An email hacking by the Anonymous group has rumors circulating that Osama bin Laden may not have been buried at sea. Reports suggest that private U.S. intelligence had the body sent to the states for examination.
The deceased al-Qaeda chief was said to be buried in the waters of the north Arabian sea, but emails leaked by WikiLeaks beg to tell a different story. According to these emails, bin Laden's body was sent to Dover, Del., and then Maryland for examination.
The al-Qaeda leader's death happened almost a year ago, but it is an email from Fred Burton, vice president of Stratfor, an American private intelligence agency that is just now reaching Americans. On May, 2, 2011, the day that bin Laden was killed, an email from Burton at 5:51 a.m. states, Body bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane. Than [sic] onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda.
According to the Telegraph, Burton had sent an earlier email that stated, Reportedly, we took the body with us. Thank goodness. The last email from Burton on the subject of the deceased leader has people second guessing where Osama bin Laden's remains may be. At 3:10 p.m. on that same day, Burton wrote to Stratfor's chief executive, George Friedman, Down and dirty done, He already sleeps with the fish...
So where does that leave Osama bin Laden's body? After the Navy SEAL Team six raid in Pakistan that resulted in bin Laden's death, the Obama administration had stated that he was buried at sea, an Islamic tradition.
Burton's emails seem to highly doubt the administration's public announcement. We would want to photograph, DNA, fingerprint, etc. wrote Burton in his emails. His body is a crime scene and I don't see the FBI nor DOJ letting that happen.
However, Stratfor's founder and CEO, George Friedman, has released a statement on their site regarding the reported five million messages hacked by Anonymous. Friedman stated that some of the emails may be forged or altered to include inaccuracies. Some may be authentic. We will not validate either, nor will we explain the thinking that went into the. Having had our property stolen, we will not be victimized twice by submitting to questions about them.