Nice Analysis of the "Official" bin Laden Raid Narrative
The narrative which is most likely complete fiction. Very curious is that the New Yorker piece is by Nicholas Schmidle, whose father is Marine Lt. General Robert E. “Rooster” Schmidle Jr.
General Schmidle served as Commanding Officer of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (Experimental)—that’s essentially Special Operations akin to Navy SEALs. In recent years, he was “assistant deputy commandant for Programs and Resources (Programs)”—where, among other things, he oversaw “irregular warfare.” (See various, including contract specs here  on “Special Operations,” and picture caption here ) In 2010, he moved into another piece of this, when Obama appointed him deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command. Cumulatively, this makes the author’s father a very important man in precisely the sort of circles who care how the raid is publicly portrayed—and who would be quite intimate with some of the folks hunkering down with Obama in the Situation Room on the big day.(snip)
We weren’t allowed to hear from the raid participants. And on August 6, seventeen Navy SEALs died when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. We’re told that fifteen of them came, amazingly, from the same SEAL Team 6 that carried out the Abbottabad raid—but that none of the dead were present for the raid.That would be the perfect way to cover up the bogusness of the raid, by killing off people in the same unit who would know best that the raid was fictional.