CIA confirms: Pakistanis not notified of OBL takedown over fears they would “jeopardize the mission”
So why are we still giving them billions every year? “CIA: Blitz, Pakistan Not Warned To Avoid Alerting Bin Laden,” from AGI, May 3 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
(AGI) Washington- The CIA did not inform Pakistani authorities of the blitz over fears that they could “jeopardize the mission”. Leon Panetta, head of the CIA and future Secretary of Defense, broke the silence surrounding the mission that ended Osama Bin Laden’s life in his compound in Abbottabbad and, in essence, stated that Washington does not trust its allies in Islamabad. In such a situation Pakistan “might alert the targets”, Panetta added during his interview on Time magazine in which other details of the blitz were revealed. . .