Osama Was Crazy About American Soft Drinks, Apparently

soda-pop-bottle-carton-coca-cola-things-go-better_400191225010A nugget from a Bloomberg article — Abbottabad shopkeepers say that the men revealed to be bin Laden’s aides would regularly purchase bulk quantities of both Pepsi and Coke. It seems his hatred for the infidels was matched only by his love for our sweet, sweet carbonated colas.

The two polite Pakistanis who helped Osama bin Laden hide in the shadow of their country’s army bought bulk food orders, chose major brands and equally favored Pepsi and Coke, neighbors and a local shopkeeper said.

The men called themselves Akbar and Rashid Khan and they owned the fortified home where U.S. commandos killed bin Laden in an early morning raid May 2. They did the daily shopping in the Pashtu-language accents of Waziristan, a region on the Afghan border, said grocer Anjum Qaisar, 27, who works 150 meters from the compound.

“I was curious about why they bought so much food, but I did not want to be rude by asking” such a personal question, Qaisar said.

17 Comments on "Osama Was Crazy About American Soft Drinks, Apparently"

  1. ArgosyJones | May 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm |

    I like to imagine that when Osama recieved ISI badmen, Saudi princelings, and mail order child brides, he would make them take the “PEPSI CHALLENGE”.

  2. ArgosyJones | May 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm |

  3. Hadrian999 | May 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm |

    that’s just weird, zam zam is way better than coke or pepsi

  4. Hadrian999 | May 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm |

    that’s just weird, zam zam is way better than coke or pepsi

  5. Who cares if Osama liked american beverages. BFD, its irrelevant as hell. I’m sure Hitler liked tap water, and George W Bush enjoyed a hot dog from time to time.

  6. Who cares if Osama liked american beverages. BFD, its irrelevant as hell. I’m sure Hitler liked tap water, and George W Bush enjoyed a hot dog from time to time.

  7. Who cares if Osama liked american beverages. BFD, its irrelevant as hell. I’m sure Hitler liked tap water, and George W Bush enjoyed a hot dog from time to time.

  8. Simiantongue | May 6, 2011 at 7:42 pm |

    “chose major brands and equally favored Pepsi and Coke”

    That’s too bad really because the slogan “T

    he official drink of al-Qaeda” might have opened up the potential for a corporation to hit a previously underexploited demographic for that part of the world. Might have given one an edge over the other for control of the region.

  9. Simiantongue | May 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm |

    “chose major brands and equally favored Pepsi and Coke”

    That’s too bad really because the slogan “T

    he official drink of al-Qaeda” might have opened up the potential for a corporation to hit a previously underexploited demographic for that part of the world. Might have given one an edge over the other for control of the region.

    • Simiantongue | May 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm |

      What the hell is happening to my posts? That is supposed to read “The official drink of al-Qaeda”

  10. Simiantongue | May 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm |

    What the hell is happening to my posts? That is supposed to read “The official drink of al-Qaeda”

  11. buttface | May 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm |

    Wasn’t he supposed to be on dialysis? That can’t have helped his condition.

  12. buttface | May 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm |

    Wasn’t he supposed to be on dialysis? That can’t have helped his condition.

  13. superfluous | May 7, 2011 at 1:08 am |

    Would you like to….? a) advertise
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  14. superfluous | May 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm |

    Would you like to….? a) advertise
    b) advertise
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  15. Tuna Ghost | May 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm |

    This is Kent Brockman, saying “This barely counts as ‘news'”

  16. Tuna Ghost | May 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm |

    This is Kent Brockman, saying “This barely counts as ‘news'”

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