- From: Herald Sun
- March 07, 2012 2:41PM
In a Stratfor email reportedly released by Anonymous and WikiLeaks, Osama bin Laden is rumoured to have been flown to the US for cremation at a secret site.
The al-Qaeda boss was supposed to have been buried at sea off the USS Carl Vinson after he was killed in a Navy SEAL raid on May 2, 2011.
Russia Today reports bin Laden's body was instead transported to Delaware on a CIA plane, then to Maryland.
The email purportedly claims that Stratfor's intelligence vice-president Fred Burton says bin Laden's body was "bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane ... onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland]".
"If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like," Burton wrote in another email referring to the Nazi Holocaust mastermind whose was caught, cremated and dumped at sea.
"But I don't know anyone who claimed he wasn't Eicjhman," Stratfor CEO George Friedman replied.
"No comparison with suddenly burying him at sea without any chance to view him, which I doubt happened."
WikiLeaks released 2.7 million emails from Stratfor, a private intelligence company described as "Shadow CIA", last week.
Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US
Published: 06 March, 2012, 13:29
The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.
Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says.
The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony.
"If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi's ashes," Burton commented in another email. Eichman was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust by Nazi Germany. He was captured by Mossad agents in Argentina and, tried in Israel, found guilty and executed in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea over the Mediterranean.
"Eichmann was seen alive for many months on trial before being sentenced to death and executed. No one wanted a monument to him so they cremated him. But i dont know anyone who claimed he wasnt eicjhman [sic]. No comparison with suddenly burying him at sea without any chance to view him which i doubt happened [sic]," Stratfor CEO George Friedman replied.
"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 says in another message.
In another missive Burton says Osama’s body “is a crime scene and I don’t see the FBI nor DOJ letting that happen.”
WikiLeaks began publishing Stratfor emails in late February. The archive was obtained by the hacker group Anonymous, which successfully attacked one of the firm’s servers. More than 5 million emails were apparently stolen.
Stratfor is a US-based intelligence firm called the “shadow CIA” by some media. Among its clients are several US agencies and many big companies. The company relies on paid tips from informants placed in high circles of business, government and security all around the world.