May 02, 2011
I should take the time out to report that here in Algiers, where I am in town for business for the past week, the reaction to the Osama news generally positive (taxi drivers, ordinary Mohammeds I have spoken to), although I have heard two people say that they were not sure it was true unless there were pictures. I don't necessarily think pictures is a wise thing, however.
An aside, the NYTimes.com report that Ben Laden was in fact living in a mansion, not a cave doesn't surprise me:
It was hardly the spartan cave in the mountains that many had envisioned as Bin Laden’s hiding place. Rather, it was a mansion on the outskirts of the town’s center, set on an imposing hilltop and ringed by 12-foot-high concrete walls topped with barbed wire.No Internet though? Perhaps wireless internet, pre paid cards.
Al Jazeera is all Ben Laden now, and showing the videos of the planes hitting the towers.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Rather, it was a mansion on the outskirts of the town’s center, set on an imposing hilltop and ringed by 12-foot-high concrete walls topped with barbed wire.
Rumour has it his pizza delivery guy finally turned him in for the reward.
You just can't trust anyone these days.
Posted by: at May 2, 2011 08:05 PM