Osama bin Laden, the fallen Al Qaeda leader whom the world believes is dead, since pictures of his dead body had been all over the news a few years back, is still very much alive. This was according to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Snowden made this shocking revelation during an interview with the Moscow Tribune in Russia. The NSA whistleblower, who has since become a fugitive, said that he holds classified information that proves the feared Al Qaeda terrorist is still alive and actually living the life in the Bahamas.
He revealed during the interview that bin Laden is still “under the CIA’s payroll” and confidently said that he has the evidence to prove it.
“He is still receiving more than $100,000 a month, which are being transferred through some front businesses and organizations, directly to his Nassau bank account. I am not certain where he is now, but in 2013, he was living quietly in his villa with five of his wives and many children,” Snowden said.
Bin Laden was reportedly killed by the United States Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011. However, Snowden disproves the story saying that the CIA staged the terrorist leader’s death and transported him to an undisclosed location. He also gave an explanation why the CIA will not and can not kill bin Laden.
Snowden said that bin Laden was one of the CIA’s most effective operatives. If they kill him, it will send a wrong message to the other operatives if they kill him. He added further that the CIA collaborated with the Pakistani Secret services to do the job. Since everybody believes bin Laden is dead then no one is looking for him. The whistleblower also reasoned out that minus the beard and the military jacket, bin Laden can very well blend in with the world and go unnoticed.
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