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(CNN)   "The Shooter" who said he killed Osama in an Esquire profile last month is full of bin Laden   (cnn.com ) divider line
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2013-03-27 12:02:39 AM  
I am getting sick and tired of those who continue to falsely claim shiat. I am actually the one who shot bin Laden, damn it!

I WANT MY PARADE
 
2013-03-27 12:09:06 AM  
Duh, but I do love the Esquire article for one reason:

"These biatches is getting truculent."
 
2013-03-27 12:34:36 AM  
I just wish no one said a damn word about it. Couldn't even finish the article because the author wouldn't take the guy's dick out of his mouth.

Ugggg...

Can't imagine this ending well for him. So much for being a Quiet Professional. Same for the guy with the book.

The world didn't need to know. We knew the outcome and that's all that matters.
 
2013-03-27 12:42:48 AM  

NewportBarGuy: So much for being a Quiet Professional. Same for the guy with the book.


I don't like that. I like a good war story from someone who's seen it. And special forces are so misunderstood that they should really write more stuff about the operations they do. If you read the book, only like 1% of their job is war. The 99% is training and exercise. If people knew that, more of the right kind of decisions could be made by kids who dream of serving.
 
2013-03-27 12:52:38 AM  

doglover: The 99% is training and exercise.


Are you kidding me?! That's the best part! They get to "play" with tons of cool stuff in order to figure out what works. Like, modifying shaped charges to take out an I-beam with as little C4 as possible. Not to mention all the cool skills they get to learn in order to be armed ambassadors/teachers to the region they are assigned to.

There are PLENTY of books out there that explain pretty much everything about them. I know, I've read most of them. Here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_L._Haney

Read his book. It's pretty good. He also got stomped on by former teammates for embellishment.

Most don't like to talk about the operational aspects of what they do. They adhere to a high standard of OPSEC even if something might not be classified. In their mind, the less the enemy knows, the safer they and their families are.

I just never liked this whole thing since the book came out.
 
2013-03-27 12:55:22 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I just never liked this whole thing since the book came out.


That book guy was even on 60 Minutes.
 
2013-03-27 01:08:50 AM  
Guys, can we just agree that everyone shot bin Laden?
 
2013-03-27 01:23:22 AM  

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WI241TH:
"These biatches is getting truculent."

 
2013-03-27 01:42:27 AM  
So, we've got two options here. Well, three if you count that the Government is lying about how he died to eliminate any attempt to portray his death as heroic or a "last stand".

A) The guy who talked to the  Esquire reporter is so full of shiat he's swimming in it, and needs to be outed, at least to the US Special Operations community. And he needs a good kick in the balls for going from honorable sailor to Stolen Valor.

B) The Esquire reporter used information available to fabricate his own account of events for fame and fortune. And he needs a good kick in the balls.
 
2013-03-27 04:15:46 AM  
Whoever killed bin laden will die poor, lonely, and probably due to suicide.  He doesn't really matter.
 
2013-03-27 04:20:21 AM  

cman: I am getting sick and tired of those who continue to falsely claim shiat. I am actually the one who shot bin Laden, damn it!

I WANT MY PARADE


Shouldn't it be "Where's MY parade?!?" ;)
 
2013-03-27 04:22:31 AM  
FARK told me Obama killed him.
 
2013-03-27 04:39:25 AM  

JerkyMeat: Whoever killed bin laden will die poor, lonely, and probably due to suicide.  He doesn't really matter.


Well yeah but.. um... hmm.
 
2013-03-27 04:43:21 AM  
I am Bullshiatacus.
 
2013-03-27 04:45:14 AM  
of cause he is, Osama was killed 22 months ago
 
2013-03-27 04:46:31 AM  
And then we took his body out of the freezer and let it thaw out for a little while. Once he was room temperature, we sat him up in a corner and took pot shots at him until he looked good enough to photograph.

With that all done, we zipped him into a bodybag and put him on the Osprey and dumped the body into the ocean. After that we grabbed some beers and headed into Bangkok for some R&R.
 
2013-03-27 04:49:07 AM  
I am Bullshiatacus.

Let's make this a thing.
 
2013-03-27 04:56:20 AM  
Obama wasn't killed in an Esquire profile last month... he was killed almost two years ago in his bedroom.

That guy is full of it.

Besides, we already know who shot him...
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-27 05:01:46 AM  
After all, it was you and me.
 
2013-03-27 05:04:41 AM  
Someone made up a story about bin laden's death for a bit of fame/notoriety?  This should come as a surprise to exactly no one.
 
2013-03-27 05:20:36 AM  

LewDux: of cause he is, Osama was killed 22 months ago


What was Osama doing in an Esquire profile last month?
 
