Bin Laden's killer now a jobless civilian

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Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden broke his silence recounting the night he shot the Al Qaida leader three times and the financial anxiety he now faces as an unemployed civilian.

 

The commando kept his identity secret in the Esquire magazine interview, but revealed his role in the daring May 2011 raid for the first time, as well as the worries he has for his family’s security.

 

“He looked confused. And way taller than I was expecting,” Seal said of Bin Laden.

 

When the commandos came upon Bin Laden in the dark on the third floor of his hideout in the town of Abbottabad in Pakistan, the Al Qaida mastermind had his hands on his youngest wife’s shoulders, “pushing her ahead” and there was an AK-47 assault rifle nearby.

 

Soldiers and spies, whether retired or not, are required to submit manuscripts to the Pentagon for review to ensure no sensitive information is published. But the Esquire piece was not submitted to the department for vetting beforehand, a US defence official said.

 

The Defence Department is now looking at the article to check if any classified material was divulged, the official said on condition of anonymity. (AFP)

 

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  • ananda Saturday, 08 November 2014 01:17 AM

    the con masters at work, why wont the Fox Channel publish Jessy Ventura version,

    sri ram Sunday, 09 November 2014 05:52 AM

    Haa Coz america is run by muslim president and same going to happen in our lanka soon....End of non muslim world soon in 200 years coz of stupid non muslims like us.

    ananda Monday, 10 November 2014 06:31 AM

    If you only know who runs the Pentagon

    Public Sunday, 09 November 2014 07:29 AM

    The SEAL had killed brutally the most wanted person by the US, but unarmed at the moment his hideout was raided, and Still talking about human rights of Sri Lanka! More news to come in the future.

    Patriot Friday, 07 November 2014 05:39 PM

    That happens... In sri lankan version, even lost the civil right to vote for elections.

    Patriot Friday, 07 November 2014 05:39 PM

    That happens... In sri lankan version, even lost the civil right to vote for elections.

    SL Saturday, 08 November 2014 05:26 AM

    Killers can be ambassadors here.

    dinesh Friday, 07 November 2014 06:47 PM

    Seal is lucky to have his name in service records though.

    Cobra Saturday, 08 November 2014 07:00 AM

    Well, he has but one option- join the IS!!!

    Waco Saturday, 08 November 2014 07:07 AM

    You are better off.In Sri Lanka no Pension and no civil bright to vote.

    Shaul Saturday, 08 November 2014 07:23 AM

    His fellow navy seals are mad at him for breaking the code of silence. Pentagon says it was not him who fired the fatal shot and it was the unnamed point man.

    kamal Saturday, 08 November 2014 08:25 AM

    Did he really kill him?

    ruchira Saturday, 08 November 2014 07:42 PM

    yes for sure, trust the Chinese government.

    would like to remain anonymous Saturday, 08 November 2014 10:39 AM

    Well this man has confessed to murder. Not only plain murder, but murder of a man (no matter how bad) in front of his wife and children. This was an extra judiciary assassination and the assassin should be dealt with according to the law of the land.

    nimal Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:25 PM

    He will be hunted and downed by his fellow navy seals

    antonsunil77 Friday, 07 November 2014 10:55 PM

    Never trust the USA government

    KHAN Saturday, 08 November 2014 10:32 PM

    He never killed bin laden he killed his brother the whole story was cooked up

    Sim Saturday, 08 November 2014 10:37 PM

    How about the people who gave the order? USA invaded Middle East countries and there is bloodshed and they are not taken to ICC.

    TONY Friday, 07 November 2014 11:29 PM

    A KILLER OF ANY HUMAN WILL NOT HAVE PEACE OF MIND TILL HIS DEATH

    Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Sunday, 09 November 2014 12:53 AM

    "I killed Osama but I did not kill the Al-Qaeda" (change of words from the song "I killed the Sheriff but I did not kill the deputy")

    Karun Perera Sunday, 09 November 2014 02:29 AM

    Now he is not "jobless civilian". At the moment he is a motivational speaker,

    sam Saturday, 08 November 2014 11:57 AM

    NO need to work anymore..He can earn millions by selling this news to media and publication companies.


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