Amusement Park Coming to Abbottabad, Last Home of Osama Bin Laden

Exactly why someone in Pakistan decided that the town where Osama bin Laden (supposedly) met his end at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals would be a good place for an amusement park is unfortunately not revealed in this story from Reuters:

Pakistan plans to build a $30 million amusement park and outdoor activity centre on the edge of the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, an official said on Monday.

The private venture in the foothills of the Himalayas will include a zoo, water sports, a mini-golf course, rock climbing and paragliding, said Jamaluddin Khan, the deputy provincial minister for tourism.

“The project will take five years to complete,” he told Reuters.

U.S. Navy SEALs killed the al Qaeda leader in 2011 in a secret raid that humiliated Pakistan’s military – which has an academy nearby – and heavily strained ties between strategic allies Washington and Islamabad…

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3 Comments on "Amusement Park Coming to Abbottabad, Last Home of Osama Bin Laden"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Feb 5, 2013 at 12:53 am |

    > A $30 million amusement park?

    the fake raid cost more than that

  2. "Big" Richard Johnson | Feb 5, 2013 at 12:57 am |

    Thats not a circus, thats their military academy.

  3. Earth + inhabitants = amusement park.

    Or simply A Coney Island of the Mind.

    Please enjoy your visit.

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