Inside the Vancouver Riot Part 2 (Pictures)

Here are some more pictures of the riots in Vancouver. Police trying to identify anyone they can in the pictures.

Sean Kingston in Critical Condition in Miami

Just got word that the Sean Kingston was just in a Jet-Ski accident in Miami. He hit a bridge along with a female passenger and they were both taken to hospital in critical condition. I’ll be keeping him in my prayers tonight, hope he pulls through. I have spoke to Sean many times and he even tweeted me last year about buying a new house in Jamaica after we had talked about it

I almost died on a Sea-Doo last year. I was on the lake and got t-boned by a friend of mine who was on another Sea-Doo. She hit me going full speed and drove right over top of me, missing my head my millimetres. She thought she killed me for sure and it was definitely the most frightening moment of my life. I took most of the force on my hip and was left with a pretty nasty bruise and a messed up hip, but was able to walk away. Thankfully. Hopefully the same goes for Sean, I know how dangerous these things can be.

Here are some pictures of me last year along with my bruise.

Inside Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani Compound

**UPDATE** Pakistani Army now guarding the bin Laden compound. Soldiers on roof & ground.

Front Gates (thanks Sohaib/ReallyVirtual)

Media gathering with people outside front gate

Bin Laden’s lived in the top of the white building in top left of picture

This is the bloody room where Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by an elite team of US Navy Seals.

President Barack Obama along with his team of personnel & advisors were able to watch the raid on bin Laden in real time video as it was happening. Here is a photo of the President in the War Room watching the mission go down.

Osama bin Laden Killed by US Special Forces

“When we saw the compound, we were shocked by what we saw: an extraordinarily unique compound.”

The plot of land was roughly eight times larger than the other homes in the area. It was built in 2005 on the outskirts of town, but now some other homes are nearby.

“Physical security is extraordinary: 12 to 16 foot walls, walled areas, restricted access by two security gates.” The residents burn their trash, unlike their neighbors. There are no windows facing the road. One part of the compound has its own seven-foot privacy wall.

And unusual for a multi-million-dollar home: It has no telephone or Internet service.

This home, U.S. intelligence analysts concluded, was “custom built to hide someone of significance.”

Besides the two brothers, the U.S. “soon learned that a third family lived there, whose size and makeup of family we believed to match those we believed would be with bin Laden. Our best information was that bin Laden was there with his youngest wife.”

There was no proof, but everything seemed to fit: the security, the background of the couriers, the design of the compound.

“Our analysts looked at this from every angle. No other candidate fit the bill as well as bin Laden did,” an official said.

“The bottom line of our collection and analysis was that we had high confidence that the compound held a high-value terrorist target. There was a strong probability that it was bin Laden.”

This information was shared “with no other country,” an official said. “Only a very small group of people inside our own government knew of this operation in advance.”

The raid
The operation went smoothly except for a mechanical problem with a U.S. helicopter, which was lost, the senior officials said. No U.S. personnel died. All were able to leave on other helicopters. the officials would not name the type of helicopter or say how many U.S. personnel were involved.

“Ths operation was a surgical raid by a small team designed to minimize collateral damage. Our team was on the compound for under 40 minutes and did not encounter any local authorities.”

Bin Laden himself participated in the firefight, the officials suggested.

“Bin laden was killed in a firefight as our operators came onto the compound,” an official said.

Did he fire, a reporter asked.

“He did resist the assault force, and he was killed in a firefight,” an official said.

Four adult males were killed: bin Laden, his son, and the two couriers.

“One woman killed when used as a shield,” and other women were injured, the officials said. The women’s names were not given; it’s not clear whether bin Laden’s wife was among them.

Handling bin Laden’s body
Officials said they will take care with bin Laden’s body.

“We are assuring it is handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition,” an official said. “We take this very seriously. This is being handled in an appropriate manner.”

The officials also said they expect attacks from bin Laden’s loyalists who may step up the timing of attacks.

“In the wake of this operation, there may be a heightened threat to the U.S. homeland. The U.S. is taking every possible precaution.” The State Department has sent advisories to embassies worldwide and has issued a travel ban for Pakistan.

“Although al-Qaeda will not fragment immediately,” an official said, “the death of bin Laden puts al-Qaida on a path of decline that will be difficult to reverse.”

By Bill Dedman Investigative reporter

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