Bin Laden: Photos of Secret Copters, Admin Goes Mum As Raid Revealed to be "One-Sided", GOPers Fall for Fake Pics

Four days later, and the Bin Laden news is still trickling in. This afternoon, President Obama will travel to Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks, for a memorial service.

Meanwhile, The New York Times has a story of the raidon Bin Laden's compound,  which now looks a lot more "one-sided" than initial reports said:

Administration officials said that the only shots fired by those in the compound came at the beginning of the operation, when Bin Laden’s trusted courier, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, opened fire from behind the door of the guesthouse adjacent to the house where Bin Laden was hiding.

After the Seal members shot and killed Mr. Kuwaiti and a woman in the guesthouse, the Americans were never fired upon again.

After making this announcement, the White House has decided to essentially go silent about the raid, the Washington Post reports, releasing no more details than we already possess.

But some details are already emerging that point to top-secret operations--specifically, the stealth helicopters used in the operation were a type that had never been seen before.ABC has that story.

And the Wall Street Journal investigates growing suspicions about Pakistani involvement in sheltering Bin Laden:

Two senior U.S. officials and a high-level European military-intelligence official who have direct working knowledge of Pakistan's military intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, say similar elements linked to the ISI have aided other Pakistan-based terror groups, the Haqqani militant network and Lashkar-e-Taiba. 

Finally, a group of GOP senators who declared they had seen the Bin Laden death photos--the ones the president has decided not to release--were duped by fake photos. Good thing they didn't contain a computer virus.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at May 5, 2011, 4:37am

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