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The Osama Bin Laden Takedown, Tweet By Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]
Mashable ^ | 5/4/2011 | Jolie O'Dell

Posted on 05/04/2011 7:42:05 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner

Here’s an interesting infographic showing confirmed facts of the raid that ended the life of Osama bin Laden — along with a play-by-play of tweets from @ReallyVirtual, the IT guy who happened to be a couple of kilometers away from the action as it was happening.

Social media startup Namesake has handily compiled the information, which includes a pre-raid timeline of intelligence gathering and operation planning as well as a post-raid breakdown of announcements and bin Laden’s burial at sea.

For another look at the interaction between the social web and this world news event, check out our roundup of social media reactions to bin Laden’s death.



TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: binladen; dead; osama; timeline
Pretty interesting.
1 posted on 05/04/2011 7:42:09 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Any idea as to what time zone is used for the graphic?


2 posted on 05/04/2011 7:52:59 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

East now I see it¿?


3 posted on 05/04/2011 7:54:01 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

I couldn’t find the tweet by tweet.


4 posted on 05/04/2011 7:54:20 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK

http://www.mediaite.com/online/pakistani-twitterer-sohaib-athar-unknowingly-live-tweets-assault-on-osama-bin-laden-compound/


5 posted on 05/04/2011 8:00:27 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

The 3:15 p.m. time for the Situation Room photo is bogus, and so is the “watching live via Predator drone” claim. The photo is timestamped 4:05 p.m. Whatever they were watching, it wasn’t live video of the assault.


6 posted on 05/04/2011 8:02:18 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times

Your darn tootin’ this timeline is wrong... I had just got off the phone with Osama after calling Microsoft’s troubleshooting hotline for problems with my Windows Vista! He was a great help!


7 posted on 05/04/2011 8:06:30 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Interesting Times

Maybe they were watching a replay of the Trump Roast speech.


8 posted on 05/04/2011 8:10:05 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: 3boysdad
Your darn tootin’ this timeline is wrong... I had just got off the phone with Osama after calling Microsoft’s troubleshooting hotline for problems with my Windows Vista! He was a great help!

And to think: this was once a site where people cared about facts and research....

9 posted on 05/04/2011 8:11:29 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times

I don’t care who you are, that there is funny!


10 posted on 05/04/2011 8:14:16 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Interesting Times
In the unlikely event that anyone on this thread wishes to confirm the Situation Room photo timestamp, freeware to extract digital photo metadata is available here.

11 posted on 05/04/2011 8:14:47 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

It sez that obozo “signed” the kill order?

Let’s see it! I very much doubt he did.


12 posted on 05/04/2011 8:16:19 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Yep, it might be the first operational use of the software that was advertised a few months ago as providing a tool for covert operatives to "manage multiple personalities" on social media sites.

What reason does anyone have to believe the tweets originated in Pakistan?

13 posted on 05/04/2011 8:17:11 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: jjotto

Thanks. It was fascinating given the story.


14 posted on 05/04/2011 8:18:30 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Interesting Times
and so is the “watching live via Predator drone” claim.

Source? From what I've seen, the link from the helmets to the AWAC was cut off, not an aerial feed from a drone.

Sure, they might not have known what was going on room from room. But, they had an overall scene of the raid.

15 posted on 05/04/2011 8:19:48 PM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I read somewhere that international reporters that were allowed to look the place over noted a clocked ripped from the wall which had stopped at 2:20 (that would be AM)


16 posted on 05/04/2011 8:24:48 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Tweet:

"Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)"

Star Tribune:

"But the strong Pakistani military presence in Abbottabad, a garrison city with a military academy near the compound, provided a cover of sorts for the Americans. No one would be particularly surprised to hear choppers flying at night."

You are right, it is interesting.

17 posted on 05/04/2011 8:26:17 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Palter
Check this thread. According to CIA Director Panetta, there was no live video broadcast of the raid.

Even if there had been, this timeline showing the WH group watching "live" in the Situation Room is refuted by the photo timestamp.

18 posted on 05/04/2011 8:26:33 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2715220/posts

Don’t be too harsh, as the story has evolved more times than that TOE claimed single cell eons ago. I am NOT disagreeing with your post...


