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Issue 527/ 3rd- 9th Mar 2012

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Somaliland News

News Headlines

Minister Of Presidency And Fisheries Come Back From Djibouti

SONSAF Talks About The Obstacles That Face Somaliland Elections

Statement Of Support For The 2012 Somaliland Conference In Washington D.C

Local and Regional Affairs

Al-Qaida, Pounded By U.S., Seeks New Wars

African Media For Africa's Economic Independence

Ransom Demand For SA Couple Soars

Britain Eyeing Share In Somalia's Future Energy Industry

50 Cent Reflects On Trip To Africa

Djibouti To Build A New Port At Tadjoura

Somaliland Reporter Arrested, Beaten In Custody


Fake Nationalists Exposed

Features & Commentary

Somaliland: Sheikh, A ‘City Of The Dead’

Guest Post: Why The New Plan For Somalia Will Fail

On The Slippery Trail Of Military Deals

Somalia Needs Global Help

Somalia Is A Failed State But Teaches African Countries Useful Lessons

International News


Somaliland: Post The Somalia London Conference And Beyond

End Of The Road For General Samater

What Do Djibouti And Somaliland Have In Common?

Calling A Spade A Spade

WikiLeaks Email: Bin Laden’s Corpse Not Dumped At Sea

Stratfor Claims Osama's Body Brought to US

By Jason Ditz, March 04, 2012

In May of last year, the US killing of Osama bin Laden was immediately followed by debate over the disposal of his corpse. The Obama Administration insisted bin Laden was put in a bag and hurled into the sea, which they insisted was “in keeping with Islamic practices,” while some were calling for his body to be kept around so it could be overtly desecrated.

WikiLeaks’ release of Stratfor emails, however, shows that the company’s Vice President Fred Burton did not believe that was the case, and told members of the company’s mailing list that bin Laden’s corpse was “Dover bound,” referring to the Dover Air Force Base which is also the site to which US soldiers slain overseas are brought.

Another email from Burton said bin Laden’s body was “bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane” and “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda.” Technically this would have meant the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, since the AFIP operations were folded into Walter Reed as part of a consolidation plan.

If confirmed revelation would be significant for a number of reasons, including the Obama Administration’s repeated claims to the American public that the body was disposed of at sea. It would also add yet more intrigue to Dover Air Force Base, already under enormous scrutiny for its mishandling of corpses and disposal of remains at a Virginia landfill.

Source: Antiwar







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