A new book details the death of Osama bin Laden from the perspective of a Navy Seal who had the inside track of exactly what happened.
“It became obvious in the weeks evolving after the mission that the story that was getting put out there was not only untrue, but it was a really ugly farce of what did happen,” said the author of "Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden," Chuck Pfarrer.
Pfarrer was interviewed by The Daily Caller, where he spoke about the importance of letting the real truth what happened on that night be revealed.
The original report of the story was in The New Yorker. The excerpt read:
“The Al Qaeda chief, who was wearing a tan shalwar kameez and a prayer cap on his head, froze; he was unarmed. ‘There was never any question of detaining or capturing him-it wasn’t a split-second decision. No one wanted detainees,’ the special-operations officer told me. (The Administration maintains that had bin Laden immediately surrendered he could have been taken alive.) Nine years, seven months, and twenty days after September 11th, an American was a trigger pull from ending bin Laden’s life. The first round, a 5.56-mm. bullet, struck bin Laden in the chest. As he fell backward, the SEAL fired a second round into his head, just above his left eye.”
Pfarrer outright rejected almost the entire story. He said the reports of one of the helicopters crashing before the raid are untrue. He said that it happened after bin Laden was dead.
He said in the real account, bin Laden was attempting to go down with a fight.
“He dived across the king-size bed to get at the AKSU rifle he kept by the headboard,” Pfarrer wrote in the book. "It was at that moment, a mere 90 seconds after the SEALs first set foot on the roof, that two American bullets shattered bin Laden’s chest and head, killing a man who sought violence to the very end."
He said once the story went live, it seemed more was added to the story every day rendering it out of control.
“The president made a statement, and as far as that goes, that was fine, that was the mission statement. But, soon after … politicians began leaking information from every orifice. And it was like a game of Chinese telephone. These guys didn’t know what they were talking about. Very few of them had even seen the video feed," he said in his interview.
The author is sticking to his account and has said it is "100 percent accurate." He also said he is prepared for the White House to make claims against him saying he is wrong and making it up.
He said the story the government told is "preposterous" and a "fairy tale" and cites the Navy Seals themselves as his true source.