Osama bin Laden was a prisoner in Abbottabad, Pakistani intelligence officer leaked his information

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  1. Rashna

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    Osama bin Laden was a prisoner in Abbottabad, Pakistani intelligence officer leaked his information, report says

    ISLAMABAD: A former Pakistani intelligence officer disclosed the hideout of Osama bin Laden to CIA in exchange for $25 million bounty on the head of the al-Qaida chief, who was living as prisoner under ISI protection in the garrison town of Abbottabad, according to a report.

    "In August 2010 a former senior Pakistani intelligence officer approached Jonathan Bank, then the CIA's station chief at the US embassy in Islamabad. He offered to tell the CIA where to find bin Laden in return for the reward that Washington had offered in 2001," Dawn reported, citing American investigative journalist and author Seymour M Hersh.

    The intelligence official, Hersh said, was a military man who is now living in Washington and working for the CIA as a consultant. "I cannot tell you more about him," he said.


    The US confirmed the information provided by the official and put the compound under satellite surveillance. Americans later informed the ISI which set up a cell in Ghazi, Tarbela, where "one man from the SEALs and two communicators" practised the raid before executing the operation, Hersh said, adding that it was difficult decision but Pakistan was ultimately taken on board and told about the script to kill Osama.

    Hersh said that whatever the Obama administration told about the operation to kill Osama was part of fiction and the real story was totally different.

    "The most blatant lie was that Pakistan's two most senior military leaders — Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (the-then army chief) and Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha (the-then ISI chief) — were never informed of the US mission," he told Dawn.

    When the Americans contacted the Pakistani government and asked for Osama, the ISI insisted that he be killed and his death should be announced a week after the operation.


    Hersh said the Saudi government also knew about Osama's presence it Abbottabad and had advised the Pakistanis to keep him as a prisoner. "Osama was an ISI prisoner and never moved except under their supervision," he said.

    The Americans were required to say that the al-Qaida chief was found in a mountainous region in the Hindu Kush so that neither Pakistan nor Afghanistan could be blamed for keeping him, Hersh said, adding that the ISI wanted him dead because "they did not want a witness".

    Hersh said President Barack Obama did not consult Gen Kayani and Gen Pasha before releasing the cover story that he shared with his nation in a live broadcast.

    "The cover story trashed Pakistan. It was very embarrassing for them," said Hersh. "Pakistan has a good army, not a bad army, but the cover story made it look bad."


    Hersh also said that Dr Shakil Afridi, the physician now jailed in Peshawar for helping CIA trace down Osama's hideout, was a CIA asset but he did not know about the operation. Afridi was used as a cover to hide the real story, he said.

    Osama was killed in Abbottabad on the night of May 2, 2011, in a covert raid conducted by US navy Seal.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ormation-report-says/articleshow/47231687.cms
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Abottabad is like an Army Garrison !

    This reports also points to the fact that US knew about Osama's hide out for a very long time.
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    So finally moolah worked its magic.....Wonder how many people shared the booty.. ISI prisoner and billions of dollars of aid for fighting war on terror and 10 plus years of milking the cow. Good job ISI.
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    If they did why did they delay the operation for so long?

     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    Meh just porki propaganda ... lol .... ignore
     
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    USA has its own doctrine, they waited for their own time lines its seems.

    But I think nothing can be taken away from the seal team 6 because they knew only just hours before the operation and they did their job like any other special forces or soldiers.
     
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    I think they were testing the Pakis maybe......

     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    If the US had ignored this info as Porki propaganda the porkis wud have been thrilled to bits... Another 10 years of milking time....moo moooo.:D

     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    This is another of the US disinformation campaign.
     
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    Even hafiz sayeed and lakhvi also arrested ere in jail but they live VIP life inside.

    living in 2 wives in mansion with servant with porn watching facilities is called safe arresting
     
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    Seems to be propaganda piece by somebody on baki payroll directly or indirectly. Just by looking at the people this piece is targeting, we should be able to identify a propaganda piece.

    Both Kayani and Pasha are being hounded in bakiland since last week. Timing of releasing this report is suspicious.

    However this does not mean everything is wrong in the piece.
     
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    Hypothetical answer to your question:

    The longer the search for OBL continues, the longer the war will drag on. The longer the war drags on, the longer will it be profit for some.

    Everything is a hypothesis. We don't know the truth. We just know there are more than one version of the story, and any one of these versions could be a conspiracy theory.
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    The benefit of hiding bin laden was mainly for the Pakis. How did the US benefit by delaying that operation is baffling.

     
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    This story line is a conspiracy theory. Hersh is being discredited.
     
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    War is profit for some.
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    The essential theory is that the US and Saudi were paying Pakistan to hide bin laden till they deemed it fit to "remove" him. That Saudi a US ally would do this seems improbable especially because bin laden was born a Saudi and all acts of terror related to Al-qaeda brought them a bad name too.
     
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    Yup 2 wives,4 relatives,12 kids,personal security,Couriers etc etc are best examples for a prisoner.:eek:
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    Here comes the denial....

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ealed-Osamas-hideout/articleshow/47250994.cms
     
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    Maybe pakis were deciding whether he was a good terrorist or bad.
     
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