News, but not the serious kind
Could this be how they tracked Osama?
Blog Guy, you’re the only one I trust to come up with the real story on how they got Osama bin Laden. There has to be more to it than merely a decade of meticulous hard work by the military and intelligence agencies.
I can’t talk about it. It’s too sensitive.
Come on, Blog Guy. Look, I wouldn’t be online if I couldn’t keep a secret, and we’ve already established that it’s safe to put it in your blog, since nobody looks here.
The ROYAL wedding? Last Friday, between Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton? No way!
It gets better. They knew he probably wouldn’t come, but as our wedding etiquette column recently advised, once you get a wedding invitation you have to send a gift.
So all they had to do was wait for his present to arrive – a cheesy Ikea bookcase that William is going to have to assemble himself, gee thanks a lot – and then they simply traced the American Express card he used back to the billing address. The ceramic “OBL” on the mailbox was all the confirmation they needed.
That’s amazing! You know, I’ve always wondered how they figured out he was the Al Qaeda leader, anyway. What first tipped them off, many years ago?
Look at this page from his high school yearbook. He’s the only one in color.
Bingo! Those guys don’t miss a trick, do they?
Top: Pakistani soldiers walk past a compound, surrounded in red fabric, where locals reported a firefight took place overnight in Abbotabad, located in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province May 2, 2011. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on Sunday, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
Right: Undated file photos showing the thirteen men listed as “most wanted terrorists” and released by President George W. Bush at FBI headquarters in Washington DC, October 10, 2001. The thirteen pictured here are wanted for the bombings of United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7, 1998, which left more than 200 people dead. REUTERS/FBI/Handout