Who is Osama bin Laden was the hot search the past few days, but now the Internet is all aflutter over Osama bin Laden death photos. While President Barack Obama has decided not to release any pictures of the death of Osama bin Laden, some fake photos are now circulating. Even several Senators and Congressmen were fooled the past day over these fakes. But some real photos possibly showing a secret, stealth helicopter used by the SEALs during the raid on Osama bin Laden′s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan have leaked. U.S. military officials now fear the remains might fall into the hands of the Chinese.

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The controversy over the Osama bin Laden death photos centers on both U.S. public as well as world reaction. According to some reports, bin Laden was shot twice in the face, one bullet going through his left eye, the other blowing off part of his skull. Whether pictures were taken at the compound (I’m assuming they must have), one set was taken at a hangar at Bagram air base outside Kandahar, Afghanistan, from where the SEALs launched their raid. Another set of pictures were taken on board the U.S.S. Carl Vinson during the funeral ceremony.

So, will the Muslim world become even more outraged if the photos were made public? The fake images floating around the Internet are not very good, nor really all that gruesome. Yet several of our lawmakers in Washington were duped by the fakes. Some argue that by not releasing the photos, conspiracy theories will emerge that bin Laden is still alive. Others say that no matter what we do, there will be anger and conspiracy theories. I tend to agree with this view. It does not matter what we do, the reaction has already begun. As Tom Clancy would say, you cannot defuse a bomb that has already exploded.

So if you are among those asking who is Osama bin Laden, then you probably do not care if the bin Laden death photos are released. While President Barack Obama has nixed the idea for now, sooner or later photos of the death of Osama bin Laden will surface. Meanwhile, the military seeks to recover the remains of the helicopter left behind at bin Laden′s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Photos of it show that it may be a secretly modified UH-60 Blackhawk, with special features making it a stealth helicopter.

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