Navy SEAL book changes ‘official’ story on Bin Laden’s death
Former Navy SEAL under pseudonym Mark Owen (Fox News decided to release his real name- Bissonnette, and he is now receiving death threats as expected) is releasing the much hyped book regarding the insider details of the raid that killed Bin Laden in the book “No Easy Day.” The question it brings up is the actual way in which Bin Laden was killed. The ‘official’ story is that the SEALs raided the compound, stormed into the room, and fired the deadly and accurate shots to put Bin Laden down. Mark Owen’s book claims otherwise:
“Bissonnette says he was directly behind a point man going up the stairs in the pitch black hallway. Near the top, he said, he heard two shots, but the book doesn’t make it clear who fired them. He wrote that the point man had seen a man peeking out of a door on the right side of the hallway.The author writes that the man ducked back into his bedroom and the SEALs followed, only to find the man crumpled on the floor in a pool of blood with a hole visible on the right side of his head and two women wailing over his body.Bissonnette says the point man pulled the two women out of the way and shoved them into a corner. He and the other SEALs trained their guns’ laser sights on bin Laden’s still-twitching body, shooting him several times until he lay motionless. Only when they wiped the blood off his face, were they certain it was bin Laden.”
He doesn’t shed much more light on the actual handling of the body, which I find intriguing since they thought they’d give him the proper Muslim burial at sea to avoid a martyrdom status. What sense does that even make?? This is the part of the ‘official’ story that I believe needs clarified more.
“In another possibly uncomfortable revelation for U.S. officials who say bin Laden’s body was treated with dignity before being given a full Muslim burial at sea, the author reveals that in the cramped helicopter flight out of the compound, one of the SEALs was sitting on bin Laden’s chest as the body lay at the author’s feet in the middle of the cabin, for the short flight to a refueling stop inside Pakistan where a third helicopter was waiting.This is common practice, as U.S. troops sometimes must sit on their own war dead in packed helicopters. Space was cramped because one of the helicopters had crashed in the initial assault, leaving little space for the roughly two dozen commandos in the two aircraft that remained. When the commandos reached the third aircraft, bin Laden’s body was moved to it.”