Some Doubt Bin Laden Is Really Dead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- In Pakistan and elsewhere, the mythology is already building -- that Osama bin Laden isn't really dead. And U.S. officials want to offer additional proof to counter that -- perhaps by releasing video and photos of the al-Qaida leader after his death.
But counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says it "needs to be done thoughtfully" to avoid inflaming Islamic sentiment around the world.
There are photos of bin Laden's corpse, and video of his swift burial at sea.
U.S. officials say the photographic evidence shows bin Laden was shot above his left eye, blowing away part of his skull. They say he was also shot in the chest.


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  • by truthseeker Location: USA on May 4, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    This is simple. No body,no proof. Why dump in the ocean in just 7 hours. Why no clips from the White house who viewed the assault in real time. Shot in the face, this is a great excuse to not show the body. Very well thought out since August. I hope he is deceased, but I do not believe this administration based on their past "indecrepicies". They must show the world the truth, don't just say it and expect people to believe it without question.
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      by LeAnn on May 5, 2011 at 06:10 AM in reply to truthseeker
      Sorry, but anyone who calls themselves "truthseeker" reads, to me, as "conspiracytheorist". Like already stated, if you seriously think a picture will alleviate the doubts of ANYONE, then you really do need a big time reality check. He was also buried at sea as quickly as possible #1 to abide by Islamic custom (burial within 24 hours) and not incite further potential backlash #2 there was not one country who was going to willingly accept his mortal remains #3 it was gotten rid of quickly, efficiently, and in such a way as to not promote or allow the memorialization or shrining of a mass murderer. You'd actually obtain more of this "truth" you seek if you, like way too many others, just popped your head up out of the sand for a minute or two once in a while and stop believing everything you read and hear - try thinking for yourself for once.
  • by jed Location: ny on May 4, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    Photos will surface somehow, someway.
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      by easy on May 6, 2011 at 04:05 PM in reply to jed
      Ever heard of Wiki-leaks?
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      by easy on May 6, 2011 at 04:09 PM in reply to jed
      Ever heard of Wiki-leaks?
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on May 4, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    The "Birthers" still aren't happy; do you seriously think the disbelievers here will truly be satisfied by a picture? There was already a fake one released online right after it happened. A picture of Osama Bin Laden's corpse will make no difference here, and it's just gruesome to request or desire a look at it, IMO.
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    Did we see pictures of all killed in 911?I see no point in showing what they did to him.He may or not of been armed,but was many he slaughtered? He killed thousands and got what he had coming.Now many think it was wrong?Why ?he did his crimes by the thousands ki;;ed.If they show the pictures then some will say it is not him.Oh my has our government lied so much to the people that we can no longer believe any thing they say???well? Some may strike up against the USA if they get the pictures of him.Many thought he could not be killed,they worshiped him as their God as he had many brained washed.I could see the pictures but so many look alike???so get real.
  • by Anonymous on May 4, 2011 at 04:50 AM
    Well what did you expect?
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      by LeAnn on May 4, 2011 at 11:27 AM in reply to
      Foolishly, I guess, I expected intelligence but, yet again, am nothing but disappointed by the abundance of stupidity in this country.
  • by Ally Location: Hubert on May 3, 2011 at 08:02 PM
    I think they should show pics so we are all satisfied that that horrible person is dead.
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      by Jen on May 5, 2011 at 06:11 AM in reply to Ally
      I'm satisfied so leave me out of it please.
  • by Tammy Location: SC on May 3, 2011 at 07:38 PM
    I don't understand the problem...They didn't have any problem televising Saddams hanging..
  • by Cap'n Rita Location: Lansing on May 3, 2011 at 07:06 PM
    Pictures are irrelevant. You could parade his corpse around the country with his mother weeping beside it and there would STILL be people who would say it's a fake. Has Donald Trump started demanding to see his long form Death Certificate yet?
  • by marty Location: coldwater on May 3, 2011 at 02:53 PM
    the us gov't should release the pictures of osama bin laden being killed by us navy seals. why protect this scum bag?
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      by Jen on May 4, 2011 at 11:23 AM in reply to marty
      They're not protecting "the scumbag", but rather people around the world by doing their best to prevent incitement of riots around the world that could injure and kill a great many people. Seriously, do even half of some of you actually think before you start pounding away at the keyboard?? Use your brains people - there is some delicacy needed in these matters.
  • by Ron Location: Delta Twp on May 3, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    If the U.S. gov't. is so worried about gruesome pics of bin Ladin's corpse, then perhaps they can limit the pics to only those taken after the body was cleansed. Photoshop can help reduce gruesomness as well, but there are people who will always want the full monte. I guess, it's only a matter of who the U.S. values more, opponents of bin Ladin, or his supporters.
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