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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpBPVkpmoeg&feature=related

The above video claims that Osama was killed a while back, and that all the tapes released since then are fakes by the US Govt. Is there any truth to either of those claims?

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    Please avoid tags like conspiracy, conspiracy-theory, urban-legend... Thanks. :-) – Sklivvz May 8 '11 at 9:21
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    Hrm. Seems like Bush would've wanted to have brought him out to distract against the financial meltdown, if this were true. Also, the guy is referencing himself and newsmax, two sources I really don't give much credence to. – mmr May 8 '11 at 16:48
  • @mmr, another question that comes to mind after reading your comment is, if what that guy says is true, what would the political motive be for bringing it out NOW? – picakhu May 8 '11 at 17:23
  • @picakhu-- exactly. It's the worst possible timing for an attempt at electioneering (as GHWBush found out with Gulf War I). But I'm still curious to see any particular debunking rather than just a 'sniff test' rejection. – mmr May 8 '11 at 18:20
  • @mmr, it can also be argued that it was for some political reason afterall. I mean if they knew where he was hiding, and he had no idea they knew, then, they could have waited for a better timing. (i.e. closer to the political season.) (they-us govt, he-UBL) – picakhu May 10 '11 at 0:11
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Osama bin Laden has been killed on May 2nd, 2011. This fact is undisputed by any relevant party:

Osama bin Laden, then head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on Monday, May 2, 2011, shortly after 1 a.m. local time by DEVGRU/SEAL Team 6, a United States special operations military unit.

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Al-Qaeda confirmed the death on May 6 with posts made on militant websites, vowing to avenge the killing.

source

  • Is Wikipedia really a good source? – ike Dec 12 '13 at 21:07
  • @ike The fact that Al Qaeda confirms it does lend some weight. – Shadur Apr 25 '14 at 14:39
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    @Shadur So they should link to those "posts made on militant websites", rather than Wikipedia. – ike Apr 25 '14 at 14:42

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