Over the past few days we have seen stories emerge on the operation to take down Osama … only for the story to change, in some cases, just hours later.
One has to wonder how such a planned operation could leave so many people saying so many different things.
Let us take a look at just a few of the contradictions so far:
THEN: Osama Bin Laden was armed with an AK-47 during the raid.
NOW: The Al Qaeda leader was actually unarmed but did resist before he was shot.
THEN: On Monday, the White House said Bin Laden was involved in a firefight, which is why the SEALs killed rather than captured him.
NOW: On Tuesday, however, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Bin Laden did not fire on the SEALs.
THEN: Counter-terrorism chief, John Brennan said a woman, thought to be one of bin Laden’s wives, was used as a human shield during the raid and was killed.
NOW: Amal Al-Sadah, 27, bin Laden’s youngest wife, is thought to have rushed at the Navy SEALS and was shot in the leg but not killed. The woman who died was said to be the wife of one of his aides, caught in the cross fire.
THEN: A White House transcript said it was bin Laden’s son Hamza who was killed in the raid.
NOW: They then corrected that to another son Khalid.
THEN: The night of the raid, administration officials held a telephone briefing for reporters. ‘During the raid, we lost one helicopter due to mechanical failure,’ one of the administration officials said.
NOW: Later in the same call, another official contradicted that: ‘We didn’t say it was mechanical.’
(With thanks to the Daily Mail)
Added to the above is the decision NOT to release any of the photos. This will only fan the flames of conspiracy and plant further doubt in the minds of millions of people who are already questioning the events.