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November 4, 2013
It disturbs me, and it should disturb every American, that I told them exactly where bin Laden was in 2003, and they let him live another eight years.
Tom Lee, from Michigan, claims he told the United States where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was back in 2003. He is now suing the U.S. for not having given him the famed $25 million reward. 
14:05 // 9 months ago
July 8, 2013
20:40 // 1 year ago
October 22, 2012
Bob Schieffer said “Obama Bin Laden,” which, let’s face it, every media outlet ever has done. Except most of us don’t do it in front of the president. (He didn’t make a big deal about it.)

Bob Schieffer said “Obama Bin Laden,” which, let’s face it, every media outlet ever has done. Except most of us don’t do it in front of the president. (He didn’t make a big deal about it.)

22:14 // 1 year ago
theonion:

More.

Glad he was able to get that off his chest.

theonion:

More.

Glad he was able to get that off his chest.

21:47 // 1 year ago
October 17, 2012
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September 9, 2012
12:01 // 1 year ago
May 24, 2012
I think as far as the case of Mr. Afridi is concerned, it was in accordance with Pakistani laws and by the Pakistani courts, and we need to respect each other’s legal processes.
Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Moazzam Ali Khan •  Discussing the sentence the country gave to Dr. Shakil Afridi for ”conspiring ‘to wage war against Pakistan or depriving it of its sovereignty,’ ‘concealing existence of a plan to wage war against Pakistan’ and ‘condemnation of the creation of the state and advocacy of abolition of its sovereignty’,” according to Pakistani newspaper Dawn. Afridi’s work running a vaccination program that doubled as a DNA-tracing program helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden, making the decision to imprison Afridi one that has built tension between the two countries. Will the U.S. respect Pakistan’s decision?
11:32 // 2 years ago
May 23, 2012

Pakistani doctor who helped U.S. find Osama bin Laden jailed, fined

  • 33 years in prison for running a fake vaccination program in an attempt to find Osama bin Laden using DNA
  • $3,500 fine for his actions, which led to the U.S. finding and killing the al-Qaeda leader a year ago source

» And no, the U.S. isn’t happy: Previously, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she hoped to see Shakil Afridi freed, as his work helped capture a pretty bad dude. Instead, Afridi is heading to jail, a move which will likely strain relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, who are currently locked in a diplomatic battle over Afghan War supply routes. (EDIT: We apologize for the inital error in the title. Total accident. Sorry guys.)

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10:18 // 2 years ago
May 3, 2012
Osama bin Laden compound’s documents released; scour them now
So, what was al-Qaeda’s network like? After a year, we finally have insight at a level we never did before, from the Abbottabad compound where the al-Qaeda leader was killed almost exactly one year ago. The documents show the group’s struggle to keep a consistent message, with debates on how to market itself to appeal more to Muslims and how to best target the U.S. The New York Times has a pretty solid summary, but if you’re looking to dig in, our pal Matt has put everything in a Scribd document perfect for digging.

Osama bin Laden compound’s documents released; scour them now

So, what was al-Qaeda’s network like? After a year, we finally have insight at a level we never did before, from the Abbottabad compound where the al-Qaeda leader was killed almost exactly one year ago. The documents show the group’s struggle to keep a consistent message, with debates on how to market itself to appeal more to Muslims and how to best target the U.S. The New York Times has a pretty solid summary, but if you’re looking to dig in, our pal Matt has put everything in a Scribd document perfect for digging.

10:30 // 2 years ago
May 2, 2012

vinegarwilliams:

think-progress:

Front pages: 5/2/03 vs. 5/2/11

HT @nytjim

It’s almost funny, how sad it all is.

In other words: Bush declared a major victory, while Obama scored one.

0:48 // 2 years ago