Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bin Laden was carrying cash and phone numbers sewn clothing

Washington. .- Osama bin Laden had 500 euros in cash and two phone numbers sewn into the clothes he wore when he was shot by a U.S. command, suggesting that he was "ready to flee at any time of the residence where he was hiding, Politico newspaper reveals today. According to the influential capital city, these details were revealed by the CIA director, Leon Panetta, to delegates at a meeting "classified" on Tuesday to inform Congress of the U.S.

military operation early Sunday to Monday ended life of the leader of Al Qaeda. Three congressmen, whose names were not revealed by the diary revealed in turn Politico details, although the White House would not confirm the reports. According to sources, Panetta gave details about the money and phone numbers to answer a question about why Bin Laden did not have a security team more in the luxury residence near Islamabad where he had hidden it seems more years.

The director of the CIA considered bin Laden "believed that his network was strong enough to pre-empt" any U.S. attack, hence carrying the money and phone numbers to be "prepared to escape if he warned of an attack imminent. " An opinion that the newspaper "could be reinforced" by the revelation of the White House yesterday that bin Laden was not armed at the time of being killed, an issue that has generated intense debate in the United States since at first had argued that the international terrorist leader was killed in a "shootout." The White House spokesman, Jay Carney, on Tuesday changed the version of events to confirm that Bin Laden was "not armed", but said he did not resist, however without specifying how.

"Resist not require a gun," Carney said simply. Panetta in turn somehow reinforced this position by stating in an interview last night with PBS that was a very quick decision and that the commands were some "threatening movements" that led them to decide to shoot the most wanted man in the last decade.

According to the director of the CIA, the decision to shoot Bin Laden even though he was not armed was an "action for a split second" by the SEALs, the special command sent to the mission. "There were some shootings in place while the boys (SEALs) were making their way down the stairs in the residence.

And when they got there, there were some threatening movements that clearly represented a clear threat to our children. And that is why they fired, "said Panetta. Although Obama senior adviser on terrorism, John Brennan, had said on Monday that the command was ready to capture Bin Laden alive if he did not resist, Panetta said that nevertheless had the "authority" to "kill" the leader of Al Qaeda.

"According to the rules of engagement, if in fact would have raised their hands, had surrendered and had not seemed to pose any kind of threat, then had to capture. But they had full authority to kill him, "he said.

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