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PoliCon
05-04-2011, 02:36 PM
The Pakistani Foreign Secretary told the BBC yesterday that Pakistan alerted the US about Osama Bion Laden’s compound back in 2009.
Dawn reported:

Pakistan alerted the US to its suspicions about a compound where Osama bin Laden was found hiding as far back as 2009, Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said on Wednesday.

Bashir also hit out at “disquieting” comments by CIA Director Leon Panetta that US officials had ruled out informing Islamabad in advance about Sunday’s US raid on the Pakistani compound which led to the al Qaeda chief’s death.

Asked in a BBC radio interview about the compound in Abbottabad where the al Qaeda chief was discovered, Bashir said: “This particular location was pointed out by our intelligence quite some time ago to the US intelligence.

“Of course they have a much more sophisticated equipment to evaluate and to assess.”

“We had indicated this compound as far back as 2009 as a possible place,” Bashir added, although he added it was not known at the time bin Laden was hiding there and there were “millions” of other suspect locations.

On Panetta’s comments, the Pakistani official said: “I know for sure that we have extended every cooperation to the US including the CIA as well as to other countries so far as the campaign against terror is concerned.

“In terms of success in what is called global anti-terror, Pakistan has played a pivotal role so it is a little disquieting when we hear comments like this.”

The Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reported this:

As far as the target compound is concerned, ISI had been sharing information with CIA and other friendly intelligence agencies since 2009.

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/05/pakistan-we-alerted-us-administration-about-obl-compound-back-in-2009/

txradioguy
05-04-2011, 02:43 PM
Sure they did.:rolleyes:

PoliCon
05-04-2011, 02:44 PM
Sure they did.:rolleyes:

I don't put it past Barry to have sat on something like this until it was politically expedient.

txradioguy
05-04-2011, 02:47 PM
I don't put it past Barry to have sat on something like this until it was politically expedient.

That may be true...however...given the material support and intelligence the ISI and sympathetic members of the military and government have give the Taliban for many many years...this smells more like CYA.

PoliCon
05-04-2011, 02:51 PM
That may be true...however...given the material support and intelligence the ISI and sympathetic members of the military and government have give the Taliban for many many years...this smells more like CYA.


perhaps. But then too - considering that the Pakistani regime is none too stable and with the Taliban operating next door and then in their own country with the power of destabilizing and toppling the Pakistani government - wouldn't you try to buy them off if you couldn't fight them?

txradioguy
05-04-2011, 03:02 PM
perhaps. But then too - considering that the Pakistani regime is none too stable and with the Taliban operating next door and then in their own country with the power of destabilizing and toppling the Pakistani government - wouldn't you try to buy them off if you couldn't fight them?

IF I needed to yes. But the Taliban was the creation of the ISI the Paki intelligence service. No need to bribe what you created and still in some ways control.

In all likelihood...it's a combination of the two scenarios.

PoliCon
05-04-2011, 04:39 PM
IF I needed to yes. But the Taliban was the creation of the ISI the Paki intelligence service. No need to bribe what you created and still in some ways control.

In all likelihood...it's a combination of the two scenarios.

Creation of the ISI? you got a link to information on that?

Adam Wood
05-04-2011, 05:22 PM
Creation of the ISI? you got a link to information on that?We gave them a boatload of money and also CIA support pretty much starting on 9/12 in order to "purchase" their loyalty in the WOT. You don't remember this?

PoliCon
05-04-2011, 06:46 PM
We gave them a boatload of money and also CIA support pretty much starting on 9/12 in order to "purchase" their loyalty in the WOT. You don't remember this?

The Taliban existed long before 9/12.