ST LOUIS (LALATE) – “Todd Jones” is not dead. A “Navy Seal Who Killed Bin Laden” story today is fabricated, military officials tell news. The erroneous death report, surfacing online, claims that Todd Jones was the SEAL Team Six Member who killed Osama Bin Laden. But the military confirms to news that there is no individual by the name “Tom Jones” in the Navy Seals and hence a part of the Team Six “Geronimo” raid on Bin Laden in May 2011. Not only is the death story fabricated, but it’s surfacing online at the same time that a real member of SEAL Team Six is announcing his book about the Geronimo hit.
Celebrity fake death reports take many different form. Initially, such erroneous reports struck only rappers and Disney pre-teen stars. But since the days of Nick Jonas and Lil Wayne fake death reports, fans now witness erroneous RIP stories striking WWE stars (John Cena, the Undertaker), film actors (Adam Sandler), and even pop singers and DJs (Usher, David Guetta).
But today marks perhaps the first time that a person of historical significance has been struck by a fabricated death story. The tale, even stranger, is surfacing just as a real member of Navy Seal Team Six is coming forward with a new book.
Moments ago, the book “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden” was announced to news. The detailed account of the May 2, 2011 raid on Bin Laden is written by a real member of Navy Team 6. But that author will pen the book under a pseudonym of “Mark Owens”. Additionally, other members of the team will have their names changed.
Not only is there no real “Mark Owens” in the Seals, but there is also no “Tom Jones” in the organization. An “official from Navy Personnel Command told Navy Times that there is no SEAL named Todd Jones in their database.”
Much of the Bin Laden raid remains in question to this day. Despite legal fights, Bin Laden death photos were not released to the public. Pictures of others in his residence shot dead were published along with images of the interior.
But we do know that a Belgian Malinois is presumed to have initialed the entire operation which lasted forty minutes, and used twenty-two personnel. The first move was to blackout power in the community, an occurrence verified by local news but yet unexplained by U.S. insiders. Then SEAL Team Six by helicopter flew into the Islamabad residential area by helicopter avoiding radar.
The Belgian Malinois was on board one of the two MH-60 helicopters from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Initial news reports claim that the SEALs dropped by rope to Bin Laden’s roof.
After the raid, the U.S. confirmed it seized five cell phones from Bin Laden’s compound, five computers, one hundred thumb drives, and ten hard drives. Critics and supporters spoke out about the President’s decision to not release death photos of Bin Laden. Senator Lindsey Graham said “I respectfully disagree with President Obama’s decision not to release the photos. It’s a mistake.”
News reports claimed that the Belgian Malinois probably operated as a bomb-sniffer, testing door handles. Once the path was clear, SEALs Team Six was able to enter. Thereafter, the Belgian Malinois aided Team Six in case Osama disappeared into a trap hole like Saddam Hussein.