WASHINGTON (Wed. Mar. 07) – Osama bin Laden’s body was not buried at sea, as claimed by the U.S.; rather it was taken to United States. The fact unfolded by Wikileaks by publishing the Stratfor emails.
The U.S. government has so far sustained their position saying that Osama’s body was buried at a secret location in Arabian Sea after following proper Islamic practices.
The emails quote Fred Burton, Stratfor vice president for intelligence, as saying that Bin Laden’s body, after he was targeted in May last year by U.S. Navy Seals at Abbottabad (Pakistan), wasn't buried at sea but was taken to U.S. for investigation.
Burton deems the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” says an email.
In the second email Burton wrote: "If body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like. The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi's ashes. We would want to photograph, DNA, fingerprint, etc.
"His body is a crime scene and I don't see the FBI not DOJ letting that happen."
WikiLeaks has been making public millions of emails from Stratfor - a private US think-tank which monitors intelligence information from around the world.