NEW Version of bin Laden Shooting-Is this Version 5?

Posted on May 5, 2011

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Fox has published a new version of the bin Laden shooting. Here is my list, off the top of my head, of prior versions of the shooting;

Seals raided bin Laden’s compound and bin laden was shot dead.

Seals raided bin Laden’s compound and bin laden was shot dead, his wife was shot in the leg, as bin laden hid behind her using her as a human shield. bin Laden had no guards.

Seals raided bin Laden’s compound and bin laden was shot dead, his wife was shot in the leg., as bin laden hid behind her using her as a human shield. bin Laden had no guards and was unarmed.

Seals raided bin Laden’s compound and bin laden was shot dead, his wife was shot in the leg., as bin laden hid behind her using her as a human shield. bin Laden had no guards and was unarmed but was reaching for a weapon.

I doubt we will ever hear what really happened at the bin Laden shootin or when it really happened. SHAW

And now here is the newest version:

Usama bin Laden was within reach of two weapons when U.S. forces found him in the main building of his compound in northern Pakistan, Fox News has learned.

Though bin Laden was unarmed, Fox News was told earlier in the week that he appeared to be reaching for a weapon before he was fatally shot. The senior U.S. official confirmed Thursday that bin Laden was near the entrance of the room along with the two weapons — an AK-47 and a Makarov hand gun that are now in U.S. custody. 

The senior U.S. official also told Fox News that only one of the five people killed in the raid was carrying a weapon and firing. The detail seemed at first to diverge from White House accounts claiming the Navy SEALs encountered resistance throughout the raid and were engaged in a firefight during much of the 40-minute operation. However, the scene was described as chaotic, with U.S. forces encountering barricades and women in the compound screaming and attacking the men. 

Another U.S. official said there were “at least a half-dozen weapons” found at the compound. The first person the SEALs encountered at the guest house “immediately opened fire” before being killed, the official said. As the SEALs moved through the compound, bin Laden’s son Khaled rushed down from the third floor to the second floor and confronted the SEALs, who killed him. The U.S. team, in their training, had anticipated that bin Laden had a suicide vest and that the house was rigged. The official bristled at the notion that the compound was somehow an easy target with reports that only one person was armed. 

“He was the one guy shot who had a gun in his hand and was firing when he was shot — other weapons were at the scene,” the official said. “When the SEALs reached the third floor, after resistance and physical barricades, Usama bin Laden did not immediately surrender. When someone like UBL who has said he wants to kill as many Americans as possible, doesn’t 150 percent surrender, you have to assess as a threat.”

White House and Defense Department and CIA officials through the week have offered varying versions of the operation, though the dominant focus was on the firefight. 

“There were many other people who were armed … in the compound,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday when asked if bin Laden was armed. “There was a firefight.” 

“We expected a great deal of resistance and were met with a great deal of resistance,” he said. 

“For most of the period there, there was a firefight,” a senior defense official told Pentagon reporters in a briefing Monday. 

Though officials later revised these words, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan originally said even bin Laden, too, took part in the shootout. Later the administration said bin Laden was unarmed.

http://www.foxnews.com/

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