Osama Bin Laden was apparently buried in the waters of the north Arabian Sea, but internal emails from intelligence service Stratfor, obtained by hacker group Anonymous and posted by WikiLeaks suggest otherwise.
According to official accounts, he was wrapped in a sheet and â€œeasedâ€ off the decks of the USS Carl Vinson just hours after he was killed on May 2 in a United States led operation, in accordance with Muslim tradition.
But a leaked email from Stratfor vice president for intelligence Fred Burton, sent on 2 May 2011, at 5:26 am states: â€œReportedly, we took the body with us. Thank goodness.â€ http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/1094322_-alpha-obl-.html
A subsequent email on the same day at 5:51 am states: â€œBody bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane. Than onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda.â€
US forces said Bin Laden was killed in a siege at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 2 May 2011, just after 1 am local time.
At 6:26 am Burton wrote: â€œIf body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/1097638_re-obl-s-corpse-.html The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi's ashes. We would want to photograph, DNA, fingerprint, etc."
â€œHis body is a crime scene and I don't see the FBI nor DOJ letting that happen.â€
The reference to Eichmann regards the cremation of the Naziâ€™s body following his capture, trial and execution, in order to prevent any memorial or shrine being built.
Stratfor CEO George Friedman appears to agree, noting: â€œEichmann was seen alive for many months on trial before being sentenced to death and executed. No comparison with suddenly burying him at sea without any chance to view him which I doubt happened.â€
By 1:36 pm Burton writes again: â€œBody is Dover bound, should be here by now.â€ http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/1097638_re-obl-s-corpse-.html
The conversation takes a puzzling turn at 3:11 pm, with Burton stating: â€œDown and dirty done, He already sleeps with the fishâ€¦â€
A note adds: â€œIt seems to me that by dropping the corpse in the ocean, the body will come back to haunt usâ€¦ gotta be violating some sort of obscure heathen religious rule that will inflame Islam?"
"The US Government needs to make body pics available like the MXâ€™s do, with OBLâ€™s pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics.â€
The exchange casts a mystery over just what happened to the body of the Al Qaeda leader.
In an official statement, John O. Brennan, President Barack Obamaâ€™s top counterterrorism adviser, said earlier this year, â€œThe disposal of â€“ the burial of Bin Ladenâ€™s remains was done in strict conformance with Islamic precepts and practicesâ€¦ it was prepared in accordance with the Islamic requirements.â€
According to Islamic tradition, a body must be buried in a timely fashion, washed, shrouded in white cloth and a ritual prayer must be performed. After these rites are fulfilled, the body is buried in the ground.
It seems that was obviously not the case.
Source: Huffington Post