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Bin Laden burial pictures will stay secret

Photos of American military personnel burying Osama bin Laden will remain classified, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sided with the government in finding that the release of postmortem images of the founder and leader of al-Qaeda could cause “exceptionally grave harm” to Americans.

The conservative-leaning group Judicial Watch had been pressing the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency to release at least a subset of 59 photos of bin Laden after he was killed in a May 2011 raid on his compound in Pakistan.

In a 14-page opinion, the three-judge panel wrote that it was persuaded by testimony submitted by national security officials who reviewed the photos and said in court papers that they were ‘“quite graphic” and “gruesome” pictures displaying the bullet wound that killed bin Laden.

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Top secret invisible photos ...

... of some random body they dumped into the ocean, with cement weights around its angles.

Just like the Gambinos.

Yeah that's understandable why they wouldn't be any hurry to show them.

Stop me if you heard this one:

America spends just over $1 trillion on 2 wars to get one group (Al Qaeda) and one suspected (but not by the FBI) terrorist.

Our Government tells us that Bin Laden is dead but we can't see the body because "it's graphic." (Even though they show legs missing after the Boston Bombing).

Weeeee!

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Such a bunch of bull

What a crock. Big deal, how can those photos piss people off anymore than they all ready are. Doubt if they exist anyway.

Can see any type of gore or whatever on the news or internet, and to see Bin Laden with a few bullet holes in his head is going to freak everyone out? Come on, we have a movie of JFK getting part of his head blown off, how could anything be worse than that?

The lame brain excuses

The lame brain excuses government employees come up with to keep things hidden from us is moronic.

Like the younger brother found a marker

A market (and a flashlight) and scrawled a confession on the inside wall of the boat he was hiding in. Photos not available upon request.

I guess OBL didn't photograph

I guess OBL didn't photograph well after being frozen for ten years.

Maybe he had too much freezer burn?

How can these ALLEGED

How can these ALLEGED photographs possibly cause any more "harm" to Americans than those photographs from the bombing of the Boston Marathon of 2013? Just from the wording, i.e. exceptionally grave, the reader knows the national security state wants to classify this alleged proof in order to hide it from Americans. Why? By now, the reader should know our corrupt government is lying and engaged in another cover-up....

Any pictures would've been on the cover of Obama 2012 brochures.

There are no pictures.

Why was it ok

to show pictures of Qhaddafi and Saddam? This is such garbage and the sickest thing is that Americans buy it. Hook, line, and sinker.

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Did the Court actually see the photos?

The article implies that they relied only on the testimony of the head of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service.
If I were a judge on that panel, I'd damn sure want to see the photos prior to making any ruling.

Undo what Wilson did

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Some judges are okay to see

the barrel of a gun. Not me.

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How about

SHA256 hashes of the images so we know what gets released years from now isn't altered in the meantime?

BAHAHAHH...!!!!

"...could cause “exceptionally grave harm” to Americans."
Why? Because Americans might find out the truth of whats been going on?
Why? Because Americans might question their government?
Why? Because the pictures don't exist?
Why?

In other news, Seal Team 6

In other news, Seal Team 6 continues to lose people in a series of random accidents...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

The only logical reason for this is that they lied about it.

Seeing pictures of a dead person being dumped in the water isnt going to cause grave harm to anyone.
I could probably look more grusome dressing up for halloween.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

WRH's Gallery of fake bin ladens

We'll see photos of ET and Bigfoot hitting a bong together

before we see any photos of OBL. And we know they can't even FAKE convincing evidence... *cough* Birth Certificate *cough*

What?

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

This has photoshop contest

This has photoshop contest written all over it...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

I got this from a reliable source...

ET totally photobombed.

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Lol my God

But that's not Bigfoot! That's Harry from Harry and the Hendersons!

I bet ET has some of that Alien Blueberry...I think it's called Romulan ;)

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

No Way...

Oh man, I could not have hoped for a better photoshop work. Absolutely brilliant! I honestly cant stop laughing. Amazing job making ET look like he is trying to look cool while Bigfoot is the "Im too high right now" friend in the background...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

What photoshop work? ;)

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what photos?

the official story is they dumped him overboard.

what do they have, underwater photographers?

like everyone already said. he's either been dead for 10 years or on some south pacific island sipping on tea.

that's what i was wondering..

"Photos of American military personnel burying Osama bin Laden will remain classified, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday"

Burying? or "Dumping"?

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

"I definitely smell something...

bull-shit."

Which movie? Anyone?

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

How Can They Show Pics That Don't Exist?

Is anyone surprised?

stick figures are 'graphic'

stick figures are 'graphic' and that lack of corresponding photographs could cause a lot of grief in America

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Sounds Like A Stiff Undertaking!

This does not pass the sniff test.

Ed Rombach

I knew

right away, he wasn't dead. As soon as they said they won't show the pictures. Why? Because I can watch a Hollywood movie that would show more gore and blood than him. Why Did they show us the boston bombers dead body then? How come when I was a kid, TV used to air beheadings & showed us Sadaam get hanged? How come I get to see some ones legs ripped off at Boston but I can't see Bin Laden? Because it never happened and it was just a tactic to make Obama look good since he sucks so bad. And if Bin Laden is dead.. then it was a long time ago.

He died 12 years ago.

He died 12 years ago.

Southern Agrarian