Bing map shows CIA's secret Bin Laden compound mock-up
Nearly 8,000 miles from Osama bin Laden's lair, Navy Seal Team Six trained in a mock-up of the compound at a North Carolina Defense Department facility.
In 2011, Navy Seal Team Six was prepping for a possible raid to capture or kill a high-value target living in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The target, of course, was Osama bin Laden. A satellite image of the training facility located in Perquimans County, N.C., (via the Atlantic Wire and cyptome.org ) was captured by Microsoft's Bing search as it was ramping up its satellite data.
It's identified on the map as the Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity, near the Albemarle Sound.
The staged Bin Laden compound closely resembles the actual compound below:
The buildings separated by nearly 8,000 miles have now vanished, both bulldozed into the earth but preserved by satellite imagery.