In addition to images of President Obama\'s address to the American public on Sunday night, it has emerged that the dramatic photos of Obama, Biden, Hillary Clinton and members of the White House security team watching the assassination of Bin Laden \"live\" were in fact completely staged, casting further doubt on the ever-changing official account of the operation.
On Tuesday, the White House released provocative images that purported to show, \"US President Barack Obama watching live footage of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.\"
In one particularly dramatic photo, Hillary Clinton is seen with her hand anxiously clasped over her mouth as if reacting to a crucial event. Other photos show Obama and his staff with stern faces as they discuss the operation while it unfolds.
The photos were described by many as having \"historical significance,\" forming a \"captivating\" record of Obama\'s greatest success and being the \"defining moment\" of his Presidency.
We were also told by the media that, \"The leader of the free world saw the terror chief shot in the left eye.\"
\"US president Barack Obama along with his high-level team, watched live coverage in the White House, as the commandos gunned down the world\'s most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden Via a video camera fixed to the helmet of a US Navy Seal,\" it was also reported.
US chief counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan claimed that the head cameras that fed audio and video back to the White House, allowed Obama and his staff to track the operation \"on an ongoing basis\".
But the claims have been proven to be completely fraudulent.
Alongside the crumbling official narrative of the operation to kill Bin Laden, it has emerged that Obama, Clinton and their staff saw virtually nothing whatsoever of the mission that allegedly led to the assassination of Bin Laden, because according to CIA director Leon Panetta, there was a 25 minute blackout of the live feed which was cut off before the US Navy SEALS even entered the building.
\"A photograph released by the White House appeared to show the President and his aides in the situation room watching the action as it unfolded. In fact they had little knowledge of what was happening in the compound,\" reports the London Telegraph.
In an interview with PBS, Mr Panetta said: \"Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn\'t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.
The notion that Obama \"saw the terror chief shot in the left eye\" live on video is a total fabrication. At best, the photos were cynically misrepresented by the White House and the mainstream media, at worst, they were completely staged to add a contrived dramatic spin to the unfolding wall-to-wall press coverage of the Bin Laden fable, which is becoming more convoluted with each passing day.