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Posted on 05/03/2011 10:26:04 PM PDT by tsowellfan
Bin Laden's neighbors noticed unusual things
ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP)
When a woman involved in a polio vaccine drive turned up at Osama bin Laden's hideaway, she remarked to the men behind the high walls about the expensive SUVs parked inside. The men took the vaccine, apparently to administer to the 23 children at the compound, and told her to go away.
The terror chief and his family kept well hidden behind thick walls in this northwestern hill town they shared with thousands of Pakistani soldiers. But glimpses of their life are emerging along with deep skepticism that authorities didn't know they were there. Although the house is large, it was unclear how three dozen people could have lived there with any degree of comfort...
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....neighbors say he was quiet and kept to himself.
Yes, he was a good boy...
Especially since Sunday....
But you know the Home Owners Association will be pissed about that burnt out helicopter in the front yard.
Yeah for 6 years no one knew their 6’ 4” neighbor... Yeah right give me a break!
Yep yep....good point.
They probably wondered about all the goats too.
Something I found interesting: If you compare the ABC aerial photo with the Google Earth image of the area, there are a lot more buildings in the former. This must mean that the ABC photo is more recent, of course, but it can only be by a few years. To me this suggests that OBL’s presence attracted this building boom, but of course it may be that it is just the natural expansion of the city population.
“Kind of a loner...”
It takes a few goats to have 23 kids.
the standard reply from interviewed neighbors about terrorists, serial killers or sexual predators.
Hey, no punning without a license!
Neighbors noticed nothing out of the ordinary but did find it remarkable that the tall guy that lived there won the Halloween costume contest for two years running dressed as Bin Laden.
‘Gee that guy next door bears an uncanny resemblance to Osama bin Laden...’
- Just About Every Pakistani Trooper in Town
For the neighbors, some things just never added up... Like the “666” street address, frequent drone flyovers, Adam Gahdan mowing the perimeter lawn, AQ Kahn constantly ringing the front gate buzzer, mobile dialysis vans parked out front, semi annual ammunition yard sales, community fundraisers for the NYC mosque, Obama campaign posters, headless bodies of pizza delivery boys, Mushariff taking a leak outside the wall at late night parties, and other weird things...
“Played his stereo too loud sometimes. Could be seen playing air guitar to Jimmy Hendrix..”
Hiding behind women and 23 children.
That’s perfect! Hats off to Michael Ramirez.
This sort of reminds me of the 1970’s, when every few months some ex-Nazi would turn up in an American suburb and all the neighbors would say how he was a nice quiet old man, who kept to himself.
Fascinating report that when neighborhood kids kicked a soccer ball over the wall, rather than throw it back over or return it, the neighbor kids were given money to buy another one.
[bang!] Goal! [bang!] Goal! [bang!] Goal! [bang!] Goal! ...
Hey, they had their chance for a big payoff if they’d commit one of their children to suicide bombing. Whiners.
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