Years after the 2011 Navy SEAL raid on the Abbottabad, Pakistan compound which killed Osama bin Laden, a bombshell investigation published in 2015 by legendary reporter Seymour Hersh debunked key elements of the Obama administration’s narrative of the hit, especially related to the hasty disposal of bin Laden’s body, claimed by the Pentagon to have been buried at sea within 24 hours (after DNA identity confirmation) “in accordance with Islamic tradition”. But according to Hersh’s sources, there was no burial at sea given “there wouldn’t have been much left of bin Laden to put into the sea in any case” as the al-Qaeda leader had been “torn apart with rifle fire”. Instead, pieces of the corpse were “tossed out over the Hindu Kush mountains” by Navy SEALs during the chopper flight out of Pakistan, according to Hersh’s sources. It was but one detail contradicting a broader Washington narrative meant to in part conceal the shocking fact that close American ally Pakistan had for years been hiding Osama bin Laden “in plain sight” — with knowledge at the highest levels of Islamabad intelligence officials — even as US special forces combed the mountains of Afghanistan in a futile manhunt .
And now here we are, days after another epic raid on another world’s #1 terror leader’s compound, with the exact same hasty “burial at sea” story from the Pentagon. In the case of ISIS terror chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s body, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley announced Monday during a Pentagon briefing: “The disposal of his [al-Baghdadi’s] remains has been done and is complete and was handled appropriately.” ABC and other outlets were then quick to report that—
“The remains of ISIS leader and founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi were disposed at sea after he died during the U.S. military raid that targeted his compound in northwest Syria over the weekend, a U.S. official confirmed Monday.”
“Authorities would not reveal details about which U.S. Navy ship was used for the burial or in which body of water it took place, but they told ABC News that the procedure was similar to the one used to dispose of the remains of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden,” ABC continued. In bin Laden’s case, the body was taken to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson, which had been stationed in the North Arabian Sea. Gen. Milley had indicated Monday of Baghdadi that before being disposed of his remains were “transported to a secure facility to confirm his identity with forensic DNA testing.”
The proof, apparently documented by the Pentagon through numerous photos and videos detailing the body confirmation and disposal process, remains classified, with potential limited release of imagery surrounding the raid possibly days away after a “declassification process”. Gen. Milley said of such evidence, “We are not prepared at the time to release those.”…
Has he joined his friend John McCain in hell? Or are they both in some tropical paradise befitting their services to the empire?