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  • The “False Narrative” of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on America’s Image

    05/20/2015 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-20-15 | Wordsmith
    Lawfare Blog: Following an American special forces raid on the compound of Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf, U.S. interrogators, who are part of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, have flown to Iraq in order to question Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Abu Sayyaf, who was taken during the operation. Umm Sayyaf was allegedly involved in the workings of the Islamic State and could possibly have played a role in “the enslavement of women in Iraq and Syria.” U.S. interrogators plan to talk to Umm Sayyaf about U.S. hostages held by the militant group. However, according to the Washington Post,...
  • SY HERSH’S BIN LADEN STORY FIRST REPORTED IN 2011 — WITH SEEMINGLY DIFFERENT SOURCES

    05/12/2015 12:32:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 6 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 1 hour ago | BY JON SCHWARZ AND RYAN DEVEREAUX
    R.J. Hillhouse, a former professor, Fulbright fellow and novelist whose writing on intelligence and military outsourcing has appeared in the Washington Post and New York Times, made the same main assertions in 2011 about the death of Osama bin Laden as Seymour Hersh’s new story in the London Review of Books — apparently based on different sources than those used by Hersh. Bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011. Three months later, on August 7, Hillhouse posted a story on her blog “The Spy Who Billed Me” stating that (1) the U.S. did not learn about...
  • Did Waterboarding Just Get Vindicated?

    05/02/2011 1:00:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies
    Joe Weisenthal ^ | 5-2-11 | Business Insider
    The view from (some) on the right in regard to the Bin Laden news is: waterboarding is vindicated. One GOP Congressman tweeted: Wonder what President Obama thinks of water boarding now? The reason is that there's a direct line to be traced from the big news to data collected at GITMO -- data that was almost certainly collected under duress. Here's the key interrogation note regarding a courier going to Abottabad: Rest @ link
  • Bin Laden Plotted New Attack

    07/14/2011 6:38:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 15, 2011
    Bin Laden Plotted New Attack By SIOBHAN GORMAN Osama bin Laden was working to assemble a team of militants to attack the U.S. on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, according to communications Navy SEALs seized from his Pakistani hideout when they killed the al Qaeda leader this spring. Bin Laden and his operations chief, Attiyah Abd al-Rahman, swapped views about the composition of the attack team, with bin Laden repeatedly rejecting names that Mr. Rahman suggested, according to U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence taken from the bin Laden compound. The plans were only in the discussion phase, U.S. officials...
  • Bin Laden report 'full of lies,' says former SEAL

    05/11/2015 6:29:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/15 04:53 PM EDT | Ben Kamisar
    By Ben Kamisar - The former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden is slamming a new report that challenges the White House’s account of the mission, calling it “garbage.” “The story that I read, the part from [Seymour] Hersh, was full of lies,” Rob O’Neill said on Fox News's "Shepard Smith Reporting." “It took me a long time to read it because I had to put it down — I couldn’t read the nonsense.” Hersh on Sunday published in story in the London Review of Books that says Pakistani intelligence officers played a significant role in the...
  • Journalist not backing down from claims that White House is lying about the killing of bin Laden

    05/11/2015 7:44:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/11/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is vigorously defending a controversial new story that claims the White House lied about crucial details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.Hersh's story, published in the London Review of Books on May 10, alleges that the US government misled the public about many of the details surrounding the 2011 raid on bin Laden's compound in Abottabad, Pakistan.Relying largely on a single anonymous source, described only as a retired senior US intelligence official, Hersh claims that Pakistani intelligence officials were aware of and actively hiding bin Laden.He claims that the intelligence tip that led...
  • Did Obama lie about the Osama bin Laden raid?

    05/11/2015 7:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The official story of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reflects American derring-do. US forces snuck deep into Pakistan to conduct a commando raid on the world’s most-wanted terrorist less than two miles away from Pakistan’s premier military academy. The Pakistani government vehemently protested the action afterward, but America finally got the top terrorist of the network that conducted the 9/11 attacks. Barack Obama took credit for making the call on the dangerous incursion, and reminded voters repeatedly during the 2012 election that he was the man who got bin Laden.Four years after the raid, a new version...
  • Obama LIED when he said U.S. pulled off bin Laden raid without help:

