Tough guy hid behind missus

Most decent blokes will go down defending their missus. Not Osama bin Laden.

Osama bin Laden is said to have been hiding behind a woman, presumed to be his wife, when US forces raided his compound, US officials have revealed.

The head of US counter-terrorism John Brennan has a told a White House media briefing the way Osama was killed will harm his image among supporters, Britain’sThe Telegraph reported.

“Living in this million dollar plus compound, in an area that is far away from the front, hiding behind a woman: it really speaks to just how false his narrative has been over the years,” he said.

Mr Brennan said a woman, “presumed to be bin Laden’s wife” was “positioned in a way that indicated that she was being used as a human shield, whether bin Laden or his son put her there, or she put herself there”.

What a coward. hiding behind the skirts of a woman. Sniveling coward is perhaps more apt.

They should have put his head on a pike and fed his body to the pigs. Unfortunately the Americans gave him a decent burial.

The body was photographed before being buried at sea, although no images have been released by the Obama administration.

The US official who disclosed the burial at sea said it was not possible to find a country willing to accept the remains. Pressed by reporters to say which countries had been contacted about taking the remains, the official said, “I’m not going into details of those conversations.”

Obama said the remains had been handled in accordance with Islamic custom, which requires speedy burial.

An official at yesterday’s Pentagon briefing said the body, once aboard the USS Carl Vinson, was washed and placed in a white sheet. It was then placed in a “weighted bag,” and a military officer read prepared “religious remarks,” which were translated into Arabic by a “native speaker” who was not further identified.

The body was then placed on a “prepared flat board, tipped up, whereupon the deceased’s body eased into the sea,” the official said.

I hope those religious remarks were “Go to Hell”


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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