Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pakistan's role in catching bin Laden

Readers might be interested in this article by Salman Asad, a fellow member of the Orkut discussion forums I often participate in, looking at the role of Pakistan's intelligence services in tracking down Osama bin Laden. Salman notes that many commentators have derided Pakistan for incompetence in failing to track bin Laden down, or denounced it for colluding with Al Qaeda.

Yet many of the leads which US intelligence used to find bin Laden came from Pakistan:

These are the four men, 3 of them high value Al-Qaeda operative caught by the ISI, which led to Osama Bin Laden. If it hadn’t been for work the ISI did, OBL would still be out there and the US should not forget that fact.

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