As per the latest news, Osama bin Laden was killed by the US special forces in a highly protected “custom-built” house in Abbottabad. This raises a few questions about the role of Pakistani intelligence agencies, especially since Abbottabad is not a remote mountain town: the town houses, of other important things, The Pakistan Military Academy where the Pakistani army officers are trained.
If he was so close to Islamabad, in a fortified building, then someone must have sponsored his hideout and if they did not, how come they never found out about it? I mean, doesn’t Pakistan spend a fortune on these agencies?
Yes, in one way we can all rejoice that a person who caused the deaths of thousands–Muslims and non-Muslims–is dead, but Pakistanis must also ask hard questions of their government and intelligence agencies. If agencies were not aware of his presence so close to Islamabad, then the intelligence leadership should be sacked for incompetence, and if they were keeping him hidden, then they should be held accountable for treason against their own country.
Either way, Osama’s presence in the heart–it seems he was there for a long time–of Pakistan means that something fishy was going on. And now is the time to ask our spymasters a simple question: how many more terrorists and murders are you harboring in our country and for what purpose?
- White House: Osama Bin Laden is Dead (benzinga.com)
- News Of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Spreads Like Wildfire On Twitter (techcrunch.com)
- Primetime interrupted: Osama bin Laden dead (insidetv.ew.com)
- Bin Laden Killed (waronterrornews.typepad.com)