By lex, on May 9th, 2011
The Pakistani military is painting Osama bin Laden’s last days on earth ** as dismal:
Pakistan’s military paints a different picture than the United States of Osama bin Laden’s final days: far from the terror mastermind still trying to strike America, he’s seen as an aging terrorist hiding in barren rooms, short of money and struggling to maintain his grip on al-Qaida…
One of the wives, identified as Yemeni-born Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah, told interrogators she had been staying in bin Laden’s hideout since 2006 and never left the upper floors of the large but sparsely furnished building, said a Pakistani intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with the agency’s policy…
Disputes over money between bin Laden and his No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, led the group to split into two factions five or six years ago, with the larger faction controlled by al-Zawahri, according to two senior Pakistani military officials. Bin Laden was “cash strapped” in his final days, they said.
Kill 3,000 innocents on your way to picking a fight with the world’s last superpower and end your days immiserated and in penury, sleeping with Luca Brasi, who in turn, sleeps with the fishes.
** 10-24-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.