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First trigger-pulling drone operator speaks out

ABC News talks to the first drone operator to fire a Hellfire missile from a Predator platform, you know, since it’s becoming popular to talk about your secret operations these days. He says that he once found Osama bin Laden a year before the 9-11 attacks made bin Laden a priority target. However the drones […]

Bin Laden Shooter Snags 2.697 Million Viewers For Fox News Channel

Part 1 of Fox News Channel's The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden snagged 2.697 million viewers yesterday at 10 PM. That's the network's most-watched 10PM hour in 2014,  excluding its State of the Union Address coverage and  midterm election night. Show More Summary

Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls CNN bin Laden Story ‘Embarrassing’

Fox News Channel’s heavily hyped exclusive interview with Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL believed to have killed Osama bin Laden, premiered last night. Part II airs tonight. On Shepard Smith‘s show Tuesday, correspondent Peter Doocy talked about his reporting for the two-night special. Show More Summary

Osama bin Laden died like a ‘pussy’ … or a ‘wimp’

New York Post readers who checked the tabloid’s website before 9 a.m. Monday saw the headline, “Osama bin Laden died like a pussy.” After that, readers were told the al-Qaeda leader died like a “wimp.” “However, the URL still contained the offending word,” notes a Romenesko reader. “Sometime during the date, they changed the URL, … Read More

Navy SEAL Who Says He Killed Bin Laden Draws Ire of Colleagues

Some special operators and vets are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit for killing Osama bin Laden. Others say they have gotten used to the idea that their brethren might break the code of silence and seek to profit from their deeds.

'60 Minutes' Talks to Navy Seal Who Shot Osama Bin Laden & is Under Criminal Investigation for Telling His Story

The Navy SEAL who was one of the men who shot Osama bin Laden and then went public with his story of the raid on the terrorist leader’s compound is now under criminal investigation.

Navy Seal Under Criminal Investigation Following ’60 Minutes’ Interview

Mark Owen — not his real name — is under investigation by the government for telling “60 Minutes” the story of the 2011 mission to kill Osama bin Laden. Owen talks to CBS again, this Sunday, about how the government has come after him...Show More Summary

Tom Bergeron Makes Up for Osama bin Laden Interruption

When Tom Bergeron sat down this week with HuffPost Live’s Nancy Redd, there was an immediate, obvious connection. Redd, as Miss Virginia, competed in 2003 in the Miss America pageant, the same year that Bergeron hosted. Later on in the...Show More Summary

Osama bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Sentenced to Life in Prison

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for conspiring to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists. The conviction in March of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, one of the most prominent al Qaeda operatives...Show More Summary

Meet Huffington Post’s latest hire

NO WAY 9/11 was carried out by "dying" Bin Laden, 19 men who couldn't fly a damn kite. STILL have NO EVIDENCE Osama was connected, like Iraq — Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) July 20, 2009 Now he says: Just to be clear, I no longer feel the way I did in that tweet 5 years ago. … Read More

Blog: Two years and no word of Osama al-Habaly

It's been exactly two years since citizen photojournalist Osama al-Habaly disappeared into regime custody as he crossed from Lebanon back to his home country of Syria. His friends and colleagues tell CPJ they have not heard a definitive word about him since....

3 Lists of 3: Summer Reading

3 Non-Fiction Books Read The Finish: the Killing of Osama bin Laden (Amazon link) Visiting Tom: a man, a highway, and the road to a roughneck (Amazon link) Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption (Amazon link) Looking for EMS non-fiction and fiction? Check the Everyday EMS Tips bookstore. 3 Fiction Books Read  The […]

AJ Dickens, notorious phony SEAL, goes to prison

The most notorious phony Navy SEAL, AJ Dickens has finally been sentenced for his antics. He claimed to be the guy who shot Osama bin Laden, took out Pablo Escobar and that Tom Clancy fashioned his John Clarke character on Dickens’ story. He ripped off investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars. he never served […]

Blog: Worrisome curbs on free speech emerge since Modi's election

Earlier this month, Indian authorities arrested seven people for publishing a photo of India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, alongside figures such as George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, and Adolf Hitler, under the headline, "Negative Faces." The seven, who could face lengthy prison terms if convicted, are but the...

Demonic doll versus al Qaeda

5 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

In its campaign against al Qaeda, the CIA prototyped a creepy doll weapon. It was an Osama bin Laden action figure, and it offered an intriguing feature. Instead of a kung-fu action grip, The face of the figure was painted...

Obama’s Magical Symbolism

Barack Obama constantly takes himself prisoner and then magically wins his own release. Like Osama Bin-Laden, Barack Obama lives in a symbolic universe, thinking he is its center. It is a place where symbols and slogans trounce the messy details that afflict the lesser people Mr. Obama likes to call “the folks.” Bin-Laden once said […]

 OBAMA VS OSAMA: The Re-Match

President Barack Obama bragged about killing Osama Bin-Laden, saying Al-Qaeda was virtually defeated, but maybe the gloating was out of place. “Osama Bin-Laden is dead, and Al-Qaeda is on the run,” claimed Obama, but Osama Bin-Laden has just reached back from the grave to laugh at Obama. Recent events show Osama’s recruits beat Obama’s rhetoric. […]

Pentagon Gets Busy Trademarking After Seeing Disney Try To Cash In On SEAL Team 6

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Three years ago, we wrote about how Disney applied for a trademark on "SEAL Team 6" just two days after the Navy SEAL's Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden. While public outcry resulted in Disney dropping the trademark application a few weeks later, the situation apparently woke up some trademark lawyers at the Pentagon to get busy trademarking. Show More Summary

Freedom of the Press in the Post Snowden World

One reason it took the United States nearly ten years to find Osama bin Laden was that a newspaper published the fact that the United States was listening in on his phone calls to his mother and was thus able to guess his whereabouts. Show More Summary

NY: Osama Abdelfatah Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

Osama Abdelfatah has been named a supervising scheduler in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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