More prompt help from our friend and ally. The U.S. sure is reaping benefits from all those billions showered upon Pakistan. “Pakistan denying U.S. access to bin Laden wives,” from CBS, May 9 (thanks to Twostellas):
ISLAMABAD – The United States wants access to Osama bin Laden’s three widows and any intelligence material its commandos left behind at the al Qaeda leader’s compound, a top American official said in comments that could add a fresh sticking point in already frayed ties with Pakistan….
CBS News homeland security correspondent Bob Orr reports that, for the moment at least, for some unknown reason, Pakistan is denying the U.S. access to the three women.
The women, along with several children also picked up from the house, are believed to be in Pakistani army custody. A Pakistani army official declined to comment Sunday on the request, which U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon revealed in an interview broadcast on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”…
Pakistani officials have given little information, some of it conflicting, about the identities of the women and children left behind, including exactly how many there are and what they allegedly have been saying.
One of the wives is Yemeni, Pakistani officials have said. A copy of her passport, leaked to the local media, identifies her as Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah. She has allegedly told Pakistani investigators that she moved to the home in 2006 and never left the upper floors of the three-story compound, where bin Laden was living.
She is from the southern Yemeni province of Ibb, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) south of the capital, Sanaa. A family member there has sought a meeting with Pakistan’s ambassador to Yemen to ask about her fate and whether she is to return to Yemen. The relative, a cousin named Walid al-Sada, said the ambassador did not know and promised to get back to the family….