Former Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden debunks QAnon conspiracy that terror leader still lives

by Peter Heck · Oct 15th, 2020 9:34 am

Last Updated Oct 16th, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Robert O'Neill, the Trump-supporting former Navy SEAL who is said to have fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, took issue with the sudden amplification of conspiracy theories that bin Laden is still alive.

The theory, promoted by Twitter accounts linked to the QAnon conspiracy group, alleges that it was bin Laden's "body double" that SEALs killed that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and that once DNA confirmed it was not him, the assault team and intelligence operatives disposed of the body and concocted the story that they buried the terrorist leader at sea.

O'Neill's tweets drew the attention of CNN's Chris Cuomo, who later provided the former SEAL an opportunity to debunk the conspiracy theory.

The QAnon-linked account that published the original conspiracy that bin Laden is still alive was later suspended.


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