Someone like Osama probably wouldn't lay quiet if he was falsely accused of dying. The only advantage would be the whole martyr complex, but if you're Osama, and you're alive, where you gonna get support if you allow your only friends to believe you are dead?
If he was alive he'd re-assure the world with some shitty VHS. I'm confident he is gone. As for buried at sea, well that seems like a blatant dishonor to Osama and nothing more. The fact that they didn't bury him in afghanistan or his home town goes to show that he was denied a grave.
The onlys instance of burial at sea being honorary that I know of are when the Navy suffers a casualty out at sea and can't risk transporting the body, and a viking funeral.
If you havn't noticed, everyone else who gets dumped at sea, is literally dumped like a piece of trash, not that they deserve it, but it says a lot about the intentions.
PERSONALLY, I think we should have performed the on him, course he be resurected then he'd kill us all.Humdi