“The ‘coolest museum you’ll never see’ has a new piece de resistance,” nbcnews.com reports, “the gun found next to the body of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan when Navy SEALs killed him in a midnight raid.” Yada yada yada CIA museum so secret we’re inventing a drug to wipe the memory of anyone who sees it on national TV or in a gun blog. “This is the rifle that was recovered from the third floor of the Abbottabad compound by the assault team,” curator Toni Hiley (of 43 Peachtree Lane, Connecticut) told the peacock network. “Because of its proximity to (bin Laden) there on the third floor in the compound, our analyst determined it to be his.” I wonder how much that guy gets paid. I also wonder how much the former guest of Pakistani military intelligence paid for his AK. ‘Cause . . .
“It’s a Russian AK with counterfeit Chinese markings.” Hang on. What does that even mean? It’s a Russian Kalashnikov cleverly disguised as a Chinese AK? Why? Thank God we’ve got two firearms-savvy journos on the case. Or looking at the case.
The Russian-made assault rifle, identified on a simple brass plaque as ‘Osama bin Laden’s AK-47,’ shares a glass case with an al Qaeda training manual found in Afghanistan soon after 9/11.
Quite why the CIA decided to share this artifact with the world now, when the American public has learned of domestic spying by the NSA, is a question NBC’s News Investigation team neglected to investigate.