May 2, 2011

It's the Little Things That Matter

The Christian Science Monitor reports (via BoingBoing) that satellite phone calls made by Osama bin Laden's bodyguard were instrumental in guiding the US to his hiding place.

US intelligence agencies tracked the Kuwaiti bodyguard's calls from the compound to Al Qaeda associates in the cities of Kohat and Charsada in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, a narrative that was corroborated by several sources.

bin Laden's compound was without Internet or phone connectivity, reportedly to avoid the above scenario. Oops.