How much would knife collectors pay to own a piece of history? A fair amount, especially if the knife itself is already top-quality. A knife reportedly used in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan recently went for auction,...
The question of how to extract a dangerous man from a residential neighborhood is one of the fundamental problems of our time, happening everywhere from Gaza to Rio to Abbottabad. Sometimes hundreds or thousands of civilians are caught in the middle of such manhunts. Show More Summary
He helped lead the U.S. to Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad. Ever since, Dr. Shakil Afridi has been held in a remote Pakistani prison, serving a 33-year sentence--ironically--for terrorism, trapped inside a legal system designed to keep him there. Show More Summary
I missed this story back in February. Noticing it now after Googling Abbottabad for the last post. "This project has nothing to do with Osama bin Laden," [said Syed Aqil Shah, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's minister for tourism and sports], adding: "We are working to promote tourism and amusement facilities." Imagine a bin Laden-themed amusement park. The mind reels.
The judge presiding over the Bradley Manning court-martial case ruled in a pre-trial hearing Wednesday that a member of the secretive team that raided the Osama Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad will be allowed as a witness in court.Show More Summary
A seventh account of the Abbottabad raid is now gaining national coverage.
ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A bus carrying Pakistani soldiers slid off a mountainous road and fell into a deep ravine in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing 24 and injuring five others, officials said.
Yes, you read correctly. There are indeed official plans for a theme park?one filled with roller coasters and frivolity?to take the place of the Abbottabad compound in which former al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, spent his last few hours. Show More Summary
Megan McCloskey sets the record straight on health insurance for bin Laden’s killer: Like every combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the former SEAL, who is identified in the story only as “the Shooter”, is automatically eligible for five years of free healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs. But the story doesn’t mention that. [...]
Phil Bronstein interviews the man who shot Osama Bin Laden about his time in the Nacy SEALs, the raid, and his life since then. The whole (extensive) interview is worth a read. Teaser quote: In my yard, the Shooter told his story about joining the Navy at nineteen, after a girl broke his heart. To [...]
The Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden in the 2011 nighttime raid on the Al Qaeda leader's compound in Abbottabad has finally broken his silence. In an Esquire article published today, the Center for Investigative Reporting's Phil Bronstein writes about the guy—who's remaining anonymous—and his attempts to form a post-Osama life. Show More Summary
Here comes “Osamaland” ‘Bin Laden Tours’: While the three-storey building in which bin Laden was killed has since been knocked down to prevent pilgrimages by Islamist extremists, his memory lives on in Abbottabad. (Daily Mail) The amusement park in … Continue reading ?
Abbottabad is probably most well known for being the place where Osama bin Laden hid and eventually was killed by U.S. special forces in 2011. Now, Pakistan is planning an amusement park and recreation complex in that same town.
What would you call an amusement park located in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the city where U.S. Special Forces finally tracked down Osama bin Laden? ”Bin Laden-land”? “Jihadi-World”? “al-Qaeda Adventure City”? In reality, it’ll actually be anything but a bin Laden-focused theme park. Show More Summary
In an effort to boost tourism, Abbottabad, the Pakistani city where Osama Bin Laden was killed, is building an amusement park. There will be all sorts of fun activities, including a zoo, a paragliding club, a rock climbing wall, water sports, and even mini-golf. Show More Summary
Itching to jog, ski, and go paragliding in Osama bin Laden's old hometown? You're in luck: Pakistan has announced a $30 million amusement park in Abbottabad, best known as the site of bin Laden's assassination, the Telegraph reports. But officials insist they're not planning the park to polish Abbottabad's tarnished...
In an effort to bring more tourist dollars to Abbottabad, the city in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has instituted a plan to build an amusement park. Syed Aqil Shah, the provincial minister for tourism and sports, said: "This project has nothing to do with Osama bin Laden... Show More Summary
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan plans to build a $30 million amusement park and outdoor activity centre on the edge of the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, an official said on Monday. Show More Summary
Mark: In Zero Dark Thirty, the CIA uses a polio-vaccinnation program as a cover to infiltrate Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound (without success, by the way). So obviously these deaths are the fault of Kathryn Bigelow, as Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Jay Carney, and the gang will be explaining to us shortly.
What was this significant information? We are not told, but we are told what it was not: It was not the courier's true name or location, and it was not about the house in Abbottabad, where bin Laden was staying.