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But their children played with children from the compound, they got occasinal lifts to the market.
Khurshid Bibi, in her 70s, said one man living in the compound had given her a lift to the market in the rain. She said her grandchildren played with the kids in the house and that the adults there gave them rabbits as a gift.
As Navy SEALs swept through the compound early Monday, they handcuffed those they encountered with plastic zip ties and pressed on in pursuit of bin Laden. After killing the terror leader, his son and two others, they doubled back to move nine women and 23 children away from the compound, according to U.S. officials.
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
Originally posted by PplVSNWO
reply to post by Blarneystoner
Well, Osama may have stayed inside. But the neighbor(s) should have noticed the couriers coming and going, right?
And what would they have seen?
Someone going in a gate occasionally, someone coming out of a gate occasionally.
Carrying groceries, the occasional bag, perhaps a computer or 2 every now & then.
they would look like normal traffic into and out of a largish household.
What would be unusual about them??
I'm pretty sure AQ couriers don't wear a uniform with "OBL Personal Courier" service ribbons on it.....
Edit: I see the poster 2 above hasd linked to an article where the neighbours said they saw some unusual things - they didn't distribute charity, they had big cars - SUV's. But their children played with children from the compound, they got occasinal lifts to the market.
which part of that do you think shouts "OSAMA IZ HERE"??edit on 3-5-2011 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
I have no clue if this has been mentioned anywhere, and this seems like it might be an appropriate place, given the subject. I can't seem to find anything about this story that was relayed to me by a coworker.
He said he saw a report (he thinks it was on CNN) about the locals being interviewed this week calling OBL's compound in Abbotabad by the name of the mountain in Afganistan that his cave was in and snickering? I'm not sure what the name of the mountain is...Ever White Mountain, maybe? Rumor has it, they've been calling the compound by that name for years?
Has anyone seen this interview? If not, keep an eye out? Thanks.
Sort of a weird story, if true, because it seems to want people to think the neighbors knew and appears to be in direct contradiction to the report in this OP.
Assuming Pakistan is similar to other third world countries in which I've resided - EVERYBODY knows EVERYTHING about EVERYONE in their community - it's basically everyone's chief hobby.
Originally posted by jayjayjj50
reply to post by monkeySEEmonkeyDO
This really isnt shocking and unlike Americans, Pakistanis are not obsessed with the activities of their neighbors. If there not being affected by it they could care less.
Bin Laden's Neighbor, Owner of both properties either side of the compound: SAYS "None Of This Is True"