Aww, guys! How could you Americans say that about your buddy Pakistan? And now, look what you’ve done. There’s “now ‘total mistrust’ between the United States and Pakistan.”
And that’s supposed to be America‘s fault. But, as we all know, this is nothing new. From September, 2006:
Osama bin Laden, America’s most wanted man, will not face capture in Pakistan if he agrees to lead a “peaceful life,” Pakistani officials tell ABC News. … If he is in Pakistan, bin Laden “would not be taken into custody,” Major General Shaukat Sultan Khan told ABC News in a telephone interview, “as long as one is being like a peaceful citizen.”
But Pakistan is now “dismayed.” Having Navy SEALs find bin Laden in a mansion under the nose of Pakistan’s military elite will do that. It’s… awkward. “Pakistan dismayed at U.S. claim it was lax on bin Laden intelligence,” from CNN, May 4:
Abbottabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan reacted with dismay Wednesday at CIA director Leon Panetta’s assertion that it had not done enough to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, saying there is now “total mistrust” between the United States and Pakistan.
A senior Pakistani intelligence official was reacting to reports that Panetta had told House members Tuesday that Pakistan’s role in determining bin Laden’s whereabouts was troubling.
According to two sources in a closed door briefing, Panetta told lawmakers “either they were involved or incompetent. Neither place is a good place to be.”
If Panetta made such a comment, the Pakistani intelligence official said, “What worse statement can come than that we heard from Panetta? I am afraid this statement is totally regrettable. (Panetta) of all people knows how much we have been doing.”
The Pakistani official, who did not want to be named, said his country had been generously sharing intelligence with its American counterparts. He expressed anger that the United States did not inform Pakistan in advance about Sunday’s U.S. mission that killed bin Laden in Pakistan.
“We have been sharing everything with them, but they have been selectively sharing with us,” the official said. “They are entirely dependent on what we provided them. Why were details (of the operation) not shared with us?”
In an interview with Time magazine, Panetta said “it was decided that any effort to work with the Pakistanis could jeopardize the mission. They might alert the targets.” […]
… [In] Indonesia, the hardline Islamic Defenders Front planned a prayer service for bin Laden Wednesday, two days after the world’s most wanted terrorist was killed in attack at his compound in Pakistan.
In a text message to the media, the Islamic Defenders Front announced its service will take place in Jakarta. The radical Indonesian Muslim group is known for attacking Jakarta nightclubs and threatening Westerners, according to Jane’s Terrorism & Security Monitor…..