More than a decade ago, in 2011, the leader of al-Qaeda, an extremist Islamist terrorist organization, Osama bin Laden was killed in an operation carried out by the United States Navy SEALs in Pakistan.

The operation named Operation Neptune Spear was headed by SEAL Team 6 with intelligence from the CIA, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), together with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), otherwise known as the Night Stalkers.

An aerial view of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan taken by the CIA (Wikimedia Commons). Source:
An aerial view of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, taken by the CIA (Wikimedia Commons)

This elite military team’s mission was simple, locate and raid the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and kill-or-capture Osama bin Laden. Although the mission’s objective was disputed by the US and several whistleblowers, stating that it was a kill mission rather than a capture.

Navy SEALs conducting action drills at the John C. Stennis Space Center (Wikimedia Commons). Source:
Navy SEALs conducting action drills at the John C. Stennis Space Center. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Scorza, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Nevertheless, with the SEAL Team Six successfully completing the mission in less than 15 minutes, the threat of al-Qaeda was greatly diminished, making it the Obama Administration’s greatest military success.

In doing so, the world had a glimpse of the real personality of al-Qaeda and bin Laden himself. What were some of the weird things found within the bin Laden compound?

Children Cartoon Lover

The cartoon characters, Tom and Jerry, as seen on the Stamp of Albania. Post of Albania, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

After declaring hatred for Americans and the United States manifested in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, it would be unlikely that he would be consuming western forms of entertainment, right?

Well, as released, the CIA revealed that the terrorist had copies of Tom and Jerry.

Aside from various episodes of Tom and Jerry found on his laptops. They revealed that he was also a fan of other cartoons such as the Disney film “Cars,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” “The Three Musketeers,” and the British made”Shaun the Sheep,” to name a few. It’s possible that these were for his children, but it was also reported that beheadings and sexual content were also found on these devices, making it unlikely that children were using them.