Eyeballing Osama Bin Laden's compound on Google Earth/Google Maps


19 Responses to “Eyeballing Osama Bin Laden's compound on Google Earth/Google Maps”

  1. TurinTom says:

    I guess Osama didnt read his iPhone contract. IDIOT!

  2. amida says:

    I love that there is a Red Onion in Abbottabad. Check the reviews.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I haven’t seen one correct Google Maps reference or screenshot. None look like the supplied CIA aerial shot or artist’s illustration. Not even the NYT, not HuffPO, not here on BB. The pic here is clearly wrong — but at least it’s the most popular wrong.

  4. headfoo says:

    For rent: 1 country mansion. Amenities include satellite phone and internet, fresh towels, professional videographer and personal delivery service. Recent renovations include air conditioning and distressed, shabby shaykh decor. Call the Pentagon for more info.

  5. slideguy says:

    I keep hearing “mansion”. The place looks like a cheap apartment building.

    • PlaneShaper says:

      Aerial imagery can be deceiving. The residences in Abbottabad are actually quite nice, in Google Maps, check the box that says “photos” and scan around for a while through the urban development. The scenery in that area is also quite beautiful.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Anyone noticed the house from Arrested Development posted as one of the compound pictures?

  7. Anonymous says:

    That has to be the wrong location, because in all the video footage, it is clearly located in a populated urban area. The map above shows a mostly rural area.

    • Anonymous says:

      The image you see appears taken in 2005 while the CIA says theirs are more recent. Compare the road net and stream and you’ll find they match. This is what you call urban develop, Mid East style.

  8. thequickbrownfox says:

    Considerable amount of dust would have been encountered by Navy Seals choppers, Mogadishu – style.

  9. MacBookHeir says:

    So, he was killed in a mansion/compound. Did he ever live in a cave?
    Does anyone know where the constant “cave reports” came from?
    There’s a big difference between cave and compound. Thanks

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, he did live in caves. He just didn’t always live in caves. He may have been crazy, but pretty smart to hide on the edge of a city.

  10. Anonymous says:

    How come Street View doesn’t work here?

    Why haven’t the Google cars been through all the streets in Pakistan yet?

  11. dirktanzarian says:

    Psh. Google maps doesn’t even have street view for it.

  12. ScienceTeacherDude says:

    3 different locations are being posted as Bin Laden’s Playhouse…I’m leaning towards this building, posted by several British newspapers: http://goo.gl/UlQYz

  13. GeekDadCanada says:

    It’s amazing what Americans will do when the Playstation network is down.

  14. GeekDadCanada says:

    Well duh, there’s a big flag on the building. Why did it take so long?

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