19 posted on 05/04/2011 8:27:14 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Interesting Times
Yeah, I saw that.

Nothing in that article disproves what I said.

There was no helmet feed. Period. That's it.

So obviously, they didn't know what exactly was going on in the compound. But, they had an overall scene of the raid.

Panetta, says no

20 posted on 05/04/2011 8:36:48 PM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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21 posted on 05/04/2011 9:06:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Interesting Times
I just read that about the time discrepancy today. Almost everything that has come out of this WH on the OBL issue has been wrong. All week has been spent having officials correct the previous officials statements. What an embarrassment.

As for what they were really watching at the time of the pic.

It was the episode where Angela got upset with the way Tony was raising the kids.

22 posted on 05/04/2011 9:11:26 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

We caught this on FR also in the hours after the raid:
Actually at least two guys on Twitter who were tweeting events in English, and the ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar guy mentioned that there were extensive posts on Facebook written in Urdu in real time also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2713452/posts?page=12#12

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2713452/posts?page=48#48


23 posted on 05/04/2011 9:16:29 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Gotta say, it sure is convenient there just happened to be a guy in a coffee shop nearby at 1 a.m. in this particular Pakistani neighborhood to tweet the whole thing in English. Just saying.


24 posted on 05/04/2011 9:24:11 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Leon Panetta gives the details of the raid on a PBS Interveiw

It changed a bit due to the hard landing [crash] one helicopter had. One helicopter was going to land on roof but instead landed in the compound and the men had to go over the walls...instead of scaling down their ropes.

25 posted on 05/04/2011 9:26:04 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Interesting Times
The 3:15 p.m. time for the Situation Room photo is bogus,

So is the "10:30 pResident brief's the nation" nonsense. He had to finish his genuflecting to Mecca for his fallen fellow muzzie and kept the nation waiting for almost an hour and a half.

26 posted on 05/04/2011 9:27:44 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: YankeeinOkieville
Zero looking Presidential
After hearing Zer0's speech, you'd think Rambo Obama pulled the trigger himself.

Enough with his 'I deserve the credit' talk. Just give credit to the guys that pulled the triggers. Mr. I, I, I, me, me me, Obama remains the most unqualified president in American history. Taking credit for being in the right place at the right time while others did all the work just shows his sick ego peaking through the mask he wears.

The death of bin Laden has nothing to do with the core beliefs of this President or the entire liberal movement. I don't credit any liberal policy with this successful Seal Team operation.

All the piss-stream media girly-boys want to do is get little Barry re-elected via the bin Laden story, but it's way wrong and way to early for that. I'm sure you'll think up something else rather than portray him as a military hero to sway a propaganda-befuddled electorate.

But remember this, he's no Commander in Chief and taking credit for his being one is just wrong and sickening to most real Americans. Spin it all you want; it wasn't libs who were responsible for GITMO and enhanced interrogation that caught Osama. In 2010 Biden said on the Sunday morning talk shows that waterboarding does not work. So here's one time that Zer0 can announce to the country: ''Bush did it!'' The first thing this administration did was to go after the interrogators who got the information that we just used. Yes, this man has brought out such raw emotion that it is very hard to celebrate anything he does short of resigning.

4x

The trove of intelligence vacuumed up by Seal Team Six at the site - computers, cell phones, papers etc. - will turn up all sorts of interesting details about UBLs connections to the Pakistan military and ISI. I'll bet a lot of them are extremely nervous right about now.


27 posted on 05/04/2011 9:48:04 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP

If he was captured, that would scare them even more. The dems are now making the case FOR rendition to torture. Hypocrites


28 posted on 05/04/2011 9:55:42 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Interesting Times
According to CIA Director Panetta, there was no live video broadcast of the raid.

First, you must parse his sentence. They could have been watching a video of the assault minutes after the team returned to base. Then his statement that no one watched a "live" broadcast was true.

29 posted on 05/04/2011 10:10:02 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

30 posted on 05/04/2011 10:26:22 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: AmusedBystander

Yes, that’s certainly possible.


31 posted on 05/05/2011 9:35:10 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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