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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:14 AM
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UN Watchdogs Demand (OBL) Mission Details
Source: The Guardian

Two United Nations human rights watchdogs have asked the US to provide details about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, in particular whether it ever included the possibility that he could be captured alive.

A series of questions have arisen about the potential legality of the mission after it emerged that four of the five people killed when US Navy Seals raided the house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, were unarmed, Bin Laden among them.


Pentagon officials initially talked of "a great deal of resistance" from inside the compound, but it was revealed that American forces only came under fire in the first few minutes of the operation.

In a statement released in Geneva, the UN's special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, and the special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Martin Scheinin, said the US "should disclose the supporting facts to allow an assessment in terms of international human rights law standards".

more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/06/osama-bin-laden-un-watchdogs
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bighart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:25 AM
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1. Hmm
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:35 AM
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2. I wish them luck with that...
they'll do better reading the NYT.

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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:37 AM
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3. ROFL.. hoookay...
:spray:
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:39 AM
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4. If we are going to set this precedent, we should establish a standard.
This is part of that process. I don't find it all that funny.
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