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May 21, 2013 - 11:59 am

Releasing them could inflame riots and get people killed, says the court.

It is undisputed that the government is withholding the images not to shield wrongdoing or avoid embarrassment, but rather to prevent the killing of Americans and violence against American interests,” the opinion said.

Judicial Watch, a non-profit conservative watchdog group, had sued the government, seeking release of the bin Laden photos.

Inflaming Muslim opinion may be one reason to conceal the photos. There may be another. Recall how bin Laden’s carcass was treated after he was killed.

“Traditional procedures for Islamic burial was followed,” the May 2 email from Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette reads. “The deceased’s body was washed (ablution) then placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag. A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, whereupon the deceased’s body slid into the sea.”

Photos of US military personnel being forced to show any respect to the author of the mass murder of Americans might inflame the American street.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Well, try this one on for size: Bin Laden had actually died years earlier of kidney disease, and the "Obama got Osama" triumph was staged to enhance his reelection chances. The Seals were the ones who knew too much and posed a threat. After the Gaffe machine leaked about Seal team 6, their helicopter was shot down, with over 20 Seals killed. More recently, ex-Seals messed up the faux kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens, who was to be exchanged for the blind sheik. I'm just saying, these things have not yet been ruled out. I am not a conspiracy theory devotee. To get the facts, House and Senate Republicans--- don't go wobbly on us now!
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Or could it be they didn't want to show US Military personnel rendering a one-finger salute as the carcass slid off the board?
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