- “FEDEX delivered the package” was code for the burial of Osama Bin Laden at sea – following the execution of the United States’ public enemy no. 1. “Both trucks are safely en route home base,” Rear Adm Samuel Perez, commander of the carrier strike group reportedly said. Reports about a traditional Islamic burial in accordance with tradition were widely published. However there are reports that this is far from the truth.
- WikiLeaks has revealed that Bin Laden’s body may not have been buried at sea as claimed. Leaked emails of an intelligence firm seem to suggest another scenario than the official one. According to Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton the body was not buried at sea, but was bound for Dover in a CIA plane and onward to the Bethesda Armed Forces Institute for Pathology, (Source – Fox News)
- A hacker group called Anonymous from Stratfor (also known as the ‘Shadow CIA’ had claimed to have gotten access to 2.7 million classified emails, which they claimed could shine a light on several secrets. The claim is very different than the official one; the leaked emails seem to suggest that the body of Osama was sent back to the US for cremation. The fact that the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Maryland closed its doors mere months after Osama’s execution seems to lend credence to these claims. (Source)
- Earlier as well, doubts were cast upon the official burial at sea version. The official story that spoke about Osama’s body being washed, wrapped in a white sheet, and then placed in a weighted bag before being slid into the sea was doubted. However there were photos to support this claim. Apparently no sailors saw Bin Laden’s burial at sea.
- The pentagon has no death certificate to show nor is there an autopsy report in the public domain. Also there are no pre-raid communications that discuss how the body would be disposed of after the assassination. The administration had considered releasing photos of Bin Laden’s dead body with the head wound above the left eye, but this was not done either.
- In a land where conspiracy theories thrive and abound, this is bound to be fodder for some more. There has already been a theory that Bin Laden had been executed years ago, his body kept on ice in order to be produced at a politically expedient time. There are several questions about Osama’s death and burial, but few answers it would seem.
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