CIA Live Tweets Osama Bin Laden’s Death on Fifth Anniversary

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By Debra Killalea | 10:44 am, May 2, 2016

When terror kingpin Osama bin Laden was killed in a navy seal raid, details of the plan remained a closely guarded secret.

But five years on, spy agency the CIA has live tweeted the events of the day to mark the anniversary of his death.

As you do.

The only problem is the twittersphere didn’t think it was such a great way to mark the event.

The 9/11 mastermind was killed in a 2011 special ops raid at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

At the time the CIA claimed it spent years on surveillance and gathering intelligence before tracking a courier to what was thought to be his top secret hide-out.

A team of 23 Navy Seals in two Black Hawk helicopters, one of which crashed on landing, was then sent in on the orders of President Barack Obama.

After the Seals blew their way through doors and exchanged gunfire bin Laden was killed with the US leaving the compound in a blaze of glory.

The event was met with much fanfare in the US with many left feeling vindicated after the September 11 tragedy.

Five years on, it remains a major victory for US intelligence agencies who don’t seem shy about letting the world know all about it by live tweeting the event as it happened.

The tweets begin as if events were happening live.

There’s even mention of one of the helicopters crashing upon landing.

Not to mention the obligatory picture of the POTUS watching the events unfold.

They then go on to mention how the CIA had tracked him down and how successful they were.

While live tweeting historical world events such as the Tiananmen Square massacre have been done before, some were questioning the logic behind the CIA doing the same to mark bin Laden’s death.

It also sparked the usual theories that perhaps all wasn’t what it seemed.

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