Sohaib Athar Live Tweeted Osama’s Assassination Without Knowing It
Sohaib Athar is an IT consultant that lives in Abbottabad in northern Pakistan. This is the same city where Osama Bin Laden was assassinated in a mansion. Athar is a self-proclaimed “startup specialist” according to his LinkedIn profile. He also became the man that inadvertently live-tweeted the assassination of Osama Bin Laden yesterday. Below are some of the tweets he sent out while the event was taking place:
Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).
Go away helicopter – before I take out my giant swatter :-/
@m0hcin the few people online at this time of the night are saying one of the copters was not Pakistani…
Since taliban (probably) don’t have helicpoters, and since they’re saying it was not “ours”, so must be a complicated situation #abbottabad
The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there’s report of a flash. People saying it could be a drone.
and now I feel I must apologize to the pilot about the swatter tweets :-/
And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad…
Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today
I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh*
RT @ISuckBigTime: Osama Bin Laden killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.: ISI has confirmed it << Uh oh, there goes the neighborhood :-/
Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.
and here come the mails from the mainstream media… *sigh*
For the curious, here is life in abbottabad two minutes ago http://twitpic.com/4s8nfq
I guess an ‘is now following you’ GMail filter is the next logical step
Reuters got to me before I could go to sleep.
Bin Laden is dead. I didn’t kill him. Please let me sleep now.
and a video of OBL’s hideout in Abbottabad – after the incident (shared by friend) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlWMsApBOws
This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry