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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:24 PM
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History of Bin Laden's property unveiled
From New Zealand Herald:
The Pakistani who owned the compound that was Osama bin Laden's final hideaway meticulously bought up adjoining plots of land over two years.

That Pakistani also once cryptically told a seller that the property he bought for "an uncle" had become "very valuable".

The new information that has emerged provided a new glimpse of one of two key figures who sheltered bin Laden in his last years and whose identities remain one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the al-Qaeda chief.

--snip--

Many countries have expressed disbelief that bin Laden could have holed up under the Pakistani army's nose, and some US Congressmen have said the US should consider cutting billions of dollars in aid to the country if it turns out Pakistan knew where he was located. US officials have long criticised Pakistan, a key but difficult ally, for failing to target Islamist militants on its territory.


The full article is mostly an attempt at a detailed history of the land and who bought it and any interactions people had with the buyers. Not particularly exciting unless that sort of thing interests you, as it does me.

PB
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:28 PM
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1. Interesting. Thanks. Rec. nt
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:32 PM
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2. Kind of makes you wonder why we gave Pakistan billions of USD in the 1st place.
We knew of the duplicitous nature of the Pakistani government and the ISI shortly after 9/11. Why all that money to Pakistan? Was OBL under house arrest as part of a quid pro quo? Keeping OBL alive, but under wraps did nothing to hurt the GWOT and the endless wars in the ME, did it?
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