May 2, 2011
According to the Associated Press, Osama bin Laden’s body was buried at sea after the raid in Pakistan:
After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours, the official said. Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said. So the U.S. decided to bury him at sea.
This means there will be no independent verification that Osama was actually killed.
The only evidence at this stage is an obviously doctored photo.
If true, there will be no DNA check to verify if the body was indeed that of Osama bin Laden. Once again, we will be forced to either accept the government’s version of events or be denounced as conspiracy theorists.