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    Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    A Pakistani doctor who helped the Central Intelligence Agency locate Osama Bin Laden
    through a fake vaccination campaign in the city of Abbottabad was convicted on Wednesday of treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison, a senior official in Pakistan said.
    A tribal court here found the doctor, Shakil Afridi, guilty of acting against the state ...
    In January, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta confirmed that the United States had been working with Dr. Afridi to gain access to Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in the months before the raid.
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    According to Pakistani security officials, Dr. Afridi admitted to helping the C.I.A. before the raid by Navy Seals that killed Bin Laden in May 2011. That operation angered Pakistani officials who viewed it as a violation of the country's sovereignty and because they were not told about it ahead of time.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/wo...says.html?_r=1

    this will certainly motivate other pakistani nationals to assist our efforts to thwart terrorism [/s]

    and panetta, the head of the CIA, is the person who put this operative at risk. such a dumb ass
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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/wo...says.html?_r=1

    this will certainly motivate other pakistani nationals to assist our efforts to thwart terrorism [/s]

    and panetta, the head of the CIA, is the person who put this operative at risk. such a dumb ass
    Wow this is just plain ol messed up.
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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    Just goes to show whose side Pakistan is really on. We should be stopping ALL foeign aid (both military and otherwise) to that nation.

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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    Apparently the Pakistan government is not our side. At the same time I can understand charging a citizen with treason for helping out a foreign government to carry out a military operation on your country's soil without getting the go ahead of the government.Then again Pakistan is a country that allows the US to fly drones into it,so the idea they care about sovereignty is a lie.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Just goes to show whose side Pakistan is really on. We should be stopping ALL foeign aid (both military and otherwise) to that nation.
    We should be stopping foreign aid to all countries. Our country is in debt and our citizens come first.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    Panetta should be fired for this. Obama and crew just couldn't keep their mouths shut about this, they had to bask in the "glory" .

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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    It gives us insight into Pakistan's true views, and it shows us the flaws in our own system of info release.

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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    This development is not too surprising. The current regime in Pakistan is focused strictly on maintaining power and it is willing to put that goal ahead of all other matters. As a result, the regime remains unreliable as far as U.S. interests are concerned. It is also becoming an even greater risk to regional stability vis-a-vis Afghanistan and India.

    The U.S. effort to press for former President Musharraf's departure from power is a strategic blunder for which the full costs have yet to be borne. Pakistan is no more democratic than it was under the military-led Musharraf government and its political institutions have frayed dramatically.

    Even as there have been few benefits, either for Pakistan's people or U.S. interests, the costs of the blunder are rising. Pakistan's evolution into a mainly unreliable partner since them (much more unreliable than it had been) and its closure of land-based supply routes to Afghanistan is just one example of those costs. This latest "conviction" is another.

    Once NATO forces have largely left Afghanistan by 2014, one should not be surprised if the current regime carries out policies that further destabilize Afghanistan. That Afghanistan is led by a regime that is perceived as illegitimate by many of its residents and one that is inconsistent with that country's decentralized nature magnifies the possible damage Pakistan could cause.

    Finally, Pakistan continues to slide toward failed state status. That outcome could have broad implications were extremist elements to join the government, possibly on their own or by invitation of a regime desperate to maintain power, even if part of a power-sharing arrangement (usually, those arrangements have short shelf lives for governments that lack public mandates and in which governing institutions are weak).

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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    We should be stopping foreign aid to all countries. Our country is in debt and our citizens come first.
    I agree, but that's a topic for another time and place. I'm talking about directly due to this action by the Pakistani Government. If they prefer to stand on the side of people like OBL instead of us, then they need to be treated as co-conspirators with OBL.

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    re: Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden Given Jail Term, Official Says [W:58]

    I imagine there was a touch of quid pro quo about this situation. Hard for me to believe the Americans couldn't have gotten this guy out. This is their fall guy so the Pakistani's can save some face.

    He won't last long in a Pakistani prison I imagine.

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