Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paul C Roberts: How Many SEALs Died?

by Paul Craig Roberts, Foreign Policy Journal, May 21, 2011

In a sensational and explosive TV report, the Pakistani News Agency has provided a live interview with an eyewitness to the US attack on the alleged compound of Osama bin Laden. The eye witness, Mohammad Bashir, describes the event as it unfolded.  Of the three helicopters, “there was only one that landed the men and came back to pick them up, but as he [the helicopter] was picking them up, it blew away and caught fire.”  The witness says that there were no survivors, just dead bodies and pieces of bodies everywhere. “We saw the helicopter burning, we saw the dead bodies, then everything was removed and now there is nothing.”

Crashed U.S. helicopter at Osama bin Laden's compound

I always wondered how a helicopter could crash, as the White House reported, without at least producing injuries. Yet, in the original White House story, the SEALs not only survived a 40-minute firefight with al Qaeda, “the most highly trained, most dangerous, most vicious killers on the planet,” without a scratch, but also survived a helicopter crash without a scratch.

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