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Monday, May 2, 2011

"Bin Laden is dead. I didn't kill him. Please let me sleep now." – The man who live tweeted the Osama bin Laden raid

Sohaib Athar – aka twitter user@ReallyVirtual – was just a tech consultant hanging out, specifically Abbottabad, northern Pakistan. His twitter profile says he's "An IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains with his laptops."

Now he's known as the guy that live tweeted the attack on the bin Laden mansion. It looks like the attention is taking its toll on him, however.

Here's his final tweet before going to bed after being hounded by media around the world:

Here are some of his tweets during the attack:

Google photos of Osama bin Laden

After a decade of a "Where's Waldo" chase, Osama bin Laden is finally dead. It would be a smart idea for the U.S. to show photos of his dead body to put the doubters to rest, as distasteful as this may be. Does this change the terrorism outlook?  Not a bit, but a bit of vengeance has been served. Here's the Wikipedia entry on the world's former number one terrorist, updated with his date of death:
"Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, ʾUsāmah bin Muḥammad bin ʿAwaḍ bin Lādin; March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011 was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family and the founder of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda, responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. As a result of his dealings in and advocacy of violent extremist jihad, Osama bin Laden lost his Saudi citizenship and was disowned by his billionaire family."
Here's a look at the assortment of images that come up when you type in "Osama bin Laden" in Google photos.