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05-02-2011 01:21 PM #136
05-02-2011 01:28 PM #137
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05-02-2011 01:36 PM #139
DUBAI/ABBOTTABAD (Reuters) - In the early hours of Monday, Sohaib Athar reported on Twitter that a loud bang had rattled his windows in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad, adding that he hoped it wasn't "the start of something nasty.
A few hours later Athar posted another tweet: "Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it."
In the age of Twitter, perhaps it's no surprise that the first signs of the U.S. operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden were noticed by an IT consultant awake late at night.
Athar, a resident of Abbottabad where bin Laden was holed up in a fortified mansion, first noticed the sound of a helicopter and thought it unusual enough to post via his Twitter account.
"I was awake, working on my computer when I heard a sound of helicopter. It was rare here. It hovered for about six minutes and then there was a big blast and power gone," Athar, 34, said in an interview with Reuters.
"I tweeted it because it was something unusual in the city," said Athar, adding that he moved from Lahore to the city a year and a half ago to avoid "bomb blasts and terrorist attacks."
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05-02-2011 01:42 PM #140
The internet nerd-fest going on right now is epic!
05-02-2011 01:46 PM #141
Yeah, tons of good stuff out there. I'm still personally proud of this FB status I posted while waiting for the PC to start: It's official. PC delay due to Obama doing the Carlton dance.
05-02-2011 01:52 PM #142
05-02-2011 01:56 PM #143
Something I came up with.
ETA: deal with it, Pedro.
05-02-2011 01:57 PM #144Released Released
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- Dover, PA
05-02-2011 01:59 PM #145
05-02-2011 02:23 PM #146
05-02-2011 02:35 PM #147
Well, he can't really publicly support a foreign army running unauthorized military campaigns on sovereign Pakistani soil, so what else is he gonna say?
OMG, vanishing post above this
Last edited by blid; 05-02-2011 at 03:58 PM. Reason: i wasn't talking to myself, i swear
05-02-2011 02:41 PM #148
Even Jean-Luc Picard, a character written as a consummate diplomat, knew when to throw the shields up and open up the phaser banks.
05-02-2011 03:59 PM #149
05-02-2011 04:03 PM #150