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Bin Laden's Superduper Secret Hiding Place

Silly Americans, Osama bin Laden wasn’t hiding in a cave, he was rollin’ in his big ass mansion in Pakistan.

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“Last August, I was briefed about a possible lead,” Obama said in a speech Sunday evening at about 11:30 p.m. EST. “It took many months to run this thead to ground.” Obama said the U.S. military had found that bin Laden had been “hiding within a compound”–a mansion eight times the size of others nearby–in Abbottabad, Pakistan, an affluent area where many retired military officials lived. 

He was killed after a firefight between bin Laden’s forces and “a small team of Americans,” Obama said. Later it was reported that the 40-minute operation was conducted by Navy Seals in helicopters and on the ground. No Americans were harmed, and the U.S. forces killed bin Laden and took possession of his body. 

Obama reportedly gave the order to attack the compound in a National Security meeting as the world media watched the Royal wedding. 

Kill Bin Laden...THE VIDEOGAME!

Do you want to shoot Osama bin Laden in the face?  Or balls?  Or both!?!  Or do you just want to explore his famous compound in Ababobbtobadotbad?  Well, then load up as a Navy SEAL and play Bin Laden Raid.  It’s a web-based game so it’s free, & no lengthy installs minus a small plugin for Java me thinks.

I’ve read there’s already a multiplayer map based on the OBL compound for Counterstrike, but Bin Laden Raid actually lets you go on the SEAL mission, explore the compound looking for OBL, kill some al-Qaeda mofos (including some of his ladies), gather up computers/intel, blow up the downed chopper, then skedaddle.

Is this game extremely realistic?  Not really!  Did i have fun?  Yes!  Does that make me a sicko hypocrite?  Quite possibly!  Actually, i was more interested in just exploring the compound, and it seems a lot more realistic than those crude animations seen on the news.  So go disrupt jihad today!

Sohaib Athar, a self-described “IT consultant taking a break by hiding in the mountains with his laptops” and who amazingly – and inadvertently – live-Tweeted the U.S. special ops mission targeting Osama bin Laden – sends along this street photo of his hometown

“For the curious,” he writes, “here is life in abbottabad two minutes ago.”

You’d never guess that the world’s most wanted criminal had been killed there just hours before.  It’s also amazing to think that for a time, Osama bin Laden might have driven down that very street.

Pakistani authorities have sentenced a doctor accused of helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden to 33 years in jail on charges of treason, officials said, a move almost certain to further strain ties between Washington and Islamabad.

Shakil Afridi was accused of running a fake vaccination campaign, in which he collected DNA samples, that is believed to have helped the American intelligence agency track down bin Laden in a Pakistani town.

The al Qaeda chieftain was killed in a unilateral U.S. special forces raid in the town of Abbottabad in May last year.

“Dr Shakil has been sentenced to 33 years imprisonment and a fine of 320,000 Pakistani rupees ($3,477),” said Mohammad Nasir, a government official in the northwestern city of Peshawar, where the jail term will be served. He gave no further details.

Afridi is the first person to be sentenced by Pakistani authorities in the bin Laden case.

READ MORE: Pakistani doctor jailed for helping CIA find bin Laden

Osama bin Laden’s compound currently getting destroyed: The place where the al-Qaeda leader spent his final days is getting razed in what appears to be a surprise demolition. Not that locals are complaining: “We were searched and questioned every time we wanted to reach our homes,” said 22-year-old college student Shabbir Ahmed, who lives in Abbottabad. “When this symbol of evil is finally gone, people in the area will be able to rest.” Last year’s raid angered the Pakistani government, who were not told that it was going to take place by the U.S. government, who feared that an official would tip off the figurehead. (ht idroolinmysleep; photo by Anjum Naveed/AP)

This was no ordinary house, but a gargantuan mansion roughly eight times larger than any other home in the area. Built in 2005 and worth roughly $1 million, it is surrounded by 12 foot by 18 foot walls and closed off by two security gates, with no telephone or internet access, and no windows facing the road. U.S. officials said it was “custom built to hide someone of significance.”

Dictator Man Caves

Pakistan plans to build a $30 million amusement park and outdoor activity center on the edge of the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, an official said on Monday.

The private venture in the foothills of the Himalayas will include a zoo, water sports, a mini-golf course, rock climbing and paragliding, said Jamaluddin Khan, the deputy provincial minister for tourism.

“The project will take five years to complete,” he told Reuters.

U.S. Navy SEALs killed the al Qaeda leader in 2011 in a secret raid that humiliated Pakistan’s military - which has an academy nearby - and heavily strained ties between strategic allies Washington and Islamabad.

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