More from the U.S.’s valuable and trusted ally. How much more of this must go on before anyone in Washington notices that Pakistan is actually not on our side?
“Pakistani who helped US sentenced to prison,” by Riaz Khan for the Associated Press, May 23 (thanks to Twostellas):
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) “” A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Osama bin Laden was convicted of high treason Wednesday and sentenced to 33 years in prison, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country’s relationship with Washington.
Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden’s presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the al-Qaida chief last May. The operation outraged Pakistani officials because they were not told about it beforehand…..