Man Tweets Live During Osama Bin Laden Raid
By now, the news of Osama Bin Laden's surprising death is no big secret, although on some accounts it still has yet to fully sink in. But one particular story that surfaced just after the United States' disclosure of the long-awaited act is indeed quite shocking, even a few days later.
Sohaib Athar, quite possibly more well known by his twitter handle of @ReallyVirtual provided for a color commentated play by play of the unthinkable events, which occurred Sunday during the Osama Bin Laden raid. Athar, calling home to the exact city of which Bin Laden had evidently been hiding out for some time (Abbottabad) was but a mere earshot away as he literally yet unknowingly broadcast the top secret US mission for all his late night Twitter followers to see.
From proclamation of helicopters being overheard to other rare appearances and noises, little did the IT consultant know the magnitude of what he was witnessing.
Once the word had officially made its way to the press, Athar tweeted, “Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.”
During a post-story interview, Athar disclosed that he had speculated something out of the ordinary was up, as the streets were blocked off, but he never could have imagined the monstrosity of the situation that would be at hand.