AP Sources: Raiders Knew Mission A One-Shot Deal
By KIMBERLY DOZIER
Sacramento Bee, May 17, 2011
The U.S. deliberately hid the operation from Pakistan, and predicted that national outrage over the breach of Pakistani sovereignty would make it impossible to try again if the raid on bin Laden's suspected redoubt came up dry.
Once the raiders reached their target, things started to go awry almost immediately, officials briefed on the operation said.
Phi Beta Iota: None of this makes sense and it includes some deliberate lies–for example, the military phonetic for G is Golf, not Geronimo, these people are making stuff up as they go along. We still do not understand the five helicopters when five special operations officers with silenced weapons coming in through the front door would have been more than enough, using a single stealth helicopter for extraction only. The CIA observation post combined with micro-drone surveillance was more than enough to get to an accurate assessment of numbers and weapons. With Blackwater blown in Abbottabad a full year prior to this operation, it all simply does not add up.