Conspiracy Theorists Question Bin Laden's Death

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Within hours of the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed and buried at sea, the Internet lit up with commentary, speculation, and the beginnings of conspiracy theories. The more conspiracy minded wondered: How do we know it wasn't a double? And how do we know that the real Osama is not still alive — or on the other hand, hasn't been dead for years?

The White House anticipated this hunger for proof — and made sure to collect ample forensic evidence before burying the al-Qaida leader at sea. Spencer Ackerman, senior reporter for's Danger Room blog, and Pam Belluck, of The New York Times, have been cataloging the evidence.