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Navy Seal Who Shot Osama Bin Laden Relives Moment In Viral TikTok Video

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Navy Seal Who Shot Osama Bin Laden Relives Moment In Viral TikTok Video

Robert O'Neill has relived the moment he shot Osama Bin Laden in a viral TikTok video:


The former Navy Seal was discussing the historic moment on The Brilliantly Dumb Show, and the above clip has been viewed more than 5.4 million times.

In it, O'Neill recalls: "It hit me after I shot him. Bin Laden was pushing his wife towards me and I was three feet away from him. And I am looking in his eyes and thinking, that's his nose, that's him, he is not surrendering, he is a threat. I've got to kill him.

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"I shot him over his wife Amal twice and then once again, and I pulled her towards me because you can sort of tell when there is a threat.

"And she wasn't a threat, so I pulled her and as I'm moving her I can hear him taking his last breath, smoke out of his head where I just shot him.

"His two-year-old son is standing there, and I remember looking at this kid as a father and thinking, 'this poor kids got nothing to do with this'."

Bin Laden was the subject of a 10-year manhunt. Credit: PA
Bin Laden was the subject of a 10-year manhunt. Credit: PA
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He continued: "So I picked him up, I put her (Amal) on the bed and her son on top of her, and I turn around and other Navy Seals are coming, I am the only guy in the room other than Bin Laden. And I see Navy Seals doing what I call, Navy Seal sh*t."

Also speaking on the show, Robert's dad Tom opened up about his trepidation as President Obama shared the news that the leader of the Islamist extremist group al-Qaeda had been killed.

Tom said: "My neighbours could hear me screaming at the television set, 'cause I haven't heard (if Robert had survived). It was horrible."

President Obama walks through the Cross Hall of the White House after sharing the news on 2 May 2011. Credit: PA
President Obama walks through the Cross Hall of the White House after sharing the news on 2 May 2011. Credit: PA
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Robert's version of events is contested by other Navy Seals.

Matt Bissonnette, another member of the raid team, published a book entitled 'No Easy Day' in which he said that he, Robert and 'the point man' found Bin Laden down and bleeding from the head after the latter fired shots from the stairway.

He said that he and Robert then fired shots into his dying body.

Other Seals condemned both for sharing their stories, claiming they breached a code of quiet professionalism in pursuit of publicity.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Robert O'Neill

Topics: Viral, Interesting, TikTok

Jake Massey
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