    05/11/2015 4:56:11 AM PDT · by Hodapp · 20 replies
    President Obama lied to Americans about the role of Pakistan special forces in the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden so he could take credit for the mission, an expose published on Sunday has claimed. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has accused the the Commander-In-Chief of rushing to receive plaudits just hours after the Navy SEAL operation which killed the head of Al Qaeda and 9/11 mastermind four years ago.
  • The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 21 May 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll:...
  • Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid

    05/10/2015 12:44:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    An expose published on Sunday alleges that President Obama deceived Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Author Seymour M. Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for bin Laden’s death. This decision, Hersh argues in the London Review of Books, forced the military and intelligence communities to scramble and then collaborate the president’s version of events. “High-level lying nonetheless remains the modus operandi of U.S. policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no,” Hersh...
  • Leaked: Bin Laden not buried at sea, body moved on CIA plane to US...

    02/11/2013 11:24:55 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 107 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 2/12/13
    The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says. The official version is that the body of Al-Qaeda’s top man, who was killed by a US raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, was buried at an undisclosed location at sea in a proper Muslim ceremony. "If body dumped at...
  • Obama’s Failure [consistent, misrepresentation of terror threat; Iran]

    02/28/2015 2:21:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Barack Obama wants us all to simmer down about Iran. He wants Senator Bob Menendez, a fellow Democrat, and the donors he represents to butt out of the sanctions debate. He wants Republicans to quit crying wolf about IranÂ’s nuclear weapons program. He wants the media to stop hyping terror threats. He wants the American people in the dark about the secret correspondence heÂ’s had for years with IranÂ’s supreme leader. He wants John Boehner to be mindful of protocol. And most of all, he wants Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop questioning his accommodationist approach to Tehran. With...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 12:12:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 27, 2015 | By Thomas Jocelyn
    This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. And prosecutors say the documents are essential for understanding the scope of al Qaeda’s plotting. More than 1 million documents and files were captured by the Navy Seals who raided bin Laden’s safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011. One year later, in May 2012, the Obama administration released just 17...
  • DEATH SQUADS USED TO BE BAD

    05/10/2011 4:25:24 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tim Blair
    In 2009, leftoids Keith Olbermann and Jonathan Alter were shocked by Seymour Hersh’s claims that Dick Cheney ran assassination squads using military personnel to take out enemy targets – you know, just like the current President... “There’s a lot more that happened in that Bush administration, directly out of the vice-president’s office, that we don’t know about yet,” warned Alter, adding that once the full details become known, they “will curl our hair.” That last line would carry greater power if Alter weren’t bald. And also a screaming hypocrite. Now that Barack Obama is running an assassination squad – directly...
  • Mysterious Death of Obama Critic and Reporter on Bin Laden’s Death and Ferguson Labeled Suicide

    12/13/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 67 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 13, 2014 | Lily Dane
    .... Di-Natale provided coverage of the [Osama bin Laden] raid's aftermath, including an exclusive interview with Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped U.S. agents verify Bin Laden's presence, and who remains imprisoned in Pakistan to this day. Di-Natale notably reported from Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound in the aftermath of the US raid, and is known for chiseling out a brick from the compound: Call me a conspiracy theorist, but when I heard about Di-Natale's death, the first thing that popped into my mind was this: Who killed him? It isn't that far-fetched to suspect foul play when a journalist...
  • Iraq crisis: the jihadist behind the takeover of Mosul - and how America let him go

    06/11/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/11/2014 | Colin Freeman
    The FBI “most wanted” mugshot shows a tough, swarthy figure, his hair in a jailbird crew-cut. The $10 million price on his head, meanwhile, suggests that whoever released him from US custody four years ago may now be regretting it. Taken during his years as a detainee at the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq, this is the only known photograph of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria. But while he may lack the photogenic qualities of his hero, Osama bin Laden, he is fast becoming the new poster-boy for the global jihadist movement....
  • Hillary Clinton: I backed Osama bin Laden raid, Joe Biden didn't

    10/15/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday took some indirect swipes at Vice President Joe Biden at an off-the-record gathering, a state representative in attendance told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I know she’s running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer,” George State Rep. Tom Taylor told the newspaper. “Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to [Vice President Joe] Biden.”
  • US Commando Who Killed Bin Laden to Reveal Identity

