White House was “breathless” for 35mins during Osama operation
WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has revealed how she and fellow White House officials were so surprised to see live images of the operation that killed Osama binLaden, who “could not breathe for 30-35 minutes. “In a speech to cadets at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland, Clinton gave a firsthand account of the incredible strain on the”Situation Room” famous for being the drama.When asked to reflect on the death of Bin Laden and the process that led to the mission that killed him in his compound inAbbotabad, Clinton recalled his time as senator from New Yorkduring the 9/11, and the way the attack had affected many of their constituents.Clinton then went on to recount the night of the raid and said how none of the officials in the room watching the operation, including President Barack Obama could not breathe for 30-35 minutes, ‘TheDaily MailIn the photo released by the White House last year, Clinton, Obamaand Vice President Joe Biden and members of the national security team is looking like Navy Seals stormed the complex in Pakistan toget the leader of Al Qaeda.
The newspaper said Clinton, who was giving speech in the U.S.politics of Asia-Pacific, also discussed the imminent North Koreasatellite launch program and described it as a provocation thatjeopardizes the security of the region.He stressed that history shows that North Korea may follow aplanned long-range rocket in violation of the UN ban on furtherprovocations.