Conspiracy Theorists Question White House Account of Osama bin Laden's Death
The news of Osama bin Laden's death has been accompanied by skepticism from conspiracy theorists. Some claim bin Laden has been dead for years, others say he isn't even dead! INSIDE EDITION has more.
The entire nation is rejoicing the death of Osama bin Laden, but not guys like radio host Alex Jones.
Jones tells INSIDE EDITION, "This is a giant political stunt."
Jones, well known as Charlie Sheen's buddy, claims the raid on bin Laden's compound was all an elaborate hoax.
"I don't believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, or that Osama bin Laden was killed in the middle of a big Pakistani city. The best thing they could have done was say they threw his body in the ocean...nobody's buying that," he tells INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent.
Crazy conspiracy theories have been springing up all over the internet since President Obama announced that bin Laden was killed in the midnight raid. Some are even making the ludicrous claim that the terrorist has actually been dead for years.
"This is well known in Washington circles, that he died of kidney failure in 2001, months before 9-11," says Jones.
"The majority of people listening to this are going to say you sound wacky," said INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent.
Jones even laughed when Trent asked him about the brave heroes of Navy SEAL Team 6 who took down bin Laden
"The Navy SEALs went in and carried out this mission…I don't know why you're laughing when I talk about the Navy SEALs. Do you not denigrate not only what they did but the dangerous mission in itself?" Trent asked.
"You notice they said SEAL Team 6, it's the super secret group so it's perfect because the SEALs don't even know who Team 6 is," responded Jones.
INSIDE EDITION's Deborah Norville spoke to CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan.
"The conspiracy theorists seem to be working in overdrive right now," said Norville.
"Yeah, [but] who cares about them, right? I mean they're conspiracy theorists, half of them are sitting in their basements at the computer every day and they're probably not that stable anyway," said Logan.
And it's not just here in the United States. Overseas supporters of bin Laden rallied and argue he is still alive.
"I think there may be deep regret in the end that they dumped the body because there are already a ton of conspiracy theories in the Muslim world, there are tons of doubters, the Taliban is saying there's no proof of his death," said Fox News's Sean Hannity.
After several days of deliberation, the news broke that President Obama decided not to release the death photos.
The President tells 60 Minutes, "Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway."
"What are they advantages and disadvantages of releasing any photographs of the dead Osama bin Laden?" Norville asked Logan.
"The advantage is proof, the disadvantage is that it looks kind of tacky, there you are showing gruesome photos of a dead body, I mean who does that," explained Logan.
Meanwhile, all the conspiracy theories are sure to rage on.
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