Al Jazeera Capitalizes On Obama Administration Incoherence On Bin Laden Killing

Posted by Brian
When a person thinks of collossal collapses, one usually thinks of sports. The 1964 Phillies blowing a 6 and a half game lead with 12 games left in the season. The Houston Oilers blowing a 35-3 3rd quarter lead to the Buffalo Bills in the 1992 wild-card  game. Greg Norman blowing a six stroke lead in the final round of the 1996 Masters.
I think we can add to that the inexplicable incompetence of the Obama Administration in putting out anything resembling a coherent, or consistent account of the operation which killed Osama Bin Laden. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of a certain political and PR victory.  This is Michael Jordan clanging his signature slam dunk off the back of the rim and the ground ball between Buckner's legs rolled into one.
The message coming out of the White House has been so incoherent that it is they who are fueling conspiracy theories and raising questions of the actual legality of the operation itself!  Al Jazeera, who the White House has touted as being the best "source" for all things in the Middle East, are now raising those questions, and others, which will certainly be spread throughout the Arab world.  You can bet they won't put the U.S. in a favorable light.
Obama continues to destroy what shreds of respect we have left in the world with his total incompetence, even with what should have been a PR and military grand slam.

Al Jazeera
Was bin Laden's killing and burial legal?

Key change in narrative of bin Laden's death sparks suspicion over possible legal violations.
Sangwon Yoon Last Modified: 05 May 2011 20:07

A key detail in the initial narrative of the historic operation that killed the world's most wanted man – al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden – has proven to be inconsistent, raising concerns about what really happened at the lavish gated compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

US president Barack Obama and his officials announced Sunday night that bin Laden "was engaged in a firefight" and was killed by US Navy SEAL commandos after an intense exchange. But the story was altered when White House press secretary acknowledged on Tuesday that bin Laden was unarmed when shot dead.

Amid accusations of possible violations of international laws, the US attorney general justified the raid "as an action of national self-defence" against "a lawful military target".

Boosted by Obama's refusal to release photos of bin Laden's body, suspicions of foul play during the 40-minute high-profile covert operation are being posed:

If bin Laden was an unarmed target, how can the SEAL commandos' lethal gunshots qualify as an act of self-defence against an imminent risk during a high-profile covert operation?

Did the US have the right to perform a targeted killing against Osama bin Laden?

Was it legal for the US to carry out a military operation on Pakistani territory without notifying its government?

Why was bin Laden's burial held in such haste?

Experts weigh in.
READ MORE HERE--->  http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/05/201155113345557824.html

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