Obviously a opinion column, not a news item. If it were a news report she would be accused of violating the standards of good journalism.
U.S. intelligence says they will “neither confirmed nor denied” the person of interest has been killed and she takes this a proof that they have stopped looking for them? When they are targeted again later? She should go after the reports who continue to use discredited sources instead.
She considers “A private investigation suggests” and that he has not been arrested or ‘black-bagged’ as sufficient proof that the FBI has not checked up on the guy? Maybe they just contacted the Belgium police, ran his prints, and said ‘Nope, not this one either.”