Adding fuel to speculations that Al-Qaeda Chief Osama Bin Laden's body has not been buried at sea (as claimed by the Obama administration), there are now leaked secret emails released by Wikileaks that suggest that the world's most wanted terrorist's body was shifted to the military mortuary in Dover.
Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy seals in a Special Forces Operation on May 2 at his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. Post his death, no pictures were released of the terrorist's dead body.
It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool. That's not who we are. We don't trot out this stuff as trophies, President Barack Obama told CBS News, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.
When Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was caught and put to death, his pictures and videos were all over the Internet.
There have been many questions and suspicions surrounding Bin Laden's death, including claims that he was never killed. The CIA, however, said that his body was buried at sea and given proper Islamic last rites within 24 hours of his death.
The email communications say that the al-Qaeda leader's body was allegedly sent first to Dover, and then on to Maryland for examination.
The email, allegedly, was sent by Fred Burton, vice president of the American private intelligence firm Stratfor, to a colleague at 5:51 a.m. on May 2, 2011 (the day bin Laden was killed). It read: Body bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane. Than [sic] onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda.
There was also another e-mail by Burton, where he allegedly wrote: Reportedly, we took the body with us. Thank goodness, reports the British newspaper The Telegraph. Another cryptic mail sent by Burton later on that day at 3:10 p.m. said: Down and dirty done, He already sleeps with the fish... Burton wrote, according to the Telegraph.
The Atlantic Wire calls the Wikileaks scoop awfully thin, and says, there are so many dubious aspects of this story it's hard to know where to begin.
Anonymous group hacked around five million messages from Burton's intelligence firm, Stratfor's servers and put on the Internet for all to see, reports the Telegraph.
Wikileaks is a whistleblower Web site that publishes leaked private and classified documents.