Based on numerous media accounts, the compound had no "phone or internet lines" run into it, which by way of stating such, basically forces one to make the assumption that there was no communication coming to or from the compound. Of course this is false. What you will not find quoted, is that the compound had a large (about 3meters in diameter) VSAT antenna situated on top of a low out building. This antenna was situated to point directly over the privacy wall, at about a a 9% elevation. Which is odd considering all Pakistani antennas are aimed upwards at a 50% angle to be able to intercept Pakistani feeds.
This antenna was removed by US forces shortly after the raid as seen here in before an after pictures.
So what was it pointing at?
Well using the iphone app "Dishpointer" to figure the angle correctly and by looking up some database information the only possible dish that this could pointing at is a French Military satellite, Syracuse 3B.
This satellite was launched in Oct 13, 2005 to join Syracuse 3A and to complete the french Syracuse III communications network. Syracuse III is the first military satellite of its generation that combines broadband capacity, flexibility, easy reconfigurability and highly secure connections, along with a dedicated ground control segment. France's Syracuse system is up and running, providing permanent connections between military and political authorities at home and operating units deployed around the world. In addition, the Syracuse system is open to collaborative use, and allows both Germany and NATO to share the Syracuse 3A/B resources.
Some more information on Syracuse III, including frequencies can be found here http://www.uhf-satco...nd/#Syracuse3A.
Here's an image compilation as more proof.
So what did they want to get from this French Military satellite with broad band communication capabilities? Were they French working in conjuction with Pakistani intel and the CIA took offense? Was it just a big set up, or a hoax? You decide.
Maybe I'm just completely wrong, but prove me wrong.
Edited by Floppin, 06 May 2011 - 08:22 PM.