Editorial

Osama Bin Laden’s Movie Choices Are Ridiculous

Saudi-born terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden is seen aiming a weapon in this undated photo from Al-Jazeera TV. (Photo by Al-Jazeera/Getty Images)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The CIA recently dumped a bunch of files related to Osama bin Laden, but none might be more interesting than his entertainment choices.

You’re certainly going to recognize more than a couple names on the following list of copyrighted items bin Laden had, according to the CIA:

  • Antz
  • Batman Gotham Knight
  • BBC Great Wildlife Moments
  • Biography – Osama bin Laden
  • Cars
  • Chicken Little
  • CNN Presents: World’s Most Wanted
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Heroes of Tomorrow
  • Home on the Range
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • In the Footsteps of bin Laden – CNN
  • National Geographic: Kung Fu Killers
  • National Geographic: Inside the Green Berets
  • National Geographic: Predators at War
  • National Geographic: World’s Worst Venom
  • Peru Civilization
  • Resident Evil
  • Storm Rider – Clash of the Evils
  • The Kremlin from Inside
  • The Story of India
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Where in the World is Osama bin Laden

I have to respect the fact bin Laden took the time to watch “National Geographic: Inside the Green Berets.” It’s always best to know your enemies, and Green Berets are some of the best warriors the world has ever seen.

It’s worth noting that this guy seemed obsessed with himself. There are multiple movies on this list about himself. Can you say narcissistic?

And what is this guy doing watching “Antz,” “Cars” and “Chicken Little”? Those movies don’t exactly jump off of the page as the entertainment choices of a guy who was the mastermind behind the worst terrorist attack in American history. Where are the action movies? Where are the movies with graphic violence? The guy is an evil killer, and was spending time watching kids movies.

The gaming community also finally has a celebrity member. Probably not the one they were hoping for, but bin Laden being in possession of multiple video games on that list without a doubt makes him the biggest name to be a public member of the gaming community. Not the greatest look for a guy who claimed to practice radical Islam, and criticized everything cool about The West. Classic example of do as I say and not as I do.

I wonder which game or movie he was enjoying shortly before SEAL Team Six blew his head apart. Perhaps it was “BBC Great Wildlife Moments.” Seems like a calming entertainment choice right before a 5.56 round hits your skull.

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