‘Hey scumbag, tell bin Laden I said what’s up,’ O’Neill tweeted Sunday.
Source: Daily Mail
After President Trump announced Sunday morning that al-Baghdadi ‘died like a dog’ as the result of an overnight U.S. Special Ops forces raid on his hideout in northwest Syria, Robert J. O’Neill took to Twitter to bid adieu to the ISIS leader. ‘Hey scumbag, tell bin Laden I said what’s up,’ O’Neill tweeted Sunday.
O’Neill, 43, is the former US Navy SEAL who fired the fatal shots that killed bin Laden during SEAL Team 6’s May 2011 operation in Pakistan that left the Al-Qaeda leader dead.
O’Neill also tweeted congratulations to the members of the US Special Forces team that was involved with the al-Baghdadi operation.
‘We’ve once again proven that it doesn’t matter where you hide… we will find you. Great job guys,’ O’Neill tweeted.
As details about the operation became public throughout the day, Trump told reporters Sunday that he didn’t tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the raid prior to it occurring overnight in Syria.
Trump said that he ‘wanted to make sure this kept secret. I didn’t want to have men lost, and women. I don’t want to have people lost.’
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, meanwhile, told ABC This Week that neither he nor the Gang of Eight – a bi-partisan group of eight US Senators on the intelligence committee – were informed about the raid.