Justice Dept. Fights to Keep Bin Laden Death Photos and Video Secret

Friday, September 30, 2011
(graphic: FBI)
On behalf of the White House, as well as the military, diplomatic and intelligence wings of the Obama administration, the Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking the release of government photos and video from the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
 
The summary judgment was filed in response to the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that several organizations are pursuing to obtain images of bin Laden before and after he was shot in May by Navy SEALs operating in Pakistan. The plaintiffs include the Associated Press and National Public Radio, as well as the conservative group Judicial Watch.
 
The Justice Department is arguing that the photos and video taken by American commandoes should not be released publicly because they would reveal government secrets and could lead to retribution against U.S. personnel.
 
According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it possesses more than 50 “unique” photographs and/or video-recordings depicting bin Laden during or after the May operation.
 
President Barack Obama stated after bin Laden’s death that it was “important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence.”
-Noel Brinkerhoff
 

AP, NPR and Conservative Group Ask for Death Photos of Osama bin Laden (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

Comments

jazz 8 years ago
it's embarrassing the continuous lies we're being fed. why aren't we recalling the hussain brothers? weren't their graphic pictures "floating around" and weren't they held for 11 days before they were buried? their "logic" is dizzying. and obama's "transparency administration" is the biggest joke ever-- everything is always a threat to security. :yawn: is anyone fed up with this besides me?! please visit: kick them all out and read "putting it all in perspective". it's empowering and i personally think it's the very best way to end this madness once and for all. i can't take another year of this insanity, can you? maybe these few items will give you the incentive to at least check out this possible (solid) solution because we're not getting rid of just one, we're "kicking them all out": http://yoy50.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/have-you-heard-of-susan-lindauer-well-you-should/ http://yoy50.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/more-lies-against-libya-and-qaddaffi/ has anyone heard what wesley clarke said? http://yoy50.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/7-countries-in-5-years/ peace

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