Report: Bin Laden compound once used by ISI
May 4, 2011 (NEW YORK) (WLS) -- President Obama decided Wednesday not to release any photos of Osama bin Laden's body. Some of his top aides and some members of Congress disagree with the decision.
Those grizzly photos will remain classified, and therefore will not distract from his visit Thursday to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan.
According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, there are photos which show Osama bin Laden's ghastly gunshot wound in his forehead.
Other pictures were taken of bin Laden's corpse on the floor of his compound in Pakistan, at the American military base in Afghanistan where his body was taken, and then onboard the aircraft carrier from which he was dropped into the North Arabian Sea, wrapped in a white sheet and a weighted bag.
If President Obama has decided that it wouldn't be a good idea to make the pictures public, his own CIA director Leon Panetta disagrees, along with a roster of lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
"The photos have to be released. Most definitely, to make sure we get rid of any conspiracy theorists that think that we didn't take care of bin Laden," said Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nevada.
Along with bin Laden, Navy SEALS found 10 computers, 100 thumb drives, and 10 cell phones. Bin Laden himself was also found, with cash sewn into clothing, ready to flee.
The I-Team has new information about bin Laden's million-dollar compound where the terrorist was gunned down:
At one time, the fortress was used as a safe house by Pakistan's premier intelligence agency, known as ISI, according to the Gulf News in Dubai.
As the I-Team reported Tuesday night, the Pakistani Intelligence service is the same organization that Chicago terrorist David Coleman Headley says coordinated his training and assignments. Headley has pleaded guilty to helping plot the 2008 terrorist massacre on Mumbai, India.
Headley's accused accomplice, Tahawwur Rana, is scheduled for trial in Chicago on Monday.
In New York, the chance of a retaliatory strike has additional police on the streets, including heavily-armed counter terrorism units on duty in advance of President Obama's visit Thursday to Ground Zero, with city subways getting special police attention.
"Clearly, cutting off the head doesn't kill the snake," said Garry McCarthy.
On Sept. 11, McCarthy was in charge of New York police operations. Tonight at 10 p.m., McCarthy's first TV interview since Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel named him Chicago's new police superintendent.
What happened Sept. 11, 2001, is something McCarthy brings with him to Chicago. He lives it and relives it, he said, everyday.
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