All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Osama Bin Laden’

Osama bin Laden Expressed Fear of I.S. in 2011

When the death of Osama bin Laden, former leader of Al-Qaeda, was announced in May 2011, the western world was assured that it had rid itself of the last great terror to plague the Earth for quite some time. After all, who or what would be able to cause more devastation than bin Laden when he orchestrated the attacks on …

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Kim Jong-Un Furious Over Viral Dance Video

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un is said to be very displeased over a parody video, which features the Supreme Leader dancing his way through absurd situations to a Chinese pop song. According to South Korean newspaper The Chosunilbo, North Korea asked China to stop the spread of the YouTube clip, as it “seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority.” China …

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Black Hawk Down: 20 Years Since Military Disaster

The twentieth anniversary of one of the U.S. military’s greatest botched missions, “Black Hawk Down,” was yesterday. In celebration, the US government recently released the classified footage of the operation. The video above contains some of that footage, and 60 Minutes will probably air even more. 2001’s blockbuster film Black Hawk Down (dir. by Ridley Scott) famously dramatized the events …

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Ayman Al-Zawahiri Warns America In Latest Video

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man believed to be the probable mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks in which over 3,000 people were killed, spoke out last week. Al Qaida released a video message on September 12, one day after the twelve-year anniversary of the tragedy, in which the leader addressed jihadists. In the over one-and-a-half-hour message that was released on …

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Third SEAL Team 6 Member: Previous Claim “B.S.”

Yet another version of the story of the Osama bin Laden raid that ended in the Al Qadea leaders death. A third member of the elite special forces unit that raided bin Laden’s Pakistan compound has come forward to tell his story.The previous account, given by a Navy SEAL identified as The Shooter in Esquire magazine, claimed he had confronted …

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Osama bin Laden Raid: New Details Leaked

While President Barack Obama’s administration prepares to annually declassify the number of people and businesses covered by National Security Agency surveillance, the Washington Post this week divulged details on NSA targeting that helped exterminate al-Qa’ida head honcho Osama bin Laden. The revelation comes from classified documents leaked by NSA-contractor-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden; the documents detail US intelligence budgets for 2013 and …

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Bin Laden Photos Ruling: Death Photos To Stay Sealed, Court Says

A three-judge panel has denied requests to release the photos and videos taken on the night Osama Bin Laden was killed. The District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals sided with the Obama Administration against a conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, that had been attempting to get the photos released. The administration argued – and the court …

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Bin Laden Death Photos Won’t Be Released, Thanks To Court Ruling

Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled today that the U.S. government can keep death photos of Osama bin Laden secret. There are apparently over fifty of them. Bin Laden was killed on May 2nd, 2011 and President Barack Obama revealed shortly thereafter that the death photos would not be released. …

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Bin Laden Photos: Ruling Could Release Death Pictures

This week, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in the case regarding the release of 52 photos, some of which depict Osama bin Laden dead. The case stems from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by the conservative group Judicial Watch. The group is appealing the decision of …

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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Tie-In Maps Coming to Medal of Honor Warfighter

Zero Dark Thirty is the new movie depicting the hunt for and assassination of Osama bin Laden. The movie is directed by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and is generating quite a bit of Oscar buzz itself. While the movie has gotten almost universally good reviews, it’s about to get a tie-in to one of the worst-reviewed shooter video games of …

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Arianna Huffington Calls Bin Laden Death Ad ‘Despicable’

Arianna Huffington has chimed in with her opinion of President Obama’s new Osama Bin Laden-themed campaign ad, calling it “despicable.” Below is the ad in question, which fosters speculation as to whether or not Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have had the courage to approve the raid on Bin Laden’s Pakistani compound last year, after he was quoted saying …

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Is Sony Pictures Trying To Help Re-Elect Obama With Bin Laden / Seal Team 6 Movie?

One of the hottest projects in Hollywood is the upcoming untitled Bin Laden / Seal Team 6 movie. The film tells the story of the raid that successfully killed the 9/11 mastermind, Osama Bin Laden. Deadline is reporting that the film will open on October 12, 2012, which is the same release strategy used on The Social Network, which also …

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The Taliban on Twitter

It might surprise you to learn that the Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group most notable for their harboring Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda network, is on Twitter. The account, @alemarahweb, is linked to the official website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.  The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was the name of the ruling powers of the Taliban from 1996 …

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150,000 Osama bin Laden Links Spanning Just 5 Days, Courtesy of Google News

Google has an interesting post on the Google News blog today, talking about how far Google News has come since 9/11. It has indeed come quite a long way. Actually Google News was “born in the aftermath” of the tragedy, as Google News Founder and Head Krishna Bharat points out. “At Google we realized that our ability to display links …

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Osama bin Laden Death Drives Massive Traffic for News Sites

