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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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Don't expect anything about JFK or the 9/11 Pentagon hit either.

These things are just too graphic to see we are told by a government that is too tyrannical and too complicit to be exposed.

Not unless...

they get leaked. Come'on Wikileaks!!!!

He was supposedly "buried" at

He was supposedly "buried" at sea, yes?

So releasing these post

So releasing these post mortem photos of the ALLEGED mastermind that ALLEGEDLY killed thousands of innocent Americans would cause "exceptionally grave harm" to Americans...

Yet killing their innocent women and children with drone strikes does not? Somebody please have Dr. Paul explain blowback to them.

What logic. These people lie so much they don't even know the truth anymore.

By the way, did the judges actually SEE the photos and make the decision, or were they going on the 'testimony' of 'national security officials'?

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Big surprise

not really. I wonder if he is really dead or if he is out playing golf with mr Bush.

And what about the fake photos that were released

Pretty gruesome and quite graphic I'd say.
Exceptially grave harm should have resulted already. But then again.
What is even more " exceptially grave" then the harm both sides have been conducting on each other so far? Bombs on crowded streets or Drones and the indiscriminate effects they have. Murder of innocence no matter how and who does it is exceptially grave harm.

We know after seeing obama's

We know after seeing obama's birth certificate, the govt. obviously employs graphic artists, even if they aren't very good. Bin laden photos should be no problem.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

No PIctures Because No Pictures Exist


I'll even go so far

As to say those " nation security officials " dont exist either.

Arrogant corksuckers, fargin bastages, Feral Gubermint is out of control.

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington