Daily Archives: May 10, 2015

Osama bin Laden: Unprotected, Unarmed, Delusional, Cowering

Google Cache (because the original site is down from traffic): The Killing of Osama bin Laden

‘They knew where the target was – third floor, second door on the right,’ the retired official said. ‘Go straight there. Osama was cowering and retreated into the bedroom. Two shooters followed him and opened up. Very simple, very straightforward, very professional hit.’ Some of the Seals were appalled later at the White House’s initial insistence that they had shot bin Laden in self-defence, the retired official said. ‘Six of the Seals’ finest, most experienced NCOs, faced with an unarmed elderly civilian, had to kill him in self-defence? The house was shabby and bin Laden was living in a cell with bars on the window and barbed wire on the roof. The rules of engagement were that if bin Laden put up any opposition they were authorised to take lethal action. But if they suspected he might have some means of opposition, like an explosive vest under his robe, they could also kill him. So here’s this guy in a mystery robe and they shot him. It’s not because he was reaching for a weapon. The rules gave them absolute authority to kill the guy.’ The later White House claim that only one or two bullets were fired into his head was ‘bullshit’, the retired official said. ‘The squad came through the door and obliterated him. As the Seals say, “We kicked his ass and took his gas.”’

So all of Zero Dark Thirty is a government cover story?

In North Korea, it’s called propaganda.


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Samsung Galaxy S2 Tab 9.7 Render, Confirmation

There’s not much to say about that render. It’s what’s expected.

Samsung accidentally confirms the existence of the Galaxy Tab S2

It’s probably too much to hope for, but it would be great if the S2 Tabs have a USB-C port instead of microUSB. And if that USB-C port was USB 3.x too. There’s enough lead time from USB-C appearing on the Nokia N1 — and then being adopted by Google, Apple, and others — for Samsung to have added it.

Previously here:

Samsung S2 Tabs: June 2015
Samsung’s New S2 Tablets: Enigmatic Tweet Tease
Samsung’s New S2 Tablets: Bring Them!
Samsung Galaxy iPad Mini Tab S2 8.0
Rumor: New Samsung Tablets To Be 4:3 Screens


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