US diver to hunt for Bin Laden’s body in the ocean
Bill Warren does not believe Obama and wants to recover corpse to prove Bin Laden really is dead
A "patriotic" American explorer, unsatisfied by his government's explanation of the death of Osama bin Laden, is to embark on a mission to recover his body from the Arabian Sea and prove to the world that the al-Qaeda leader really was killed by US forces in May.
Salvage diver Bill Warren says he does not trust the Obama administration and it appears that even al-Qaeda's admission that Bin Laden is dead is not enough for him.
So in order to satisfy himself that the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks really was killed by US forces, he has decided to find his body, which was supposedly buried at sea after the raid at his compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan.
The only information Warren has to go on is that Bin Laden was pushed off the side of the USS Carl Vinson, somewhere off the coast of Pakistan within hours of his death on May 2, but that has not deterred him.
"We intend to locate/recover his body and photograph and video tape him, then do a DNA test on the ship," he announced, and said he wanted to provide proof to the world that he is really dead. He did not explain how he would obtain a DNA sample to match to the corpse, or how he would visually identify Bin Laden after months in the water.
Neither did he address in detail the even more fundamental issue of how he would find the body in the north Arabian Sea, which has a maximum depth of over 4km and is bounded by India, Pakistan, the Persian Gulf and Oman.
However, he told the New York Post: "I'm doing it because I am a patriotic American who wants to know the truth... The Obama administration should have released the photo, like we did with Billy the Kid, or Dillinger, or even Saddam Hussein."
He added: "I have a Russian girlfriend, and she tells me that over there, in intelligence circles, they don't believe Bin Laden's really dead."
Warren's two-week expedition will cost $400,000 and he intends to use a remote-operated submarine in the search. He will also take a film crew along to document the hunt. ·
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