September 5th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

Revisiting the house where bin Laden lived

After Osama bin Laden was killed in May, the house where he was found was teeming with journalists and quite open. Now, the Pakistan Army surrounds the house with vegetation growing thick around it. Things have definitely changed.

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh travels to Abbotabad, Pakistan, to visit one of the few reminders of the architect of the September 11, 2011, attacks as the world is still asking – how did bin Laden live here so long?

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  1. USMC Forever

    Who cares where this COWARD hid like the low life roach he is, he is now FISH FOOD in HELL.

    October 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NucularInternets

    I don't know who to debate with more: the hippie liberals who oppose our mission to Afghanistan; the crazy neocons and right-wingers who think they know they're saying but really don't; the radicals who believe that Allah wants them to blow up aircraft and buildings; or the idiots who just don't know anything.

    September 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • ++

      Having read many of your quite cogent posts going back in time on this Afghan blog I would advise that you spare yourself the futility. No one will listen (we have LOTS of trolls) other than to refine their inevitable rebuttal or insult.

      However as an exercise in framing your thoughts on the subject, continuing to post might be a very good way to continue to refine your thinking. If you look at posting here in that way, then posting here might be productive for you.

      My observation is that no one here is willing to be informed, persuaded, or convinced of any view but their own.

      September 8, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jama

    That vaccine idea was interesting.

    September 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. salerno

    While Obama is playing his war games, US jobless calims rose to 414,000 against a still too optimistic expectation of 405,000 made by the analysts.

    September 8, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. NucularInternets

    September 8, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |


    September 7, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. PakiChodBakro

    Where is Mo ?

    September 7, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. DrBakroChod

    OBL house could be turn into hotel. It will bring visitors,thrill seekers and money.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. BakroChodMo

    A tribute to 911 victims on Sept 11-2011........................Bomb Pakistan

    September 7, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. Redirect..

    Let's redirect this war and take it to the drug cartel big fishes, we already got Nemo... I think drugs are the true evil fuel in the world...

    September 6, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rick springfield

    I hear its going to be a bed and breakfast. Its going to be called, "The Obama Inn."

    September 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Now that wouldn't surprise me a bit since Barack Obama's such an egomaniac anyway. Besides, that'll be yet another way to glorify this obscene war!

      September 6, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • sanjosemike

        Pacifism (or non-intervention) is just another foreign policy that must be evaluated along with any other choice. There are consequences to non-intervention as well as war. Among some of them would be that Afghanistan would still enslave women, have public beheadings (and stoning) of them and continue to train al Queda terrorists.

        Uday or Qusay Hussein would now be in power in Iraq: hardly a palatable choice. BTW, both Repubs and Dems voted in favor (to fund) both wars. Barack Obama is continuing them, just like GWB.

        Pacifism, like war has a cost. Often it is more war, and more bodies piled up.


        September 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • George Patton

        Ironically enough, Iraq would be far better off today had the U.S. not invaded that country back in 2003. All these current terrorist attacks started only after the 2003 invasion and the Kurds still don't have their much deserved homeland in the north. Now Iraq is no more than a U.S. satellite state similar to Poland after WW2 when the Russians were there.

        September 7, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
      • ++

        and you have posted this (or variations of it) theme how many times now on the Afghan blog?

        September 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Big T

    I heard Osama BL is touring the US in a Airstream with Elvis...they have a gig together someplace in Montana.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |

      you are right and we all think so because he was a CIA character and had reached the climax. So he will now enjoy rest of his life for his hard services.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Bin Laden is burning in hell bangash and all who rejoice in him will follow as well as all Islamic radical terrorists which includes the Taliban who ruled with terror, torture and killings!

        September 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ron

    How would we know if he's dead? Many Americans, as well as other peoples around the world, wanted to verify the evidence. The goverment didn't mind us seeing people plummetting to their deaths off the trade towers, and you can probably still see Saddam Huseins hanging on the internet. I don't mind that some folks think it's sickening. Don't want to see...don't look. But the plain fact is, we don't believe our leaders word any more, just because they say something. Only the select few in the upper regions of society were allowed to see the photo's. BS! It just feeds the tin foil hat crowd. Why be afraid of the bad guys having a poor reaction. Bring it on. We've decimated their leadership, (so we are told at least), and more are welcome to join the club.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Why would a picture convince you? It's amazing what you can do in Photoshop these days. Publishing pictures would not convince anyone and would outrage some.

      September 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill in Florida

      Give up the conspiracy theories. Obama was born in Hawaii and bin Ladin is dead. Maybe being dead is why there have been no new messages from bin Ladin in months.

      September 6, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. paul

    I wonder which terrorist the Pakis are hiding in there now?

    September 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      A more appropriate question paul, would be, what's the C.I.A. hiding there now? They don't call the C.I.A. the Masters of Deceit for nothing since that's what they do so well!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Simon

      George W Bush and DICK Cheney??

      September 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. George Patton

    It's quite dubious that the true Ussama bin Laden ever set foot in the above mentioned house since he most probably died of kidney failure some 8 or 9 years ago in the mountains on the Afghan Pakistani border. But since most people believe otherwise, the right-wing news media isquite happy as are the right-wing thugs in Washington!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcelo V Silva

      Haven´t you seen Osama watching TV on the compound ???

