The U.S. government did not immediately release any photographs or other visual evidence to confirm the death.
A senior U.S. intelligence official said bin Laden was “visually identified” at the compound by U.S. Special Operations Forces and by one of his wives.
On Monday morning, U.S. officials completed tests that showed a “virtually 100 percent match of the body” with DNA collected from other bin Laden family members.
US officials declined to say whether an autopsy was conducted.
Analysts predicted that al-Qaeda itself would soon confirm bin Laden’s death, as the network customarily has within short order after other top leaders have been killed. They said it was likely that bin Laden had pre-recorded a video or audio message that would now be released.
Source: The Washington Post
When Saddam Hussein was captured, the Pentagon quickly published photos confirming his arrest.
Why is there no picture of the dead body of Osama Bin Laden?
Let us say that Washington became aware that Bin Laden is already dead of kidney failure.
If so, the al-Quada would never admit that their icon leader has died. And the US could never provide evidence, that they had been able to kill the man they have spent 2 trillion US dollar to silence.
To kill an already dead man, and dump a corpse in the sea, would be a unique publicity stunt for the White House. Who would ever be able to prove them wrong?
Only if Osama Bin Laden appear on TV, and prove that He is still alive…
I guess if Washington has hundred per cent secure evidence that Osama has died of kidley failure, the risk of him appearing on TV alive is zero. And who will now believe al-quada, if they claim Osama Bin Laden died long ago?
Will we ever come to know the truth?
Written by Ivar