. There is only one person above the Secretary of Defense in the Chain of Command, the Commander in Chief aka POTUS.

    What is Obama hiding ?
    As I see jumping to the "Obama is responsible" card just as about everything you post. I guess you dont know how a bureaucracy works.
    I would ask for any proof for what you claim but i know as always no one will get any proof at all.
    But then again im guessing you didnt watch the video...


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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    As I see jumping to the "Obama is responsible" card just as about everything you post. I guess you dont know how a bureaucracy works.
    I would ask for any proof for what you claim but i know as always no one will get any proof at all.
    But then again im guessing you didnt watch the video...
    From day one the media and many Americans wanted the photos of OBL released.

    This is breaking news.

    Well Judicial Watch comes through again.


    Uncovered by JW: Top Pentagon Leader Ordered Destruction of bin Laden Death Photos

    Judicial Watch Uncovers Email Revealing Top Pentagon Leader Ordered Destruction of bin Laden Death Photos

    (Washington, DC) – >" Judicial Watch announced today that on January 31, 2014, it received documents from the Department of Defense (Pentagon) revealing that within hours of its filing a May 13, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking photos of the deceased Osama bin Laden, U.S. Special Operations Commander, Admiral William McRaven ordered his subordinates to “destroy” any photos they may have had “immediately.” Judicial Watch had filed a FOIA request for the photos 11 days earlier.

    The McRaven email, addressed to “Gentlemen,” instructs:

    One particular item that I want to emphasize is photos; particularly UBLs remains. At this point – all photos should have been turned over to the CIA; if you still have them destroy them immediately or get them to the [redacted].

    According to the Pentagon documents, McRaven sent his email on “Friday, May 13, 2011 5:09 PM.” The documents do not detail what documents, if any, were destroyed in response to the McRaven directive. The Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit seeking the documents was filed in the United States Court for the District of Columbia only hours earlier. Judicial Watch also announced the filing at a morning press conference.

    On May 2, Judicial Watch had filed a FOIA request with the Defense Department seeking “all photographs and/or video recordings of Usama (Osama) Bin Laden taken during and/or after the U.S. military operation in Pakistan on or about May 1, 2011.” Federal law contains broad prohibitions against the “concealment, removal, or mutilation generally” of government records.

    The records containing the McRaven “destroy them immediately” email were produced as a result of a June 7, 2013, FOIA request and a subsequent lawsuit against the Defense Department for records relating to reports of the 2011 McRaven purge directive. McRaven’s order was first mentioned at the end of a 2011 draft reportby the Pentagon’s inspector general (IG) examining whether the Obama administration gave special access to Hollywood executives planning the film “Zero Dark Thirty.” According the draft report, “ADM McRaven also directed that the names and photographs associated with the raid not be released. This effort included purging the combatant command’s system of all records related to the operation and providing these records to another Government Agency.” The reference to the document purge did not appear in the final IG report.

    The move by McRaven to purge the photos appears to have come, at least in part, in response to aggressive efforts by Judicial Watch to obtain images of the deceased bin Laden that President Obama, in a rewrite of federal open records law, had refused to disclose. In addition to its May 2, 2011, FOIA request with the Pentagon Judicial Watch filed an identical request on May 3, 2011, with the CIA. When neither the Defense Department nor the CIA complied with the FOIA requests, Judicial Watch, in June 2011, filed FOIA lawsuits against both agencies. In the course of the litigation, the Pentagon claimed that it had “no records responsive to plaintiff’s request.” ..."<

    Continue -> Uncovered by JW: Top Pentagon Leader Ordered Destruction of bin Laden Death Photos | Judicial Watch





    Order: ‘Destroy’ bin Laden photos

    >"
    A senior operations officer in the U.S. military ordered for photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse to be destroyed 11 days after he was killed, an email released Monday by a conservative legal group shows.

    Judicial Watch released the document Monday after obtaining it through a Freedom of Information Act request.

    On May 2, 2011, the American Navy Seal team shot and killed bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Judicial Watch quickly filed a FOIA request with the Pentagon and the CIA seeking photos of bin Laden’s body, which have never been released. The Associated Press says it had also filed a request with the Pentagon asking for the photos."<

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    U.S. Military Leaders Tight-Lipped On Destruction Of Osama Bin Laden Death Pics
    Pentagon leaders are keeping quiet on why the head of U.S. special forces ordered pictures of deceased al-Qaeda chieftain Osama bin Laden destroyed.
    U.S. Military Leaders Tight-Lipped On Destruction Of Osama Bin Laden Death Pics

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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    >“The McRaven ‘destroy them immediately’ email is a smoking gun, revealing both contempt for the rule of law and the American’s people right to know,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Obama administration has tried to cover this scandal up – and our lawsuit exposed it. We demand further investigation of the effort to destroy documents about the bin Laden raid.”<

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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Video @: CNN: PENTAGON ILLEGALLY DESTROYED PHOTOS OF DEAD OSAMA BIN LADEN - YouTube

    Admiral McGraven, "All Photos should be turned over to the CIA, and all should be destroyed". Is this a violation of the law? This does seem ridiculous? Why destroy them? This is not the way the law should be. How many rules were broken with this?
    We need to pressure the intelligence community and the Pentagon with this.
    I seriously doubt they killed him. Everything possible was done after to prevent any possible verification.

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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I seriously doubt they killed him. Everything possible was done after to prevent any possible verification.
    One has to wonder.

    Or it might be Obama's revisionism of wanting to rewrite history.

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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The Pentagon is the civilian part of our military. There is only one person above the Secretary of Defense in the Chain of Command, the Commander in Chief aka POTUS.

    What is Obama hiding ?
    The Pentagon is largely run by military personnel. Admiral McRaven was the one who supposedly ordered the photos destroyed. I'm sure you know that admiral is a military title.

    I have no idea why they were destroyed. I'd rather they weren't. But like clockwork, you turn this into a civilian vs. military issue and make it All About Obama.
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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I seriously doubt they killed him. Everything possible was done after to prevent any possible verification.



    If Osama bin Laden wasn't killed, where is he now?

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    Re: Cnn: Pentagon illegally destroyed photos of dead osama bin laden

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If Osama bin Laden wasn't killed, where is he now?
    On his own private island, with Elvis.

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