While reaction poured in worldwide the day after President Barack Obama announced the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, voices were muted on the main business artery of Chicago’s Pakistani community.
The news of Osama bin Laden's killing was met with cautious excitement by many men from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines in Helmand River Valley — allegedly one of the most dangerous regions of Afghanistan.The event is a "notch in the belt," one Marine told NPR photographer David Gilkey
"Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)."With that fairly innocent sounding post on Twitter, Shohaib Athar became, in his own words, "the guy who live-blogged the Osama raid without knowing it."
Anatol Lieven is a professor in the department of war studies at King's College London and author of the book Pakistan: A Hard Country. In his book, he talks about some of the realities and mythmaking on Pakistan, which has had a complicated history and society since its 1948 independence.