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behind the behind the hunt -- stunning new details emerge about the man hunt for osama bin laden. we'll go inside the top secret operation. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we got him. those are president obama's words when it became clear that u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s had killed osama bin laden. the special issue of "time" magazine features a red x over bin laden's face.
only adolf hitler, saddam husse hussein, and iraqi leader zawahiri received similar covers. we're learning more about the pakistan. the compound shows the bloody aftermath. it was the phone call made last year by bip laden's trusted courier that led the u.s. to the compound. bin laden was killed in the final minutes of the raid, shot once in the head, one in the chest. joel brown has the latest on this one. good morning, joel. >> good morning to you. intelligence officials chased clues for years before they were able to close in on bin laden. the biggest victory yet here in washington that's got both sides of the aisle cheering. >> reporter: members of congress treated president obama to a rare standing ovation, just a day after american forces took down osama bin laden. >> i want to again recognize the heroes that carried out this incredibly dangerous mission. >> reporter: today, cia director leon panetta will brief
lawmakers on the top-secret mission, but details are already emerging. a lone courier led the forces to this hiding place in the million dollar compound in pakistan. >> this compound is different than anything we've seen before. >> the officials tracked the courier's cell phone but he didn't make it easy, turning it off and removing the battery anytime he was near the complex. eventually they zeroed in on the location. two helicopters loaded with navy s.e.a.l.s swooped in and after a brief fire fight, the world's most wanted man was dead. at the white house, anxious president obama and the national security team watched the mission play out in realtime. the military buried the al qaeda leader at sea. pentagon officials say the videotape of the event will released soon that the body was not bin laden. >> going to be likely mounting pressure to prove that bin laden was killed, especially now that there is no body. >> sources say the military also
uncovered a significant amount of data at bin laden's compound. officials are digging through the documents searching for new leads about future attacks or any high-ranking members of al qaeda. so bin laden's death offered at least some amount of closure for 9/11 victims' families. tomorrow, president obama travels to ground zero in new york to meet with those who lost loved ones that day. betty? >> joel, this raid by the s.e.a.l.s wasn't the only military option, correct? >> there were options, betty, less risky ones, in fact, like flying a bombing raid over the compound. the president rejected that plan. he wanted proof that bin laden was no longer a threat. >> all right, joel brown in washington for us. thank you, joel. pakistan's president acknowledges that security forces were less in the dark about the u.s. raid and had little to say about why bin laden was able to live among the elite. in an opinion piece for "the washington post," the president abi adari wrote about bip laden,
quote, he was not anywhere where we anticipated he would be, but now he's gone. he said pakistan pays an enormous price for its stand against terrorism. many u.s. lawmakers want to know how bin laden could have lived undetected hiding in plain sight just 35 miles from pakistan's capital. many are demanding a review of the billions in age pakistan received in aid from the u.s. the white house admits there's room for skepticism. >> i think it's inconceivable that bin laden did not have a support system in the country that allowed him to stay there for an extended period of time. >> elizabeth palmer is in abbottabad, pakistan and joins us now by phone. elizabeth, what's the local reaction to bin laden's death? >> here in abbottabad where he was killed, people are still shaking their heads in disbelief. it's a small town. it's sort of a country town, really. people can't believe the most wanted man in the world was
living in their midst. elsewhere in southern pakistan, there has been a demonstration by an islamist party. it's quite a radical islamic party. there they've staged pro-bin laden demonstrations. pakistan is filled with sympathizers. and the government is braced for more demonstrations of this kind. >> what are you hearing from pakistani officials in response to this u.s. mission? >> well, they are being a little shy of overtly commenting except to say this was a u.s. operation. according to u.s. policy, we are committed to stamping out terrorism. but they're clearly very embarrassed by the fact that bin laden was living in a town that is a garrison town that has 120,000 either active duty or
