So there are tons of conspiracy theories doing the rounds in world media fed by the usual journalistic goal of producing newsworthy news, even if it means being economical with the truth or inventing facts...where none exist.
Let us summarise them here...
|Conspiracy theory||In favour...||Against...|
|OBL is alive, just like Elvis!||He has been 'dead' before this...only to reappear later..||We have to ask some sharks and other fish swimming in the Arabian Sea...|
|It was a joint Paki-US operation|| |
|It was a Paki operation, Americans just collected the body||This is Xinhua's version..||This is Xinhua's version!|
|No one told Pakistan, at least not until job was done or almost done|| |
The good news from Indian perspective is that while the jehadi terrorists inside Pakistan and Afghanistan will believe that Pakistan sold yet another ex-ally down the river for a few dollars, the rest of the world will believe the 'official' theory that they were incompetent or worse - they were hiding bin Laden knowingly!
And the Government is already exploiting the situation cleverly by simply not making a big fuss...because that would allow the incompetent / terrorist-aiding (take your pick) generals to divert attention to India and unite the Pakis in a anti-India coalition.