Thanks for posting this.
I wonder if ISI was hinting to OBL that he could have another moment of terroristic greatness, this time at India.
People in Pakistan, who live near or around a known terrorist, or group of, are generally paid a fair amount of money NOT to know...they like the money. Easy to ignore the obvious.
I tend to think any story coming out of that community will be bitter sweet...sweet because they don’t have to deal with it anymore..bitter because revenues from keeping their mouths shut will stop.
Same for the military and gov. officials who knew. The US won’t be sending money for much longer....it paid them to keep him alive, and on the run in the pocketbooks of those gleening from it.
Pakistan knew. We probably knew also.
The big question is: Why take him out now?
I can just see the Pakistani equivalent of Bagdad Bob (or maybe Sgt Shultz from “Hogan’s Heroes”) saying: “I knew nothing, nothing!!!”
And they of a different place but a similar philosophy know his birth legend is a fraud.