Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 1,736 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 1,152,180
Pageviews Today: 2,273,439Threads Today: 913Posts Today: 17,239
11:18 PM

Back to Forum
Back to Forum
Back to Thread
Back to Thread
Subject After checking the elegibility protocols of the US Navy "Burial at Sea" ritual, I gotta ask: Was Osama Bin Laden a US official?
User Name
Font color:  Font:

In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 50% of the source material, provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article.
Original Message I saw this article about alleged secret emails depicting details of Bin Laden's sea burial, and everything told and "revealed" about it so far, smells a lot of shenanigans.

Secret internal emails reveal Osama bin Laden was washed, wrapped in a sheet and slid into the sea for his burial in accordance with Islamic burial tradition - and no sailors saw it.

The heavily blacked out emails sent between U.S. military officers were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and are the first public disclosure of government information about the al Qaida leader's death(...)
 Quoting: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]

I checked the US Navy eligibility protocols for the "Burial at Sea" ceremony and this is what it says:

BURIAL AT SEA (BAS) is a means of final disposition of remains, that is performed on United States Naval vessels. The committal ceremony is performed while the ship is deployed, therefore, family members are not allowed to be present. The commanding officer of the ship assigned to perform the ceremony will make notification to the family of the date, time, latitude and longitude, once the committal service has been completed.

Eligibility: Individuals eligible for this program are: (1) active duty members of the uniformed services; (2) retirees and veterans who were honorably discharged. (3) U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command; and (4) dependent family members of active duty personnel, retirees, and veterans of the uniformed services.
 Quoting: [link to www.navy.mil]

So according to the US Navy rules, Bin Laden was NOT eligible for such ceremony, or was he?
Pictures (click to insert)
 | Next Page >>