When the United States finally captured and killed terrorist Osama Bin Laden, it was said that the Al-Qaeda leader’s body was to be buried at sea. And to that point, this what the world has come to believe happened.
But leaked emails from a United States-based government firm known as Stratfor reveal that things didn’t go according to “plan”.
One of the emails from Stratfor’s Vice President Fred Burton suggests that he thought Bin Laden’s body was “bound for Dover on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda”, while it was officially announced that the body was buried at a location yet to be disclosed.
Burton goes on to say in another email: “The US Govt needs to make body pics available like the MX’s do, with OBL’s pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck”. Burton doesn’t think any US agencies will allow that to happen, though.
WikiLeaks began bringing these emails to light when they were successfully retrieved by a hacker group just last month.