Osama Bin Laden was an anime fan and played pirated Naruto games

osama bin laden anime gamer

Osama Bin Laden was the leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda from its creation in the late 80s until his death in 2011 as a result of a US military operation. During that time he was directly responsible for some heinous attacks throughout the Middle East, and the most significant terrorist action in US history. In addition to crimes against humanity too numerous to count, it turns out that Bin Laden was also a gamer, a pirate, and an anime fan.

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Today, the CIA publically released nearly a half-million files recovered from Bin Laden’s hard drive. That includes Al-Qaeda correspondence, video files, propaganda, draft materials, and Bin Laden’s personal journal. It also includes loads of copyrighted materials, including films ranging from Antz to Resident Evil, loads of videogames, and a substantial collection of anime. Even Final Fantasy VII makes an appearence, with evidence of sequel movie Advent Children having been watched.

It seems Bin Laden - or whoever else used his computer - was a connoisseur of emulated DS titles, judging by the ".sav" entries populating his file index. Those naturally include standbys like New Super Mario Bros and Animal Crossing: Wild World. His tastes also ran alongside the otaku, with plenty of Naruto, Bleach, and Dragon Ball games in the list, on top of the complete Devil May Cry anime series. 

Not everything originated from Japan, though. There are also PC games like casual ball-shooting puzzler Zuma, as well as a torrent for plastic soldier RTS Army Men 2. It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Bin Laden was gathering his games illegally, but here’s your confirmation: terrorists are sometimes also software pirates.

There’s little I can add beyond the sum ridiculousness of this list of files, but don’t forget about it the next time you’re sitting down to enjoy your favorite shonen property. And remember, keep your computers safe - just like Bin Laden did, with a pirated copy of Kaspersky. (Please don’t actually pirate your software, or really base your life in any way on a terrorist leader.)

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2 Months ago

I doubt he was the one watching or playing these games considering how many children he had himself and constantly had around him. I'm sure they were done for the kids.

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2 Months ago

yeah osama bin laden had a lot of fucking children around his base of operations

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2 Months ago

Also a Pakistani army base fairly close by as well.

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3 Weeks ago

I feel like you meant that as sarcasm but it really shouldn't be because its absolutely true. Osama would keep children by him at all times to divert the US from doing a drone strike on him. I know most civilians who don't know s**t will say "We've killed plenty of kids with drones" Yeah thats a little different. You do a drone strike on a mountain village and a few kids get killed its unbeknownst casualty of war because you didn't know exactly where, how many kids there were. Because we knew bin laden always had multiple children with him we could have no way of claiming ignorance to their loss of life.

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2 Months ago

if you pirated games and anime, you're just as bad as Bin Laden.

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3 Weeks ago

Just for saying that you deserve the same fate. 3 shots to the face so no one ever has to see you again.

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