So who killed Osama bin Laden? We now have two different accounts by two different SEAL members although much in their stories collaborate. In the end it appears this could simply be a case of animosity toward these members taking too much credit for their roles and profiting from the telling of the story, along with the possibly of the Pentagon’s desire to keep the details under wraps for their part in this disparaging of the SEAL members. What do you think?
For some background details, NBC has published an informative article discussing all of the nuances of of the situation. Nevertheless, today’s headlines are focusing on the discrepancies in Rob O’Neill’s account ahead of his interview with Fox airing on Tuesday night.
SEALS AT WAR: Fellow warriors brand Rob O’Neill a LIAR after he claims he was the shooter who fired three bullets into Bin Laden’s head
The SEAL Team Six member who was named as the man who shot Osama bin Laden dead is facing a whispering campaign from other SEALs claiming that his account of the killing is not truthful.
MailOnline yesterday revealed that Rob O’Neill, a retired 16-year veteran of the elite squad is the man who says he shot bin Laden in the head to kill him.
His identity had been a closely-guarded secret but he is due to reveal his account in an interview with Fox News next week.
Today it became clear that other SEALs are about to accuse him of lying – although there is agreement that he was on the raid.
A SEAL source told MailOnline: ‘The real shooter would never discuss it publicly.
‘Members of SEAL Team Six haven’t discussed it publicly so there’s a reasonable chance he’s not being truthful.
‘There is no way O’Neill could really prove it was he who took the fatal shot on Osama bin Laden unless his comrades all attested to it.
‘But again, the code of secrecy with these special operators would preclude that.’
A second source told MailOnline that other SEALs were expected to speak out anonymously against O’Neill.