Picture this - Osama was living in Pakistan since 2003. In the so-called "mansion" since 2005, which apparently was built around 2005. It cost at least a million $ from what has been reported. Located at the end of a narrow dirt road, in a city that is a Pakistani military garrison city.
The building itself was surrounded by barbed wire and 12- to 18-foot walls. Seems impossible to me that the Pakistani military/intelligence agency (ISI) knew nothing about this house or who lived within it. Who is to say that the Pakistanis weren't in fact hiding Osama in this secure compound?
I've read that the US has given Pakistan some $18 billion up until now to apparently "fight" terrorists. So, should one ask the question where the $ are going? What's the use of an "ally" that isn't willing to fight on your side, but rather keen to shield forces fighting the allies, including the likes of the Haqqani Network in Afghanistan.
Apparently, Mullah Omar (the Taliban leader) has also been provided support by the ISI and perhaps is being shielded by the Pakistani ISI. (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/spy-ta … heart.html)
So, should the Pakistanis be getting the billions of taxpayer $ to safeguard Al-Qaeda and Taliban? About time they are asked pointed questions and for Obama to review the apparent "aid program" to the supposed "ally."
Of course! Its been well known that members of Al Qaeda have lived freely in the border region of Pakistan owning homes walking the streets shopping without regard for being captured or killed.
Yes, true - however, Osama was not living in a border region but in a town housing its top military academy and a city inhabited by military officers. So, that begs the question - were the military and intelligence establishment aware of his presence?
Also, the Pakistanis were kept in the dark about the whole operation. It is obvious that was done to prevent any tip-off about the operation. On a previous occasion, under the Clinton Presidency, an attempt to kill Osama was thwarted by the Pakistanis passing on crucial info about the impending cruise missile attack to Al-Qaeda/Taliban.
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It seems obvious osama lived right in the center of retired military for the protection they offered. I believe we need to withdrawl all our support from the current pakistan government.
I find it easy to believe the authorities did not know he was there. that compound looks like thousands of others in the general area. He made no phone call and used no computers. Some individuals will have known but there is no evidence that it was reported to the authorities.
Just one neighborhood in Chicago has thousands of people with active warrants on them, they stay free because their families shelter them. I figure it happens the same way the world over.
psych, i agree, it is possible and folks around the world do exactly that, and some Goverments are not that strong to penatrat that environment and many do not have the funding for that either. I think you are right on it.
As someone pointed out - he living in a million dollar mansion,but the partial picture of him with the blanket has him living in a hovel. How many contradictions can there be in this?
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