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Thoughts on Bin Laden killing

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Submitted by NK (Greece), Nov 8, 2013 at 15:10

Certain questions arise from the US administration account on Bin Laden killing:

1) It is really strange that no one from Bin Landen's team or bodyguards was alarmed by the noise of the approaching helicopters. Assuming that the choppers were Blackhawks the noise level is 120dB. In the quiet of the night, 6km ahead of the helicopters the noise level is 44dB. Enough noise to alarm a night watch. Assuming a cruise speed of about 140 knots the 6km turned into 1.5 to 2 minutes ahead choppers arrival. Enough time for a night watch to react, or THERE WAS NOT ANY NIGHT WATCH?

2) One of the helicopters accidentally crashed her tail during the approach so the pilots did a forced landing. Accidentally? or THE NIGHT WATCH OPENED FIRE AND SHOT DOWN THE HELICOPTER?

3) It is really very odd that the so well organized Al Qaeda had no evacuation plan, so Bin Landen could escape in case of air raid, or WHY BIN LANDEN WAS FEELING SO SAFE?

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