In February Esquire magazine released an interview with a member of Seal Team 6 going by the alias, The Shooter. The Shooter claims to be the one who pulled the trigger and killed OBL. He told Esquire that he found Bin Laden in his room standing with “a gun in reach” and proceeded to shoot the purported Al-Qaeda leader twice in the head.
This was not the first account of the night raid on the Bin Laden compound. Mark Bissonette, wrtiting under the name Mark Owen, claimed to be the one to have pulled the trigger. In his book, No Easy Day, Bissonette tells a story that conflicts with The Shooters’ story.
According to CNN another member of Seal Team 6 has come out to speak on the issue.
“Another member of the secretive SEAL Team 6, which executed the bin Laden raid, tells CNN the story of the Shooter as presented in Esquire is false. According to this serving SEAL Team 6 operator, the story is “complete B-S.”
They go on to say, “SEAL Team 6 operators are now in “serious lockdown” when it comes to “talking to anybody” about the bin Laden raid and say they have been frustrated to see what they consider to be the inaccurate story in Esquire receive considerable play without a response.” At present we are given 3 different interpretations of the events of that night. Is it possible all 3 could be false? Is it possible that who ever was killed that night was not Osama Bin Laden?
As early as 2001 we find reports of Bin Laden’s death. He had many kidney problems and was on a mobile dialysis machine. On December 26, 2001,we find a Fox News report on the Pakistan Observer story that the Taliban had officially pronounced Osama Bin Laden dead earlier that month. The report goes on to say:
“He suffered serious complications and died a natural, quiet death. He was buried in Tora Bora, a funeral attended by 30 Al Qaeda fighters, close members of his family and friends from the Taliban. By the Wahhabi tradition, no mark was left on the grave.”
Other reports have surfaced over the years claiming Bin Laden to be dead as many as nine times. If Bin Laden was already dead, why pursue him and Al-Qaeda? The leader himself never claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. In fact he vehemently denied being involved.
On September 28th, 2001 he released a statement saying, “I have already said I am not involved. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge… nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act.”
The Corbett Report lists a number of proclamations from government officials and researchers around the world claiming Bin Laden to be deceased prior to the official claims made by the United States government.
“On January 18, 2002, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced quite bluntly: “I think now, frankly, he is dead.”
On July 17, 2002, the then-head of counterterrorism at the FBI, Dale Watson, told a conference of law enforcement officials that “I personally think he [Bin Laden] is probably not with us anymore,” before carefully adding that “I have no evidence to support that.””
Former U.S. foreign intelligence officer Angelo M. Codevilla, a professor of international relations at Boston University, stated: ‘All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama Bin Laden.’
So if Osama Bin Laden never claimed responsibility for the attacks on 9/11/01 and likely died shortly after those tragic events, what in the world was the Seal Team Six chasing? Since Bin Laden was “buried at sea” with no autopsy being done it seems the best place to ask would be the team themselves. Unfortunately, several accidents have killed members of the elite team since that fateful night.
In August 2011 22 Navy SEALs, some of whom belonged to Team 6, died after their helicopter was shot down by a rocket propelled grenade in Afghanistan. 28 year old SEAL Nicolas Checque died from a gunshot wound to head reported to have happened during the rescue of an American doctor.
Well why not ask the neighbors in Pakistan who were present during the raid?
One of bennie’s neighbors is on tape saying that the chopper exploded, crashed and burned in the bin laden courtyard.
Guy sounded credible to me.
“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken