Skip to comments.Google Maps: Pakistani military academy and Osama compound
Posted on 05/02/2011 1:39:16 AM PDT by globelamp
In order to appreciate just how hard the US has been scammed by Pakistan, you have to look at this map of Osama´s luxury compound, located just next to the Pakistani version of West Point. It´s literally just down the block from Bin Laden. The city (Abbottabad) houses numerous Pakistani military installations. It´s now obvious that Pakistan was on the other side all along.
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Perhaps that was bin Laden's undoing. He could have stayed holed up in the mountains but noooooo............he had to buy a mansion near a golf course.
He's not the first man to be undone in this manner.
..well when you consider leon panetta's "I didn't know about Egpyt until I saw it on CNN" statement,it's not surprising
Joking aside, given Osama´s health (kidney) problems, it is likely that the (very) close location of two major hospitals is a factor in the location of the hideout.
Of course, it´s not likely that he was undergoing treatment so close to major military installations without the knowledge of the Pakistani military and intelligence services.
He was probably in the dialysis clinic twice a week.
I agree. His whereabouts would have been known by many people.
Actually, the Military college looks to be about 800 meters away, not 100 as some have reported.
Depends on where the grounds of the academy ends. I reckon that the big field in front of the Google Maps marker belongs to the academy, for instance.
In any case, we are talking a distance of less than a klick from the front gate under all circumstances. That´s real close.
Google Earth puts the two at 1125 yards apart as the crow flies.
No more than a mansion in a rural area of the US being built by someone from NYC. A curiosity, but little more.
check out the nearby USMANIA restaurant a few blocks away! (No Kidding!) Feel free to leave review if you have eaten there)
They were just waiting for the right moment to execute. (pun intended).
The fact that Obama just released a fraudulent copy of his birth certificate has nothing at all to do with the timing.
Funny, very funny!
Wow. We just embarrassed the hell out of Pakastan.
I’ve got a good depiction of the proximity, just having some trouble linking to it.
Osama probably compared the long form Obama released to the copy that had been given to him by one of his Saudi uncles and realized that one of them was a forgery. A heated discussion on the red phone to his brother from another mother in the Whitehouse and the next thing you know he is swimming with the fishes.
Nobody can say with a straight face that lots of people in the Pak military didn't know Osama was there. I doubt you can live in the neighborhood of Pakistan's military elites, right next to where they send their kids to prep school, and not be under minute scrutiny by every police and intelligence agency in Pakistan. People had to have been told by VERY senior officials: "what's inside that compound is none of your business, do not ask questions, do not talk about it, and report to us here IMMEDIATELY if you see strangers snooping around asking questions about it".
You're telling me that a secretive compound with 18' walls, barbed wire, and security cameras, located in a neighborhood of retired military officers near the capitol, located less than a mile from a military academy and a couple of prep schools used by the elites, would not have occasioned just a little bit of checking out? Even in the US, much less an authoritarian society like Pakistan?
And you are telling me that we DON’T have secretive compounds with 18” thick walls, barbed wire, and security cameras near OUR capitol?
“And you are telling me that we DONT have secretive compounds with 18 thick walls, barbed wire, and security cameras near OUR capitol?”
I´d say the government has a pretty good idea of who lives in any heavily fortified compound close to (as in *really* close to) major military installations.