Good Grief… Now the CIA Admits There Was “No Live Video Feed” During Osama Raid

Good Grief…
The head of the CIA admitted yesterday that there was no live video footage of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound as further doubts emerged about the US version of events.

Then what were they watching?… A blank screen?
The White House released this photo of the security team watching the raid on the Osama compound in Abbottabad. Now we know the feed was not working.

(White House website)

The Telegraph

Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, revealed there was a 25 minute blackout during which the live feed from cameras mounted on the helmets of the US special forces was cut off.

A photograph released by the White House appeared to show the President and his aides in the situation room watching the action as it unfolded. In fact they had little knowledge of what was happening in the compound.

Mr Panetta said: “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.

Hat Tip Gini

Unbelievable. What incompetence!
Via Melissa ClouthierThe Bookworm Room is tracking the bumblings of this administration following the Sunday’s brilliant military operation.

Usually when governments use misinformation, they use it to make themselves look good.  The Obama Administration gets points for originality, insofar as it’s been using disinformation and misinformation to make itself look arbitrary, unlawful, helpless and stupid.  Here’s jj’s great summary:

Okay, what do we have here:

1) There was a firefight.
2) There was no firefight.
3) Bin Laden was “resisting.”
4) Bin Laden wasn’t armed.  (Makes the concept of “resisting” interesting.)
[4.a) And the newest one: the SEALS thought bin Laden was reaching for a weapon.]
5) He used his wife as a shield.
6) His wife was killed too.
7) He didn’t use his wife as a shield.  She ran at a SEAL who shot her in the leg, but she’s fine.
8 ) Some other woman — the maid? — was used as a shield.  By somebody.  Downstairs.
9) That other woman — downstairs — was killed.
10) Maybe not.  She was killed unless she wasn’t — and who was she, anyway?
11) Bin Laden’s son was killed.
12) Unless it was some other guy.
13) Bin Laden’s daughter saw him get killed.  She’s undoubtedly traumatized, poor dear.
14) They were going to capture Bin Laden until the problem with the helicopter, which was:

A) It had mechanical trouble
B) It did a hard landing
C) It crashed
D) It clipped a wall with a tail rotor, effectively a crash

15.) They were never going to try to capture him; it was always a kill mission.
16.) No, it wasn’t.

The Bookwork Room has 26 items listed.
This will make 27.

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  • KR

    Well, obviously they were watching Trump’s Apprentice.

  • Granny

    I would suggest that what we have here is a darned good case of “He was for it before he was against it.”

    There WAS video feed – until OBL’s daughter stated that her father was in custody of the Seals and then they killed him. Now it is inconvenient for there to be video feed. Whatever happened, nobody knows nuthin – except those Seals, who are the ones to blame.

  • Joanne


  • olm

    I really couldn’t believe they could possibly look any more incompetent.
    Wrong again.
    Obama really should just try the truth for once although no one would believe it.
    Granny, Obama is your alinsky.

  • donh

    They were watching Valerie Jarred do an impromptu strip tease. She has gotten very desparate for attention lately.

  • Lee

    Do you suppose Ms. Bin Laden might just possibly have a little self interest and revenge in mind? I wouldn’t trust her farther than I could fly.

  • wow

    Keystone Cops revisited. They should at least have concocted a plausible story with everyone on the same page. Juvenile! I’d love for the Seals to talk.

  • timwi

    This is off topic- but for those interested in the WI supreme court recount Kloppenburg just forced the votes of CLOISTERED NUNS to be thrown out. I wonder how she’ll like rotting in hell?

  • Josh

    We did see it……….. err maybe we didn’t.

    Osama used a woman as a human shield…. err maybe he didn’t.

    Osama fought and resisted in the gun battle…. err maybe not…. he didn’t have a gun.

    The helicopter experienced failure and the Seals had to blow it up….. err maybe an rpg hit it according to Pakistanis…. err umm maybe both but we won’t say.

    The pictures will be released…………. err umm maybe not.

    What the crap is going on?? Another red herring to keep our minds distracted away from the economy, gas prices, Obamacare, and who knows what else on May 15th??

  • wow

    #8 May 4, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    timwi commented:

    How did she manage that? Just because they’re cloistered doesn’t mean they don’t have the right to vote.

  • http://biggovernment commonman

    what was they watching a blank screen

  • rbosque

    Nothing coming out of the WH is the truth, they’re just ensnaring themselves in their own BS.

  • Steve

    Maybe they were watching an instructional video of Saul Alinski’s Rules for Radicals.

  • Granny

    #6 May 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm
    Lee commented:

    Do you suppose Ms. Bin Laden might just possibly have a little self interest and revenge in mind? I wouldn’t trust her farther than I could fly.

    She might have a little self interest and revenge in mind, but a 12 year old girl can hardly be said to compete with the political self interest of the Obama regime in this particular matter. And do note that OBL’s young daughter has told just one version of the event, unlike the ever-changing fairy tale IWonWTF and his minions would have us believe. As far as I’m concerned, she is at the very least every bit as trustworthy as the Obama administration.

  • bg


    i believe that is happens all the time, blackouts that is..


  • tarpon

    You know what panicked the President don’t you? The Pakistan newspapers with the jumbo letters “Obama killed Osama” … And that was the folly of the speech Sunday night.

  • bg



    re: #15

    that is SOMETHING THAT happens, etc..


  • Fu#kObama

    Obama bin Lyin sure has a problem with veracity! What is he now trying to cover up?

  • mikeSilver

    Sheesh! These gals got their panty-hoes in such a knot, their eyeballs are falling out.

    I wish they just bite the bullet and say ” Yeh, we ordered him killed and it makes us happy that his family witnessed it, just like our nation witnessed 9/11. No more will we stand around and let diplomats do our talking. We got the SEALs phone number and we’re going to call them again. When you see them …. be sure to smile for the flash.”

  • serfer1962

    They were watching the may Day Parade…