4 comments on “Osama Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill, Channel 4, Review

  1. The program felt like a terrible action movie, mixed modern war computer games. I find it hard to believe that Osama did not hear the helicopter crash and tried to escape…It all seems like more propaganda to me, more used to American TV then British

    • Thanks for sharing your contribution Alan. You make some valid observations regarding the movie. Overall it was insighful to me yet there were some amazingly unbelievable moments such as what you mentioned with the helicopter crash happening at the very beginning and if I remember correctly it was close to thirty minutes before the Navy Seals discovered Osama Bin Ladin which was ample time to escape in my opinion . It was briefly mentioned the specially designed materials used in building the helicopters to provide added layers of quiet but I can’t imagine not hearing a crash and especially that close.

  2. I saw the programme and I think Alan’s comment confuses the narrator’s time on the show with the time taken for the action as it happened. They were inside the house a few minutes after the crash. I think about 5 to 7 minutes after. You can watch that segment again (if you have it recorde) for a better grasp of the actual timing. The chopper crashed INSIDE the compound.

    And let’s assume that it took 30 minutes for them to get to Osama after the crash; the assumption that he could have escaped ignores the fact that the compound is a fortress: it is as hard getting in as getting out! And even if he gets out of the house, who would he have waiting for him? The US Navy SEALs!

    OBL’s whole security strategy has been about keeping his residence of that compound secret. End of story! I think he knew that it was over the moment he heard the helicopters hovering. That’s why he was found hiding in the farthest part of the uppermost part of the house.

    Based on what I saw on the show, there is absolutely no way that OBL could have escaped. No way!

    • Tumi Cho, just as with Alan Jones, your contributions are quite pertinent and appreciated. There are others who may have found segments unbelievable or been confused so varied opinions and perspectives can help. Your point is very well taken , ” … That’s why he was found hiding in the farthest part of the uppermost part of the house. Based on what I saw on the show, there is absolutely no way that OBL could have escaped. No way! “

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