OSAMA BIN LADEN: MAN WHO KILLED FORMER AL-QAEDA LEADER ARRESTED
Robert J O’Neill, 47, who has taken credit for firing the shots that killed the former Al-Qaeda leader in a 2010 raid, was detained on Wednesday in Frisco, where he had been recording a podcast at a cigar lounge.
Details of the incident have not been disclosed but records show he was booked into jail in Collin County and released on $3,500 bond.Police said he faced a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury and a Class C misdemeanor charge of public intoxication, the Dallas Morning News said.
The case is not O’Neill’s first run-in with the law since he rose to fame for his role in Operation Neptune Spear to kill Bin Laden. In 2016, he was arrested in Montana for drink driving but prosecutors later dropped the charges.
In May, O’Neill expressed outrage at the U.S. Navy using a drag queen for a discarded recruitment programme.
O’Neill, who served for eight years as a member of SEAL Team Six, said on Twitter he ‘can’t believe [he] fought for this bulls**t.’‘Alright. The U.S. Navy is now using an enlisted sailor Drag Queen as a recruiter,’ he wrote.
‘I’m done. China is going to destroy us.’O’Neill was referencing Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, whose stage name is Harpy Daniels, who announced on TikTok in November that she would be the Navy’s first ‘digital ambassador.’
Kelley was tasked with highlighting her journey from performing on board beginning in 2018 and growing to become an ‘advocate’ for those who ‘were oppressed for years in the service.’
A Navy spokesman later said the digital ambassador program was a pilot that ended in March 2023.The programme Kelley was part of ran from October 2022 to March 2023 and was designed to ‘explore the digital environment to reach a wide range of potential candidates’ for military recruitment.