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    Re: Pakistan's ISI helped hide bin Laden: Book

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    Front page of the NYT in Pakistan today:

    ‘What is so offensive?’ Readers notice something strange about this morning’s NYT in Pakistan [pics] | Twitchy

    Looks like a list of Barack Obama's accomplishments. But it was actually a story about what Pakistan knew about bin Laden.

    Must not let people know the truth, huh?
    Wow. What a joke.

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    Re: Pakistan's ISI helped hide bin Laden: Book

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    How is it possible that all these people - liberal and conservative alike - have been caught at one point or another defending/supporting/aiding a country which has been proven TIME AFTER TIME to be in bed with terrorists?
    Pakistan was an early Cold War ally of the US, as we used it's struggle with India as a proxy war in ours with the Soviet Union. That almost changed post-Cold War when we discovered that they had been making nukes, but we realigned ourselves with them in the War on Terror. So Islamabad's had decades of experience telling them that they can get away with virtually anything, no matter how brutal it is (their genocide in Bangladesh) or how detrimental it is to American interests. Unfortunately, we cannot abandon them outright, because they have leverage with the Taliban that we don't and because we want to keep their nukes in stable hands. Still, our policy towards them is sloppy and unfavorable towards us, and we definitely need to take a heavier hand when dealing with future transgressions. A good start might be to sanction those in the ISI who were responsible for the protection of bin Laden, or to covertly support factions opposed to them.
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    Re: Pakistan's ISI helped hide bin Laden: Book

    I think its important here not to underestimate the tendancy within secuirty services, or elements within them to act of their own accord (it wasnt so long ago that British counter espionage was run by Kim Philby, A soviet agent- not to mention recent examples like the Ergenekon case in Turkey) I´ve yet to see any evidence that approval came from the top.

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