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May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Ladin Loses Popularity and 30cc of Brain and Skull But Mostly 30cc of Brain and Skull

Ah. I've wanted to write something like that for a long time.

Osama's Compound on Google Maps: Showing the proximity to the military academy.

Special bonus: People have begun "rating" Osama's compound as if it were a business. I just rated it myself -- give it a whirl!

Already Buried At Sea: They already dumped him. I hope it's the Sea of Spoiled Porkmeat.

Four targets were killed, the two brothers who lived at the estate rent free in return for courier work, Osama, and his son. Their bodies were left behind.

Plus, the woman these heroes killed when they used her as a human shield.

Update: Fourth helicopter crashed upon the compound; the SEALs set it afire to destroy it. This is the fire you're seeing at the compound.

Ahem: This was a "well-known military town." Many top generals lived here. A "military garrison town."

Should have blown the whole fucking town up.

If you haven't read this yet, here's how it happened.

First of all, it all was about finding Bin Ladin's courier. Ultimately they traced the courier to this palatial estate which Pakistan surely knew about. They've been waiting to go in there for a while.

U.S. officials did not share with foreign governments any details about the operation before it took place, a senior administration official said, including with Pakistan, whose leaders were informed after the raid. Only a “very small number” of people within the U.S. government knew about it, the senior official said.

The operation, according to senior officials who briefed reporters early Monday morning, hinged almost entirely on the hunt for a single man: a courier operating out of Pakistan who had been trusted by bin Laden for years.

Using information from detainees in U.S. custody, U.S. analysts and operatives spent years figuring out the courier’s identity, concluding that he was a former protege of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-declared mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks who is being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The courier “in particular had our constant attention,” the official said.

Detainees “identified this man as one of the few al-Qaeda couriers trusted by bin Laden, indicated he might be living with or protecting bin Laden,” the official said. But for years, the United States was unable to track him down or uncover his real name, which did not happen until four years ago. Two years ago, U.S. officials narrowed down the region in Pakistan where the courier was working, senior administration officials said.

So, the Guantanamo suspects that some people wanted to release and some people didn't want to interrogate harshly actually gave up the courier. Four years ago. Ahem.

And then more recently they narrowed down where he was.

But let's not forget that first part, huh?

I guess maybe there is some point in interrogating terrorists? Maybe there's some value in their answers? Maybe they don't "always just tell you what you want to hear"?

Then, in August, U.S. officials found the compound that turned out to be bin Laden’s hiding spot. It was described as an extraordinary place, custom-made for him, with 12- to 18-foot security walls, multiple interior walls dividing the property and massive privacy walls blocking even a third-story balcony. Despite being valued at $1 million, the property had no Internet or phone service, the official said.

“When we saw the compound . . . we were shocked by what we saw,” the official told reporters, describing it as “an extraordinarily unique compound,” built perhaps in 2005 and expressly for bin Laden. “Everything we saw . . . was perfectly consistent with what our experts expected bin Laden’s hideout to look like.”

Given... That a Guantanamo detainee began giving up details on the courier in 2006-2007, I googled "Al Qaeda high ranking captured" and looked for that time range.

Here's the first one that popped up. A high ranking Al Qaeda who was in Saddam Hussein's regime.

The al-Qaeda leader who is thought to have devised the plan for the July 7 suicide bombings in London and an array of terrorist plots against Britain has been captured by the Americans.

Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, a former major in Saddam Hussein’s army, was apprehended as he tried to enter Iraq from Iran and was transferred this week to the “high-value detainee programme” at Guantanamo Bay.

The date of that post is April 27th, 2007, almost exactly four years ago.

Is this the guy? No idea. But someone in a position to know started talking then.

Gateway Pundit: Osama's Very Secret Covert Mansion Which Pakistan Couldn't Have Known About Was Across The Street From a Police Station: And also, some kind of government graduate school.

Oh, and also, the town of Abbottabad...

... is the headquarters of a brigade of the Pakistan Army’s 2nd Division

So, yeah.

That last quote is from the Washington Post article.

Yeah, we're really getting our money's worth out of the billions we're giving them every year, huh?

Pull the plug, sabotage their economy.

Enemy state.

A Gory Dramatization: The picture I'm going to link is graphically violent. It's also, I'm assured, graphically fake. Apparently this faked picture of a dead bin Ladin has been circulated for months.

But I'm going to link it anyway, because I'm sure he looks something like this. I just heard, he officially has the bullseye bullethole in the center of his forehead just above his eyeline. So, imagine the bullet wound here a little up and little to the left.

So here's a fake, but close enough so who cares, picture of a dead bin Ladin, Graphic content and graphic fakery warning appended.

Tick-Tock: A timeline of the day's events.

In case it's gotten lost, we plugged one of his demonspawn whore-sons too.

Bring Me The Head of Osama bin Ladin: Good p-shop.

Great Picture: New York's Bravest cheer the news.

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