The PJ Tatler

Pakistani official sells Osama death scene photos to Reuters

As Obama should have learned both from WikiLeaks and Serenity, you can’t stop the signal. But you can lose control of the message, and the Obama White House is on the cusp of doing just that.

Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons.

The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths.

The official, who wished to remain anonymous, sold the pictures to Reuters.

None of the men looked like bin Laden.

At the moment, I can’t get Reuters’ slide show to work. Their servers must be getting slammed. The one photo I did see was gruesome, but less so than the dozens of beheading videos and slides that al Qaeda has put out on the internet in the last 10 years.