The secret move, described briefly in a draft report by the Pentagon's inspector general, set off no alarms within the Obama administration even though it appears to have sidestepped federal rules and perhaps also the Freedom of Information Act. - Yahoo! News
Osama bin Laden was well aware American forces had come for him the night he heard the commotion outside his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan on May 1, 2011, and the terror leader went for his gun to fight back, according to a new account of the raid given to Pakistani investigators.
"The Shaikh [Bin Laden] said American helicopters had arrived and they [his family] should leave his room immediately. They were unwilling to do so… The Shaikh reached for his weapon," says Pakistan's Abbottabad Commission report, published today by Al Jazeera.
The account, based on Pakistani investigators' interviews with bin Laden's family, including those who were there when bin Laden died, for the most part coincides with previous accounts of the raid as told by Navy SEALs on the operation and U.S. officials in Washington. But the new account does little to clear up controversial disputed details in those first retellings - including discrepancies over bin Laden's intent to fight.