Seymour Hersh Dismantles US Narrative of bin Laden’s Death

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We all know the official version of Osama bin Laden — shot to death by US special forces after being hunted down to a hideout near the military town of Abbottabad in Pakistan. A new account of what really happened to Osama bin Laden is being denounced by the White House for "too many inaccuracies and baseless assertions." But the author is legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, and it's attracting a lot of attention. In the London Review of Books, Hersh claims bin Laden was not hiding at all — but held captive by the Pakistanis until they sold his location for money.

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