retired military personnel in it. it's mind boggling and it -- it makes it appear as if either they were in conclusion with osama bin laden or they were guilty of extraordinary incompetence. >> that's my next question. it appears that bin laden was hiding in plain sight in the words of one u.s. official. how does pakistan go as far as explaining that. >> i have been down to the house this morning. when it was built, it must have been green fields outside of the town. it's growing up around it. but the roads that lead to the house are narrow rugged dirt lanes. and it is a quiet little area. you know, there's cattle grazing in the fields around. so i think it's conceivable that he was sneaked in by a very well organized support group. it's conceivable. now, what we don't know is whether or not there was any
institutional -- that is pakistani security agency support for him as well that may come out in the days to come. at the moment, the american government and the pakistani government and now the afghan government want to appear as if they're all in solidarity about the fact that this was simply a thing -- >> elizabeth palmer joining us by phone in abbottabad. thank you for joining us, elizabeth. in the wake of obama's death, the government has issued security warnings. leon panetta says al qaeda will most certainly want to avenge his death. bob orr reports. >> reporter: the killing of osama bin laden was trumpeted on the fbi's list of most wanted terrorists with a single word on a red banner, "deceased." but the death of the al qaeda founder and spiritual leader does not end the terror threat. heavily armed police bolstered
patrols at airports in los angeles to boston. train stations in new york and san francisco, and around the u.s. capitol in washington. >> sympathizers of bin laden and al qaeda in general will be looking to take action to avenge bin laden's death. >> while sources say there's no credible evidence pointing to an imminent terror attack, radical islamist websites are vowing revenge. and an interim message to the cia, director leon panetta issued his own stark warning. though bin laden is dead, al qaeda is not, he wrote. the terrorists will most certainly want to avenge him. the greatest threat may come from american-born cleric and his yemen-based network. they've tried twice to hit the u.s. first with the veiled christmas day 2009 underwear bomb plot. and again last fall with explosives hidden in printers. and there's increased worry about so-called lone wolves,
individuals like nadal hassan in ft. hood who were moved by al qaeda's message to strike out in the name of bin laden and his terror networks. >> it may be a mortally wounded tiger that has life in it. it's dangerous. we cannot keep up the pressure. we cannot relent. >> the u.s. has not raised the terror threat level. but the military bases are on alert. the fbi has ordered all field offices to press for any and all evidence to find new evidence for plots in america. sony gets hacked again. plus, the desperate search for boy scouts stranded by raging flood waters in arkansas. this is "cbs morning news." stranded by raging flood waters in arkansas. this is "cbs morning news." ♪ ♪ -wee! -woo hoo. [ kids ] pop-tarts, please! [ laughter ] ♪ [ female announcer ] when you give your kids
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tokyo's nikkei jumped 1.5%. while hong kong's hang seng went up a notch and oil dipped slightly to just over $113 a barrel. today, wall street gets it latest on manufacturing and the april auto sales numbers. on monday, stocks fell after an early rally ran out of steam. the dow is at three points while the nasdaq lost nine. sony cyberattack problems are expanding. the company said monday that the sony entertainment center, an online gaming center for pc users has been hit by hackers. sony shut down the site when they discovered the attack. hackers got the names, birth dates, and addresses of nearly 25 million users, but not any credit card information. the company's playstation network was hit earlier this month putting the customer information of 77 million users at risk. sony hopes to get at least part of that network back on-line this week. if you're not already paying $4 a gallon, you probably will be soon.
the price has jumped another 8 1/2 cents in the past week to a nationwide average of $3.96 a gallon, up more than a dollar from the same time last year. many drivers are paying well above $4. analysts expect prices to peak just in time for the summer driving season. and a rare victory for banking customers. on monday, jp morgan announced it would end the trial run of charging $4 and $5 a.t.m. fees. the fees for noncustomers in two states, illinois and texas. but the $4 and $5 fees created too much of a ruckus. and chase is returning to the $3 fee it used to charge. so, betty, we'll show them. >> all right, yeah. good luck with that, ashley. thank you for joining us live here in new york. well, straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, mvp candidate derek rose twists and spins. is it enough or is it not enough to beat the hawks in the playoffs?
