On May 2, 2011 Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs during a special operation in Pakistan. President Obama stated that the death of bin Laden is “the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al-Qaeda.”

As details of the operation were reported around the world the scene of President Obama and government officials watching the situation unfold live via camera feed from the White House emerged as a representative image of the event.

The severe expressions of those present show the room was filled with palpable tension. However, a series of images posted to Japanese Internet forum 2channel show the mood in the room may have been slightly different than mainstream media has let on.

One image shows Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano fervently supporting their American allies. Osama bin Laden is also present, presumably having an out-of-body experience in the wrong place at the wrong time.

President Obama undoubtedly called his buddies over to the national security party as more and more guests began to crowd around the monitor.

The final image shows a White House brimming with a festive mood as world leaders, video game characters, Japanese memes and more cheer on U.S. forces.

Translation: Steven

Source: The White House / 2ch