There is no way he lived in that military neighborhood all those years without people knowing and approving at the highest levels of the Pakistani government. “Gilani says Pakistan not “˜complicit” of sheltering Osama bin Laden,” from APP, May 10 (thanks to Twostellas):
pISLAMABAD, May 10 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has insisted that Pakistan had not been “complicit” in sheltering Osama bin Laden and said the fact the late al-Qaida leader was able to live undetected for so long in Pakistan, was down to a universal “intelligence failure”.
There does indeed seem to a considerable lack of intelligence in Pakistan these days, but this is ridiculous.
In an interview with the United Kingdom’s leading daily the Guardian, Gilani rejected claims Pakistan had secretly known Osama was living in the garrison city of Abbottabad. “There is no complicity. I think it’s an intelligence failure from all over the world,” Gilani said, who is in London on a five-day official visit to the Untied Kingdom.
He denied suggestions that elements within Pakistan’s military may have been aware of Bin Laden’s hideout. He added: “Why should we do that? We have suffered the most.”
Asked if Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader, might be in the country, the Prime Minister replied: “I don’t know. Please tell us. The CIA is far more powerful than Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service, and would have a better idea.”…
Poor victim Gilani.