The Only Bin Laden News Roundup You'll Ever Need: Inside His Mansion, Inside the Mission, Inside the Media Reaction
Well, it's halfway through the day and there doesn't seem to be much news breaking beyond more and more information seeping out about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden and its aftermath.
Here's a roundup of the most interesting tidbits you might not have heard yet, with some excellent commentary from our blogger friends thrown in.
- ABC has photos inside the mansion where the terrorist leader was hiding, and eventually found.
- Yahoo's Envoy blog has a play-by-play of the mission.
- National Journal's Marc Ambinder on new details emerging about the raid.
- The New York Times' Lede blog on the burial-at-sea and ABC on the debate over whether to release pictures.
- Reuters on the fact that the US mission was to kill, not capture, the leader...
- A much more in-depth Reuters piece on the anger and relief in the Arab world.
- The New York Times on the intelligence clues that led to this compound in Pakistan.
- The BBC on the unwitting Bin Laden neighbor who, while complaining of helicopter noise, was unknowingly live-tweeting the raid on the compound.
- Salon's Justin Elliot on the many false rumors of Bin Laden's death over the past decade.
- A funny picture contrasting the outlandish headlines of the NY Post and the Daily News, New York city's hometown tabloids.
- BBC: Kenyans are celebrating, too--Bin Laden didn't just target America.
- Deanna Zandt reflects on the role social media played in peoples' reaction to the news.
- Tom Hayden on the future of the "War on Terror" at The Nation.
- Lindsay Beyerstein: the killing is a missed opportunity for a trial.
- Glenn Greenwald asks about the consequences of this action for politics, national security, and foreign policy.