That the most-wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, was finally tracked down after a manhunt that lasted decades has caused admiration for the US intelligence and military (including by me in my post about the killing of Mr bin Laden) as well as for the leadership of the Obama administration. It has also raised yet unanswered questions about the complicity of some in Pakistan.
But looking at the evidence that we have so far, I am confident that I can reveal how Osama bin Laden was really found:
He had been living in his house in Abbottabad, Pakistan for 5 years, without any chance to go out or travel. He had to share the house with three wives, two elder Saudi women (Khairiah Husain Sabir, 62 years old and Siham Abdula bin Husain, 54 years old) and his latest wife, the 28-year-old Amal Ahmed al-Sadah from Yemen. As happens in polygamous marriages, the elder wives didn’t like the new, young wife very much.
And what do men and women do when they are limited to one house without much outdoor activities? Exactly, they breed. The house was full of children from the different marriages. The youngest wife had just given birth to twins last year.
Now if you imagine sitting in a house with three bickering wives and plenty of noisy children around, without any friends coming to visit, it’s normal that you go mad. – If you were in that situation, wouldn’t you also want someone to come by and kill you? And that’s exactly what Osama bin Laden did. He tipped off the US military and hoped for a quick end.
One more reason not to get married.