      September 6, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Osama watching tv alone could be a falsification, but there are too many other indications that he was really killed in the compound. Not last the Pakistani military reaction, and the Taliban declaration.

        September 6, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  16. JOE

    Heard Bin Laden had a picture of John Boehner on his bedrood wall. Is that true?

    September 6, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      If it is JOE, the C.I.A. most probably planted it there. Never put anything past the C.I.A., I say,.never!!!!!!

      September 6, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  17. fgiwf8

    WELCOME TO- http www macyser com

    September 6, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  18. Aryan

    I guess pak militray sucks nuts ... coudnt save there master osama .. next time they should hide terrorist under there womens black tents

    September 6, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  19. bengladeshi

    pakies are mad cos how americans got in and got out without telling these losers ...

    pakies can only biatch like gals ...just funny in there lil salwaars with tampons and women in there bed sheets

    September 6, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Wait what? lol

      September 6, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  20. bengladeshi

    oye to phir agyaa .. chal bhag jaa ... kanjar ki aulad

    September 6, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  21. salerno

    How did Bin Laden live there so long ? The USA were aware of that location for more than 1 year, but they awaited to act for political reasons. They preferred to kill children in Afghanistan instead to take OBL.

    September 6, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Too bad we missed you. Kindly stand still next time a drone passes overhead.

      September 6, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Derek

      There's no evidence US knew bin Laden was definitely there for over 1 year as you claim. Pakistan didn't know b/c they weren't looking for him & you can't find someone you're not looking for. Please don't just make up your own facts.

      September 6, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • D. A. N.

      You lying piece of crap! Your going to follow bin Laden to hell because of your propaganda packed with lies! ALL TERRORISTS AND THEIR SYMPATHIZERS WILL HAVE THE SAME FATE AS BIN LADEN AND WILL BURN IN HELL FOR ETERNITY!

      September 6, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Derek – WRONG !! It is a well known fact that US administration was almost 100% sure that OBL was in that house at the moment of the raid, as they even noted by satellite a very tall men walking around the house. They had the information more than 1 year ago from a OBL courrier and from Mohammed Kahlid.

      September 6, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Correction : the information about OBL courrier was obtained by Khalid and phone intercepting.

        September 6, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      I, for one, am pleased that President Obama had the courage and the strength to take the bold action necessary to... get the royal wedding out of the headlines.

      The wedding was nice. The balcony kiss was perfectly-done. And who doesn't like getting a glimpse of a classic Austin Martin? But a week later and all we were getting from all news sources was still royal wedding! Something had to be done. To end this national suffering, the President had to use one of the most powerful cards in the deck; he had to finally authorize the capture/killing of Bin Laden. It was the only thing powerful enough counteract that wedding. And, thankfully, it worked.

      September 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Your theory is interesting. Obama awaited so long to counteract that disgusting wedding !! Possible.
        Another theory is that he awaited to be closer to the election. Additionally even Bush demonstrated some unwillingness to capture OBL as he did not send reinforce in Tora Bora. They preferred to keep OBL alive as lomg as possible to mantein the tension and to use the war on terror for domination purpouse.

        September 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  22. mmi16

    More spermicide!

    September 6, 2011 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  23. Elmer Fudd

    Disney just purchased the property. They have plans for "Disney Wahabi", with rides, exhibits, and a nighlty fireworks show performed by former Navy Seals.

    September 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • gandalf


      September 6, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  24. Boyte

    "CNN's Nick Paton Walsh travels to Abbotabad, Pakistan, to visit one of the few reminders of the architect of the September 11, 2011, attacks as the world is still asking – how did bin Laden live here so long?"
    I'm quite certain it was 2001 and not 2011.

    September 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. M

    Oh, pleeeeeease....he was a monster..................................

    September 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • M

      but then again, you ARE a supporter. What else can we expect.

      September 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • M

      We were expecting this drivel. You scored with your nonsense once again. Oh, SO tiresomely predictable. And try not to use any logic or rational thought before you post. Just the winner you are. And Allah forbid....NEVER check word usage or use spell check.

      September 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • M

        You are a walking logical fallacy. You have a PROBLEM with spelling words correctly......? You are USING language to post.......well, BARELY using language.......

        even if you got your way (whatever that would be, though we can guess) you'd still be miserable and continue to spew hatred.

        trying to penetrate your personal fog of war is pointless. you LIKE to make inflammatory, ugly, statements just to spread misery. another ugly face of islam. if islamists want help and support, you are sabotaging that with every "word" you carefully miss spell and miss use. you repel everyone.

        sign off.

        September 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • k

        a weird reply though predictable.

        Spelling? Grammar? Language use so that you may post effective ideas here?
        What the he!! is wrong with that???

        More accurately, what the he!! is wrong with YOU?? You are not only mentally ill you are tedious and ineffective.

        September 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • @@

        you are hilarious in a morbid kind of way.

        September 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • ++

      why are posts out of sequence and replies not attached to the right comment? this is a "reply" to M.

      Too many replies are placed as free standing comments rather than as the replies they actually are.

      September 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • ++

        and some replies have had the "parent: comment deleted by the blog monitors making the thread show less and less sense.

        September 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |