back to article Osama Bin Laden had copy of Resident Evil, smut, in compound

The United States Central Intelligence Agency has released a new trove of documents from computers found in the Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound at which Osama Bin Laden was killed in May 2011. Interest in the trove was so high that the agency's servers fell over. At the time of writing www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/ …

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Headmaster

Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

Do you think the NWO will insist on grammar lessons?

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

"It always amazes me, the look of shock and horror and that 'caught in the headlights expression on their faces"

Just FYI, what you're seeing there is the average person's "oh fuck he's ranting, how can I slowly back away from the crazy person" expression, not them thinking "oh wow my mind has been blown and suddenly I see the truth".

That said: "The reeality is, OBL and the CIA were buddies, from wqay back when the Russians were in Afgahnistan" [SIC through-out], isn't wrong, but you're looking at it the wrong way. It's not that the CIA had some master plan in 1980 to fund this bloke Osama so that they could use him twenty years later in a false-flag operation, it's because at the time they genuinely thought it was a good idea to give guns to the religious fundamentalists, and that there was no way that this could possibly go wrong, no-siree-Bob. (Spoiler, it went wrong.)

Just remember Hanlon's razor, "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity", ie it's much more likely that the CIA are fucking incompetents, rather than grand masterminds.

Oh, and keep an eye out in twenty years for some ex US-backed Syrian rebel with a grudge turning terrorist.

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

This may come as a shock to many; You're being lied to on a daily basis

As the man says -->

But that doesn't mean everything is a lie or conspiracy theories are the only truth we have.

We are even lied to by conspiracy theorists who seek to push their own agendas and by others who call truth fake news and call lies alternative fact.

Just because something might be it doesn't mean it's true and just because it might not be doesn't mean it's a lie.

As my nan said; "JFK wasn't shot by Oswald. JFK was dead the night before and it was all a ploy to blame Republicans. I know. I pulled the trigger". My nan wouldn't lie. Me neither.

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

Was your nan radicalised by playing Counterstrike too?

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

ummm Phuzz .... you might want to look both a little closer, and a good bit farther back .. Syrian Rebel with a grudge turning terrorist is pretty much where ISIS came from, and yes, both the CIA and whatever hat Bandar alSaud is wearing these days *are* seriously fucking incompetent.

Keep in mind that the leaders of Iraq, Egypt and Syria were not precisely democratically elected way way back. Oh ... look at that.....

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

@FlamingDeath

How do you make it through a single day ?

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

I once found out the truth regarding a conspiracy at my college. Nothing I could do or say about it at the time as I wasn't supposed to know anything and there was an ongoing investigation. Suffice to say the conspiracy theories were all bullspit but it was fascinating to see what people thought was going on.

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Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

As my nan said; "JFK wasn't shot by Oswald. JFK was dead the night before and it was all a ploy to blame Republicans. I know. I pulled the trigger". My nan wouldn't lie. Me neither.

Ted - "Now Dougal listen, these bishops are very important. I'll stay around you all the time in case you say something to them that you're not supposed to say"

Dougal - "Like what?"

Ted - "Like what you said to Bishop Lyndsey when he asked where I was when Kennedy was shot, I mean you overreacted slightly there, he wasn't accusing me of anything!"

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Re: assasination of JFK was an inside job

Well, technically true, as JFK shot himself. It's all explained in this excellent documentary.

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zero bravo

When grandpa comes to stay with you everything in your house magically belongs to him.

Childrens toys,your ps2 and games , the contents of the wifes handbag,all his.

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ps4 in 2011

it is a bit strange to have a ps4 game in 2011, when ps4 came out in 2013 ?

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It may just be possible that the image is for illustrative purposes only, rather than the actual copy found in the actual actual compound.

I'm guessing.

Not that I'm saying someone couldn't have chosen a BETTER illustrative image, but still.

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image is for illustrative purposes only, rather than the actual copy found

It's all a conspiracy! I know it is because my cat told me so!

And she wouldn't lie.

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The cats are part of the conspiracy!

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Re: ps4 in 2011

The cats are part the ones who run of the conspiracy!

FTFY

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Re: ps4 in 2011

Inside only. Outside it is the pigs.

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saved game states

I can download the files and finish what he started.

That's me on a watch list.

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Work for El Reg

Can El Reg check out his browser settings and find out if he had a Reg account?

Didn't Eadon disappear off these forums at about the same time?

Just sayin'

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Re: Work for El Reg

@IAS

You do know that mentioning ghosts is considered a way of calling them back right?... I might have to start an exorcism, as a preventative measure.

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Re: Work for El Reg

And just after Eadon disappeared we got Jake..... coincidence or conspiracy ?

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Re: Work for El Reg

Jake was around a long time before Eadon, sorry to piss on your conspiracy.

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Links with Iran

How very convenient this document dump provides evidence of that link.

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Just spotted this gem on the CIA web site, one of the videos he had was "Where in the World is Osama bin Laden"

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/press-releases-statements/2017-press-releases-statements/cia-releases-additional-files-recovered-in-ubl-compound-raid.html

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Ultimate conspiracy theory

John Lennon and Lady Di dissolved Obama in acid used by NASA in false space flights and have been using his remains to sprinkle us all from above creating the dreadful chemtrails.

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Not sure I'd believe this.

I'm not buying into any of the fake-death conspiracy theories, but consider a much smaller, simpler one: The US government wants to undermine enemy morale, and what better way to do that than to tarnish the image of an enemy leader? All they need to do is add a few more files in and Osama goes from ultra-devout servant of Allah to a hypocrite who condemns western culture in public then enjoys American games, movies and porn in private.

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Re: Not sure I'd believe this.

Osama goes from ultra-devout servant of Allah to a hypocrite

They tried that back in 2011 almost immediately after his death. Had no effect.

Might as well try telling a loyal Trumpkin that their president has links with Russia. They are not going believe you. Fake news. Lock her up.

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No privacy for the dead, no privacy for anyone except the rulers of this hierarchy of "freedom"

I wonder what criteria they use to decide what private information is relevant to the public interest?

If an authority arrests / kills you without proving your guilt, should you have fewer rights (including privacy) than anyone else? Even if they do prove you have committed a crime, should you lose your privacy? Should a criminal's rights diminish in proportion to the severity of their crime?

Since they (allegedly) killed Osama without bringing him to trial, the US government can wash it's hands of any need to lawfully prove his involvement in 9/11 and other purported terrorism. As with Russian electoral interfering, the media tells us what to think without providing evidence. How convenient.

If morality is served in equal measure, all who deny others their rights must accept the loss of those rights themselves.

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The last word

Lee Harvey Oswald shot Osama bin Laden. I just said that on the Internet, so it must be true.

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Do the released files say anything about whether a copy of Catcher in the Rye was found? Possibly the 1996 paperback edition with the typo on page 73?

I merely ask for information.

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