2013-03-27 05:24:58 AM  
funny-pictures-blog.com
 
2013-03-27 05:27:28 AM  

MooseUpNorth: LewDux: of cause he is, Osama was killed 22 months ago

What was Osama doing in an Esquire profile last month?


Looking for tips on how to keep wife happy?
 
2013-03-27 05:32:01 AM  

wax_on: Someone made up a story about bin laden's death for a bit of fame/notoriety?  This should come as a surprise to exactly no one.


4.bp.blogspot.com

 
2013-03-27 05:37:27 AM  
www.everydaynodaysoff.com
 
2013-03-27 06:04:31 AM  

LonMead: Obama wasn't killed in an Esquire profile last month... he was killed almost two years ago in his bedroom.


Holy crap! Then who is in the White House?
 
2013-03-27 06:19:14 AM  

Dansker: LonMead: Obama wasn't killed in an Esquire profile last month... he was killed almost two years ago in his bedroom.

Holy crap! Then who is in the White House?


static.neatoshop.com

I sorry.

I just need to back to spelling it Usama.
 
2013-03-27 06:31:03 AM  

JerkyMeat: Whoever killed bin laden will die poor, lonely, and probably due to suicide.  He doesn't really matter.


Kidney failure will never die. It will be with us always.
 
2013-03-27 06:32:14 AM  

wax_on: Someone made up a story about bin laden's death for a bit of fame/notoriety?  This should come as a surprise to exactly no one.


Stop talking bad about the President.
 
2013-03-27 06:33:51 AM  
How are we ever gonna know what happened?   Osama could have died of a heart attack when they showed up at his place.  Or, he could have offed himself when they showed up 'cause he knew he would be tortured and/or killed.  It's also possible that none of the "stories" we've been told are true, as they don't want us to know the truth, and the "narrative" makes for a better or more exciting story.

/maybe he told our guys "I'm not saying anything until I speak with my attorney"
 
2013-03-27 06:44:39 AM  

LiteWerk: How are we ever gonna know what happened?


Not through "journalism" that's for sure.
 
2013-03-27 06:59:33 AM  

LiteWerk: maybe he told our guys "I'm not saying anything until I speak with my attorney"


Maybe Osama Bin Laden was really Kevin Spacey all along.
 
2013-03-27 07:03:16 AM  

miss diminutive: LiteWerk: maybe he told our guys "I'm not saying anything until I speak with my attorney"

Maybe Osama Bin Laden was really Kevin Spacey all along.


Are you implying that Bin Laden was Luke's father?
 
2013-03-27 07:10:43 AM  
i farking NEW it, and called it out when reported.  media doesn't give a rat fart for fact checking.
 
2013-03-27 07:13:28 AM  

NewportBarGuy: They get to "play" with tons of cool stuff in order to figure out what works. Like, modifying shaped charges to take out an I-beam with as little C4 as possible


Lulz, that's not high speed. We learn that in AIT.

They however don't have to wear a sh*t ton of gear while playing with explosives. Lucky jerks.
 
2013-03-27 07:16:18 AM  

LonMead: miss diminutive: LiteWerk: maybe he told our guys "I'm not saying anything until I speak with my attorney"

Maybe Osama Bin Laden was really Kevin Spacey all along.

Are you implying that Bin Laden was Luke's father?


No, he was Charles Foster Kane's sled.
 
2013-03-27 07:17:31 AM  
Oh and I'd believe the story about him getting shot peaking around a door and then two in the chest while he lay dying. They came in there with full force looking to not take prisoners. I'm perfectly fine with that.
 
2013-03-27 07:31:05 AM  
I dont care who got em, just remember that...
i889.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-27 07:31:29 AM  
I hope that the book man and the shooter both die homeless and penniless while having to blow winos for a sip of Mad Dog.
 
2013-03-27 07:41:23 AM  
I kind of figured somebody at the level of being on Seal Team 6 would be above the need to ever brag or talk about it.  I always assume that anyone bragging about their wartime heroics or whatever is full of shiat.

One thing that surprised me is that the Bin Laden compound seemed to be in the middle of a little town.  I was picturing it in the middle of a desert for some reason.
 
2013-03-27 07:44:56 AM  
i281.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-27 07:48:06 AM  
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^ Not the first time a SEAL liked writing books and giving up secrets all about his glory.

/I shot Saddam back when I was in the core.
 
2013-03-27 07:51:41 AM  
It almost seems like intentional multiple stories, in an attempt to take the bullseye off one individual person.
 
2013-03-27 07:52:07 AM  
I'M THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!
 
2013-03-27 07:54:35 AM  
How long until this can be declassified? These guys should be able to step out of the shadows and set the record straight while they are still alive. 10 years? 15?
 
2013-03-27 07:56:24 AM  
Just commenting to represent those of us who don't have a single fark to give about this.
 
