Getting Interesting: Famed Navy SEAL pushes back after Trump amplifies baseless bin Laden conspiracy theory

Retired Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, who says he shot and killed Osama bin Laden, poses for a portrait | AP Photo

The former Navy SEAL known for his role in the operation that killed Osama bin Laden is pushing back after President Donald Trump amplified conspiracy theories that the terrorist leader’s death was a hoax.

Robert O’Neill, who says he killed bin Laden in the 2011 raid, has rebuffed Trump and others in several tweets for promoting the conspiracy theory that bin Laden’s body double was instead killed.

“Very brave men said [goodbye] to their kids to go kill Osama bin Laden. We were given the order by President Obama. It was not a body double,” O’Neill tweeted on Tuesday. “Thank you Mr. President. Happy birthday @USNavy.”

The response from the former Navy SEAL came after the president on Tuesday retweeted a QAnon-linked account that promoted a baseless conspiracy theory alleging that bin Laden is still alive and his body double was instead killed. The account has since been suspended. Trump retweeted another video on Wednesday promoting conspiracy theories about bin Laden’s death.

A White House spokesperson did not immediately comment.


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7 Responses to Getting Interesting: Famed Navy SEAL pushes back after Trump amplifies baseless bin Laden conspiracy theory

  1. Brewer55 says:

    I remember when he came out as the Seal that killed Bin Laden, there was a lot of discussion in the Seal community that this is never done — these missions are super secret and even when they weren’t, the elite operatives had never in the past opened up, publicly, about their exploits. Now, is he really in the know on the dude being a double, or not?

    I don’t get excited by anything any longer. Too much disinformation that is out there and, the rule of law thingy…

    • Wes Rhinier says:

      I’ll get excited when people are actually held accountable for their crimes. Which appears to be never. You also know where I stand on the whole “Rule of Law”
      Things seem to be ramping up and may go Kinetic soon

  2. Gryphon says:

    So, this Guy is Alive? Didn’t you just post stuff alleging that “Seal Team 6” was Murdered to shut them up?

    C’mon, Man, They. All. Lie. All. The. Time.

  3. Rabbi Will says:

    You can’t take the word of a government assassin. Stop worshipping the war machine.

  4. Maggie says:

    Published December 26, 2001. Down is up 😉 Report: Bin Laden Already Dead

  5. GenEarly says:

    Navy Seal Admiral McRaven is a big democRat supporter of Hilarity Clintoon and presumably
    I couldn’t support a democRat for dog catcher, yet these 4-stars support these despicable marxist democRats??? Supported the CIA”s ISIS ??? Didn’t care about Benghazi???

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