Pentagon declassifies Styrofoam model of bin Laden compound, at last

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26 Responses to “Pentagon declassifies Styrofoam model of bin Laden compound, at last”

  1. Totes not the place he’s at.

  2. Chass says:

    -WHAT IS THIS… A CENTER FOR ANTS?? 

    HOW CAN WE CAPTURE THE LEADER OF AL-QAEDA IF WE CANT EVEN FIT INSIDE THE BUILDING! IT NEEDS TO BE AT LEAST … 3 TIMES BIGGER

    -It’s just a model…

    -No, He’s right.

  3. Brainspore says:

    *Dolls sold separately.

  4. dbc249 says:

    I have a new construction project in Minecraft…

  5. BarBarSeven says:

    Nobody is answering the question a true geek would ask: WHAT IS THE SCALE OF THIS THING? 1:18?

  6. Lady Elaine is not pleased. 

  7. mccrum says:

    The government has some really good model builders.   Those skylights, sun shades on the windows, and the concertina wire are all really nice touches.

    • Brainspore says:

      I just like the mental image of a bunch of stone-faced, besuited G-men perusing the dollhouse section at a local arts & crafts store.

  8. Owen Thaxton says:

    holy cow, v kawaii

  9. ppppppppropaganda!
    I guess this is an attempt to further solidify
    their faux story peddled to paid for media.

  10. Keystone says:

    Why not build the compound as an XBox 360 game level to help the Seals prepare?  Probably more immersive, photorealistic and life-like.

  11. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    Too bad no one figured that the courtyard was not a proper place to land a helicopter or at least not if you want to take off again.  It was a major flaw in the plan but they got the bastard anyway.   Good work by the Navy Seals and those supporting them!

  12. pjcamp says:

    Every time I see this place I’m amazed at what a shitbag it is. The world’s richest terrorist was living in a no-tell motel?

  13. Please excuse the crudity of this model. 

  14. Ray Perkins says:

    A physical model is so 1980! Folks have made a Google Sketchup model – go here (for example) and you can view it in Google Earth…
    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=6767dc860b67271867cd779dd7c916d4

  15. Tommy says:

    I’m waiting for the Lego model.

  16. DevinC says:

    If the compound was just made of styrofoam, why didn’t they just mount a giant paint stripper on a helicopter and melt the whole thing?  WTF, Navy SEALS?

    Edit: Oh wait, yeah. The extension cord. Duh.

  17. It’s called a “sand table” in the Infantry. It’s a common way to plan out missions and work out any sort of issues that might come up.

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