Robert O’Neill, the SEAL TEAM 6 member who shot Osama bin Laden in 2011, believes it’s time for the release of actual photos of Bin Laden’s dead body. All photos currently listed as such, he says, are “bogus”. The original—and real ones have remained—classified.
“It’s something that I don’t mention in my book, and I would like to say something. I think someone in Washington should start posting some of the photos we took in Abbottabad,” O’Neill said. “There were at least 20, taken with Pentax cameras….I perfectly remember the face of bin Laden. His nose was crushed and the skull opened in half. We had to put both pieces together so we could take the pictures. In spite of everything, he could be recognized. I did not have the slightest doubt that it was him.”
Reasons for the photos remaining classified are unknown.
Among the rumors—that the SEALs shot Bin Laden with hundreds of bullets, and the release of such a photo would create “international scandal”. Other accounts state this isn’t true, and bin Laden was shot twice as accounted by O’Neill: once in the chest and once in the face.
But one question does come up: Is there really a need for the actual photos to be released? Even with their release, speculation by some will remain on whether or not the raid, and the killing of bin Laden actually happened.
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