    10/29/2014 8:53:07 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | No Attribution
    The U.S. Navy Seal commando who fired the shots which killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden is to reveal his identity in a Fox News television documentary next month, the network announced Wednesday. "The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden" will air in two segments Nov. 11-12, with the commando recounting his role in the raid that killed Bin Laden at his Pakistani compound in 2011.
  • CHENEY: OBAMA HASN’T DECIMATED AL QAEDA, HE'S DECIMATED THE US DEFENSE DEPT

    06/25/2014 11:47:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2014
    In an interview that aired on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Tuesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney once again took aim at the Obama administration for being responsible for the United States’ decreased presence in the world, one of which he argued has emboldened individuals and groups with hostile feelings toward the United States. Cheney pinned the blame of the deteriorating situation in Iraq and Syria on Obama and said Obama’s 2012 campaign position of the Osama bin Laden problem being solved is in reality the U.S. Defense Department being weakened.
  • Did Obama watch all of the Bin Laden raid?

    08/14/2013 6:19:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via the Weekly Standard and Ace. If you’re going to go around claiming “I” got Bin Laden, you should probably at least stick it out until the show’s over, no? No wonder he’s off in the corner in the famous “situation room” photo rather than seated in the big chair. He’d probably just walked in.No, I’m kidding. I don’t think Love’s talking about O being out of the room during the raid itself but rather for a bit during the aftermath. Skip to 6:15 below and watch. He starts off saying what a long day it was, how Obama didn’t...
  • Obama’s former aide shares glimpses of life with president (Reggie Comes Clean)

    08/14/2013 12:47:27 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 32 replies
    UCLA Today ^ | Jul 24, 2013 | Judy Lin
    What was it like to spend virtually every waking hour as Barack Obama’s personal aide, responsible for everything from keeping him on schedule to providing him with mouthwash, aspirin and the latest headline news? A small gathering of graduate students and faculty from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs got the inside scoop last week from Reggie Love, former "body man" to Obama, during a July 18 lunch hosted by Luskin School Dean Frank Gilliam. Love talked about his path to the White House and the valuable life lessons he learned. Later that evening, he spoke at an Artists...
  • Reggie Love talks about playing cards with President Obama the day Osama bin Laden died

    08/14/2013 11:04:48 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 8-14-2013 | Nikki Schwab
    August 14, 2013 Reggie Love talks about playing cards with President Obama the day Osama bin Laden died Nikki Schwab (Courtesy Artists & Athletes Alliance)Sure, the most famous image from the day Osama bin Laden died was taken in the Situation Room, with President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden’s pursed faces clearly in view. But former Obama “body man” Reggie Love painted another picture from that day, too.“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’”...
  • Obama’s Former Bodyman: President Left Situation Room to Play ’15 Games’ of Cards During Day of...

    08/14/2013 12:35:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/14/13 | Dave Urbanski
    "Obama’s Former Bodyman: President Left Situation Room to Play ’15 Games’ of Cards During Day of Bin Laden Raid" On the day Navy SEALs were raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and killing the 9/11 mastermind, President Obama didn’t spend every moment in the White House situation room. Instead, the commander in chief played cards in a private dining room that day, too — about 15 games of spades, in fact, his former personal assistant Reggie Love recently told a UCLA forum. “Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to...
  • Love: Obama Played Cards During Osama Raid; ´I Can’t Watch This Entire Thing,´ Obama Said

    08/14/2013 12:13:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/14/13 | Daniel Halper
    Reggie Love says he and President Obama played cards during the Osama bin Laden raid, and that the president told him, "I can´t watch this entire thing." (Snip for video)"“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ We must have played 15 games of spades,” said Love at a public event. Love was Obama´s "body man," and spent much time with his boss while he worked for Obama at the White House.
  • Afghan Benghazi: Extortion 17, Betraying Seal Team 6

    05/28/2013 5:17:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 28, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: As in Benghazi, we still don't know the full story of the greatest single loss in Afghanistan and the largest SEAL loss ever — members of a renowned group outed by a loose-lipped vice president. It's not officially on the growing list of Obama administration scandals, but earlier this month families of Navy SEAL Team 6 members killed in a disastrous August 2011 shoot-down of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan gathered at the National Press Club asking for answers, calling for a congressional investigation and blaming their government for the tragedy, the indifference and the secrecy that...
  • Pakistani doctor who helped get Bin Laden was denied asylum in U.S., report reveals

