Bin Laden’s Death Warrant

Ok, not literally, but in case you haven’t yet seen the piece of paper shown above, its the April 29, 2011 memo by then CIA Director Leon Panetta authorizing the May 1, 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden at his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

It reads:

MEMO FOR THE RECORD Apr. 29, 2011, 10:35 a.m.

Received phone call from Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to AC1 [Abbottabad Compound 1]. The decision is to proceed with the assault. The timing, operational decision making and control are in Admiral McRaven’s hands. The approval is provided on the risk profile presented to the President. Any additional risks are to be brought back to the President for his consideration. The direction is to go in and get bin Laden and if he is not there, to get out. Those instructions were conveyed to Admiral McRaven at approximately 10:45 am.

Leon Panetta, DCIA

Click here to read more about the historic memo and mission.

  • Ems

    looks like a doctor’s prescription note.. great thing they released this so soon!

  • Musson

    Put it on EBay and lets see what it goes for!

    • passingby

      a federal warrant, a criminal charge for theft among others, a criminal trial, a conviction, a fine and a prison sentence.

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  • DGR

    Id be tempted to make a copy of that and frame it. Ill always remember that day the news broke! This raid is what legends are made of, I cant wait for 50 years down the road when the details get released in full.

    • blight_

      I don’t know if it ranks as high as “always remember that day”. I reserve that for 9/11, having been too young to remember the Berlin Wall coming down or the dissolution of the USSR or perhaps Tienanmen square.

      If a 9/11 is a red, perhaps OBL’s death is an orange or yellow, compared to the lowest state of memory, green.

  • Mastro

    Phaaah- I want to see the photo of them peeing on his corpse-

    I can’t believe its not on You Tube-

    • Jazz ism

      Dude, this is the Seals. They aren’t there for the glory, they go get the job done. Period. You won’t find any corpse poses with them.

      • PMI

        The same SEALs who just made a Hollywood movie?

      • passingby

        of course not. the seals are all dead. aren’t they?

    • Jazz ism

      Dude, this is the Seals. They aren’t there for the glory, they go get the job done. You won’t find any corpse poses with them.

  • Nicky

    I wonder if they can make a plaque and hang it in the Smithsonian

  • Lance

    Old new no longer relevant.

  • passingby

    looks like excellent evidence of war crime committed by the US. Hopefully in the not so distant future, we’ll see arrest warrants issued against Panetta, Tenet, Clinton, Obama, GW Bush, dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Paul Wofolwitz, Richard Perle, Joe Liberman (and other scum US senators & representatives like him) , …. all senior US military officers involved … for trial in front of a competent international war crime tribunal (not the kangaroo court in the Hague of course).

  • Nessuno

    Not only is this nothing like a warrant, it’s nothing like an order.

    This is a memo to record other orders and decisions that were made (and signed) elsewhere.

    Find those and you’ll have something.

  • PorkRoll

    This looks about as legit as Obama’s birth certificate.

    • passingby

      while it’s always hard to rule out forgery in the internet age, I’m willing to bet that it has a better chance of being real than Obama’s birth certificate (which is practically nil).

    • Brandon

      Porkroll, while I dislike Obama and his policies, I do not follow the birther movement but I must say it made me laugh when I read your comment.

  • David

    Pannetta is trying to take credit for the seal mission just like his buddy Obama

  • EW3

    And to think the liberals went crazy over CIA involvement in Vietnam.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah! Vietnam was a wonderful war. How many American troops died there? And not that anybody cares, but how many Vietnamese died too? And how many are impacted today by the wonderful effects of Napalm and Agent Orange?

      Those filthy liberals getting in the way of our wars!

  • ltfunk

    One wonders how many more Americans will die because the raid to capture bin Laden was so bungled that it ended up shooting the target.

    The magnitude of the bungling really makes the raid to capture adeed in solmalia and the tehran hostage mess look like slick well run affairs.

    • DGR

      What makes you think it was bungled? Ever think that they didnt want to capture him because of the resulting attacks to try and free him, or the circus of a trial that would follow?

      Im not sure you understand what the raid achieved. They assaulted the compound, took no casualties, lost a singe helicopter, and where gone within an hour. Not sure how you could have made a better textbook assault, but ill leave that one up to the monday morning quarterbacks.

      • PMI

        Don’t feed the troll.

    • you plick

      I don’t think it was bungled, it was conducted with a lack of controll, but it wasn’t bungled. I do think the US as a nation is massively hypocritical in their actions. Killing an unarmed man for resisting arrest, especially when they are as significant as OSB should be unexcusable. In most countries you would not expect the police to shoot with the intention of killing when someone who is unarmed resists arrest. It is a removal of the individuals rights, and supossedly what the USA stands for. Theres no excuse, regardless of what that person did, and as I hear many people, and many Americans preach, everybody has the right to a fair trail. Start leading by example and maybe the rest of the world wouldn’t be so sick of you.

  • Marcello

    i find it somehow worrying that this kind of things are still written by hand, the handwriting is practically illegible and could be interpreted as almost anything…


  • Hotel55

    election year….

    • bleh

      If that’s what we get from an election year we should hold more elections.

  • Old Navy

    It is an election year and BenObama needs all the credit he can get for being tough on
    terror. As for passingby get a life – you are an idiot or worse just stupid. If you are a US citizen – just thank God there are troops out there to protect your right to write your trash talk. And if you are not a US citizen go join the Taliban but stay away from the goats they have rights. Better still take the “A” train to your heaven and meet the 72 or what ever virgins.

  • Nightmare

    Sure would like to know where passingby is. I’d like to add him to a war crimes list. What an A**H***. Most likely a enemy conspirator crying over the elimination of another fanatic.

  • Carroll Knapp

    Should have hung his body up in World Trade Center Square, for all muslims to see.

    • St Peter

      Just because he was muslim doesn’t make all followers of that faith agree and sympothise with what he contributed to. Your ignorance is quite possibly what would make regular peace loving muslims vote for the other man.

    • sobriquet

      Anyone who’s ever worked alongside REAL Muslims know that they are the most honest, trustworthy, honorable, and downright dependable folks you’ll ever meet. Xenophobic bigots like yourself, Carroll, make this war a lot longer for all of us. Islam is not the problem. Islamofascists are the problem. Go someplace else.

  • Desert Guy

    I was always hoping to see OBL’s head on a pike near the tourist fence on the White House south lawn. Flanked by an all-service honor guard. Barbaric? Yes, but how satisfying!

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