Obviously the Osama bin Laden news drove (and continues to drive) a massive amount of news coverage from all sorts of publications. Coverage from tech blogs has taken some criticism this week, as Mashable announced a record number of unique visitors (more on our position on this debate here), but altogether, daily visits to news and media sites reached a …

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Bin Laden Raid’s Live Tweeter Sohaib Athar Speaks About Twitter Fame

In the minutes after President Obama announced to the world that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a U.S. led military operation, it was revealed that a 33 year old Pakistani man had unknowingly live tweeted the event. Sohaib Athar, a programmer and consultant, tweeted about the helicopter raid of Bin Laden’s compound from about a mile and a …

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Osama bin Laden Death Photos Not Being Released

CBS News is reporting that President Obama told Steve Kroft, in an interview for the upcoming episode of 60 minutes, that he will not release death photos of Osama bin Laden. According to the report, we won’t have to wait until Sunday to see this segment of the interview, as it is scheduled to air on CBS Evening News tonight. …

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Situation Room Bin Laden Raid Photo Will Be Most Viewed Image on Flickr

Of the iconic photos that have emerged (few) and will emerge (many) surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden, one is the clear leader. The “situation room” photo has become the one image that we all associate with that day. The image of President Obama, Veep Joe Biden, Secretary of State Clinton and other VIPS as they “receive an update …

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News FAIL: Obama Mixed Up With Osama

Late night reporting has to be exhausting, and with all the scrambling around to come up with the breaking Bin Laden news on Sunday, people were bound to make mistakes. Whether malicious or innocent, people unfortunately mixed up Obama and Osama during the coverage of the latter’s death in a Pakistani compound. I, for one, can see how you could …

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Osama Bin Laden’s Compound Yields “Motherlode” of Computer Data

What in the world could be on Osama Bin Laden’s hard drive? We might find out in the coming weeks. The Navy SEALs who carried out the mission that resulted in the death of Bin Laden left the Pakistani compound with more than a body. According to Politco, the SEALs were able to recover hard drives, CDs, and flash drives …

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Rashard Mendenhall Tweets About Osama Bin Laden Death, Stirs Controversy

Steelers Running Back Rashard Mendenhall is causing quite a stink over remarks he made on Twitter about the death of Osama Bin Laden.  In the comments, he questions the events of 9/11 and suggests that people’s hatred of Bin Laden is a one-sided affair. Check out his recent tweets: @R_MendenhallRashard MendenhallWhat kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people …

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Osama Bin Laden Death News Sets Tweets Per Second Record

If you were on Twitter last night, you don’t need anyone to tell you that there was a lot of talk about Osama Bin Laden. In fact, in my personal experience, I only found about 5 or so tweets on my feed within a 2 hour span that weren’t about the breaking news of his death. And I firmly believe …

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Osama Bin Laden’s Compound: Video and Pictures From Inside

Visual details are emerging about the Northern Pakistani compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed. ABC News has just released exclusive video from the kill site. As you might expect, the video is graphic due to the amount of blood present inside the house. You can go here for a still slideshow from inside the compound. The Pentagon has also …

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Osama bin Laden Searches Spike Nearly 100,000% Just on Yahoo

It really is astounding to see the impact the killing of Osama bin Laden has had not only on the country and the world, but on the web. As previously noted, Osama-related searches have been dominating Google Trends – accounting for the entire top 20 list that Google shares. Even about two hours later, this still appears to be the …

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Osama Bin Laden’s Death: The Internet Reacts

The internet was the star of last night and this morning’s breaking news of Osama Bin Laden’s death.  People flocked to Twitter and Facebook to find out the latest and to express their feelings about the incredible story.  CNN.com crashed last night when the news was just coming out.  One man amazingly live-tweeted the U.S. operation, not really knowing the …

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Man Unknowingly Live-Tweets Raid on Osama bin Laden

Sohaib Athar, @ReallyVirtual on Twitter, is a 33 year old programmer from Lahore, Pakistan. But, when he began tweeting about some strange activities going on in Abbottabad… he had no idea that he was essentially “Live-Tweeting” the raid on Osama bin Laden. It seems as though Sohib doesn’t want all the attention that comes with his impromptu live-tweeting session. He …

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Osama bin Laden Death Consumes Entire Google Trends Hot Searches List

This is the first time I’ve ever seen this happen. Every key phrase on Google’s Hot Trends list is related to the same piece of news. Obviously – the death of Osama bin Laden. Each phrase is either about bin Laden himself, his affiliations, his reign of terror, those who brought him to justice, related geography, or publications covering the …

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Osama bin Laden Has Been Killed

Osama bin Laden, one of the most notorious terrorists of all time, has been killed. What did you think when you heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed? Let us know. Just a few short hours ago, President Obama announced the death of the September 11th mastermind, which was live-streamed by the White House and Facebook. (Watch …

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