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Recently, Fox News took an exclusive interview of Robert O’Neill, former Navy SEAL who claimed he shot Osama Bin Laden. He explained how he looked into the Al Qaeda leader eyes before he killed him.
Former Navy SEAL who has come forward openly to discuss the May 2011 raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, stated he was most likely the last person bin Laden saw.
“He was standing 2 feet in front of me, hand on his wife, the face I have seen 1000’s times. I thought, ‘We got him, we just ended the war.'” O’Neill stated.
“Osama Bin Laden looked into my eyes before I shot him dead,” O’Neill said. I was the very first person in the SEAL team to go in bin Laden’s bedroom on the raid’s night. Bin Laden apparently attempted to defend himself with his youngest wife before he was shot.
About ten years-long manhunt for the man who planned the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C has ended. But I am still trying to puzzle out whether it was the best thing I ever did or the worst one,” O’Neill added.
Though, O’Neill is bearing some long term consequences after the raid, which he told to Esquire (that didn’t name him) last year. He got separated from his wife and now struggling to pay bills.
In addition, some disputes regarding who actually fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden were roaming around. “O’Neill did not fire the fatal shot,” claimed by an anonymous source who was close to another member of the SEAL team that carried out the raid.
“Two leaders of US Naval Special Warfare Command sent a letter to their team members on 31st Oct, two days after the Fox interview was announced, in which they attacked any SEAL who would abuse their “ethos” and talk about a mission in public, SOFREP, a website that covers national security and US special operations forces,” revealed.