The NSA whistleblower claims to have documents proving that Bin Laden is still on the CIA’s bankroll and that he’s living a life of luxury in the Bahamas.
“I HAVE DOCUMENTS SHOWING THAT BIN LADEN IS STILL ON THE CIA’S PAYROLL,” CLAIMS EDWARD SNOWDEN. “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.”
“OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS ONE OF THE CIA’S MOST EFFICIENT OPERATIVES FOR A LONG TIME,” CLAIMS THE FAMOUS WHISTLEBLOWER. “WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE WOULD IT SEND THEIR OTHER OPERATIVES IF THEY WERE TO LET THE SEALS KILL HIM? THEY ORGANIZED HIS FAKE DEATH WITH THE COLLABORATION OF THE PAKISTANI SECRET SERVICES, AND HE SIMPLY ABANDONED HIS COVER. SINCE EVERYONE BELIEVES HE IS DEAD, NOBODY’S LOOKING FOR HIM, SO IT WAS PRETTY EASY TO DISAPPEAR. WITHOUT THE BEARD AND THE MILITARY JACKET, NOBODY RECOGNIZES HIM.”
NaijaPicks (the original source) relays that the documents proving this controversial claim are included in his book, which was published in September 2015.
Though Snowden claims he leaked the documents to help the American people, he remains a fugitive in the United States. Even though nearly 168,000 people signed a petition for him to be pardoned, the White House rejected the effort on July 28, 2015.