Posts tagged ‘Abbottabad’

May 2, 2011

The Guy Who Unknowingly Live-Tweeted The Osama Raid

Would he be considered a snitch? If I were him I’d probably do the same. Kind of crazy if you were in his shoes.

Yesterday Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual on Twitter) was just a “an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains”, specifically Abbottabad, northern Pakistan.

The IT contractor and graduate of Preston University (which would account for his excellent British-sounding English) also says he’s a ‘startup specialist’ on his LinkedIn profile.

But today he will become known as the guy who, while live-tweeting a series of helicopter flypasts and explosion, unwittingly covered the US forces helicopter raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. And he knows it. Here’s a selection of his Tweets:

More of his tweets after the jump.

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