Monday, May 16, 2011

DTN News - OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS: Pakistan Hits Back Over US Mistrust On Osama Bin Laden’s Raid

Defense News: DTN News - OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS: Pakistan Hits Back Over US Mistrust On Osama Bin Laden’s Raid
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - May 16, 2011: The Pakistani government recently issued a statement hitting back over the so-called US mistrust over information about the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound, which resulted in the death of the No. 1 Most Wanted terrorist in the world.

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir immediately dismissed the statement of the CIA chief, but said that the mistrust of the US government becomes a very “disquieting” issue on the part of the Pakistani government. He said his government has played a “pivotal role” in dealing with terrorism; and that the CIA chief was entitled to his own views.

Bashir said that his government has been very extensively cooperative with the US anti-terrorism efforts. Sometime ago, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s national intelligence arm, was the one who identified the compound in Abbottabad as “suspicious”, and it was only the extensive use of resources of the CIA that finally determined that it was the hiding place of Bin Laden.

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

Earlier, CIA Chief Leon Panetta at a press conference said that Washington did not inform Islamabad about the raid thinking that the Pakistanis could have jeopardized the entire mission by alerting the targets.

Osama Bin Laden, 54 years old, founder and leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist groups all over the world reportedly ordered the attack at the World Trade Twin Tower in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, which caused the death of more than 3,000 people as well as responsible for the series of bombing incident in the other parts of the globe.

A US Special Forces team member shot and killed Bin Laden during a surprise raid at his compound on Sunday at Abbottabad after he resisted capture.

Reports from the White House disclose that Bin Laden was unarmed when he was shot and killed after he resisted arrest from the raiding team of US Special Forces. A woman believed wife of Bin Laden sustained a wound in the leg when she also tried to rush on one of the members of the raiding team. A 12-year old daughter believed daughter of Bin Laden also survived while two couriers and a woman died during the raid.

The US government buried Bin Laden’s body in the sea after the appropriate conduct of traditional Muslim burial rite on board the US aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson.
Accordingly, the Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad is only a few hundred meters away from the Pakistan Military Academy, the premier military school in the country equivalent to Sandhurst or West Point.

Reports disclose that Bin Laden has been living inside the compound for about five years. Thus, it raised some questions about the Pakistani authorities, an analyst said.

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