Just recently, Al Jazeera released a leaked government report on the days leading up to Osama bin Laden's surprise bullet party with SEAL Team 6, providing an illuminating look at how the terrorist leader stayed hidden for an entire decade. This 300+-page file reveals that bin Laden's methods of evading capture often amounted to cartoonish buffoonery coupled with blind luck, making him closer to George Bluth than Jason Bourne on the scale of fugitive masterminds. Here are some of his most nefarious tactics ...
4 He Wore a Silly Hat to Avoid Satellite Detection
The advanced state of satellite and drone technology is enough to turn even the most rational people into Montana Freemen, so imagine what you would do if you were literally the most wanted man in the entire world. How would you avoid the ubiquitous stare of relentless government satellites? For bin Laden, the answer was simple: Just wear a cowboy hat. Bulletproof.
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"I was originally thinking of a fedora, but I didn't want to be a douche."