Wikileaks: Osama not buried at sea

According to e-mails, the al-Qaeda chief’s body was brought to US by CIA after he was killed in Pakistan

The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked e-mails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, (Delaware) on a CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda (Maryland),” an e-mail says. The official version is that the body of al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony.
Where is he? The leaked e-mails suggest that Osama’s remains are
at a centre in the USA. File pic

“If the body was dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi’s ashes,” Burton commented in another e-mail. Eichman was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and, tried in Israel, found guilty and executed in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean.

“Eichmann was seen alive for many months on trial before being sentenced to death and executed. No one wanted a monument to him so they cremated him. But I dont know anyone who claimed he wasn’t eicjhman (sic). No comparison with suddenly burying him at sea without any chance to view him which I doubt happened [sic],” Stratfor CEO George Friedman replied.

“The US Govt needs to make body pics available,” Burton says in another message. In another missive, Burton says Osama’s body “is a crime scene and I don’t see the FBI letting that happen.” WikiLeaks began publishing Stratfor e-mails in late February. The archive was obtained by the hacker group Anonymous, which successfully attacked one of the firm’s servers. More than five million e-mails were apparently stolen. Stratfor is a US-based intelligence firm called the “shadow CIA” by some media.



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