Skip to comments.Bin Laden’s Neighbors Say Compound Was Under Surveillance Since 2005
Posted on 05/06/2011 3:11:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
An official from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) told the BBC that the compound was raided by the ISI while still under construction in 2003 when the agency believed senior al-Qaeda operative Abu Faraj al-Libi was on site. Since then, however, the official claimed the intelligence agency had taken no interest in the facility: "The compound was not on our radar; it is an embarrassment for the ISIâ¦ We're good, but we're not God" (BBC, May 3). However, in a statement that appeared to reveal the confusion over the incident at the highest levels of the Pakistani government, an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that the ISI "had been sharing information [on the compound] with the CIA and other friendly intelligence agencies since 2009" (The News [Islamabad], May 4)...
The neighbors' accounts contradict official claims that the house was not on the radar of the intelligence agencies. According to several of these witnesses, the house was under continuous and heavy surveillance by the Pakistani intelligence agencies. A local resident observed: "The compound was continuously under the watch of agents of the intelligence and security agencies. They always looked suspiciously at every unusual interest in that compound by our guests. I always had the impression that it was some sort of an intelligence facility."  However, no neighbor ever saw any uniformed personnel visiting the compound. According to a local journalist, it is unlikely that any of the security agents deputed to carry out human surveillance on the compound would have been given any inkling of who was living there.  However, it seems clear those directing the surveillance were aware of the identity of the suspects under watch in the compound, indicating that the residents were under the protection of a Pakistani intelligence agency since occupation began.
(Excerpt) Read more at jamestown.org ...
"But we know bin Laden was armed and shooting at our troops. Or he wasn't. And he used his wife as a shield. Or maybe he didn't. And the photo of his body won't be released. Or maybe it will. But one thing you can count on -- he got a proper Muslim burial. Did you forget what your President is, cracker?"
Looks like you were right. :)
With all these theories, a good one might be that this is an obama RE-ELECTION ploy. Imagine this:
Everyone knew where OBL was, but they left him alone as it was easy to monitor him there and see who came and went, etc. That explains why Pakistan didn’t out him.
Obama knew all this, but saw a bigger personal advantage in killing OBL and taking full credit for the decision himself, which HE DID!
The Paks knew that we knew and that we knew that they knew etc., so ergo, the HUGE SURPRISE when OBL is snuffed.
The Paks don’t know whether they are afoot or on horseback. Neither do we...
26 posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 1:12:46 PM by Huebolt (It’s not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
Hmmmmm velly interwesting . . .maybe a variation of “not letting a ‘good crisis’ go to waste”?
Which makes them particularly dangerous.
The Ragheads speak.......realize if they don't import Bics, they have to rub two sticks together to make fire.....
How long did we know he was there? Did we get more info pretending we didn’t know his whereabouts? Did Obama actually hurt our long term intelligence?
I don't think there's any confusion over the incident, just how best to cover up / explain their obvious complicity.
If it turns out we knew for 6 months+ where Osama was and took no action until stampeded by the April 25th wikileaks dump (which revealed we knew the name of the courier he was living with),
......then this will turn out, in the end, to be a negative for the President.
!!! Post of the year.
Darn! The one night they had the cameras turned off....
Wonder too if our intelligence agencies had hints of attacks... to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. They were hoping to stop an attack.
“Osama bin Hidin’.”
[giggle] “Osama bin Hidin’ Who?”
[breaking door noise] [automatic weapons fire]
[40 minutes later]
“I think Osama’s dead.”
“No I’m not!”
[more automatic weapons fire]
“Surrender or die. Wait, were we supposed to say that before or after?”
Of course, that joke was offensive to his Muslim faith. But there are places here and there in the 57 states where people will laugh at it.
Why was the baby ink crying?
His mommy was in the Pen and he didn’t know how long the sentence was.
/old joke and barf alert
I’m pretty sure a case can be made that the long term intelligence of the country has been on a steady downward spiral since 1961.
There’s quite a bit about this under the pakistan keyword.
The headline says we knew since 2005. That means Bush and Cheney were in on it.
The article has it raided before it was constructed, too.