Bin Laden is dead!

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  1. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

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    Excuse my ignorance but how can you tell from a picture if the killing was "execution style"?
     
  2. LSUsupaFan

    LSUsupaFan Freshman

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    A large exit wound right between the eyes would indicate he was shot in the back of the skull. You know, execution style.
     
  3. COTiger

    COTiger 2010 Bowl Pick 'Em Champ

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    Or shot in the back of the head while he was running.
     
  4. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

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    Okay, we're talking about two different things. I don't think there's much of a chance he was put on his knees, faced the wall and shot in the back of the head. I think that they walked in the room and shot his ass as soon as they saw him even though he may have posed no threat at all and could have been taken alive. So maybe what execution isn't the right word for what I think may have happened. But you're right, if the pictures show what you're talking about, a blatant pablo escobar style execution, that would be bad.
     
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Celebrating this victory by publishing a gruesome photo that we will be accused of photoshopping is not Obama's style.

    I think he should just do an end zone dance

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  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Everybody!

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  7. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Awesome.
     
  9. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Can any of you tell me about the helicopters used in this operation? The remnants of it in these photos looks like it was a bad mf'er.....the likes of which I've never seen.

    Pics too, please.
     
  10. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    It was reported early-on that there were four helicopters, two Blackhawks and two Chinooks. Apparently a Blackhawk went down.

    But the photos of the tail shows a heavily modified Blackhawk, apparently. The disk on the tail rotor is not standard issue like this standard tail rotor:

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    The tail also appears to be much thicker than a standard tail and carefully contoured. All in all, it looks like some stealth features have been added to reduce the number of sharp, radar-reflecting angles.

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    Still . . . all those whirling rotors make it impossible to render a helicopter invisible to radar, but perhaps they have reduced the signature enough that distant radars can't resolve them.

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