As the Free Beacon reported, this is troubling news: The Iranian government released five top members of al Qaeda this year in a prisoner swap, one of whom served as the group’s interim leader after the death of Osama bin Laden, according to a U.S. official. The man, Saif al-Adel, has a spot on theFBI’s Most Wanted […]
Following the D.C. Circuit's decision on Friday, military tribunals will have a more difficult time prosecuting terrorists. The court threw out another charge brought against Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, a former assistant to Osama bin Laden. For the past 13 years, al-Bahlul has been held in Guantanamo Bay. A number......
Who could have possibly thought that something of interest would actually come out of something called BroBible? As it turns out, the site that calls itself the best place for all the world's bros to gather on the internet -- which sounds...Show More Summary
A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday placed new limits on the jurisdiction of U.S. military commissions, vacating the conspiracy conviction of a man accused of serving as Osama bin Laden’s spokesman.
Just in time to update your summer reading list, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has declassified "Osama's Bookshelf." The list details the 400 some pieces of writing Osama had on hand when his bunker was raided and he was killed by Navy SEALs in 2011. So, what beach......
Osama bin Laden begged his favorite wife to join him in paradise (should death come by drone or SEAL raid or hypertension triggered by a Hunker Down Diet of dried meat and Pepsi.) But first, The Most Wanted Man on Earth generously suggested...Show More Summary
Not a big surprise that he read Bob Woodward, Noam Chomsky and William Blum. Maybe bin Laden was a long-distance student at Cal-Berkeley.
GalleyCat: Bob Woodward wishes Osama bin Laden would’ve read his book more closely. Oh, and he wishes he wasn’t such a terrible person. We assume, at least. FishbowlDC: Jon Stewart will headline GW’s Colonials Weekend. Early rumor is he will discuss politics. TVNewser: Great Van Susteren wants to help the worst Republican candidates. Yes, that means all of them.
Journalist Bob Woodward’s book, “Obama’s Wars.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) One of our most fabled journalists was not exactly surprised Wednesday with disclosure of declassified government documents that touched on the reading habits of Osama bin Laden. It included word that at the time of the U.S. Show More Summary
Journalist & author Bob Woodward thinks that Osama Bin Laden didn’t read his book closely enough. If he did, he might not have lived in the Pakistan hideout. Woodward shared his opinion with The Washington Post after news came out that...Show More Summary
The United States has declassified a number of documents that were confiscated during the raid on Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan during which he was assassinated. Among the trove of documents, there were also 39 English-language books...Show More Summary
We already wrote a bit about Seymour Hersh's big story, arguing that pretty much everything the public has been told about the Osama bin Laden raid is false. There are plenty of questions that have been raised about some of the specifics...Show More Summary
--It's a Wrap: National Command Authority viewing the Osama bin Laden execution make em laugh make em cry make em dance in the aisles make em pay make em stay make em feel ok we've got to get on with the film show Hollywood waits atShow More Summary
Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet instead of trying to build off the details of his story, or to disprove his assertions with additional reporting, journalists have largely attempted to tear down the messenger. Barrels of ink have been...
On the heels of Seymour Hersh‘s report that, essentially, everything we were told about the killing of Osama bin Laden “was a lie,” NBC News seemed to confirm parts of Hersh’s report in a story reported by four NBC News journalists. The...Show More Summary
For quite some time now, there have been serious questions about how how the US was able to track down Osama bin Laden's "hiding place" to send in special forces to kill him. The story many people have heard was that the CIA was able...Show More Summary
Former Navy SEAL who allegedly shot Osama bin Laden and current Fox News contributor, Rob O’Neill, is the latest personality to rebuff Seymour Hersh‘s report that claims the Obama administration was part of an elaborate conspiracy to...Show More Summary
No sooner had Seymour Hersh's Osama bin Laden bombshell dropped than critics were rushing in to pick apart his 10,000-word report, the stuff of instant controversy. But whereas Hersh may have once been a journalistic heavyweight, writes Max Fisher at Vox, his latest "story simply does not hold up...
Seymour Hersh‘s piece on the killing of Osama bin Laden “simply does not hold up to scrutiny.” (vox.com) | “It seems hasty, shrill, and unprofessional.” (@geneweingarten) Netflix almost decided against green-lighting the $100 million “House of Cards” series. (qz.com) A black broadcast journalist tells Lloyd Grove: “If Brian [Williams] does not come … Read More
Were you following Twitter four years ago today? On May 1, select journalists received simple, three-word e-mails from the White House: “Get to work.” The President had an announcement to make, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said. Show More Summary