Conspiracy theories that Bin Laden is not dead have been circulating for years now. One of the main drivers being that some are reluctant to give President Obama credit for approving the operation that killed Bin Laden under his presidency. If the al Qaeda leader was not dead, we would have seen some video or proof from al Qaeda that their leader was still alive.
There isn't any amount of wine that Panetta was offered that would make Americans believe Osama Bin Laden was not killed. Osama Bin Laden is dead and we have not heard of any top secret intelligence being leaked to prove otherwise. We have the surveillance video of the killing to dis-prove any conspiracy theory which would even suggest that he was not dead. To believe that he was not killed simply because of a 141-year-old bottle of wine being offered for capturing him, would just be too ludicrous to believe.
Yes, Osama Bin Laden is really dead. There is no evidence to prove that he is still alive. Instead of perpetuating conspiracy theories, we should focus on how to lessen the threat posed by terrorism and see what actions the United States has taken, such as starting the war in Iraq, which are directly responsible for terrorist attacks.
The United States decided to pretend that Bin laden was dead because they thought it would help politically. If he really had been captured, there is no way that they would have just killed him. There is also no way that they would have just thrown his body off the side of a ship.