Salvage Diver Plans To Recover Bin Laden’s Body From Sea

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After the disposal of Osama Bin Laden’s body at sea many were skeptical, including Bill Warren. While everyone else was talking up their conspiracy theories Warren decided there was only one way to know the  truth, go down there and get him. Via TIME:

Talk is cheap. That’s why Bill Warren won’t elaborate on his conspiracy theory regarding bin Laden’s death. Instead, he’s taking action. The Fallbrook, Calif. salvage diver is planning a mission to retrieve bin Laden’s body from the bottom of the Arabian Sea.

Having been in the business of salvage diving for more than 30 years, Warren is aware of the dangers and difficulties of rescue missions. The body, he says, “will look like a cigar at the bottom of the ocean.” It’s a mission that will require some heavy – and costly – technology. So is the proof worth the purchase?

To Warren, that’s affirmative. Casting aside all money concerns, the 59-year-old Warren is seeking to confirm bin Laden’s death and sea burial. “I want to prove to myself and probably 50% of the world that he was killed,” he says. Indeed, Warren has found a network of other skeptics: he’s rounded up donors from across the U.S. and as far away as London to help fund the mission, which could cost up to $400,000.

[Continues at TIME]

34 Comments on "Salvage Diver Plans To Recover Bin Laden’s Body From Sea"

  1. Rex Vestri | Jun 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm |

    That’s an awfully big punch bowl to be lookin for that turd in!

  2. Rex Vestri | Jun 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm |

    That’s an awfully big punch bowl to be lookin for a turd in!

  3. LOL Good luck, dummy. I hope his sonar equipment has an Islamist radical sensor on it.

  4. LOL Good luck, dummy. I hope his sonar equipment has an Islamist radical sensor on it.

  5. Anonymous | Jun 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm |

    Goood luck in finding that needle in a haystack . . .Even under the unreasonably hopeful assumption that the body hasn’t been effectively dissolved by being submerged in water at a depth that would place thousands of pounds per square inch upon it, or that it isn’t now floating about in the form of 13,215 individual bite-sized pieces of shark shit, you’re still looking for a single human-sized object withing literally billions of square feet of ocean.

    Or perhaps Mr. Warren is more practical, and sees an entrepreneurial opportunity in merely claiming to have found something which many people do not even believe existed in the first place?

  6. Liam_McGonagle | Jun 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm |

    Goood luck in finding that needle in a haystack . . .Even under the unreasonably hopeful assumption that the body hasn’t been effectively dissolved by being submerged in water at a depth that would place thousands of pounds per square inch upon it, or that it isn’t now floating about in the form of 13,215 individual bite-sized pieces of shark shit, you’re still looking for a single human-sized object withing literally billions of square feet of ocean.

    Or perhaps Mr. Warren is more practical, and sees an entrepreneurial opportunity in merely claiming to have found something which many people do not even believe existed in the first place?

    • Hadrian999 | Jun 23, 2011 at 5:01 am |

      i’m guessing the search will not consume much of the money he takes in from teaparty donors

  7. Mr. Coffee | Jun 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm |

    ITS WELL KNOW THAT THE BODIES OF VAMPIRES SELF CREMATE AFTER DEATH ONLY THE MISINFORMED THINK OTHERWISE

  8. Mr. Coffee | Jun 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm |

    ITS WELL KNOW THAT THE BODIES OF VAMPIRES SELF CREMATE AFTER DEATH ONLY THE MISINFORMED THINK OTHERWISE

  9. Everyone knows what happened after Megatron was brought back up from the ocean. Or something. I forgot, those movies were terrible.

  10. Everyone knows what happened after Megatron was brought back up from the ocean. Or something. I forgot, those movies were terrible.

  11. bin trolling | Jun 23, 2011 at 1:07 am |

    I guess there is not that much sunken treasure anymore.

  12. bin trolling | Jun 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm |

    I guess there is not that much sunken treasure anymore.

  13. This is dumb, if he finds something great! (though the hardcore will still deny it) But even if he DOESN’T find anything it doesn’t mean it’s not there, so it wouldn’t lend much support to conspiracists (though it may satisfy his own curiosity).

  14. This is dumb, if he finds something great! (though the hardcore will still deny it) But even if he DOESN’T find anything it doesn’t mean it’s not there, so it wouldn’t lend much support to conspiracists (though it may satisfy his own curiosity).

  15. what a moron.. there is no osama body in the sea.  

  16. what a moron.. there is no osama body in the sea.  

  17. Anonymous | Jun 23, 2011 at 1:53 am |

    I think the tile should read: 

    “Savage Driver Plans To Recover Bin Laden’s Body From Under Car Seat”

  18. GoodDoktorBad | Jun 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm |

    I think the title should read: 

    “Savage Driver Plans To Recover Bin Laden’s Body From Under Car Seat”

    • GoodDoktorBad | Jun 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm |

      …or “Savage Driver Plans To Recover Car Seat With Bin Laden’s Body”

  19. Yeahhhh…uh…good luck with that. I suppose a miracle could happen and he could find the body that was dumped…about 12 hrs before catching an unexplained hail of gunfire to the back of the skull from no such agency.

  20. Yeahhhh…uh…good luck with that. I suppose a miracle could happen and he could find the body that was dumped…about 12 hrs before catching an unexplained hail of gunfire to the back of the skull from no such agency.

  21. Anonymous | Jun 23, 2011 at 3:32 am |

    …or “Savage Driver Plans To Recover Car Seat With Bin Laden’s Body”

  22. From June 2011 Share International Magazine:

    Q. The killing of Osama bin Laden by an American special attack force in Pakistan has just been announced.  He is said to have been shot in the eye and killed (though unarmed) and the body to have been buried at sea, that is, not retrievable for inspection.  Can you say if this is the end of  Bin Laden?
    A. I do not believe that Osama bin Laden is no longer alive, but this report from the US administration does not tally with my information, which is that Osama bin Laden died peacefully, after a long struggle with illness, in 2006.  Before he died he wished to maintain his call for ‘justice’ (as he understood the term) and arranged for one of his many younger brothers to maintain the myth of his presence.

    Q.: In 2007 Benazir Bhutto said in an interview that Osama bin Laden was dead. (1) Was she right? (2) How did he die? (3) Where is his body buried? (4) If this scenario is accurate, why was his death kept secret?  (5) Supposing these are the facts how long have the Americans known of Osama bin Laden’s demise?
    A. (1) Yes. (2) He died after a long struggle with cancer and kidney disease.  (3) It was not buried but burned. (4) He wanted to maintain the myth as a rallying call for the young.  (5) They probably believed he was still alive.

    Q. Why was his body “buried at sea”?
    A. Ask the Americans.

    Q. One of the news reports showing the compound where Osama bin Laden was shot mentioned that there was no sign of a kidney dialysis machine, yet it was well-known that Bin Laden had serious kidney problems.  Does the absence of a dialysis machine not point to the possibility that Osama bin Laden had not been living at the compound?
    A. My information is that he never lived at that compound.

    Q. There is something very fishy about the reports of how Osama bin Laden died; it is reminiscent of the feel of the so-called accounts of how Saddam Hussein was ‘found’ and other ‘facts’ around his ‘trial’ and so on.  Your comments, please.
    A. Quite so.

  23. From June 2011 Share International Magazine:

    Q. The killing of Osama bin Laden by an American special attack force in Pakistan has just been announced.  He is said to have been shot in the eye and killed (though unarmed) and the body to have been buried at sea, that is, not retrievable for inspection.  Can you say if this is the end of  Bin Laden?
    A. I do not believe that Osama bin Laden is no longer alive, but this report from the US administration does not tally with my information, which is that Osama bin Laden died peacefully, after a long struggle with illness, in 2006.  Before he died he wished to maintain his call for ‘justice’ (as he understood the term) and arranged for one of his many younger brothers to maintain the myth of his presence.

    Q.: In 2007 Benazir Bhutto said in an interview that Osama bin Laden was dead. (1) Was she right? (2) How did he die? (3) Where is his body buried? (4) If this scenario is accurate, why was his death kept secret?  (5) Supposing these are the facts how long have the Americans known of Osama bin Laden’s demise?
    A. (1) Yes. (2) He died after a long struggle with cancer and kidney disease.  (3) It was not buried but burned. (4) He wanted to maintain the myth as a rallying call for the young.  (5) They probably believed he was still alive.

    Q. Why was his body “buried at sea”?
    A. Ask the Americans.

    Q. One of the news reports showing the compound where Osama bin Laden was shot mentioned that there was no sign of a kidney dialysis machine, yet it was well-known that Bin Laden had serious kidney problems.  Does the absence of a dialysis machine not point to the possibility that Osama bin Laden had not been living at the compound?
    A. My information is that he never lived at that compound.

    Q. There is something very fishy about the reports of how Osama bin Laden died; it is reminiscent of the feel of the so-called accounts of how Saddam Hussein was ‘found’ and other ‘facts’ around his ‘trial’ and so on.  Your comments, please.
    A. Quite so.

    • Gotta love these nonsensical conspiracy theories. Al-Qaeda was at an advantage whether or not OBL was dead or alive, and they haven’t been denying reports of OBL being killed and they weren’t saying he wasn’t alive before that. Now they happily have a martyr to look up to. The only countermeasure America took was to bury him at sea so his grave wouldn’t be a pilgrimage site as many suicide bombers’ graves are in the west bank. Britain used to try to discourage such attacks by burying Muslims with pig carcasses, but we’re a little too PC to be doing those kinds of things.

  24. This guy is gonna show up dead a few days before his salvaging trip.

  25. This guy is gonna show up dead a few days before his salvaging trip.

  26. Hadrian999 | Jun 23, 2011 at 9:01 am |

    i’m guessing the search will not consume much of the money he takes in from teaparty donors

  27. Let the dead rest in their graves. 

  28. Let the dead rest in their graves. 

  29. Anonymous | Jun 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm |

    Gotta love these nonsensical conspiracy theories. Al-Qaeda was at an advantage whether or not OBL was dead or alive, and they haven’t been denying reports of OBL being killed and they weren’t saying he wasn’t alive before that. Now they happily have a martyr to look up to. The only countermeasure America took was to bury him at sea so his grave wouldn’t be a pilgrimage site as many suicide bombers’ graves are in the west bank. Britain used to try to discourage such attacks by burying Muslims with pig carcasses, but we’re a little too PC to be doing those kinds of things.

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