Osama bin Laden killer under investigations

The man who claims he killed the world’s most wanted terrorist is now being probed for saying too much about the mission.

The former Navy SEAL who ignited a controvesy when he publicly claimed credit for killing Osama bin Laden is under investigation for possibly leaking official secrets, The Daily Beast has learned.

The NCIS Public Affairs Officer confirmed  that, The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is in receipt of an allegation that Mr. O’Neill may have revealed classified information to persons not authorized to receive such information.

In response, NCIS has initiated an investigation to determine the merit of the allegations of news that O’Neill is being investigated for potential criminal acts hasn’t been previously reported.

In previous interviews with The Daily Beast, former special operations officials, as well as other sources who are familiar with raid on bin Laden’s compound, accused O’Neill of misstating key facts and wrongly taking credit for killing the world’s then-most wanted man.

At issue is who fired the shot—or shots—that hit bin Laden in the head, splitting open his skull and almost certainly ending his life. O’Neill insists that he was the shooter. Fellow Seal Matt Bissonnette also claims to have shot bin Laden. But others say a still-unidentified man likely fired the round that caused a lethal head wound.

-The Daily Beast

Bin Laden ‘died afraid’, ex-navy seal says

The former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden says the al Qaeda leader “died afraid”.

Robert O’Neill said he had used details of the Saudi militant’s death to bring closure to the relatives of 9/11 victims.

“One thing I tell them is, ‘All right, Osama bin Laden died like a p***y,” said the retired special forces operative in an audio interview with a freelance journalist, aired by CNN.

“That’s all I’m telling you. Just so you know. He died afraid. And he knew that we were there to kill him.”

He added: “You can quote me on this bull****.”

The 38-year-old told the Washington Post this week that he fired two rounds into the forehead of the al Qaeda leader during the 2011 raid on his secret compound in Pakistan.

The Montana native also said shots were fired by two other SEAL team members, including Matt Bissonnette, who described the raid in his book No Easy Day.

Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that Mr O’Neill has taken credit publicly for the killing.

But he says he doesn’t care if people don’t believe him.


Osama’s son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman after 9/11, has been sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges at a trial in New York.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, is the highest-ranking al-Qaeda figure to face trial on US soil since the attacks.

The Kuwaiti clergyman was captured in Jordan last year and brought to the US.

In March, a jury found Abu Ghaith guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and aiding al-Qaeda.

Addressing him directly, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said it was his “assessment that you are committed to doing everything you can to carry out al Qaeda’s agenda to kill Americans”.

Videos showing Abu Ghaith threatening America with no end to the “storm of airplanes” were shown to jurors.

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