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Friday, 7 November 2014

Who shot Osama bin Laden? Does it matter?......

Robert O’Neill has publicly claimed he killed the former Al Qaeda leader during the 2011 US raid. Other Navy SEALs have given different accounts of Bin Laden’s final moments. The result has been a Rashomon-like montage of competing stories.
Who shot Osama bin Laden? Does it matter? Those questions are roiling the secretive world of US special operations forces now that former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill has publicly claimed that he killed the former Al Qaeda leader during the 2011 US raid on Bin Laden’sPakistani hideout.
Other SEALs who were on that mission have given different accounts of Bin Laden’s final moments. The result has been a Rashomon-like montage of competing stories that, if nothing else, highlights the difficulty of sorting out the truth of an intense, fast-moving moment of confrontation.
“At this point, who didn’t shoot bin Laden?” tweeted Huffington Post associate politics editor Igor Bobic on Friday