WikiLeaks: Osama Bin Laden Body Was Actually Flown to US, Not Buried at Sea

Last Updated on June 2, 2020 by

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 “eased” 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: “Reportedly, we took the body with us. Thank goodness.” http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/1094322_-alpha-obl-.html

A subsequent email on the same day at 5:51 am states: “Body bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane. Than onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda.”

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: “If 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.”

“His body is a crime scene and I don’t see the FBI nor DOJ letting that happen.”

The reference to Eichmann regards the cremation of the Nazi’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: “Eichmann 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.”

By 1:36 pm Burton writes again: “Body is Dover bound, should be here by now.” http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/1097638_re-obl-s-corpse-.html

The conversation takes a puzzling turn at 3:11 pm, with Burton stating: “Down and dirty done, He already sleeps with the fish”¦”

A note adds: “It seems to me that by dropping the corpse in the ocean, the body will come back to haunt us”¦ 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 MX’s do, with OBL’s pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics.”

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 Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, said earlier this year, “The disposal of ”“ the burial of Bin Laden’s remains was done in strict conformance with Islamic precepts and practices”¦ it was prepared in accordance with the Islamic requirements.”

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