31 Dec '13, 8pm

Soldier builds bin Laden compound replica out of gingerbread

It might be the most infamous, and delicious, terrorist compound of the holiday season. An Army military intelligence officer stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., revealed on Twitter a series of pictures of “Gingerbottabad ” this afternoon, his gingerbread version of Osama bin Laden’s hideout. Steve — who asked that his full name not be used, “so I don’t limit my career options” — turned four pounds of dough into a scale model of the compound that sheltered bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, until SEAL Team 6 came for him on May 2, 2011. “Some people on Twitter said that’s the most delicious sand table ever, and essentially that’s what it is,” said Steve, reached at home on holiday leave. It took Steve several days to convert his tasty vision into a rudimentary rendering in cookies and icing. He used 63 pieces of gingerbread, two sandwich bags of icing, two candy canes and a few...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20131231/NEWS/312310015

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