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Jeremy Scahill on the 'Quiet Professionals' Who Killed bin Laden

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Appearing on "Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," Jeremy Scahill discussed the team of soldiers who carried out the killing of Osama bin Laden. Asked if we will ever know who exactly fired the shots that killed bin Laden, Scahill answers, "We likely won't as long as their active duty." He says the team tasked with taking out bin Laden are what is known as "quiet professionals" and most who come in contact with them never become aware of what they are doing. Scahill also notes the JSOC "hit" in Somalia gave President Barack Obama great confidence in the ability of this team to conduct targeted killings.

—Kevin Gosztola

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