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

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

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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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

Meh just porki propaganda ... lol .... ignore
 

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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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If they did why did they delay the operation for so long?
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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The benefit of hiding bin laden was mainly for the Pakis. How did the US benefit by delaying that operation is baffling.

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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This story line is a conspiracy theory. Hersh is being discredited.
 

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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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Here comes the denial....

US trashes claim that ISI revealed Osama's hideout

WASHINGTON: The US has rejected as "inaccurate" and "baseless" a claim by a top American investigative journalist that a Pakistani intelligence officer provided inputs to CIA about the hideout of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden, who was later killed in a raid by Navy Seals.

American investigative journalist Seymour M Hersh had claimed that the Pakistani officer disclosed the hideout of Osama to the CIA in exchange for a $25 million bounty on the head of the al-Qaida chief, who was living as a prisoner under ISI protection in the garrison town of Abbottabad.

"I can tell you that the White House is not the only one to observe that the story is riddled with inaccuracies and outright falsehoods," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday.

"The former Deputy Director of the CIA, Mike Morell, has said that every sentence was wrong. And, Peter Bergen, a security analyst for CNN, described the story as being about 10,000 words in length; and he said, based on reading it, that what's true in the story isn't new, and what's new in the story isn't true. So I thought that was a pretty good way of describing why no one here is particularly concerned about it," Earnest said in response to a question.

White House National Security Council spokesman Edward Price said, "there are too many inaccuracies and baseless assertions in this piece to fact check each one."

Talking to reporters, Price said, "Nevertheless, the notion that the operation that killed Osama bin Laden was anything but a unilateral US mission is patently false."

"As we said at the time, knowledge of this operation was confined to a very small circle of senior US officials. The President decided early on not to inform any other government, including the Pakistani government, which was not notified until after the raid had occurred. We had been and continue to be partners with Pakistan in our joint effort to destroy al-Qaida, but this was a US operation through and through," the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, American TV network NBC News also reported that the Pakistani government knew the whereabouts of Osama.

In a news report - based on unnamed sources - it claimed that a former Pakistani intelligence official was the one who provided information about the hiding point of Osama.

The Pentagon also strongly refuted the new versions describing them as an act of fiction and lies.

Pentagon spokesperson Lt Col Steve Warren told reporters that the new account had "too many inaccuracies" and was "largely a fabrication".

Republican Senator John McCain supported the Administration's version.

"I simply have never heard of anything like this and I've been briefed several times. This was a great success on the part of the administration and something that we all admire the president's decision to do," he said.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ealed-Osamas-hideout/articleshow/47250994.cms
 

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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
Maybe pakis were deciding whether he was a good terrorist or bad.
 

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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
Who told u?:eek::eek:
 

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