    05/17/2013 9:24:58 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Sib Kaifee
    The jailed doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was convicted by a tribal court on bogus charges, according to a classified Pakistani government report. Portions of the voluminous 357-page Abbottobad Commission Report, which has yet to be made public and were obtained exclusively by Fox News, acknowledge Dr. Shakil Afridi’s conviction last year by a government-sponsored Jirga has undermined Pakistan’s credibility. The report calls for Afridi to be given a new trial.
  • Zero Dark Thirty Is Borderline Fascistic ... and a Masterpiece

    12/10/2012 1:13:54 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 12/10/2012 | David Edelstein
    Kathryn Bigelow’s kill–bin Laden epic Zero Dark Thirty is the most neutral-seeming “America, F**k Yeah!” picture ever made. In its narrative arc, it is barely distinct from a boneheaded right-wing revenge picture, but the vibe is cool, brisk, grown-up, packed with impressively real-sounding intel jargon. And the hero is no gun-toting macho man. She’s a CIA agent named Maya (Jessica Chastain), a woman in a world in which men call the shots, metaphorically and literally. Presented with the movie’s liberal-pleasing feminist overlay, you root for her to compel the men to do what men would do naturally if they weren’t...
  • Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial ["Traditional Islamic Procedures" Observed]

    11/21/2012 9:25:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | November 21, 2012
    Internal Military Emails Reveal Details On bin Laden's Burial November 21, 2012 WASHINGTON – Internal emails among senior U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Usama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the Al Qaeda leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department. Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team...
  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2012 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case....
  • 'OBLIVIOUS' OBAMA NOT BEHIND OSAMA RAID

    10/11/2012 10:10:14 PM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 10/11/2012 | Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely
    The decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and kill him was made without President Obama – and actually was kept from him until after the helicopters already were in Pakistani airspace – according to a new report from a retired major general who cites a senior intelligence source. The raid was handled by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta and others in this way because Obama had vetoed multiple earlier opportunities to attack the man behind the 9/11 terror attacks, the report said. Ads by Google Silver to Soar in 2013? Free...
  • 'Oblivious' Obama not behind Osama raid

    10/11/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT · by Errant · 41 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | NA
    The decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and kill him was made without President Obama – and actually was kept from him until after the helicopters already were in Pakistani airspace – according to a new report from a retired major general who cites a senior intelligence source.
  • Captured Al-Qaeda kingpin is case of ‘mistaken identity’

    05/07/2005 5:33:01 PM PDT · by Gondring · 108 replies · 2,734+ views
    The Sunday Times (online) ^ | May 08, 2005 | Christina Lamb and Mohammad Shehzad Islamabad
    THE capture of a supposed Al-Qaeda kingpin by Pakistani agents last week was hailed by President George W Bush as “a critical victory in the war on terror”. According to European intelligence experts, however, Abu Faraj al-Libbi was not the terrorists’ third in command, as claimed, but a middle-ranker derided by one source as “among the flotsam and jetsam” of the organisation. Al-Libbi’s arrest in Pakistan, announced last Wednesday, was described in the United States as “a major breakthrough” in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Bush called him a “top general” and “a major facilitator and chief planner for...
  • Congressman worried case of jailed Pakistani doc falling through the cracks

    06/18/2012 9:17:22 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Judson Berger
    The California congressman who's made the plight of jailed Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi a personal cause said Monday he's concerned the case has fallen off the radar screen -- and that without U.S. intervention, the man credited with helping track Usama bin Laden will be left to "suffer in a dungeon." Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., was among the many U.S. officials outraged last month after Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in prison. But little has been heard of his case since that time. "It doesn't appear that other people are taking this case seriously," Rohrabacher said. "I don't see...
  • Internal rift led to Osama killing: Saudi paper

    05/06/2011 4:40:44 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 7 replies
    Geo News ^ | Thursday, May 05, 2011
    RIYADH: US troops were led to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by his own deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, because of a simmering internal power struggle, a Saudi newspaper reported on Thursday. Al-Watan newspaper, quoting an unnamed "regional source," said the top two Al-Qaeda men had differences and that a courier who led US forces to bin Laden was working for Zawahiri. The courier was a Pakistan national and not a Kuwaiti as the US suspected, Al-Watan said. The man knew he was being followed by the US military but disguised the fact. "The Egyptian faction of Al-Qaeda is defacto running the...
  • Bin Laden Probably In Pakistan Town

