May 3rd, 2011


before I take out my giant swatter

Твиттеры Сохаиба Атара, ставшего внезапно знаменитым когда он твитил во время атаки на Осаму бин Ладена - от начала "как мне надоел этот жужжащий вертолёт" до первых новостных сообщений про убийство Осамы (ранние - в конце):!/reallyvirtual

== how long before the "Call of Duty : Abbottabad, Pakistan" expansion hits the stores?
== Abbottabad just became a sexy new spring break destination.
== @harisn we are both right outside Islamabad :-)
== I guess I should unsubscribe from the #abbottabad search on twitter before it kills my machine. Leave Abbottabad alone, Osama and Obama...
== @kursed so, not that hard anymore I guess?
== Wondering what would be the right music to play in the coffee shop today...
== RT @ISuckBigTime: Osama Bin Laden killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.: ISI has confirmed it << Uh oh, there goes the neighborhood :-/
== I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh
== @kursed I think I should take out my big blower to blow the fog of war away and see the clearer picture.
== @kursed Well, there were at least two copters last night, I heard one but a friend heard two, for 15-20 minutes.
== Report from a sweeper: A family also died in the crash, and one of the helicopter riders got away and is now being searched for.
== @kursed True, but stranger things have happened. I just hope they don't find my giant helicopter swatter. Must hide it :-/
== @ahmedbilal @kursed Sadly. We should start learning how to spread believable stories and recreate a reality that suits us.
== @kursed Another rumor: two copters that followed the crashed one were foreign Cobras - and got away
== @kursed What really happened doesn't matter if there is an official story behind it that 99.999% of the world would believe
== Report from a taxi driver: The army has cordoned off the crash area and is conducting door-to-door search in the surrounding
== I think the helicopter crash in Abbottabad, Pakistan and the President Obama breaking news address are connected.
== Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today
1 dead and 1 injured in Abbottabad for heli crashed
== @raihak The day there is uninterrupted electricity in Lahore for a whole month, I will start packing my bags, until then, Abbottabad is home
== And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad...
== and now I feel I must apologize to the pilot about the swatter tweets :-/
== The Major also says no "missiles" were fired and all such exaggerated reports are nothing but rumours #Pakistan
== A Major of the #Pakistan #Army's 19 FF, Platoon CO says incident at #Abbottabad where #helicopter crashed is accidental and not an "attack"
== Two helicpoters, one down, could actually be the training accident scenario they're saying it was >>
== Here's the location of the Abbottabad crash according to some people >>>
== @smedica 'safer' is a relative term that has lost its meaning in Pakistan
== @smedica I live near Jalal Baba Auditorium
== @smedica It must have been more, I started noticing the helicpoter when the noise got irritating - which part of Abbottabd are you in?
== @tahirakram very likely - but it was too noisy to be a spy craft, or, a very poor spy craft it was.
== @smedica people are saying it was not a technical fault and it was shot down. I heard it CIRCLE 3-4 times above, sounded purposeful.
== @wqs figures, if they have the right to shoot planes flying over the president house, the must have the same instructions for PMA
== The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a flash. People saying it could be a drone.
== @tahirakram they're not saying anything
== @kashaziz technically, it is unidentified until identified, and it is a flying object, so year, why the hell not, we have seen weirder stuff
== @tahirakram yea. *hides his giant swatter*
== @raihak yep, the mad power cuts have reached abbottabad - 14 hours daily - luckily I have a generator AND a UPS at the coffee shop
== Since taliban (probably) don't have helicpoters, and since they're saying it was not "ours", so must be a complicated situation#abbottabad
== @raihak Funny, moving to Abbottabad was part of the 'being safe' strategy
== @raihak I try, man, I try
== OMG :S Bomb Blasts in Abbottabad.. I hope everyone is fine :(
== @m0hcin the few people online at this time of the night are saying one of the copters was not Pakistani...
== @m0hcin seems like my giant swatter worked !
== @m0hcin all silent after the blast, but a friend heard it 6 km away too... the helicopter is gone too.
== A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S
== Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant swatter :-/
== Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).

Основное впечатление - рейд был далеко не молниеносным. Шумные вертолёты успели заибать жителей даже за несколько километров от особняка Осамы, и ещё до начала основной перестрелки. По словам очевидцев одив вертолёт был явно сбит. Причём он был сбит не около дома Осамы, а несколько в стороне, около шоссе Какул и Пакистанской Военной Академии (примерно километр от дома Осамы). Создаётся впечатление что его сбила не охрана Осамы, а пакистанские военные с территории этой Академии и военной базы.

Вообще много непонятного пока, но после чтения твиттеров ощущение что официальная американская версия событий сильно отличается от того что происходило на самом деле. Ну, какие-то подробности будут постепенно проясняться...