The 2011 assassination of Osama bin Laden
By Thomas Gaist, 2 November 2015
Following the pattern of the Bush administration’s torture memos, the Obama administration organized a secretive legal team to craft ad hoc loopholes enabling the White House to legitimize flagrantly illegal covert operations.
By Patrick Martin, 2 May 2012
President Obama has begun his re-election campaign with a focus on his role in ordering the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
By K. Ratnayake, 18 May 2011
The Colombo establishment views the murder as a vindication of the Sri Lankan government’s war crimes and an opportunity to ingratiate itself with Washington.
By Bill Van Auken, 11 May 2011
Reports that the raid organized to kill Osama bin Laden included backup plans for a military confrontation with Pakistani forces underscore the highly reckless character of the entire operation.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 May 2011
In his first and so far only interview since the assassination of Osama bin Laden, US President Barack Obama spent half an hour on the CBS News program “60 Minutes” reveling in the details of the extra-judicial killing.
By Keith Jones, 10 May 2011
Pakistan’s Prime Minister has warned that Pakistan reserves the right to “retaliate with full force” to any future violation of its national sovereignty.
By David North, 9 May 2011
There has been little sign that Bin Laden’s killing has evoked among the broad mass of the American people anything approaching the wild enthusiasm of the media.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 May 2011
Barely five days after the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the US launched a Predator drone strike aimed at assassinating an American citizen in Yemen.
By Jerry White, 7 May 2011
The media and corporate sponsors have gone after Pittsburgh Steeler running back Rashard Mendenhall for criticizing the jingoistic celebrations following the killing of Bin Laden.
7 May 2011
Readers’ letters to the World Socialist Web Site on its analyses of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 May 2011
President Obama’s brief visit to New York City’s “Ground Zero” Thursday is part of an orchestrated campaign to exploit the killing of Osama bin Laden for the most reactionary political purposes.
By Barry Grey, 5 May 2011
It took less than two days for Washington’s official story of the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden to unravel, revealing amidst the rubble of the initial lies a cold-blooded extra-legal execution.
5 May 2011
A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site on its analyses of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
By David North, 4 May 2011
After Bin Laden had been liquidated, the White House and the media moved quickly to orchestrate the celebration of what was, in fact, an extra-legal state killing.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 May 2011
Washington and the corporate media have used the killing of Osama bin Laden to launch a strident celebration of US militarism. What is missing from speeches and commentary, however, is any serious assessment of the decade-old “global war on terror.”
By Patrick Martin, 3 May 2011
Osama bin Laden was living in a palatial residence only a few hundred yards from a major Pakistani military facility.
By Patrick Martin and Alex Lantier, 2 May 2011
President Obama’s statement late Sunday leaves many unanswered questions.