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. soaking rains are likely from arkansas to ohio to upstate new york. the mid atlantic states could see some strong gusts and heavy downpours and it will be sunny throughout the plains states. one man in pakistan became an internet sensation during monday's raid that killed osama bin laden. he didn't realize it at first, but his tweets described the u.s. attacks while it was happening. >> sohaib athar was taking a break from his daily grind as an i.t. consultant when he noticed a large amount of action in the small town of abbottabad. he did what any tech-savvy person would do, he began tweeting. helicopter hovering above abbottabad at 1:00 a.m. a rare event. his twitter name has become a
virtual sensation. what he did not know he was live tweeting the raid in which terrorist osama bin laden was killed on sunday. >> the power of the twitter network is the immediacy of it. it's the fact that people want to share as soon as something interesting happens, it's retransmitted among friends. >> reporter: twitter and other social media outlets is where news is increasingly breaking and the people sharing the information may surprise you. >> twitter particularly people put up this post that many people are saying is the first indication that we have killed bin laden. >> reporter: according to an on-line c-net poll, half of the respondents, a whopping 47%, received the news of osama bin laden's death on-line, in twitter, facebook, or an online news website. the other half through traditional sources like television, radio, and word of mouth. >> you don't go to twitter to find the full truth on any particular topic. you go to see what's happening, what people are talking about. >> in spite of all of this, he remains humble. he says, i'm just a tweeter awake at the time of the crash. not many twitter the use of
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president obama will be in ground zo president obama will be in ground zero here in new york on thursday to mark the death of osama bin laden. the president will meet with the families of those killed during the attack on the world trade center almost ten years ago. among those who died were 37 residents from middletown, new jersey. beth stone has more. >> ten years later, it's a good feeling. >> >> reporter: mark made visiting this memorial the first stop in honor of his best friend killed on 9/11. >> it was such a shame what happened to him. >> >> reporter: bob who aided recovery efforts in ground zero came here after dropping his first grader, joe, at school.
>> he goes, dad, they captured the bad man, bin laden. i said, yes, joe, they did. he said it was like he was the president of the bad guys and they got him. >> but for this widow, the story is far more knew answers. >> did it stir up old emotions. >> absolutely. i'm battling all day today of how do you feel? it's very exciting. at the same time it's drumming up a lot of emotion that you've been learning how to live with. >> reporter: cbs news first met susan bussey after 9/11. she encountered the heart breaking final phone call she had with her husband patrick trapped in one of the towers. >> he had just said to me that the -- there's so much smoke that he could barely see his hands in front of him. and then he had a moment of complete clarity where he just said i love you. i love our kids. susan, i love you. >> susan became one of 21 widows from middletown, daughter, sloan, was just 4 at the time. >> it's not bringing back my dad, but it puts things in
perspective again that there is a justice system. >> i'm alison gilbert. >> reporter: justice after years of support. >> look at all of the certificates in here too. >> reporter: hours of therapy. >> what are you thinking about when you're doing this portrait? >> as much as i want to draw him, i don't think i have enough talent to be able to really catch the image of who he is. >> reporter: and a painful burial. >> the papers on your counter here. did you ever think you'd see this head line? >> i did not. i have to say, it feels with pleasure that i purchased the paper today. >> reporter: still, she doesn't quite feel relieved, not yet. >> does it close a chapter on 9/11 and our own chapter i guess so to speak? our family chapter? no, because we've had to learn how to deal with it. >> reporter: seth stone, cbs news, middletown, new jersey.
coming up a little bit later on "the early show," continuing coverage on the aftermath of the killing of osama bin laden. that's "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching, everyone. i'm betty nguyen. have a great day.-- captions by vitac -- -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com pvit ---captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com