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CIA displays Osama bin Laden’s personal AK-47 at ‘secret’ museum

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, July 25, 2013 13:17 EDT
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Osama bin Laden's personal AK-47 rifle, on display in a "secret" CIA museum. Screenshot via MSNBC.com.
 
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An AK-47 assault rifle once owned by terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden is on display at a museum in Washington, D.C. Problem is, you’ll never get to see it up close.

That’s because the weapon is stored inside a glass case at the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) “secret” museum, according to NBC News, and visitors are strictly prohibited.

“I think for our people it’s an acknowledgment that the hard work over that 10 years and partnership with other members of the intelligence community and partnership with the military was a success,” a spokesperson said. “This puts the punctuation point on 10 years of this agency and our intelligence community partners looking for bin Laden.”

This video is from NBC News, aired July 25, 2013.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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