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A computer engineer with a Twitter account unknowingly documented the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan.

What you see below are the entries from @ReallyVirtual's Twitter account as copied just after 3 a.m. on May 2, 2011. The entries are listed with the newest at the top.




ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

I need to sleep, but Osama had to pick this day to die :-/
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Damn its getting hard to RT some funny Abbottabad tweets, they're scrolling so fast :-(
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@
@harisn we are both right outside Islamabad :-)
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I guess I should unsubscribe from the #abbottabad search on twitter before it kills my machine. Leave Abbottabad alone, Osama and Obama...
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@
@kursed so, not that hard anymore I guess?
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Wondering what would be the right music to play in the coffee shop today...
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RT @ISuckBigTime: Osama Bin Laden killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.: ISI has confirmed it << Uh oh, there goes the neighborhood :-/
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I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh*
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@
@kursed I think I should take out my big blower to blow the fog of war away and see the clearer picture.
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

@
@kursed Well, there were at least two copters last night, I heard one but a friend heard two, for 15-20 minutes.
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

Report from a sweeper: A family also died in the crash, and one of the helicopter riders got away and is now being searched for.
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@
@kursed True, but stranger things have happened. I just hope they don't find my giant helicopter swatter. Must hide it :-/
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@
@ahmedbilal @kursed Sadly. We should start learning how to spread believable stories and recreate a reality that suits us.
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

@
@kursed Another rumor: two copters that followed the crashed one were foreign Cobras - and got away
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@
@kursed What really happened doesn't matter if there is an official story behind it that 99.999% of the world would believe
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

Report from a taxi driver: The army has cordoned off the crash area and is conducting door-to-door search in the surrounding
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

@
@raihak The day there is uninterrupted electricity in Lahore for a whole month, I will start packing my bags, until then, Abbottabad is home
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad...
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

and now I feel I must apologize to the pilot about the swatter tweets :-/
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

Two helicpoters, one down, could actually be the training accident scenario they're saying it was >> http://bit.ly/ioGE6O
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

Here's the location of the Abbottabad crash according to some people >>> http://on.fb.me/khjf34
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@
@smedica 'safer' is a relative term that has lost its meaning in Pakistan
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@
@smedica I live near Jalal Baba Auditorium
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@
@smedica It must have been more, I started noticing the helicpoter when the noise got irritating - which part of Abbottabd are you in?
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@tahirakram very likely - but it was too noisy to be a spy craft, or, a very poor spy craft it was.
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@
@smedica people are saying it was not a technical fault and it was shot down. I heard it CIRCLE 3-4 times above, sounded purposeful.
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@
@wqs figures, if they have the right to shoot planes flying over the president house, the must have the same instructions for PMA
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

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.
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

@
@tahirakram they're not saying anything
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@
@kashaziz technically, it is unidentified until identified, and it is a flying object, so year, why the hell not, we have seen weirder stuff
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@
@tahirakram yea. *hides his giant swatter*
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@
@raihak yep, the mad power cuts have reached abbottabad - 14 hours daily - luckily I have a generator AND a UPS at the coffee shop
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Since taliban (probably) don't have helicpoters, and since they're saying it was not "ours", so must be a complicated situation #abbottabad
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@
@raihak Funny, moving to Abbottabad was part of the 'being safe' strategy
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

@
@raihak I try, man, I try
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@
@m0hcin the few people online at this time of the night are saying one of the copters was not Pakistani...
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@
@m0hcin http://bit.ly/ljB6p6 seems like my giant swatter worked !
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@
@m0hcin all silent after the blast, but a friend heard it 6 km away too... the helicopter is gone too.
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant swatter :-/
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ReallyVirtual Sohaib Athar

Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).
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