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Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden marks 10 years: ‘There will never be closure’ for 9/11 victims

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Saturday, May 1, marked a monumental anniversary when a brave team of 23 Navy SEALs did something remarkable that changed the world.

The team stormed the house of Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, killed bin Laden and ended his reign of terror. Bin Laden was the mastermind behind the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon that killed 2,977 and injured thousands more.

Rob O’Neill, a former member of SEAL Team 6, responsible for the raid, has claimed he fired the shot that killed Bin Laden and appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Saturday to say he is “very happy” they got bin Laden.

However, O’Neill believes there will “never be closure for the people who lost so many people on 9/11.”

“But it does help with the healing process and I hear that from people all the time, everything from first responders to actually priests that were there, people who lost loved ones were on the phone when the phone was cut off because a plane slammed into the tower,” he said.

(Video: Fox News)

O’Neill recalled the events of that evening, noting he could still “smell” what it was like to go inside bin Laden’s house.

“It needed to be done, it needed Americans there to finish Usama bin Laden in his bedroom and I was just fortunate to be that guy, but I was the member of one of the most amazing teams ever assembled, it was nothing but an honor to be asked to be a part of it, and I have no regrets about anything,” he said.

To commemorate the anniversary, O’Neill tweeted multiple times yesterday, recalling the events of the day.

*Caution: Strong Language

Earlier this month, President Biden announced that all troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by Sept 11. This is not surprising given that he opposed the raid on bin Laden’s house in the first place, telling then-President Obama “don’t go.”

Watch as Biden recounts his advice to Obama:


But O’Neill thought the US presence in Afghanistan should have ended in 2004.

“I just saw a video of a woman being stoned to death in Afghanistan because she tried to get out of a forced marriage. I don’t think we’re going to install Jeffersonian diplomacy and public schools,” he said.

Bin Laden’s death was a major victory, but Al Qaeda continues to be a threat to the Western world.

On Friday, two Al Qaeda operatives told CNN, “war against the US will be continuing on all other fronts unless they are expelled from the rest of the Islamic world.”

The anniversary of bin Laden’s death serves as a sober reminder that while the US was victorious in ending his life, we must continue to be vigilant about the very real threat that the radical Al Qaeda terrorist group poses to American’s precious liberties and way of life.

Ashley Hill

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