Assassination of Osama bin Laden

By: Lauren Marinelli

Osama bin Laden was assassinated on May 2, 2011 by U.S. Special Forces during an early morning raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This operation took months of planning. The special forces swooped down on to the compound and went on a search for Osama bin Laden. They shot five people, one of which was Osama bin Laden.

The author of this article was Adrian Brown. There isn't much information on who Adrian Brown is. In this article, Adrian Brown explains how some of the details of the raid were changed for the public. The information provided is not 100% true. This article was created almost a year and half after the assassination. It is still pretty recent at that time, however, there could have been more changes to the story before then. BBC is a news website where they spread the latest news to people around the world.  In this case, the audience for this article would be the Americans. This might affect the reliability of the source because the Americans want to make themselves look good so they added a few lies in the article. The source was created to inform the reader of what happened behind the scenes of the assassination. This article is very important to Americans because it provides evidence and understanding of how the raid and assassination happened.

The author of this article is Jon Swaine, a senior reporter based in New York. The author talks about one of the soldiers that was involved with the raid and interviews him. This took place on November 19, 2014, three years after the assassination. With this many years after, much of the information has changed. Even though it was written three years after the assassination, the author interviewed a valid source, an actual soldier who took part in the raid. Because an actual soldier is being interviewed, the source may be more accurate than other sources.

The audience for this article would be the same as the last article, Americans. Americans only want to hear what they want to hear so they will make the story to make us seem like we are in the right. That means, this source may not fully be reliable, even with the interviewed soldier. This is because the soldier has to make up stories because the actual story might not be what the people want to hear. This source is important because it provides even further detail of what happened at the time of the event.

Aamir Raz Soomro is a journalist that has been involved with many Sindhi and English newspapers and newsmagazines. He mostly writes about what is going on in the middle east, most often, Pakistan. In this article written by Aamir, he talks about the global point of views and peoples reaction to this event. This was written the day after the raid happened so it is still very fresh in peoples minds. However, because it was written so soon, people don't have the full details.

The source, Global Voices, is a website where people post articles and it shows reactions of people all across the globe. This is very interesting because you get to see other peoples view points on an event so nothing is really biased. This source was created for everyone to have a discussion about an event, in this case, Osama bin Laden's assassination. The main point the source is trying to convey is the other opinions of people around the world. Depending on where you are, you will most likely have a different opinion. For example, people in Pakistan might find this raid violating, but in the U.S., we may view it positively because we got rid of the terrorist that killed thousands of innocent people. This source is important because it allows voices to be heard about a certain topic. I believe this is a very reliable source.

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