Obama Lied: Al Qaeda Was Never ‘on the Run’

There is little reason to believe the law will lead to the release of documents contradicting the administration’s narrative—at least not right away. Those in the administration and the intelligence community who propagated the myth that al Qaeda was dying have every incentive to fight revelations that make clear their mendacity. 

In the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, an elite team of 25 American military and intelligence professionals landed inside the walls of a compound just outside the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. CIA analysts had painstakingly tracked a courier to the compound and spent months monitoring the activity inside the walls. They’d concluded, with varying levels of confidence, that the expansive white building at the center of the lot was the hideout of Osama bin Laden.

They were correct. And minutes after the team landed, the search for bin Laden ended with a shot to his head.

The primary objective of Operation Neptune Spear was to capture or kill the leader of al Qaeda. But a handful of those on the ground that night were part of a “Sensitive Site Exploitation” team that had a secondary mission: to gather as much intelligence from the compound as they could. 

With bin Laden dead and the building secure, they got to work. Moving quickly—as locals began to gather outside the compound and before the Pakistani military, which had not been notified of the raid in advance, could scramble its response—they shoved armload after armload of bin Laden’s belongings into large canvas bags. The entire operation took less than 40 minutes. 

The intelligence trove was immense. At a Pentagon briefing one day after the raid, a senior official described the haul as a “robust collection of materials.” It included 10 hard drives, nearly 100 thumb drives, and a dozen cell phones—along with data cards, DVDs, audiotapes, magazines, newspapers, paper files. In an interview on Meet the Press just days after the raid, Barack Obama’s national security adviser, Thomas Donilon, told David Gregory that the material could fill “a small college library.” A senior military intelligence official who briefed reporters at the Pentagon on May 7 said: “As a result of the raid, we’ve acquired the single largest collection of senior terrorist materials ever.” 

In all, the U.S. government would have access to more than a million documents detailing al Qaeda’s funding, training, personnel, and future plans. The raid promised to be a turning point in America’s war on terror, not only because it eliminated al Qaeda’s leader, but also because the materials taken from his compound had great intelligence value. Analysts and policymakers would no longer need to depend on the inherently incomplete picture that had emerged from the piecing together of disparate threads of intelligence—collected via methods with varying records of success and from sources of uneven reliability. The bin Laden documents were primary source material, providing unmediated access to the thinking of al Qaeda leaders expressed in their own words. Situation Room

A comprehensive and systematic examination of those documents could give U.S. intelligence officials—and eventually the American public—a better understanding of al Qaeda’s leadership, its affiliates, its recruitment efforts, its methods of communication; a better understanding, that is, of the enemy America has fought for over a decade now, at a cost of trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives. 

Incredibly, such a comprehensive study—a thorough “document exploitation,” in the parlance of the intelligence community—never took place. The Weekly Standard has spoken to more than two dozen individuals with knowledge of the U.S. government’s handling of the bin Laden documents. And on that, there is widespread agreement.

“They haven’t done anything close to a full exploitation,” says Derek Harvey, a former senior intelligence analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency and ex-director of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Center of Excellence at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). 

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BARRY LIED SO HE COULD WIN IN 2012 , THATS ALL . SO, NOW WE HAVE THE HORRIFIC RESULTS OF ALL HIS DECEPTION .
Why do you say "Obama lied" like that was anything new. He has lied about almost anything he promises or states. Use chemical wheapons or cross the red line and we will punish you..(we will take away your cookies)...You can keep your doctor , no new taxes ,no IRS scandal , no NHS scandal , etc. I actually believe he dislikes being an American and is embarrassed about his so called leadership of our country. He hates the military , who protects him , and displays that almost every day...BOTTOM LINE....THIS NOVEMBER WE MUST VOTE REPUBLICAN (RINO OR CONSERVATIVE)...WE MUST TAKE THE SENATE BACK & STOP OBAMA IN HIS TRACKS!

WHAT ELSE IS NEW....!! HE HAS LIED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING TILL NOW ABOUT EVERYTHING.....!! HIS ENTIRE REGIME HAS AND IS A HUGE DECEPTION FOR AN AGENDA TO WEAKEN AND DESTROY THIS COUNTRY....!!

... Incredibly, such a comprehensive study—a thorough “document exploitation,” in the parlance of the intelligence community—never took place. ...

Now why does this NOT surprise me in the least

DON'T LISTEN TO HIS FAIRY TALES ANYMORE.  TV CHANNELS CHANGED QUICKLY OR SOUNDED MUTED

Crude language discredits us all, and some name-calling even comes from trolls seeking to do just that. I am always reluctant to stoop to gutter language, and "liar" fits the category; it can even be an element of libel in a court of law. However, "purposeful misrepresentation" has clearly been part of his style and repertory for a very long time. "If you like your health care plan....etc, etc, etc."

   What the Obaboonzo lied? The man who gave us  Obamycare and you can keep your doc and plan. Never would a President of the United States of America lie??? 

   The baboonzo would and does, all the time.

What? another lie? Oh, yes. It is Obama.No surprise.

Of course lied, he doesn't know any other way.  Remember if his lips are moving he is lying.

Gee, Obama lied!
All those who are surprised, stop laughing your head off.

{GASP} Obama lied???  I may die of NOT surprise.

Exactly, when has Muslim Dictator Obama NOT lied?????

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