Large Porn Stash Found At Osama Bin Laden Compound

What does one do when not planning jihad?

The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.

Most Unusual News Story Today Involves Tape Measure, Osama Bin Laden Corpse

I must be honest here, and say up front I was not sure where this story was going when I first read it…..

Another measurement was to determine the height of the corpse. Bin Laden is listed on his FBI most wanted poster as being between 6-feet 4-inches and 6-feet 6-inches and weighing about 160 pounds. 

However, the heavily-armed, electronically wired SEALs didn’t come with a tape measure to get an accurate height reading. According to reports, a Navy SEAL of about 6-feet laid out next to bin Laden’s corpse to gauge the Al Qaeda leader’s height. The corpse was several inches taller.

Whew….

After Mr. Obama learned of the improvised height measurement technique, he reportedly said, “We donated a $60 million helicopter to this operation. Could we not afford to buy a tape measure?”

US Says Killing Osama Bin Laden Was Lawful

This aspect of the killing of Osama bin Laden is fascinating.  Makes one want to have a specialized lawyer steeped in international law as an in-law and have them over for coffee and conversation.

US Attorney General Eric Holder has said that al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was a lawful military target.

He told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Bin Laden had made no attempt to surrender, and his killing was “an act of national self-defence”.

The US has acknowledged that Bin Laden was unarmed when he was shot dead in Monday’s raid by US Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Critics have raised concerns about the legality of the operation.

“If he had surrendered, attempted to surrender, I think we should obviously have accepted that, but there was no indication that he wanted to do that and therefore his killing was appropriate,” said Mr Holder, reports Reuters news agency.

Osama Bin Laden Had Cash On Body, Ready To Seek New Safehouse If Needed

The methods used by Osama Bin Laden to stay out of sight, and alive will make for many news stories in the weeks to come.  It was no small thing to avoid international recognition, and be prepared to flee at a moments notice to safer ground.  Evidence of that was found on the body of  bin Laden when he was killed Sunday in Pakistan.

Osama bin Laden had cash totaling 500 Euros and two telephone numbers sewn into his clothing when he was killed — sure signs that he was prepared to flee his compound at a moment’s notice — top U.S. intelligence officials told members of Congress at a classified briefing in the Capitol Tuesday.

The evidence of cash — which amounts to about $740 in U.S. dollars — and phone numbers was divulged to support the administration’s belief that bin Laden was prepared to escape the compound if alerted to an impending attack, the source said.