Sophisticated tracking devices are no longer the preserve of the FBI or other top secret agencies!
"Apple rocks, al-Qaeda sucks!"
"Online sources reported that an iPhone app Tactical NAV may have been used during the mission to locate and hunt down Osama Bin Laden."
"Now imagine if this was true, how funny and stupid al-Qaeda would look! An iPhone app hunts down the master of al-Qaeda!!"
He had a price on his head-- so his capture did not come cheap on U.S. tax-payers, surely.
"U.S President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden has officially been killed by the US forces last night in a small speech about that big operation , the most expensive operation to hunt down one person in history I suppose !! "
Will his successor do as 'well'?
"He remained uniquely charismatic and able to frame al-Qaeda's narrative in ways which resonated with a broader Arab and Muslim audience."
"So Osama bin Laden has finally been killed. This obviously represents the achievement of a goal long sought by virtually all Americans and most of the world, and is a cathartic moment capturing the attention of the world. As most counter-terrorism experts (and administration officials) have been quick to point out, his death will not end al-Qaeda. It does matter, though. There could be some major operational impact on the relative balance among al-Qaeda Central, the decentralized ideological salafi-jihadist movement, and the regional AQ franchises. But I will leave those crucial issues to others for now in order to focus on the impact of his death on Arab politics and on the broader milieu of Islamism."
A Post-Modernist Reading of the Obama-Osama Entwinement in History
"The man whom George W Bush declared war on Afghanistan to capture as "Wanted: Dead or Alive" has been killed by his Presidential successor, Barack Obama. This is not only a symbolic, and perhaps strategic victory in the War on Terror, which Bush declared and Obama prosecuted (though carefully not using the same name), but a historical event that will link forever the names Obama and Osama."