2013-03-27 07:58:59 AM  

WI241TH: Duh, but I do love the Esquire article for one reason:

"These biatches is getting truculent."



thamike: [www.everydaynodaysoff.com image 466x266]


The two things I came here for were covered.

Well done.
 
2013-03-27 08:03:23 AM  
So lets get this straight.
This is the guy who masterminded 9/11.
He said he didn't plan 9/11.
No one is sure who shot him.
No one saw him on the ship that dumped his body.
Rumors that he died in 2001 if kidney failure.
Thousands killed and injured.
Trillions of dollars spent.
Seal team 6 members killed.
I need a drink.
 
2013-03-27 08:03:26 AM  
Jimmy who?

Jimmy Hoffa?

Sorry, doesn't ring a bell.

Got to go, I'm late for a meeting.
 
2013-03-27 08:07:48 AM  

doglover: And special forces are so misunderstood that they should really write more stuff about the operations they do.


Um, why aren't these guys being court martialed or something for talking about a classified operation?
 
2013-03-27 08:16:59 AM  

MythDragon: Not the first time a SEAL liked writing books and giving up secrets all about his glory.


That guy (Richard Marcinko) had a legit beef with the Government that absolves him of any crying about opsec and glory hogging. Clearly he is a bit crazy, and certainly he was/is an egotistical maniac; however, he ended up going to jail over some BS because he pissed off and pissed on most of the brass in the Navy.

Plus, I like his books and wish he would write some more of them with the original co-author. The later stuff was pretty bad, but remains a guilty pleasure of mine.
 
2013-03-27 08:17:15 AM  
FTFA: "...the point man proceeded to rush two women he found in bin Laden's bedroom, gathering them in his arms to absorb the explosion in case they were wearing suicide vests,"

Yeah, but when I rush two women and gather them into my arms to "absorb the explosion" suddenly I'm the bad guy.
 
2013-03-27 08:25:31 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Fully supports his fellow soldier.
 
2013-03-27 08:27:30 AM  

Deep Contact: So lets get this straight.
This is the guy who masterminded 9/11.
He said he didn't plan 9/11.
No one is sure who shot him.
No one saw him on the ship that dumped his body.
Rumors that he died in 2001 if kidney failure.
Thousands killed and injured.
Trillions of dollars spent.
Seal team 6 members killed.
I need a drink.


Knowing is half the battle.
The more you know the more you're confused.
The more you are confused the less you will act.
Ignorance is strength.
 
2013-03-27 08:32:51 AM  
Why not just trust the military story.  I mean, they wouldn't lead us astray for recruiting purposes would they?  (Jessica Lynch, Pat Tillman, etc)
 
2013-03-27 08:50:32 AM  

Onkel Buck: I dont care who got em, just remember that...


The funny thing is that when they needed to kill off JR for good in the new show, they had a mysterious person shoot him again.
 
2013-03-27 09:11:04 AM  
media.tumblr.com4.bp.blogspot.com  www.theage.com.au www.duiops.net greenoc.freedomblogging.comwww.friendsforseals.org

What 6 seals may look like.
 
2013-03-27 09:21:32 AM  
www.cinemorgue2.com

I shot Osama and so did my wife!
 
2013-03-27 10:12:17 AM  
I get what subby was going for, but it still sounds like he's talking about cannibalism.

Osamnomnomnom.
 
2013-03-27 10:14:15 AM  
who cares.

/sick of war porn
 
2013-03-27 10:21:57 AM  

Deep Contact: So lets get this straight.
This is the guy who masterminded 9/11.
He said he didn't plan 9/11.
No one is sure who shot him.
No one saw him on the ship that dumped his body.
Rumors that he died in 2001 if kidney failure.
Thousands killed and injured.
Trillions of dollars spent.
Seal team 6 members killed.
I need a drink.


Died in 2004 of kidney failure.
 
2013-03-27 10:25:42 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 310x400]

Fully supports his fellow soldier.


I was talking about that impersonating guy who got found out at his reunion just the other day. I couldn't share the news story with them because I couldn't remember his name. Please tell, or links to good source I can send them appreciated.
 
2013-03-27 10:36:32 AM  
I never realized that people in the special forces were so chatty.
 
2013-03-27 10:49:00 AM  

stonicus: [media.tumblr.com image 300x300][4.bp.blogspot.com image 300x300]  [www.theage.com.au image 300x300] [www.duiops.net image 300x300] [greenoc.freedomblogging.com image 300x300][www.friendsforseals.org image 300x300]

What 6 seals may look like.


Or five seals & a sea lion.
 
2013-03-27 11:07:41 AM  

Pangea: DjangoStonereaver: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 310x400]

Fully supports his fellow soldier.

I was talking about that impersonating guy who got found out at his reunion just the other day. I couldn't share the news story with them because I couldn't remember his name. Please tell, or links to good source I can send them appreciated.


I just Google searched for 'Fake Marine'.  If you find his picture in the 'Image' search list, you can get to the site that is hosting the image and that should do you nicely.
 
2013-03-27 11:19:24 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I just Google searched for 'Fake Marine'.  If you find his picture in the 'Image' search list, you can get to the site that is hosting the image and that should do you nicely.


Thanks for the suggestion. I kept getting hits for that fake Marine standing guard after Newtown.

Here's link in case anyone else wants it:  http://www.newser.com/story/73950/fake-marine-busted-after-reunion.ht m l
 
2013-03-27 11:31:13 AM  

LonMead: Obama wasn't killed in an Esquire profile last month... he was killed almost two years ago in his bedroom.


Who was killed?
 
2013-03-27 12:26:27 PM  
Everyone knows who the real shooter was....

0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
 
2013-03-27 01:22:55 PM  
No, ladies, I shot OBL.  How YOU doin'?
 
2013-03-27 01:44:04 PM  
I don't believe for one second the "official story" is how it went down. Everyone wants to believe it was some heroic mission dude was probably sticking his head out his window and got picked off from a distance.
 
2013-03-27 02:59:51 PM  

Mentat: Guys, can we just agree that everyone shot bin Laden?


FINALLY!  I get the credit I so richly deserve.
 
2013-03-27 03:22:41 PM  

ruprechtdelveccio: i farking NEW it, and called it out when reported.  media doesn't give a rat fart for fact checking.


I olded it, myself.
 
2013-03-27 04:12:53 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy:
Died in 2004 of kidney failure.


And then seven years later the Obama administration stages a fake attack in one of the most risky and needlesly controversial ways possible, and talks bin Laden's wife and daughter, al Qaida, the Taliban and the president's domestic political opponents into corroborating their story.

Seriously, you're still a deffer?
 
2013-03-27 04:15:05 PM  

keepitcherry: I don't believe for one second the "official story" is how it went down. Everyone wants to believe it was some heroic mission dude was probably sticking his head out his window and got picked off from a distance.


And then they crashed a helicopter in his garden. Just for the hell of it.
 
2013-03-27 04:56:34 PM  

Mentat: LonMead: Obama wasn't killed in an Esquire profile last month... he was killed almost two years ago in his bedroom.

Who was killed?


Sorry... Typo... honest mistake... I said I was sorry...
 
2013-03-27 05:23:52 PM  

Dansker: keepitcherry: I don't believe for one second the "official story" is how it went down. Everyone wants to believe it was some heroic mission dude was probably sticking his head out his window and got picked off from a distance.

And then they crashed a helicopter in his garden. Just for the hell of it.


Far stranger things have happened to suit a political agenda.
 
2013-03-27 06:42:36 PM  

keepitcherry: Dansker: keepitcherry: I don't believe for one second the "official story" is how it went down. Everyone wants to believe it was some heroic mission dude was probably sticking his head out his window and got picked off from a distance.

And then they crashed a helicopter in his garden. Just for the hell of it.

Far stranger things have happened to suit a political agenda.


Not losing a really expensive, secret helicopter would have looked a lot better. Crashing it really doesn't suit any agenda.
 
2013-03-27 08:12:04 PM  

Dansker: AverageAmericanGuy:
Died in 2004 of kidney failure.

And then seven years later the Obama administration stages a fake attack in one of the most risky and needlesly controversial ways possible, and talks bin Laden's wife and daughter, al Qaida, the Taliban and the president's domestic political opponents into corroborating their story.

Seriously, you're still a deffer?


WHER DETH CERTIFICET?
WHE
 
2013-03-27 08:14:11 PM  
Well I for one am not surprised.

The Esquire account seemed fishy  and self serving - especially about 'The Shooter''s self-serving bs about how poorly he's been treated since he retired.
 
2013-03-27 08:53:53 PM  
I imagine there will be more accounts to follow. No one is ever going to let the story be told clearly and reveal much of value.
 
2013-03-28 05:33:49 AM  

douchebag/hater: Well I for one am not surprised.

The Esquire account seemed fishy  and self serving - especially about 'The Shooter''s self-serving bs about how poorly he's been treated since he retired.


Esquire did the exact same thing with Al Pacino in 1995. Between that and the creepy-as-hell Ali Larter/Allegra Coleman thing,  I had assumed they would be out of business by now.
 
2013-03-28 12:54:27 PM  

edmo: I imagine there will be more accounts to follow. No one is ever going to let the story be told clearly and reveal much of value.


In all likelihood, the full account will eventually be declassified, but that probably won't happen until at least 25 years after the operation took place or until all of the sensitive information has become moot (whichever comes later), as was the case with the operation that "Argo" was based on.
 
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