Photos Of Osama Bin Laden’s Corpse Will Not Be Released

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The President and his advisors have decided not to release the “gruesome” final photos of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse.

The director of the CIA, Leon Panetta has seen the photos and says there’s no question they are of Bin Laden.  At first Leon Panetta said ultimately the public will see the photo

“The longer the delay in the release of these photographs I think the more suspicious people will become,” said Middle East Expert Joseph Kechichian.

(Pakistani Security Official Sells Photos Taken At Bin Laden Compound)

He believes that while most do wanna see the proof there are also those opposing the exposing.

“In the Muslim World a few people will be upset that this pictures as if it were voyeurism.  There will be a few followers who might be upset that we’re desecrating the dead.”

According to officials, facial recognition technology and a DNA match have given them proof and they are “99.9% confident” that it is Bin Laden.  But some say there’s always that 0.1%.

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  1. Dream Team Lawyer says:

    O.J. Simpson falls into that 0.1% category. If the glove doesn’t fit…
    I wonder if they had a bloody glove to try on Osama as well?

  2. Fukthe government says:

    Thats stupid .. You cant believe this stupid goverment anymore .. Even if they releasse photo, they can still be fake .. Maybe photoshoped . Come on now even my 5 year old knows beter

    1. Michael Hunt says:

      Why not release the photo? He already has ceremonial burial. What’s with giving this guy the ultimate respect. Let’s see the damn photos already!!!!!!

  3. yeah right says:

    obama’s been a liar from the start, how convenient for him to “get” bin laden all of a sudden, facing a tough re-election, low poll numbers, massive unemployment, a dead commercial/residential real-estate market, crashing dollar, rising inflation/food/gas/etc. we’re to believe we’ve spent $ trillions over 10 years trying to get this guy, and he’s in the water 2 hours after we “kill” him? this has oval office cover-up written all over it.

    good thing a grunt in the 82nd didn’t nail him with a .50 on routine sniper duty somewhere, be pretty hard to keep those photos/evidence quiet. then again, if a grunt in the 82nd did smoke him, there would be plenty of witnesses, they’d pose with the corpse with a big smile on their face, take digital photos, send them to friends and family asap, it would be all over the internet in no time from multiple, independent sources (soldiers’ friends/families), and people’s doubt would be non-existent. btw, showing pictures of a dead terrorist who happens to be the “most wanted man in the world” is not a security violation, why all the secrecy?

    remember the pat tillman coverup? wouldn’t be the first time the military/government has lied about something or tried to cover something up. the rapidly changing/conflicting stories about bin laden’s death are much more prolific than in the tillman case. unfortunately, everything from this story comes from obama’s lips only, and he has a vested interest in making good news for himself fast. ask yourself this question: do you think if a 21 y.o. marine or grunt in the 82nd did kill bin laden, his body would have been “dumped in the ocean” 2 hours later? lol.

    1. DJ says:

      Yeah buddy, black ops soldiers always expose themselves! Their families would love to be on TV saying how their husband/father killed OBL. nothing bad could ever happen to them!
      Go back and listen to Glenn Beck!

      1. yeah right says:

        funny, i notice you didn’t respond to the “dumped in the ocean” part of my post? obama supporters never answer the real questions, they bring up people like beck to try and shift gears and take the focus off the real story.

        oh, and SEAL’s and SF take pics all the time, and pixelate the face or black out the face before uploading if concerned about PERSEC/OPSEC violations. besides, they don’t have to pose WITH the body, they could always just take photos OF the body, but you didn’t think of that, did you? you could take your knowledge about special operations, or as civilians like yourself like to call it, “black ops,” put it in a thimble, and have a LOT of room left over.

  4. ben frank says:

    this guy was a terrorist!!! he terrorized people and killed them…..his death shall be “desecrated” whether his people like it or not…..he got what came to him…..

  5. veritable32 says:

    You wrote ‘wanna’? In a news item? Really? Oh God.

    1. yeah right says:

      it is unbelievable – what kind of “news” organization uses terminology like “wanna” when writing a serious news story? curious, what are the educational requirements for a reporter to get a job working at cbc los angeles? i’m pretty sure a third grader knows “wanna” is not only considered informal, but totally inappropriate for reporting the news. bet anyone $1,000 whoever wrote this story using “wanna” voted for obama.

  6. Thomas Bleming says:

    I have posted some photos on my Facebook alond with a report from a source in Pakistan.

  7. Sam says:

    Show the pictures. Bin Laden and his thug lackeys weren’t too particular about who saw them saw Daniel Pearlman’s head off. Besidies, we’ve seen Mussolini, Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde’s bullet riddled bodies so who cares about some tender hearted Muslims feelings when it comes to showing one of their own? These are the same people who stood cheering as the Twin Towers fell.

  8. blueberry says:

    We got the DNA from the half sister. Well, Bin Laden’s father had 54 kids. How do we know that body is Osama’s. Nobody noticed him in the house for 6 years (may not have been him) and the body has already been disposed of forever.

    1. Calgal says:

      Yeah, but don’t you think that if we hadn’t really killed him, his followers would be bragging about how he is still alive and make some sort of video to prove it? Not to mention that we would be a laughing stock if they proved we lied?

      For my part, I don’t want to see pictures of his ugly mug. Good riddance to him. Let him burn in hell!

  9. pep says:

    @yeah right: How’s the food over at that insane asylum you’re in?

  10. HooDatIS? says:

    I MIGHT BE MEAN AND UPSET BUT I WANNA SEE IT I WANT A COPY OF IT
    TO KEEP SO MY FUTURE FAMILY MEMBERS WILL KNOW WHAT WE ALL WENT THORUGH
    9/11 WAS NO JOKE I REALLY WAS SHOCKED AND DISMAYED I REMEMBER THE INSTANT I SAW IT ON TV I THOUGHT I WAS WATCHING A MOVIE
    ONE OF THE MOST SCARIEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE, I HAD FRIENDS IN DC, AND NEWYORK, I WILL NEVER FORGET
    GOD BLESS AMERICA
    KEEP US SAFE
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/5-year-old-boy-attacks-his-disabled-grandmother-urinates-on-her-back/

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