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Report: Pakistan Gave China Access To 'Stealth' Chopper In bin Laden Raid
MSNBC ^ | August 14, 2011

Posted on 08/14/2011 2:23:57 PM PDT by Steelfish

Report: Pakistan Gave China Access To 'Stealth' Chopper In bin Laden Raid Chinese military allowed to take photographs, samples of aircraft's 'skin', despite CIA objections, Financial Times reports

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan gave China access to the previously unknown "stealth" helicopter that crashed during the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May despite explicit requests from the CIA not to, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

The revelation, if confirmed, is likely to further shake the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been improving slightly after hitting its lowest point in decades following the May 2 bin Laden raid.

During the raid, one of two modified Blackhawk helicopters, believed to employ unknown stealth capability, malfunctioned and crashed, forcing the commandos to abandon it.

"The US now has information that Pakistan, particularly the ISI, gave access to the Chinese military to the downed helicopter in Abbottabad," the paper quoted a person "in intelligence circles" as saying.

Pakistan, which enjoys a close relationship with China, allowed Chinese intelligence officials to take pictures of the crashed chopper as well as take samples of its special "skin" that allowed the American raid to evade Pakistani radar, the newspaper reported.

No one from the Pakistani army was available for comment, but the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), Pakistan's top spy agency, denied the report. The paper said Pakistan's top general, chief of army staff Ashfaq Kayani, denied that China had been given access.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: binladen; blackhawk; china; duplicate; obama; obl; osama; pakistan; pakistantraitors; secrets; stealth
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What we have is a supine Congress, a weak State Department that doesn't have a clue and is toothless on foreign policy, and an American President who is way in over his head. This is a curse that even the gods could not have dreamt of.
1 posted on 08/14/2011 2:23:59 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

When they make the movie..this scene will be left on the cutting room floor..


2 posted on 08/14/2011 2:24:51 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO! But he should WALK 3 miles every day..)
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To: Steelfish

But the billions in American taxpayer dollars will continue flowing Pakistan’s way. Yeah yeah, I know — the relationship is “complicated.”


3 posted on 08/14/2011 2:29:03 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Steelfish
Clinton already gave them all the information about that sort of thing. There was a project like that going not long after the ‘91 Gulf War and anything we had in the works or under study when Bill was in office went straight to the Chinese.
4 posted on 08/14/2011 2:30:20 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: Steelfish

This is the last straw! Nuke them!


5 posted on 08/14/2011 2:30:32 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: Steelfish

“China Access To ‘Stealth’ Chopper In bin Laden Raid”

They told the Pakis they paid for it, why not?


6 posted on 08/14/2011 2:31:59 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Steelfish

In the three months since that raid, our bone-head policy of “free trade” has provided the PRC with 100 BILLION DOLLARS in bilateral trade inbalance, with which to build their military even more.

Wake up people.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 2:34:43 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: FightThePower!

The sad fact of the matter is that the rest of world no longer fears the US- We have a President who bows and genuflects to tin-pot dictators and now the birds are coming home to roost.

The latest is Syria’s Assad who has told the state department and Ms. Clinton the equivalent of up-yours by sending in tanks despite repeated warning against doing so.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/8700104/Assad-defies-US-as-crackdown-continues.html


8 posted on 08/14/2011 2:43:54 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; Plummz; ColdOne; Fred Nerks; ..
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Report: Pakistan Gave China Access To 'Stealth' Chopper In bin Laden Raid

Article, then # 4 and # 7.

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9 posted on 08/14/2011 2:48:14 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Steelfish

I’ve heard that the real reason we “accidentally” bombed the Chinese embassy in Serbia was that the remains of the downed stealth fighter had been taken there. Does anyone else know anything about this?


10 posted on 08/14/2011 2:52:00 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Steelfish

“No one from the Pakistani army was available for comment, but the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), Pakistan’s top spy agency, denied the report. The paper said Pakistan’s top general, chief of army staff Ashfaq Kayani, denied that China had been given access.”

The same ISI that denied knowledge of Bin Laden’s whereabouts for the last 5+ years.


11 posted on 08/14/2011 2:54:33 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists inside and outside our borders, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: Steelfish

MANY OF US STATED THAT THE MOMENT THE PICTURES WERE RELEASED... POKEESTON IS LIKE OBAMA... AN ENEMY OF AMERICA!

LLS


12 posted on 08/14/2011 2:56:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Steelfish

Unexpected! /s


13 posted on 08/14/2011 3:01:21 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Pakistan and Afghanistan have always shown they cannot be trusted for the double dealing stab in the back politics.
The only reason I can figure why we put up with them is because we need to get the supplies and fuel we need to fight the Afghan war through their territory.

Remember when they complained about us attacking and killing terrorists in their country /before the Bin Laden raid)? Then they held the fuel trucks up at the border and many of them were blown up. The Pakis said the terrorists did it but I wouldn’t put it past them to have their own military do it.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 3:36:30 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: wideminded

I heard that part (chopper parts were there), but also heard the PRC made their Embassy available as an Ops Center either for the Serbian secret police or similar unit.

Since the Embassy is legally China, that would mean some of the most robust Serb ops were being done from China.

I have nothing against Serbia, now or then.

The JDAM that hit the Embassy was GPS-guided —it’s IMPOSSIBLE that the bomb was not intended for that target.


15 posted on 08/14/2011 4:05:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Steelfish

No surprise - they are neighbors after all...


16 posted on 08/14/2011 4:10:49 PM PDT by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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To: Steelfish
This is the problem with this par of the world and its really nothing new.

Everyone/everything is up for sale all the time 365-24/7.

The highest bidder always wins. Why we are still there is a mystery to me.

17 posted on 08/14/2011 4:44:35 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Steelfish

Do you really think our guys left the chopper and its sophisticated equipment intact? The vehicle may have crash landed, but our guys probably destroyed the chopper so that it was unrecognizable.

Do you remember when our plane was forced to land in China early in W’s first term? As the plane was in a nosedive, the crew used sledge hammers and other implements to destroy as much equipment as possible. Me thinks Seal Team 6 did the same once they could safely enter the downed chopper.


18 posted on 08/14/2011 5:26:25 PM PDT by freedom4me (Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Amos 5:15)
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19 posted on 08/14/2011 5:31:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: gaijin
The JDAM that hit the Embassy was GPS-guided —it’s IMPOSSIBLE that the bomb was not intended for that target.

IIRC, at the time the US excuse was that the building had previously had other uses and somehow the word that it was now an embassy had not gotten to the right people.

20 posted on 08/14/2011 5:44:48 PM PDT by wideminded
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