Ex-SEAL Robert O’Neill claims he's shooter who killed Osama bin Laden


Robert O’Neill, 38, a Montana native, was near the head of the column of U.S. commandos who burst into bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout on May 2, 2011.The Navy SEAL who fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden is a highly decorated veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who agonized for months over whether to publicly reveal his role in one of the most storied commando operations in U.S. history.

In a recent interview, O’Neill confirmed to The Washington Post that he fired the fatal shot that struck bin Laden in the forehead. He also acknowledged that shots were fired by at least two other SEAL team members, including Matt Bissonnette, who famously described the raid in the book, “No Easy Day.



There are plenty of these yarns around........

Like fairy tales, Jack tales, and fantasies there are plenty of these yarns around. I own this book and many others of its ilk but I have never read them mainly because I read to better myself and better inform myself. Shakespeare said:

I'll have grounds
More relative than this— the play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King

Hamlet Act 2, scene 2

This iterative function of a play within a play in Hamlet is the benchmark for what literature is supposed to be. Literature is meant to elucidate, challenge and inform. If you want to see a complete short circuit of this process you only need to watch as Michelle Obama, in a thinly veiled bit of Tartuffery, abrogates the power of literature by awarding an Oscar to a play, not written by the playwright as in Shakespeare's play, but buy the King. I strongly think that O'Neil s book falls into the category of fiction and propaganda. While it may seem cretinous to make this determination without having read it, consider Bacon's admonition: "some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.” What Bacon doesn't say is that there is only so much time in the day and that, while you can't judge a book by its cover, you can judge a book by the milieu from which it is engendered. Had I known that before I could have spared myself from reading many clinkers.

The Legend Continues

And as any good story teller knows, timing is everything.

I think Alex Jones makes a good point that the timing of this "exclusive" is coming right after the mid term election. Obama lost, but remember he's the one who got Osama.

Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Story Is FUBAR, Special Ops Sources Say

"Sources who know and worked with O’Neill, who was first identified by the special operations blog SOFREP, said his version of events showed cracks almost from the night of the raid itself. One former special operations official said that O’Neill didn’t identify himself as the main shooter in the “hot wash” debriefing that operators conducted immediately after the raid at an air base in Afghanistan. But upon his return stateside, O’Neill identified himself as the trigger-man to members of the public while drinking in some favorite SEAL bars in Virginia Beach, VA. (This account was independently verified by a second source.) O’Neill’s behavior prompted his superiors to counsel him that the operation was classified, the former official said".