A twenty first century US warfare is getting more like a video game and probably watch live – thousand of kilometers away by a US president.
New details emerged suggested that the 40-minutes raid inside Osama bin Laden compound were all recorded by tiny helmet cameras worn by each of the 25 SEALS.
“Official reviewing those videos are still reconstructing a more accurate version of what happened. We now know that the only firefight took place in the guest house, where one of bin Laden’s couriers opened fire and was quickly gunned down,” cbsnews.com reported.
The CBS accounts indicated that the SEALs first spotted bin Laden when he came out on the third floor landing. They fired, but missed. He retreated to his bedroom, and the first SEAL through the door grabbed bin Laden’s daughters and pulled them aside.
When the second SEAL entered, bin Laden’s wife rushed forward at him — or perhaps was pushed by bin Laden. The SEAL shoved her aside and shot bin Laden in the chest. A third seal shot him in the head.
The electronic files the SEALs carted away from bin Laden’s compound contain — among many things — the names of terrorist operatives which until now were unknown to U.S. intelligence. The files also contain a small, 12-page journal of bin Laden’s handwritten notes about launching a major attack against the United States.
He instructed against using Arabs because they arouse too much suspicion, to go after trains and to time the attack to coincide with the 10th anniversary of September 11.
Bin Laden wanted to attack U.S. on 9/11 anniversary.
There are also messages to his senior lieutenants and to al Qaeda affiliates, urging them not to waste time on small, local operations and focus their efforts on the United States.