This is the once-classified model of Osama Bin Laden's compound — the one used to plan the US Navy SEAL raid against the terrorist leader. From a distance, this model could be a piece you'd see in a museum, but in the details you'll see the painstaking work that went into the tool that helped kill the devil lying inside.
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Osama bin Laden may have been the evil mastermind behind the world's most successful terrorist group. But in his final days, he sounded more and more like your great aunt Henrietta: nagging his subordinates for not hating America enough — the terrorist equivalent of telling the kids to get off his lawn — and getting awfully confused about this whole email thing.
That smiling guy is Bill Warren, the Californian treasure hunter who claimed he was searching for Osama Bin Laden's dead body back in June 2011. He didn't find him then, but now he claims he has located the cadaver.
The pen is mightier than the Seal Team 6, or something like that. Read the letter that officially made Bin Laden a dead man, straight off of CIA letterhead.
What happens when you mix a relatively mild seismic event with an extremely dense population of the tech-savvy and self-centred east coast? Twitter-splosion! Yesterday's quake let loose 5500 tweets per second, beating Dead Osama and tying Fukushima's 9.0. Priorities!
The New Yorker has pieced together an amazing report about the Abbottabad raid aka Operation Kill bin Laden. Comprised from the personal accounts of the SEALs themselves, it has it all: Obama, Crankshaft, Pacer, DEVGRU, Cairo the Dog and more.
Yesterday the Associated Press profiled "John," the secretive CIA agent who led the effort to locate and kill Osama. The CIA asked the AP not to report John's full name or identifying details, and the AP complied. But internet spy-hunter and data anarchist John Young, of Cryptome, thinks he's found a photo of this master spy.
But don't worry! They're just 1:144 scale toys. If this is the extent of Chinese reverse-engineering efforts, then the Pentagon can probably wipe the sweat off its trillion-dollar brow. I'd still like one of these for my desk, though.
Well this is certainly bizarre. You might think author and former love of Osama bin Laden (!) Kola Boof might want to keep a low profile. Given, you know, the whole having sex with Bin Laden thing. Not quite!
How do you monitor the whereabouts of the world's most wanted criminal, deep inside a radar-infested region of a country that doesn't want you there? With this stealth drone, which gave the US eyes on Osama's compound from above.