The Barack Obama Administration: Fifty Facts Regarding the Assassination of Osama bin Laden
By: Jim Byrd
According to numerous studies, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at something. Whether sport, art, science, vocation, lying, or incompetence, it can be accomplished in as little as 10,000 hours of practice. Therein lies Barack Obama and his administration’s problem with attempting to coherently and truthfully relay to the world what happened during the Osama bin Laden assassination in Pakistan. Obama’s antagonist and his toughest challenge since, well, quite frankly, since his dialogue and actions have been publicly recorded, has been the truth. The facts of what actually happened during that fateful 40-minute raid have changed every time an Obama administration agent has been introduced to a microphone. The ambiguous, vague, duplicitous, and paranoid substitutes for the truth from Obama have reached mythical status.
Based on factual and anecdotal evidence, Barack Obama is categorically and pathologically incapable of telling the truth. If one has followed every single updated and contradictory factual release by the Obama administration regarding the assassination of bin Laden, and if one has resisted gnawing at the fasteners of his restraints after being subjected to this mythological and cuckoo asylum-inducing roller coaster ride of prevarication, his cerebral constitution is better than most.
But finally, the Obama administration has presented the facts of that fateful evening in a semi-coherent and plausible sequence of events that would be perfectly acceptable in a parallel universe where fantasy will always trump the phenomena of reality.
Ensuing are 50 facts presented by the Obama administration explaining what exactly happened during the raid. Barack Obama gets the ball rolling by rushing to “spike the football” by fantastically claiming in his news conference that after a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and then took custody of his body, resulting in his capture and death.
1. The Navy SEALs were engaged in a firefight during most of the 40-minute operation.
2. We expected a great deal of resistance and were met with a great deal of resistance. There were many other people who were armed in the compound.
3. There was a firefight.
4. There was not a firefight.
5. For most of the period there, there was a firefight.
6. Only one of five people killed was carrying a weapon.
7. Osama bin Laden was resisting.
8. Osama bin Laden was holding a gun.
9. Osama bin Laden was firing at U.S. forces.
10. Osama bin Laden was in a room with an AK-47 and a Makarov pistol.
11. Osama bin Laden was unarmed.
12. Osama bin Laden appeared to be reaching for a weapon.
13. Later, an AK-47 and Makarov pistol were found in the room.
14. Osama bin Laden acted scared and completely confused.
15. Osama bin Laden turned and retreated into the room before being shot twice in the eye and chest (from behind apparently).
16. He was retreating, a move that is regarded as resistance.
17. You donâ€™t know why heâ€™s retreating[sic].
18. Osama bin Laden used his wife as a shield by shoving her at a Navy SEAL.
19. He did not use his wife as a shield.
20. His wife was killed.
21. His wife was not killed.
22. His wife was shot in the leg, but another woman was killed.
23. But it wasn’t clear if either were trying to shield bin Laden.
24. Osama bin Laden’s son was killed.
25. Osama bin Laden’s other son was killed instead–maybe or maybe not Hamza.
26. They would have captured bin Laden if he had been naked.
27. During the raid, we lost one helicopter due to mechanical failure.
28. We didn’t say it was mechanical.
29. The air temperature was too hot so the helicopter crashed.
30. It just did a hard landing.
31. It clipped a wall with the tail rotor.
32. There were no phone or internet lines running from the house, cut off from the technological world.
33. There was a satellite dish.
34. Videos shows Osama bin Laden watching satellite television.
35. There was a photo of a digital satellite decoder.
36. Osama bin Laden lived in a well-guarded mansion in a secure neighborhood.
37. Osama bin Laden lived in a massive mansion worth $1 million.
38. Osama bin Laden lived in an affluent area outside Islamabad, Pakistan.
39. Osama bin Laden lived in a sophisticated $1 million hideaway.
40. Photos show that the compound was in such a state of squalor.
41. Photos show the baroque mansion was infested with rubbish, dirt, and trash.
42. Photos show the paint peeling off the walls.
43. John Brennan, Obama’s counter-terrorism czar, said, “We were able to monitor in a real-time basis the progress of the operation from its commencement to its time on target to the extraction of the remains and to then the egress off of the target.”
44. There is an official White House picture released of Clinton holding her hand over her mouth in the go-to-move from any horror movie when encountering the horror. “Those were 38 of the most intense minutes,” Clinton stated.
45. Clinton said, “I have no idea what any of us were looking at that particular millisecond when the picture was taken.”
46. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a White House official stated that at the very moment that Clinton’s hand shot to her mouth, she let out a shriek as Obama’s deficit numbers inadvertently flashed across the screen.
47. Clinton said later about the horror picture, “I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs. So it may have no great meaning whatsoever.”
48. Unfortunately, CIA Director Leon Panetta stated, “Once those teams went into the compound, I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes that we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on.”
49. CIA Director, Leon Panetta, said, “The world needed proof and the photo would be released.”
50. Obama said, “There’s no doubt we killed Osama bin Laden. There was no need to release the photographs or gloat. There’s no need to spike the football.”
These 50 contradictory, antithetical, and sophomorically paradoxical statements are as close as Barack Obama and his administration will tempt reality or the truth, but the statements are at least more forthright than any other aspect of Obama’s life.
Regarding our military and those Navy SEALs who took out bin Laden, God bless them all. They did what they are trained to do. And God bless the CIA operatives that procured the intelligence that led to Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and Obama to “spike the football daily for a week.” And protect these very CIA operatives from Barack Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, for attempting to prosecute them. I almost agree fully with John Kerry regarding the killing of Osama bin Laden: “I think those SEALs did exactly what they should have done. And we need to shut up and move on about, you know, the realities of what happened in that building.â€ The only problem is the Obama administration has changed the “realities of what happened in that building” daily. Obama does not owe anyone an immediate explanation regarding the raid, nor even an acknowledgement of it in the immediate aftermath, but if he is going to explain it, he should tell the truth and not be so obvious about “spiking the football.”
Jim Byrd's website is A Skewed View.