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Pakistan probably knew Bin Laden’s whereabouts, says former ISI chief!

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  1. Norwegian

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    DOHA: Lt. General Asad Durrani (retd), who served as the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as director-general from 1990-1992, has told Al Jazeera that Pakistan probably knew about al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts leading up to his capture in Abbotabbad in May 2011.

    “I cannot say exactly what happened but my assessment […] was it is quite possible that they [the ISI] did not know but it was more probable that they did. And the idea was that at the right time, his location would be revealed,” Durrani said.

    Durrani implied that Pakistan would have only exchanged knowledge of his location in a quid pro quo deal.

    “The right time would have been, when you can get the necessary quid pro quo – if you have someone like Osama bin Laden, you are not going to simply hand him over to the United States,” he said.

    When asked if the house that Bin Laden was residing in was protected by the ISI, Durrani said: “If ISI was doing that, then I would say they were doing a good job. And if they revealed his location, they again probably did what was required to be done.”

    Officially, the ISI claimed that they did not harbor Bin Laden and played no part in the 2011 raid. Nonetheless, many have questioned how the al Qaeda chief could have avoided the intelligence agency till the years to his discovery.

    The Abbottabad Commission, set up by the government to investigate the raid, charged the military and the government with “gross incompetence” leading to “collective failures” that allowed Bin Laden to reside in Pakistan unnoticed. “The admission of incompetence was probably done on political reasons… As far as the people of Pakistan were concerned, it was going to be very uncomfortable for them that their government, you know, is in cahoots now with the United States and gets hold of Osama bin Laden,” Durrani said.

    Following his candid statements on the Bin Laden raid, he added, “Except that I do not know what happened, I do not know what happened.”
    Pakistan probably knew Bin Laden’s whereabouts, says former ISI chief – The Express Tribune

    Is this the main reason why you call Pakistan epicentre of Islamic terrorism? ISI harboring terrorists?

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    Salute to the honest man..... very few in Pak.
     
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    ISI has played double-agent role for decades since ZIA's islamization campaign :D
     
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    good confession but need lots of more confessions :D
     
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    Should it not be 'Islamization'? :azn:

    Don't want to sound pedantic or a ponce though. :whistle:
     
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    I am fine with islamization :D
     
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    Doe Pakistan care: No

    Does USA care: No

    Does India care: Apparently yes. Baigani shadi main abdullah deewana :)
     
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    It's just another "open secret" - everyone knows it.

    Not possible - Pakistani spy agency ISI having close ties with terror groups is an open secret and this was the reason why the US did not share the intelligence about the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout with Islamabad according to former defense secretary and ex-CIA director Leon Panetta.

    "We had been discussing this for months, and it was an open secret that Pakistan's intelligence agency had ties to terrorist groups — that, after all, was a major part of our rationale for not sharing our bin Laden intelligence with the ISI," Panetta wrote in his book 'Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace'.

    Why US didn’t share anything on Osama's hideout with Pakistan - The Times of India
     
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    raw/cia/mossad maligning ISI n Pakistan:mad:
     
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    well, they're super incompetent and the worst intelligence agency ever if they didn't have any idea about OBL.
     
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    That's the point. ISI either knew about Bin Laden or they didn't. If they knew it, why did they hide his whereabouts instead of arresting him alive? :D
     
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    Terrorist sympathiser has already entered the thread...

    :lol:
     
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    WHO? :D