Weekend Links May 6 2011

by Manshu on May 6, 2011

in Links

It’s been quite an eventful week, and I don’t need to tell you what the biggest news this week was!

I’ve read several articles of the attack this week, and I’m highlighting a few that were really good, and some that even gave me goosebumps.

Behind the hunt for Bin Laden: This is a 4 page article by the NYT about how the hunt evolved and is by far the most fascinating account that I’ve read on this topic.

The stealth helicopter that no one knew about: This NYT story is about the stealth helicopter that was used in the mission. They say that if the chopper hadn’t crashed, people wouldn’t even have realized that such a thing exists.

Seal Team 6: This is a very interesting account of the Navy Seal 6 unit – which the article says is among the elite of the elite.

A Bin Laden Hunter on 4 Legs: This story draws a sketch of the attack dog that was part of the team.

Finally, for the skeptics – Al Qaeda has confirmed the death of Osama in their letter.

I think the other big news this week (though not nearly as big) has been the plunge that commodities took, especially silver.

Silver is down 27% this week in COMEX, and should serve as a good reminder to people who think precious metals can only go up, and there’s no way gold or silver can ever fall.

Here is a good Bloomberg story on how commodities behaved this week.

Enjoy your weekend!

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