The Navy Seal commando who killed Osama Bin Laden revealed his name as Robert O’Niell. On Thursday, he said that he is the one who fired the shot that hit Osama in his forehead in May 2011 raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
O’Neill, who retired in 2012, had previously told his story in Esquire Magazine anonymously.
Mr O’Neill said “I and another member of the team whose identity remains secret climbed to the third floor of the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and saw Bin Laden poke his head outside the door to one of the rooms.”
Mr. O’Neill further told that a commando near him also tried to shoot Bin Laden but missed a bit. Then Mr. Neill went in the room and shot Al-Qaeda leader on his head.
“At Naval Special Warfare’s core is the SEAL ethos,” According to the letter, which was obtained by Navy Times. “A critical tenant of our ethos is ‘I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions.’ Our ethos is a life-long commitment and obligation, both in and out of the service. Violators of our ethos are neither teammates in good standing nor teammates who represent Naval Special Warfare.”
Tom O’Neill, Robert’s father, told in a Mail Online, “People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I’ll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.”
However, in the book ‘No Easy Day’, Mr. Bissonnette claims, it was point man who killed Osama, while contradicting the statement of Robert O’Neill.
“Two different people are telling two different stories for two different reasons,” Mr. Bissonnette told TeCake but didn’t directly fought with O’Neill.