U.S. Government Will Release Osama Bin Laden Videos Imminently

Posted: May 7, 2011 in Foreign Policy, International, National Security, Terrorism
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During a background briefing happening now at the Pentagon, a senior intelligence official showed reporters five videos of Osama bin Laden that were recovered by Navy SEALs during the raid on the Bin Laden compound last week.  The videos will be released to the media after the briefing at some point in the next few hours.

According to a quick readout on air from CNN’s Charley Keyes a little while ago, the videos show Bin Laden in a wool cap and blanket on a rocking chair watching TV coverage of himself.  Other videos are practice takes of his videotaped statements.   CNN’s Barbara Starr also pointed out that U.S. officials have removed the audio from the videos before their release, so that they can’t be used for possible propaganda value.

Stay tuned…

Update: The Pentagon fed the five videos, which are now being dissected by every news organization on the planet. Inevitably, #TVShowsBinLadenWatched started trending on Twitter.

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