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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A former bodyguard for Osama bin Laden is claiming the terror leader blew himself up during the U.S. special forces raid on his Abbotabad compound in Pakistan.

Nabil Naim Abdel Fattah told Gulf News that Navy SEALs did not kill the al Qaeda leader who planned the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

“U.S. special forces did not kill Osama Bin Laden. He detonated himself to avoid being captured after American forces raided his hiding place in Pakistan in 2011,” Abedel Fattah explained to Gulf News.

Abdel Fattah – the former of Egyptian Islamic Jihad — said that bin Laden “wore an explosive belt for the last 10 years of his life.”

“He insisted on never handing himself over to the Americans. The American intelligence had planned to capture him alive, but they miscalculated,” Abdel Fattah said. “He blew himself up to avoid being captured because he wanted to protect his secrets until death.”

Fattah added: “The American president lied when he claimed that Bin Laden was buried in the sea. Bin Laden’s body parts were cut into multiple pieces, which is similar to suicide attacks following the bombing, so as not to leave any clue to the U.S. forces to identify him.””

Fattah told Gulf News he was not at the compound during the raid, but he “heard what happened there from Bin Laden’s cousin.”

Bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, during the Navy SEAL Team 6 raid on his compound.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/05/29/former-bin-laden-bodyguard-claims-terror-leader-blew-himself-up-during-raid/


Sadly This story is quite plausible.

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He is just as dead, no matter what happened. He died because the President made the difficult choice to eliminate him.

This story sounds bogus and self-contradictory. If he blew himself up, why would the Seals have had to cut him into pieces?

They could never have cut him into pieces small enough to render a DNA test inconclusive, anyway.

No, NOT plausible at all. The bodyguard had the motive of making OBL seem more heroic. A suicide, rather than a victim. Bah!
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He died because the President made the difficult choice to eliminate him.

And why would it be a "difficult choice" to eliminate him?
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It looks like some myth creation is going on. An attempt to take control of bin Laden in death because they feel like they lost control.


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It was a difficult choice because had OBL not been in Abbotabad or had the operation not succeeded, guys like you and sirs would have been screaming for his impeachment.

"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana."

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Guys like sirs would have applauded the effort, if indeed the intel was solid.  Not sure how impeachment comes into this in any way.  More need to plant strawmen, I guess

It wasn't a difficult choice at all.  It was as close to a no-brainer, as a politician can get....which I realize is kind of redundant
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It was a difficult choice because had OBL not been in Abbotabad or had the operation not succeeded, guys like you and sirs would have been screaming for his impeachment.

That's right. The choice was between just bombing it, and going in. Going in like they did is not easy. All you have to do is think back on failed operations like the disaster in the Iranian desert. Imagine the press clippings if this had failed? "Obama fails, Osama still on the loose."

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If he had failed the press clippings would have been how Obama made the right decision, but somehow the execution went awry.  It was a no brainer decision
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I do not find this plausable.

Did Osama Bin Laden sleep in a bomb?

A bomb so small that it injures only himself?

Did Osama Bin Laden set off his bomb before the soldiers were even close to him?