Marcus Aurelius: National Geographic Plugs President on 4 November with Highly-Spun Bin Laden Narrative
At link is a trailer for a film supposedly to be released 04 Nov on National Geographic channel.
By Tyler Bass, on October 14th
WASHINGTON – The trailer for an upcoming film on the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden inaccurately represents tactics and techniques, thereby overstating pre-operational uncertainty regarding the terrorist leader’s hideout presence. While producing “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” which National Geographic plans to air in the 48 hours before Election Day, Kathryn Bigelow consulted with senior White House, Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency officials.
Phi Beta Iota: The articleis worth reading because it makes it totally obvious that 100% confirmation of Bin Laden was possible from the surrounding area even if a micro-drone were not deployed. The article exaggerates CIA’s technical capabilities and willingness to take risks in penetrating waste pipes, and knows nothing about waste pipes in the Third World — they are a form of crude septic contained within the structure’s walls. The trailer (2:09) is sickening and contains mis-information, including the now discredited courier as lead story. We consider it an embarrassment to Special Forces and to the Presidency. The truth will not be known for some time, but there is ample evidence to suggest that a deep investigation is needed across all USG and contractor elements in any way associated with the year-long special project in Abbottabad that included Blackwater/Xe from its inception. From books to movies, the hype continues. The official CIA account is here: “Death of Osama bin Laden”
Mark Bowden, The Hunt for “Geronimo” (Vanity Fair, November 2012)
Mark Bowden, The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012)