Bin Laden’s Death Yields Flood Of New Al Qaeda Intel

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Law enforcement, counter-terrorist operatives and intelligence agencies are poring over a treasure trove of intelligence recovered at Osama bin Laden’s compound, Kathryn Brown reports.

The hope is that somewhere  in that pile of information they can learn what else Al Qaeda might be planning.

Area officials have stepped up security in and around New York City, widely regarded as the primary target for terrorists.

Along with documents taken from the compound, Navy SEALs recovered personal computers, thumb drives and electronic equipment.

The CIA was poring over the data, searching for new leads about future attacks or other high-ranking members of al Qaeda.

Osama bin Laden’s most trusted courier was the key to his downfall, top military officials say. Acting on a series of tips, intelligence agents identified and began tracking the courier last summer.

They said he was meticulous, turning off his cell phone and removing the battery each time he neared the million-dollar compound where the jihadist mastermind was living.

After nearly 10 months, military leaders cracked the code, swooped in with a team of highly-trained Navy SEALS and carried out orders to kill or capture the world’s most wanted terrorist.

“What we see in this compound is different than anything we’ve ever seen before,” said John Brennan, White House Counterterrorism Advisor.

President Obama and members of his national security team watched live from the situation room until the president finally said “We got him.”

“A murderer is dead and justice has been done,” added Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

Military leaders confirm bin Laden was shot in the head and the chest. His body was first identified by one of his wives, then matched using DNA and facial recognition technology.

He was then buried at sea.

Pentagon officials said a videotape of that burial as well as a picture of his body could be released soon.

“There will be mounting pressure to release more proof since the body is now gone,” said Juan Zerate, CBS News National Security Analyst.

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  1. Chi says:

    Good Job. Thank you Obama. Thank you SEALS. We certainly need more of such jobs. We are ready for the consequences.

  2. Dagney says:

    Islam is a religion of peace.
    Making a true difference in the world.
    Share the information so others can learn and bring understanding to the world.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

  3. Black Pride says:

    Bush (white man) couldn’t do it….. Obama finally did it….4 more years!

  4. Sierra says:

    Proud to be an AMERICAN. In the past we have been bullied, beheaded, hacked to pieces. All in the name of Allah. Well, AMERICA has become more hardened. We will never sink to the DEVILS level, but under no terms, don’t think we will just sit back. Show the picture of the DEVIL OSAMA dead. The whole world saw all of our SOLDIERS being killed. Just one picture will do. GOD BLESS AMERICA and send our Soldiers home.

  5. Intel: Islamic Facts says:

    New Intel:

    FACT: Everywhere where there are muSlimes, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slimes burned 100s of hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slime thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    USA — 9/11 happened

    Notice the pattern here? Even you sanctimonious twits can’t be that dense.

    Goes to reason, no muslimes, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and than lie about how sorry we are.

    Islam. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio and small pox.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will post that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But than conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide mu-slime jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9/11.

  6. ON THE REAL SIDE says:

    BIN LADEN COULD OF BEEN A GREAT MAN, INSTEAD HE OPTED TO PURSUE A PATH THAT WAS VERY UN-ISLAMIC. MUSLIMS AREN’T ALLOWED TO FIGHT WOMEN, CHILDREN AND SENIORS DURING TIMES OF WAR. BIN LADEN STARTED THE WAR, AND ALLAH LOVES NOT THE AGGRESSOR. THEREFORE, HE GOT OFF EASY IN THIS LIFE, HE WILL BE JUDGED BY ALLAH FOR THE 3000 + LIVES HE KILLED. AS A MUSLIM AMERICAN, I’M TOTALLY GLAD HE’S DEAD, AND HOPEFULLY, ALL OF HIS ASSOCIATES MEET THE SAME FATE. AMERICA IS A GREAT NATION, AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE GREAT NATION OF THE WORLD. PERIOD. GOOD BYE BIN LADEN MY YOU ROT IN HELL. LASTLY, THIS MAN SENT PEOPLE TO THEIR DEATH, AND HE USE A FEMALE AS A SHIELD, COWARD. MAY ALLAH THROW HIM HELL FOR THAT ALONE

    1. 32q4ead says:

      I second that

  7. july says:

    He was a religious man. For muslims, like mohammed.

  8. jk says:

    Muslims are always innocent, because for them it is halal to killing, raping ,robing non muslims according quran It is their religious duty.

  9. J says:

    I like how you neglected to mention that the “few thousand American[s]” were also innocent.
     
    If you feel grief that Bush and the US caused civillian deaths and would rejoice if they were “brought to justice” then surely you can empathize with Americans rejoicing of bin Laden being brought to justice.

  10. Flory Sam says:

    bellieve it or not osama ls ead

  11. kai says:

    is he( bin laden) really dead? or this people made us foolish.

  12. Covalence says:

    I am embarassed at the level of triumphalism and unholy glee displayed by my fellow citizens. Necessary or not, and however effected or deserved, the death of another individual should be a sobering cause for reflection. The party atmosphere this event has generated is not our noblest moment. Important as the campaign against destructive forces must always be, we only become more like those forces if we indulge in the same mores and retributive ethics, and allow what can only be called tribal impulses of our own to overtake transcendent comprehension of such an event’s larger and more global dimensions.

    1. Rob Tillman says:

      I agree – compassion and somber reflection should be the focus – we are not barbarians, we are Americans…

    2. atf says:

      There is certainly joy when another hitler is dead. It is definitely time to party when a mass-murderer/terrorist that targets innocent people is dead. His followers are so naive to think he was a religious man. Islam is supposed to be a religion of peace. Bin-Ladin, murderer of mulims and non-muslims was a meglomaniac.

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