Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The White House study released a photograph of the corpse of Bin Laden

Washington, May 3 .- The White House has finally decided to broadcast at least one picture of the corpse of the terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, killed Sunday in an operation by U.S. special forces in Pakistan, reports the online journal "Drudge Report". President Barack Obama made the decision at a meeting at the presidential mansion to discuss the desirability of disseminating the images, according to that environment.

One of the officials present at the meeting told CNN that one or more photos "could" released today by the CIA. The images are "graphic" and one of them shows a gunshot wound to the head of Bin Laden, above his left eye, says the "Drudge Report". The White House could have made this decision after some alleged Pakistani media disseminated images of the remains that were found to be false.

In a press conference, presidential adviser for combating terrorism, John Brennan, said yesterday that they had only 24 hours after the Government had already released "a lot of information." "We share all information that we can for the U.S. and the world can understand what happened," said Brennan, who nonetheless added that "we do not want to compromise is as successful as a result of this operation the next time we try to capture another "terrorist leader.

Bin Laden died in a shootout when the American command entered the residence in which was hidden in Abbottabad, a wealthy enclave on the outskirts of Islamabad. The command recovered the body of the terrorist, who moved to the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the Arabian Sea. There the body was prepared according to Islamic rites and 02.00 am on Monday in Washington (0600 GMT), he was buried at sea.

This was done, according to the Pentagon, to prevent Bin Laden's grave became a pilgrimage center for extremists, and because of the difficulties which would have to find a third country that would accept the remains. Before starting the body at sea, experts from the CIA and the Defense Department remains compared with photographs of Bin Laden to determine with certainty its identity.

DNA tests contrasted with other family members of Bin Laden showed the "99.9 percent" that it was a terrorist, according to Brennan said yesterday.

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