CIA archive of Osama bin Laden files reveals interest in retro games and anime

Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011 during a raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A massive amount of intelligence was seized during the raid, including hundreds of thousands of files stored on Bin Laden's hard drive. Today, the CIA released nearly 470,000 of those files, and it turns out that not only was he the world's most infamous terrorist, he also had a thing for retro-gaming and anime.

The file has been divided into four categories: audio, documents, images, and video but is nonetheless a massive thing to dig through. But if you're willing, it's all there: Images of everything from Pac-Man to Perestroika Girls. The file comes with a warning from the CIA that it may contain malware. If you are willing to dive in, you can do so here.

It was also mentioned that copyrighted material was removed including a list of movies:
  • 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


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