Pakistan knew of bin Laden hideout: US Defense Secretary Panetta

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  1. Singh

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    Pakistan knew of bin Laden hideout: US Defense Secretary



    WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta still believes someone in authority in Pakistan knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding before US forces went in to find him, he said in a TV interview to air Sunday.

    Intelligence reports found Pakistani military helicopters had passed over the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where US Navy SEALs discovered and killed bin Laden last year, according to excerpts of an interview Panetta gave to CBS News.

    "I personally have always felt that somebody must have had some sense of what was happening at this compound. Don't forget, this compound had 18-foot walls... It was the largest compound in the area.

    "So you would have thought that somebody would have asked the question, 'What the hell's going on there?'" Panetta told CBS.

    The Pentagon chief said that concern played a significant factor in Washington not warning Pakistan officials of the impending raid: "it concerned us that, if we, in fact, brought (Pakistan) into it, that-- they might...give bin Laden a heads up," he said.
    Panetta acknowledged he did not have "hard evidence" Pakistan knew of the Al Qaeda leader's whereabouts.

    US Navy SEALs killed Bin Laden on May 2 in a raid on a compound in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad, north of the capital Islamabad, and later buried the 9/11 mastermind at sea.

    AFP: Pakistan knew of bin Laden hideout: US Defense Secretary
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is obvious that Pakistan was sheltering Osama.

    It is hardly believable that Pakistan Administration and the intelligence were unaware of the antecedents of the population living close to the Kakul Military
    Academy.
     
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    The funny part is what US is doing apart from squealing helplessly
     
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    US knew that Pakis knew about OBL and still did nothing about it. Super Power eh?
     
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    The Americans have got the Drones back on the air, they are also ready to pay for the trucks carrying supplies. This is st. is just for public posturing ahead of the upcoming US elections.
     
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    Secretary Leon Panetta needs to catch up with this fast moving world!!!
     
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    Maybe they bided their time and struck when the iron was hot.

    Mounting such an operation is a mug's game.

    Carter's demise was the Iran fiasco!
     
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    it was Pakistan which has build safe house for him and they also sheltered him, for the simple reason the more time OBL is alive, Pakistan can extract more aid from uncle.

    finally US end up smarter then Pakistanis. It is only matter of time before they are doing to ditch Pakistan.
     
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    true, pak is famous for playing double games.they use mama osama as pay check. pak knew, longer they have osama, longer they can milk USA boobs
     
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    There is no palpable evidence linking the Pakistani establishment to OBL. I mean clearly common sense indicates otherwise. However the Pakistani establishment has always been in the practice of conducting all of their business with the primary objective of maintaining deniability, and they are good at it. In the end all the US could do was to invade Pakistan and do the job ourselves and that was done successfully.
     
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    Not anytime soon! what better place to keep tabs on both china and India.
     
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    Pakistan is just to crucial to let go and they can bomb it in the name of democracy either because it is an democracy since Musharraf elected the next army chief.
     
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    The worst of it is there on the US payroll, man that's got to hurt.

    Why does America not come out and let the whole world knew the truth , they have little to lose as Pakistan is dirt poor and need's loans to survive.loan's which the US can stop via the imf and world bank...
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    but when US thought it was getting milked too much and for too long it simply raped Pakistan by raiding deep inside Paki land and killing OBL.... before Pakis could wake up US cremated OBL in the sea and was having party.
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    Obama is lucky enough that OBL got killed in his tenure.
     
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    Why did OBL choose Pakistan?

    Ans:Because Pakistan is number one in Porn(Especially Animal ones).
     
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    Lol:laugh:

    Lol:laugh:

    On a more serious note. Gen Parvez Musharraf and OBL go a long way back.
    in 1988, Musharraf was a bde Cdr FCNA (Force Command Northern Areas), which looks after ops in Kashmir and entire Northern Areas. There was trouble in Balistan and Musharraf used OBL and his band of thugs to butcher the Baltis. Why would Musharraf let OBL down. BTW, the ISI chief in 2001 had ordered Omar Sharif (involved in Daniel Pearl's killing), who was in Dubai, to transfer $100,000 to Mohd Atta. This telecon had been intercepted by RAW and later given to CIA after 9/11.
     
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    Lemontree.

    Thanks for the information.

    I never knew that.

    You seem to specialise on Musharraf! :)
     
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    Sir, I did a lot of research on him and his role in the Bangladesh genocide.
     
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    Sir,

    Weren't these baltis, shias/ismailis ? and this was straight up genocide if I am not wrong

    And sir, I believe you meant Omar Shaikh and not Omar Sharif ?
     

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