Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rahsia Pengkebumian Osama Laden Didedah

Osama Bin Laden telah dibunuh oleh pasukan tentera laut Seal yang menyerang tempat persembunyiannya  di Abbottabad, Pakistan. Mayatnya telah dikebumikn di laut Arab dari kapal pengangkut jet pejuang USS Carl Vinson selepas upacara keagamaan ringkas.

Satu e-mel rahsia dilabel 'secret' dihantar pada 2 Mei oleh pegawai kanan tentera laut menerangkan secara ringkas bagaimana mayat Osama Laden telah dibersihkan, dibalut dengan kain putih, dan kemudian diletakkan di dalam beg berpemberat. Menurut mesej lain dari pegawai perhubungan awam USS Carl Vinson, hanya sekumpulan kecil kepimpinan kapal telah dimaklumkan tentang pengkebumian tesebut.

"Prosedur tradisional pengkebumian cara Islam dilaksana,"

2 Mei, e-mel dari Laksamana Charles Gaouette berbunyi. "Jenazah si mati yang telah dibasuh (wuduk) kemudian diletakkan di dalam lembaran kain putih. Jenazah telah diletakkan di dalam  sebuah beg berpemberat. Seorang pegawai tentera membaca  doa (religious remarks), yang telah diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Arab oleh penutur asal. Selepas doa selesai, jenazah telah diletakkan di atas papan rata yang tersedia di mana jenazah Osama diluncur ke dalam laut. "  ***Tidak dinyatakan pula apakah agama anggota tentera yang membaca doa (religious remarks gua tafsirkan sebagai doa/talkin)***.


Pentagon berkata ia tidak menyimpan sijil kematian, laporan bedah siasat atau keputusan ujian identifikasi DNA untuk Osama Bin Laden, atau mana-mana bahan-bahan pra-serbuan membincangkan bagaimana kerajaan merancang untuk melupuskan mayat Osama Bin Laden jika dia terbunuh.

Jabatan pertahanan juga enggan mengesahkan atau menafikan kewujudan log penyelenggaraan helikopter yang terhempas semasa operasi dan laporan mengenai prestasi peralatan ketenteraan yang digunakan dalam serbuan itu.

Sebuah helikopter stealth yang membawa anggota seal menjalankan operasi  itu terhempas semasa misi dan bangkai helikopter itu telah ditinggalkan. Orang yang tinggal berhampiran kawasan Osama Bin Laden mengambil gambar stealt yang musnah.

Berita Asal dari guardian.co.uk

Osama bin Laden death: secret emails give details of burial at sea

Osama bin Laden was buried at sea from a US warship amid high secrecy that included his body being referred to as "the package" delivered by "Fedex", secret military emails reveal.

No sailors watched as the body of the al-Qaida leader – killed in a raid on his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 2 May 2011 – was tipped from a board into the North Arabian Sea from aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson after brief Islamic rites.

The emails were obtained by the Associated Press under freedom of information. The news agency said they were heavily blacked out but nonetheless offered the first public disclosure of government information about the al-Qaida leader's death.

Bin Laden was killed by a navy Seal team that swooped on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

One email stamped secret and sent on 2 May by a senior navy officer briefly describes how bin Laden's body was washed, wrapped in a white sheet, and then placed in a weighted bag. According to another message from the Vinson's public affairs officer, only a small group of the ship's leadership was informed of the burial.

"Traditional procedures for Islamic burial was followed," the 2 May email from Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette reads. "The deceased's body was washed (ablution) then placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag. A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, whereupon the deceased's body slid into the sea."

Earlier, Gaouette, then the deputy commander of the navy's Fifth Fleet, and another officer used code words to discuss whether the helicopters carrying the Seals and Bin Laden's body had arrived on the Carl Vinson.

"Any news on the package for us?" he asked Rear Admiral Samuel Perez, commander of the carrier strike group that included the Vinson.

"Fedex delivered the package," Perez responded. "Both trucks are safely en route home base."

The emails include a reference to the intense secrecy surrounding the mission and why few records were held. "The paucity of documentary evidence in our possession is a reflection of the emphasis placed on operational security during the execution of this phase of the operation," Gaouette's message reads.

Recipients of the email included Admiral Mike Mullen, then the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and General James Mattis, the top officer at US Central Command. Mullen retired from the military in September 2011.

The Obama administration has kept a tight hold on materials related to the Bin Laden raid. The AP said that in response to separate requests from the AP for information about the mission, the defence department replied in March that it could not locate any photographs or video taken during the raid or showing Bin Laden's body. It also said it could not find any images of Bin Laden's body taken while it was on board the Vinson.

The Pentagon said it could not find any death certificate, autopsy report or results of DNA identification tests for Bin Laden, or any pre-raid materials discussing how the government planned to dispose of Bin Laden's body if he were killed.

The defence department also refused to confirm or deny the existence of helicopter maintenance logs and reports about the performance of military gear used in the raid. One of the stealth helicopters that carried the Seals to Abbottabad crashed during the mission and its wreckage was left behind. People who lived near Bin Laden's compound took photos of the wrecked chopper.

The AP has lodged an appeal requesting more information from the defence department. The agency said the CIA, which ran the Bin Laden raid and has special legal authority to keep information from ever being made public, had not responded to requests for records about the mission.-guardian.co.uk 22.nov 2012


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