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May 02, 2011

WikiLeaks: Tajikistan Told US Officials Straight-Up That Pakistan Was Protecting Bin Ladin, No Hunch Or Guesswork About It

From Britain's Telegraph.

American diplomats were told that one of the key reasons why they had failed to find bin Laden was that Pakistan’s security services tipped him off whenever US troops approached.

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISID) also allegedly smuggled al-Qaeda terrorists through airport security to help them avoid capture and sent a unit into Afghanistan to fight alongside the Taliban.

Now, who told US diplomats this? Apparently it was a counterterrorism big of Tajikistan:

According to a US diplomatic dispatch, General Abdullo Sadulloevich Nazarov, a senior Tajik counterterrorism official, told the Americans that “many” inside Pakistan knew where bin Laden was.

The document stated: “In Pakistan, Osama Bin Laden wasn’t an invisible man, and many knew his whereabouts in North Waziristan, but whenever security forces attempted a raid on his hideouts, the enemy received warning of their approach from sources in the security forces.”

They told us this in 2009. They specifically finger corrupt Pakistani spies, by which we mean the ISI.

Ahem. Now this is just one guy talking, one guy telling us this and that, and there is always the question about whether he's right, or just guessing, or what.

But this is starting to paint a rather bad picture of our "ally" in the War on Terror, Pakistan, eh?

I am not just offering up bluster here; this is the reality of the situation.

Pakistan believes it can do these things because it is protected by its atom bombs.

Not so.

Having atomic bombs simply means that nuclear force must be used against you in a conflict.


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