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    Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Ladenís presence, says countryís former spy chief

    Anyone who thinks Pakistan is not a threat should educate themselves.
    Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Laden

    My assessment [Ö] was it is quite possible that they [the ISI] did not know but it was more probable that they did. And the idea was that at the right time, his location would be revealed. And the right time would have been, when you can get the necessary quid pro quo ó if you have someone like Osama bin Laden, you are not going to simply hand him over to the United States.

    The implication here is that bin Laden would have been a bargaining chip in the complicated shadow war playing out in the region, as the United States struggled to tamp down a Taliban insurgency in neighboring Afghanistan. The ISI, of course, has played a double game for some time ó and is believed to have both helped engineer the creation of the Taliban as well as support other Islamist militant groups that target arch-rival India.
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    Re: Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Ladenís presence, says countryís former spy chi

    Wow. So another country that really does not like us much was probably dishonest about someone we were looking for. I'm shocked...
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    Re: Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Ladenís presence, says countryís former spy chi

    i wonder why everyone in the media is acting like this revelation is shocking or unheard of? this is probably the 191st occasion that pakistan has somehow undermined our efforts in the war on terror.
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    Re: Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Ladenís presence, says countryís former spy chi

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Anyone who thinks Pakistan is not a threat should educate themselves.
    Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Laden

    My assessment […] was it is quite possible that they [the ISI] did not know but it was more probable that they did. And the idea was that at the right time, his location would be revealed. And the right time would have been, when you can get the necessary quid pro quo — if you have someone like Osama bin Laden, you are not going to simply hand him over to the United States.

    The implication here is that bin Laden would have been a bargaining chip in the complicated shadow war playing out in the region, as the United States struggled to tamp down a Taliban insurgency in neighboring Afghanistan. The ISI, of course, has played a double game for some time — and is believed to have both helped engineer the creation of the Taliban as well as support other Islamist militant groups that target arch-rival India.
    Interesting. But it wouldn't have been Pakistan that knew. But there were very probably mullahs and politicians and agents and soldiers that did. And they certainly hadn't looked very hard.

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    Re: Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Ladenís presence, says countryís former spy chi

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i wonder why everyone in the media is acting like this revelation is shocking or unheard of? this is probably the 191st occasion that pakistan has somehow undermined our efforts in the war on terror.
    Undermined our efforts, or looked after their own interests not unlike any other country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Anyone who thinks Pakistan is not a threat should educate themselves.
    Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Laden

    My assessment […] was it is quite possible that they [the ISI] did not know but it was more probable that they did. And the idea was that at the right time, his location would be revealed. And the right time would have been, when you can get the necessary quid pro quo — if you have someone like Osama bin Laden, you are not going to simply hand him over to the United States.

    The implication here is that bin Laden would have been a bargaining chip in the complicated shadow war playing out in the region, as the United States struggled to tamp down a Taliban insurgency in neighboring Afghanistan. The ISI, of course, has played a double game for some time — and is believed to have both helped engineer the creation of the Taliban as well as support other Islamist militant groups that target arch-rival India.
    I don't think Pakistan is a threat, per se, but they're certainly not our friends.
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    Re: Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Ladenís presence, says countryís former spy chi

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Anyone who thinks Pakistan is not a threat should educate themselves.
    Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Laden

    My assessment […] was it is quite possible that they [the ISI] did not know but it was more probable that they did. And the idea was that at the right time, his location would be revealed. And the right time would have been, when you can get the necessary quid pro quo — if you have someone like Osama bin Laden, you are not going to simply hand him over to the United States.

    The implication here is that bin Laden would have been a bargaining chip in the complicated shadow war playing out in the region, as the United States struggled to tamp down a Taliban insurgency in neighboring Afghanistan. The ISI, of course, has played a double game for some time — and is believed to have both helped engineer the creation of the Taliban as well as support other Islamist militant groups that target arch-rival India.
    OMG, lets just shake like the leaves on an aspen tree. Yes all these third world countries are such a threat to the United States. What ya wanna do, nuke em, regime change, economic sanctions that hurt the population and not the intended leadership. Will anybody ever figure out why the US has such a credibility problem in the ME?
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    Re: Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Ladenís presence, says countryís former spy chi

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    OMG, lets just shake like the leaves on an aspen tree. Yes all these third world countries are such a threat to the United States. What ya wanna do, nuke em, regime change, economic sanctions that hurt the population and not the intended leadership. Will anybody ever figure out why the US has such a credibility problem in the ME?
    Nope- But they may cause a war with India. Terror attacks in Mumbai to water disputes.
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    Re: Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Ladenís presence, says countryís former spy chi

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    Interesting. But it wouldn't have been Pakistan that knew. But there were very probably mullahs and politicians and agents and soldiers that did. And they certainly hadn't looked very hard.
    My opinion is they, with their present system of supporting terror are a threat to stability between Pakistan and India.

    Pakistan likely knew of Osama bin Laden
    The implication here is that bin Laden would have been a bargaining chip in the complicated shadow war playing out in the region, as the United States struggled to tamp down a Taliban insurgency in neighboring Afghanistan. The ISI, of course, has played a double game for some time — and is believed to have both helped engineer the creation of the Taliban as well as support other Islamist militant groups that target arch-rival India.

    In an expose published last year in the New York Times, veteran reporter Carlotta Gall claimed that the ISI — formally known as the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence — even had a special desk dedicated to handling bin Laden.

    “It was operated independently, led by an officer who made his own decisions and did not report to a superior,” reported Gall. “The desk was wholly deniable by virtually everyone at the ISI — such is how supersecret intelligence units operate — but the top military bosses knew about it, I was told.”
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