    03/19/2006 3:18:30 PM PST · by SevenMinusOne · 63 replies · 1,667+ views
    MEnewsline ^ | 3-19-07 | MENL
    WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The U.S. intelligence community has quietly concluded that Osama Bin Laden was in a town in Pakistan. Intelligence sources said major U.S. agencies have assessed that the Al Qaida chief has relocated from the Afghanistan-Pakistani border to a town or city within Pakistan. The sources said Bin Laden was equipped with advanced communications. "There seems to have been changes made and Bin Laden is now in a position where he has the capability to be in communications with people anywhere in the world," an intelligence source said. The assessment was drafted in wake of Bin Laden's taped...
  • Osama near Abbottabad, Kabul told Islamabad four years back

    05/06/2011 12:24:29 PM PDT · by PissAndVinegar · 2 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 5/6/11 | Indo-Asian News Service
    Afghan intelligence had told Islamabad nearly four years back that the most hunted al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding in an area near Abbottabad, but nothing was done about it as the claim was rejected by then president Pervez Musharraf, a former top spy has said. Osama bin Laden was shot dea d by US commandos who stormed his hideout in Abbottabad city May 2. Afghanistan's former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh told The Guardian newspaper in Kabul that the National Directorate of Security (NDS) sleuths had come to the conclusion as early as in 2004 that the world's...
  • Pakistan's President Zardari Says He Does Not Believe Bin Laden is Alive - Video 5/8/09

    05/08/2009 1:57:25 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from an interview done by Meet the Press host David Gregory with Pakistan's President Asif Zardari that will air this weekend. Gregory asks Zardari if he believes Osama Bin Laden is alive, and Zardari says he DOES NOT believe that he is. He was evasive when asked if his government is actively looking for Bin Laden, saying only that "the world" is looking for him. You sure don't get the feeling watching this that he is going to be much of a reliable ally for the United States. I would guess the Taliban are licking their chops...
  • Pakistan leader visits Russia after bin Laden death

    05/11/2011 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | May 11, 2011
    AFP - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was expected in Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian leaders on his first major foreign visit since the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will host Zardari for talks on Thursday at the Kremlin where officials from the two countries were also expected to sign agreements on cooperation in agriculture, aviation and energy, a spokesman for the Pakistan Embassy in Moscow told AFP. "Economics will be the focus of the visit," said the spokesman, Raja Abdul Qayyum. The three-day visit to Russia will be Zardari's first...
  • Storm gathers over Pakistan "coup" memo

    11/17/2011 9:05:29 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Hindu ^ | November 17, 2011 | Anita Joshua
    Storm gathers over Pakistan "coup" memo Anita Joshua Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani is reported to have tendered his resignation on Wednesday (American time) following allegations that he had submitted a memo on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari to former U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen to pre-empt a possible coup in the wake of the May 2 operation against al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. However, several hours after news broke of the resignation offer made during the night (Pakistani time), there was no word from the Government on whether it had been accepted or not....
  • Musharraf: Why Haqqani terrorist group can help Pakistan

    10/20/2011 5:09:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 28, 2011 | Duncan Gardham
    Mr Musharaff told The Daily Telegraph that it was important for his country to spell out to the world why the Haqqani network was being allowed to operate on its soil... "Certainly if Afghanistan is being used by India to create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan, we would like to prevent that." He said the Haqqani group was the source of a "terrible" lack of trust and confidence and added: "The United States must understand Pakistan has its own national interest. The United States must accept the compulsions of Pakistan and give assurances." ... Mr Musharraf said Pakistan must "talk straight" about...
  • Book bombshell: Obama canceled Bin Laden ‘kill’ raid three times at Jarrett’s urging

    07/29/2012 9:05:32 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/29/2012 | David Martosko
    At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears. In ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him,“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March. Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett persuaded him...
  • Blackhawk pilot's quick thinking credited in raid

    05/05/2011 6:04:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 5, 2011 | David Martin
    (CBS News)THE PENTAGON - Surprise was a key element in the raid that brought Navy SEALs to kill Osama bin Laden's at his compound in Pakistan. Stealth helicopters helped the Americans get in undetected. The SEALs did the shooting inside bin Laden's compound, but an elite Army unit called Task Force 160 flew them there and back, and the pilot of one of the Blackhawk helicopters may have been the difference between success and failure, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. The SEALs were about to fast rope into the courtyard in front of bin Laden's house when...