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May 5th, 2011
12:17 AM ET

Video: New questions about bin Laden's death

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper reports on the latest details and the latest questions surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden.

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  1. Kay Windham Carver

    It was downright smart of you to tell the Navy Seals that killed Ben Laden will be meeting in kentucky. Why not put a target on their backs? I never cease to be amazed at things the Media tells on T.V.

    May 6, 2011 at 12:03 am |
  2. narkali

    Something that seems to have been missed by all is the possibility of underground tunnels beneath Bin Laden hide-out, that connects to other buildings and possibly even to nearby military establishments. I cannot conceive that this special purpose house was built without such tunnels. The Seals probably did not have sufficient time to investigate – maybe they did but this is information that is being kept by the US as a trump card. Yesterday's TV footage indicated a a pretty large area being cordoned off. Was the Pakistani army scared that underground passageways may be discovered?

    May 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
  3. Norm

    Regarding OBL – Give it a rest – what part of "COVERT OPERATION" do you's not get... I think the US should have followed the SEALS code of "silent professionals" and say absolutely nothing about the OP. Eventually, those close to OBL would have told the world, which would in and of itself been enough confirmation.

    May 5, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  4. April

    Body language of Obama's spokesman says it all. What an amazingly brazen way of trying to divert the American public from important issues...

    May 5, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  5. Joseph Anwatim

    Bin Laden has tried all his extremistic gimmicks,he thought it will be forever,forgetting that nemesis awaits people like him. Gudos to the Americans for placing such a premium on human lifes, hunting down the enemies of our young future

    May 5, 2011 at 6:03 am |
  6. Randall

    In this country if you are convicted of a capitol crime you get the death penalty. The victims get to decide if they are going to watch the execution of the convicted. On 9 11 osama bin laden comitted the all time biggest crime of all time on american soil. That makes all Americans victims of his crime, I think they should show video all the way up to his death for all america to see just to bring a lil more closure and to be able to move on to the next chapter of american history...

    May 5, 2011 at 2:49 am |
  7. Shad

    Im a Gulf war vet, and I really want to know why the media released that the seal team was in back in the states? They accomplished their mission and they need to be kept silenced from what they do! please leave them be!

    Thanks so much!
    Shad
    Sgt. 11th Cav
    Gulf War 1991

    May 5, 2011 at 2:42 am |
  8. Ziff

    Hpw far do we go until we destroy everything in this world? We trained many from Mid East right in our own country & we didn't expect something to happen? How silly are we to think nothing would happen? What about what OBL said to his 2nd hand man that OSL never thought that the twin towers would go all the way down? That was on HLN & CNN. Start thinking people.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:25 am |
  9. Ziff

    We have friends, family, & students I taught over in Mid East fighting. You speak of who we should not forget but what about all the people our country has torn apart in the name of honor & evil axis. The evil we show is the evil done around the world. This is sickening. Even though our people were killed what gives us the right to kill children & women that aren't armed.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:22 am |
  10. tam borgan

    As far as someone laying down next to Bi Laden for height comparison, that is standard procedure. I often used a government pen and other standard items when I took photos for the military. That is standard training. It further proves that the death of Bin Laden wasn't a preplanned event. If it was they surely would have had a tape measure as part of their checklist when going in.

    Knowledgeable Veteran

    May 5, 2011 at 2:12 am |
    • tam borgan

      To be more specific, with all the thousands of hours that went into training and intel for this operation do you think they would have left a tape measure behind?

      May 5, 2011 at 2:19 am |
  11. Andy

    I think that President Obama plans to release the photos closer to the election, if required. Very useful back-pocket option to lift polls by several points at some critical point in the future.

    Andy

    May 5, 2011 at 1:14 am |
  12. Sarah

    The most important question that nobody seems to ask is why Osama choose to live so close to a Pakistani military compound? I mean, if you were on the run, you would hardly decide to go live next door to people “trying” to hunt you down. You would find a place that you feel confident where nobody would find you……and for Osama it is in the lap of Pakistani military academy!!

    May 5, 2011 at 12:23 am |