Food for conspiracy theories — Osama bin Laden “buried” at sea

A still of 2004 Osama bin Laden video

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The New York Times reports that Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea.

In a dramatic late-night appearance in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that American military and C.I.A.operatives had finally cornered Bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader who had eluded them for nearly a decade. American officials said Bin Laden resisted and was shot in the head. He was later buried at sea.

If anything will feed all the theories that Osama died a long time ago, or that he was / is a US agent, or that he has been supplied with a new identity and is living safely in luxury somewhere in the Americas, it is the news released by the US Administration that he has been buried at sea. Now he can live forever!

It does seem strange that after a man-hunt for the most wanted man ever and which has lasted almost ten years that the evidence was disposed off so easily and so quickly and without any fanfare. Something smells.

The picture of the dead Osama on Pakistan TV seems to have a beard which is identical to that from a picture taken many years ago (2004?). It is plausible that the picture of the dead Osama is a montage. That the position of the open mouth, the teeth and the beard could be identical in 2 pictures taken years apart with one in life and one in death does strain credulity. 

Photo of dead Osama seems to have been photoshopped

Somebody was buried at sea. But whether it was Osama or somebody else is open to question.

A remarkably inept piece of PR – or perhaps the conspiracy theories do have some basis and this is actually a remarkably clever piece of misinformation.

Some of the conspiracy theories doing the rounds:

Version1: Somebody else was buried at sea and

  • Osama’s body is being secretly transported to the US where it will be minutely dissected, or
  • this covers up the fact that
    • Osama died a long time ago, or
    • Osama was a US agent and is living with a new identity, or
    • the terrorist known as Osama never actually existed and was created after 9/11.

Version 2: Osama died a long time ago – whereabouts unknown – and President Obama released this information at a time when he needed some good news for domestic politics and the body had to be “disposed off” quickly to make the story “unverifiable”.

Version 3: The persona known as Osama bin Laden had to be “killed off” so that the person acting out the Osama identity (name unknown) could be groomed to take over in Saudi Arabia when the monarchy falls.

Related: Osama bin Laden dead – but he changed our world

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8 Responses to “Food for conspiracy theories — Osama bin Laden “buried” at sea”

  1. frizztext Says:

    compare several news-links …
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/bin-laden-killed/

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  5. Maria Says:

    Obama is alive and well in the USA, living in Dearborn, Michigan.
    He was given a new identity. He is employed at the World Bank as one of their top advisers.

  6. Eddie Poloche Says:

    I guess the DNA they took will prove it, right? Or is the DNA another conspiracy? Cause last time I checked DNA is pretty solid

  7. frizztext Says:

    now let’s see which photos Washington will publish – very soon I think …

  8. Sebastian Says:

    Just thought I’d let you know, that photo wasn’t released by the government. It’s a photoshopped image made by someone on the internet, and I heard it was made years before today.

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