Osama Bin Laden's Compound Gets Bad Reviews On Google Maps
Abbottabad, Pakistan is known for its pleasant weather and picturesque location. But despite its tourist credentials, the scenic village where Osama bin Laden had sought refuge up until his death is getting its share of bad reviews.
Following President Obama's Sunday night announcement that American forces had killed the man behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Google Maps users -- presumably figuring that the real estate is now on the market -- hit the Web to assess the bin Laden compound.
"Free HBO, but 'death to America!' chants were getting old. Better options nearby," wrote reviewer Steve Jenkins, who gave the hideout a one-star rating using Google's reviews feature, a function normally reserved for assessing stores, restaurants and hotels.
According to the Atlantic, the site was at one point listed as an "amusement park," so the amenities really shouldn't be sub-par.
"Disappointed in the service," another review noted. "The place reeked of burning garbage."
"Located in cozy, quiet neighborhood," read a five-star review. "Interrupted only occasionally by machine gun fire. Lacking in amenities, but an up and coming area. Handyman special. One satellite phone available with smoking bullet hole for [communication] back home. CIA helicopters offering complimentary air lift service for corpses. Great property to get away from it all. Must See!"
Another five-star reviewer could be preparing an opening bid for the million-dollar complex.
"I heard that this place is now available (prior residents left suddenly and unexpectedly)."