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Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Military, Terrorism | 11 comments

Navy SEAL Describes How Osama bin Laden Died As A Coward

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Robert O’Neill, reportedly the Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden, was interviewed by CNN and had some comments on how bin Laden died. Gawker summarizes: [icopyright one button toolbar]

In a previously unreleased audio interview aired last night on CNN, O’Neill told freelance journalist Alex Quade that he had used details of bin Laden’s death to bring closure to the families of 9/11 victims, saying:

“[O]ne thing I tell them is ‘All right, Osama bin Laden died like a p***y. That’s all I’m telling you. Just so you know. He died afraid. And he knew that we were there to kill him.’”

“You can quote me on this bull***t,” said O’Neill.

Bin Laden’s alleged killer also told Quade that SEAL Team Six was sent after the Al Qaeda leader “because they wanted him dead” and that “it doesn’t matter anymore if I am ‘The Shooter.’”

“I don’t give a f**k,” said O’Neill. “We got him. We brought him out and we lived.”

Mediaite also describes how he “used details of the terrorist mastermind’s death to provide comfort to 9/11 families.”

He also will be interviewed on Fox. Does that mean that Fox viewers actually believe that bin Laden was killed under Obama? There really are conservatives who deny this, seeing yet another conspiracy theory in the reports of his death. After all, as MisterConservative said, we never saw the body, and Benghazi!

Originally posted at Liberal Values

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  • Brownies girl

    I don’t like that O’Neill came out in the open and said he was ‘the shooter’ — doesn’t feel good and I didn’t want to know. Some things you just don’t brag about. And I’m even more uncomfortable reading quotes like “Osama bin Laden died like a p***y”. How gross to say something like that. Is that actually supposed to give “closure” (whatever the heck closure is) to relatives that bin Laden’s people killed. I don’t think so. Makes me squirm to hear stuff like that – it’s undignified, IMO and even more, inhuman. No one’s death, no matter whose it is, is anything to brag about.

    We’re coming up to Remembrance Day in this country — my dad was an American, but a 6-year vet in the Canadian Army Signal Corp, WWII. I don’t know if he ever killed anybody, he would NEVER talk about the war, ever. He just, in his later days, sat in the dark, drinking beer – he lived to 77 years of age. His kidneys and pancreas got him in the end. Cancer.

    Every year, on November 11, he went, always by himself, to stand and salute at the Remembrance Day services at the local war memorial. I followed him one time up there, and stood far back where I could see him but he couldn’t see me. I saw him with tears rolling down his cheeks. I never told him I saw him – I just slipped away and came home by myself.

    He’d come home after each service and then sit out in the garage in the dark of the evening and go through a 12 pack. My mom told us all — “just leave him alone”. So we did, we ate supper without him, at least for that day anyway.

    • sheknows

      I sooo agree. I don’t think anyone in the country is benefitted by knowing the details of a man’s death. It only panders to the immature and the very dark side of human nature.
      As for Republicans not believing it? Who cares?? There are still people who say we never walked on the moon…and many more who say we just came into existence 6000 years ago because of a man’s rib.. You can’t fix stupid..

    • ShannonL

      A look behind the curtain of who is doing our dirty work for us. We should avoid putting anyone on a pedestal and attaching personal traits to them because it fits the image we want to have of them.

      Kim Kardashian gets 40 million from an iphone app because she is friends with Paris HIlton and did a home porn video.

      These guys risk their lives to keep us safe and are supposed to go home with an average paycheck and keep their mouth’s shut.

    • Slamfu

      No offense, but who did you think these guys were anyway? There is a reason they have nicknames like “snake eaters”. What kind of a person do you think signs up for this type of work? It’s not a headmaster at a finishing school.

      I’m not idolizing that kind of attitude in general, nor do I idolize our soldiers just because they are soldiers. But I am also realistic in knowing how things work, and am not surprised at all that such an operative would say something like that. As far as him even coming out in the open, it was only a matter of time. I mean, someone killed the MOST WANTED man in the world, the boogeyman that our entire nation wanted dead. We wanted payback, and this guy delivered the spear point to the bad guy. Anyone not think that it was coming out sooner rather than later?

  • dduck12

    The whole thing should have been hush hush and we should have snatched (or assassinated) him and wrung him. Making it a public spectacle was stupid in my opinion, and loose lips should be punished.

    • rudi

      The leak stinks. Should we have strung his lifeless body from a bridge?

      • dduck12

        No, he received a Muslim type burial, i believe, and that is proper.

    • Slamfu

      Nah, closure was more important. I think how they handled it was perfect. A quiet disposal to mitigate the whole “martyr” effect that no doubt would have otherwise been fanned into a bigger flame. That’s what so many of those who fight want, to go out in a blaze of glory. No one wants to get clipped in the middle of the night in their pj’s then unceremoniously dumped into the ocean. Makes for a much less effective recruitment ad.

  • How would this make 911 soul or child of a deceased parent sleep more gentle through the night?

    • Slamfu

      For some people, it does. Not everyone obviously though.

      • perhaps it might bring a sense of revenge to the daylight wounding, but really dont believe a story such as this soothes the soul of anyone… nope…

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