On Friday, April 29th, as millions of people were at home watching the Royal Wedding, President Obama signed Osama Bin Laden’s death warrent. It was announced on May 1st that Osama had been assassinated. Barack Obama ordered a plan for bringing the Al-Qaida leader to justice back in 2009. America had been searching for him since he was suspected for being a part of the 1998 bombings to the American embassies in East Africa.
After Obama had received several different notices of the validity of the U.S. Navy’s target, it was finally confirmed at 8:30 pm that it was indeed Osama Bin Laden who was lounging in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. This was no ordinary house; there were many signs that should have led the government to Osama much earlier. Some may even consider the house a mansion. One unidentified official said it was nearly eight times the size of all the houses surrounding it. The security measures around the compound also should have been subject to suspicion. There were walls 12-18 feet high topped with barbed wire and access to the inside was restricted by two security gates. The residence had no internet or telephone access. It was also reported that the residents of this house burned their trash, unlike the neighbors who simply put their garbage outside. Also, the neighborhood was very secluded itself. If there was a house like this anywhere in the U.S., the whole town would be suspicious of who was living there, since these are obvious signs of a secret trying to be contained.
It’s shocking how it has taken over a decade to find one person, a very well known person in fact. These major clues and other sources did eventually help lead the U.S. government to America’s most wanted terrorist.