Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Live-Tweeting From Abbottabad

This is terrific! Bin Laden's next-door neighbor seems to have had no idea what was going on. He is apparently not affiliated with the Pakistani intelligence service.

From the IndiaRealtime section of the WSJ:

A man in Abbottabad, the town where Osama bin Laden was killed by the U.S. on Monday, inadvertently live-tweeted the attack as it started.

The man, who uses the Twitter handle “ReallyVirtual”, identifies himself as Sohaib Athar, “an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains with his laptops.”

Yo, Sohaib, how's that workin' out? Heh.

He retweeted a tweet from Munzir Naqvi: “I think the helicopter crash in Abbottabad, Pakistan and the President Obama breaking news address are connected.”

Lights on in yer head?

Mr. Athar was clearly unhappy.

“I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh*”

Shortly thereafter, another Twitter user confirmed the news. Mr. Athar tweeted “RT @ISuckBigTime: Osama Bin Laden killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.: ISI has confirmed it << Uh oh, there goes the neighborhood :-/””

Ya can't make this shit up, folks!


More from Raw Story:

Little did he know it, but he was the only real-time reporter to the US military finally getting their man, the world's most wanted terrorist -- Osama bin Laden.

"Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it."

"Bin Laden is dead. I didn't kill him. Please let me sleep now," he wrote on Twitter after the story went around the world.

You can sleep after your fifteen minutes is up, pal. Sleep lightly. The next knock on yer door might be ISI. Wouldn't wanta keep 'em waiting.

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