Bin Laden Was Plotting a 9/11/11 Attack When We Offed Him

John Cook · 07/15/11 10:57AM

The Wall Street Journal has new details on what intelligence, exactly, we got from the Abbottabad compound Osama bin Laden was living in when he was hunted down and killed by Navy SEALs. Top among the discoveries: Bin Laden wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with another 9/11.

Bin Ladens Hadn't Left the House in Five Years

Seth Abramovitch · 05/06/11 12:54AM

Amal al-Sadah, 29-year-old wife of Osama bin Laden, told Pakistani investigators she spent five years in a single room in the Abbottabad compound. Her husband split that time between two rooms. This just gets weirder and weirder. [NYDN]

Osama Bin Laden Took Little Kids' Soccer Balls

Jim Newell · 05/03/11 11:39AM

Osama bin Laden and his Abbottabad goon squad were so creepy in their dealings with the local children. CNN's Nic Robertson reports that "neighbours say local children who kicked ball over compound wall, weren't allowed in to look for it," and "someone gave them money instead." The kids don't have to look personally; you just throw it back! Didn't Al Qaeda members have childhoods? Spoiled, fat childhoods, maybe, spent indoors playing video games.