Bin Laden Killed Under Secret Deal
CAIRO – Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan under a secret deal signed between the two allies that allowed the United States to launch unilateral raids into Pakistani lands to hunt Al-Qaeda leader.
“There was an agreement between Bush and Musharraf that if we knew where Osama was, we were going to come and get him,” a former senior US official with knowledge of counterterrorism operations told the Guardian.
According to US officials, a secret deal was signed in 2001 between the administration of former US president George W. Bush and former Pakistani military leader Pervez Musharraf.
Under the deal, US troops were allowed to launch unilateral raids into Pakistan to hunt bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda leaders.
The deal allowed Islamabad to protest US swoops into Pakistani territories.
Under its terms, Pakistanis may not have been informed of the assault, they had agreed to it in principle.
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A dog and pony show defined: an elaborately staged activity, performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince people (from a derisive term for a small circus)
U.S.-PAKISTAN’S DOG AND PONY SHOW:
Keeping with the 9 year old agreement, Pakistan issues warnings and threats to give the impression that they are angry with the U.S. for sending troops into Pakistan in order to get bin Laden and deny the secret deal every took place.
Warnings and threats:
Pakistan’s army chief and a top diplomat warned against a repeat of this week’s U.S. raid against Osama bin Laden, strongly suggesting American forces could next time face military resistance and see its intelligence cooperation with Pakistan sharply curtailed—a development that would threaten the Afghan war effort and global counter-terrorism operations. (LINK) and (LINK)
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf denied Tuesday that his administration struck an agreement with the United States years ago to let American special forces kill or capture Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan. (LINK)
With all these warnings and denials one would have to wonder why is Pakistan may agree to this?
ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States was hoping on Tuesday to question the detained three wives of Osama bin Laden although Pakistani officials played down the possibility of any speedy access, saying no decision had been made.
U.S. investigators, who have been sifting through a huge stash of material seized on May 2 after U.S. special forces killed bin Laden in his Pakistani hideout, want to question his wives as they seek to trace his movements and his network.
A Pakistani decision to allow U.S. investigators to question the women could begin to stabilize relations between the allies that have been severely strained by the killing of the al Qaeda leader. (LINK)
Actions speak louder than words, if our relations are so strained with Pakistan as a result of getting bin Laden how could having access to bin Laden’s wives even be a possibility?
Unless of course the grandstanding that we’ve seen this past week from Pakistan is just that, grandstanding.
Part of the deal that Bush made with Pakistan was the dog and pony show, this is designed so Pakistan doesn’t lose face in the world community and spares Pakistan of any humiliation and embarrassment that may have been caused by the U.S. waltzing into Pakistan to get the bad guys.
If Pakistan allows U.S. intelligence access to bin Laden’s wives this would give more credence to the dog and pony show being a fact in accordance to the secret agreement.
Why would a nation that is so “angry” at us even think about, let alone consider, giving us anything?
Unless of course the secret agreement is true.
If Pakistan doesn’t allow access to bin Laden’s wives this wouldn’t mean that the secret agreement isn’t true, it would just be a continuation of the dog and pony show.
Muslim men don’t share anything with their wives so the amount of info to be had is more than likely null, the U.S. is asking for access to these women knowing in advance that they probably wouldn’t be to helpful in the war on terror and that they know very little. Pakistan could deny access siting the raid as the reason, this would be a perfect continuation of the farce.
Regardless of how this turns out the policies that were put in place by President George Bush in 2002 work and they continue to be implemented to this very day. The secret agreement between the two nations is the perfect mix of war and politics that was masterminded back in 2002.
Obama just happened to be the guy sitting in office when the polices of the Bush administration began to bear fruit and people know this dispite Obama trying to take the credit for getting bin Laden.