ISI, Pak army knew of Osama hideout: leaked Stratfor email

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  1. Singh

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    Middle to senior level officials in the ISI and military in Pakistan knew the arrangements made for Osama bin Laden at his Abbottabad safe house, claims a leaked email of Stratfor, the US-based global intelligence firm.

    “Mid-to-senior level ISI and Pak military, with one retired Pak Military General, had knowledge of the OBL (Osama bin laden) arrangements and safe house,” wrote Fred Burton, Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence in an email, leaked by WikiLeaks, to one of his company’s regional director for South Asia soon after the killing of the al-Qaeda chief by the US commandos.

    Burton, one of the world’s foremost experts on security, terrorists and terrorist organisations, however, did not reveal his source, but did say the source was in Pakistan. Less than a dozen people within ISI and Pakistan military had information on Osama, he writes. In the May 13 email, he says, the source did not provide him with names. At the same time, he asserted that the US intelligence knew about it.

    Wikileaks alleged that while a large numbers of Stratfor’s clients work in US military and intelligence agencies, it gave a complimentary membership to controversial Pakistan general Hamid Gul, former head of the ISI.

    ISI, Pak army knew of Osama hideout: leaked Stratfor email - Indian Express
     
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    The original wikileaks site with the STratfor data for those interested is here

    The Global Intelligence Files - List of Releases

    While this is not surprising, what should be noted is that despite the US KNOWING that some ISI officials were in contact with OBL, they have refused to take up Pakistan on it atleast in public.
     
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    well,its obvious that osama house was build with purpose,he was found few yards away from military academe, there is no doubt, he was living with the help of

    ISI

    After all, HE was a blank check for pakis
     
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    Leak Suggests Pakistan Knew Bin Laden's Hiding Place

    Did Pakistani army officials know Osama Bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad?

    Emails from the security think tank Stratfor, released by WikiLeaks on Monday, suggest that up to 12 Pakistani intelligence and army officials were aware of Bin Laden's presence in the Pakistani city.

    The emails released do not identify the agents, but show that were mid- to senior level officials in the Pakistani military and intelligence service ISI


    WikiLeaks Stratfor Emails: Leak Suggests Pakistan Knew Bin Laden's Hiding Place
     
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    posted before mods do the need full
     

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