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1 posted on 01/27/2012 5:07:04 PM PST by jazusamo
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“Officials in Pakistan had to know about bin Laden”

And officials in America ‘had to know’.

Counter terrorism is a dirty business. Almost as dirty as politics...


2 posted on 01/27/2012 5:13:19 PM PST by mrsmith (What Tea Party nominee have you found for your House seat?)
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yet your people still send money to them.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 5:14:44 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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"Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he believes government authorities in Pakistan knew about the whereabouts of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden."

This Panetta jerk gets paid for these revelations?!

4 posted on 01/27/2012 5:15:08 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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Panetta added, "I don't have any hard evidence, so I can't say it for a fact. There's nothing that proves the case.

Even after we captured all those notes and hard drives? And didn't they say that Bin Laden was carrying some phone numbers?

8 posted on 01/27/2012 5:28:31 PM PST by wideminded
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Panetta added, "I don't have any hard evidence, so I can't say it for a fact. There's nothing that proves the case.

He ain't going to reveal his "personal" feelings unless he has documentation to back him up. Not in his current position.

9 posted on 01/27/2012 5:33:49 PM PST by bigheadfred
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Duh....Just one look at the map of the place....All roads lead to the compound. Everybody knew...including us.

Still don't believe them. No president takes a 50-50 chance with 20 seals. Osama was no longer functioning...Just a big photo op for Obama.

10 posted on 01/27/2012 5:47:03 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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What a bold and brilliant assertion by Panetta!
He should be both SOD and Head of the CIA/ sarc


11 posted on 01/27/2012 5:50:09 PM PST by citizencon
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Of course they did!


12 posted on 01/27/2012 6:46:26 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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The ISI knows how to keep a secret, especially from the Army and political operatives. Pakistan is one big gossip festival that we listen in on heavily.

Likely very few ISI knew.

The cell phones collected in the raid would have given Panetta the “hard evidence” he says he does not have.

Panetta does not lie, he is too careful for that, would have declined to comment first.

The Paks were genuinely surprised at the raid. Pak helos rarely ever fly at night, yet only local police responded to our downed helo for about 6 hours after the raid when Pak Air Force and Army personnel finally arrived.

If there was any significant knowledge by the ISI, they would certainly have been watching the compound and would have scrambled.

There was no Pak intel or military scramble at all. They never even turned on their W looking radar on to watch us go away.

There was absolute and total surprise, a classic raid.

There was certainly general knowledge by the ISI that UBL was in the general area. But that compound was built and lived in for many years before UBL showed up.

They grew their own vegetables to limit trips outside. The reason for the high walls was most likely to prevent ISI and Pak Army surveillance as high walls would mean nothing to us and our satellites and AQ knows that only too well.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 6:51:22 PM PST by gandalftb (11th MEU, 2/4 Echo, TRAP Force)
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