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Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Askari Kanzu, May 8, 2011.

  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Interesting article!

    Osama bin Laden must have had Pakistan support network, says Obama


    Barack Obama raises pressure on Pakistan to investigate whether its people were involved in helping Bin Laden hide
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    Barack Obama said there 'might have been some people inside of government, outside of government' helping Osama bin Laden. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Corbis

    Barack Obama has ratcheted up the pressure on Pakistan, demanding that the Pakistani government investigates whether its own people were involved in a network to support Osama bin Laden in his Abbottabad hideout.

    The US president's comments are his most direct yet on the subject of Pakistan's possible complicity with terrorism. He told the CBS show 60 Minutes that Bin Laden must have had "some sort of support network" inside the country.

    "We don't know whether there might have been some people inside of government, outside of government, and that's something we have to investigate, and more importantly, the Pakistani government has to investigate," he said.

    Obama's words add to a sustained verbal attack by the US administration on the Pakistani government in the wake of the raid on the al-Qaida leader's lair in the middle of a busy garrison town that is home to three regiments, a military academy and thousands of soldiers.

    Last week the CIA director, Leon Panetta, told Congress that Pakistan had been "either involved or incompetent".

    Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, said on ABC's This Week that there was no evidence Pakistan had foreknowledge of Bin Laden's presence. But he said the al-Qaida chief "was living, and we now know operating, in a town 35 miles away from Islamabad, a military town. So questions are being raised quite aggressively in Pakistan."

    Donilon said the US would remain "cool and calm". But he added: "They need to do an investigation."

    One objective of the intensifying pressure on Pakistan is to ensure its co-operation with the CIA and other US investigators into the treasure trove of documents found inside Bin Laden's compound.

    Most of the materials – amounting to the single largest cache of information ever taken from a senior terrorist, equivalent in size to a small college library, officials say – were taken away by the US navy seals and are now being pored over by federal anti-terrorism investigators.

    But a substantial number of documents were left behind and are now held by Pakistani officials, who are also holding in custody the non-combatants found in the compound, including Bin Laden's three wives and several children. The US now wants access to the wives to be able to question them.

    The mounting pressure from Washington puts the Pakistani government in an awkward position. On the one hand, the fact Bin Laden was holed up for so long in the middle of the country is a huge embarrassment, but so too is the unannounced US raid inside its sovereign territory.

    That conflict is reflected in the position of the army chief, General Ashfaz Kayani, who has announced he is leading an investigation into what happened. He has warned the US not to try another stealth mission inside the country.

    Pakistan's ambassador to Washington, Hussain Haqqani, promised "heads would roll" once the Kayani investigation was completed. "If someone is complicit, there will be zero tolerance for that," he told This Week. "If any member of the Pakistan government, military or intelligence service knew were Osama bin Laden was we would have taken action. Osama bin Laden's presence in Pakistan was not to Pakistan's advantage."

    Pakistan's prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, is due to make a statement to parliament tomorrow, his first formal comments on the Bin Laden issue. Senior opposition figures have called for his resignation over the affair.

    Until now most western criticism has been directed at Pakistan's military and intelligence agencies. Some US officials have insinuated that the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) helped to harbour Bin Laden.

    Now the ISI is hitting back with judicious media leaks. In a move bound to infuriate the US, several Pakistani television stations on Friday named the CIA station chief in Islamabad as Mark Carlton. The stations said he had been given a verbal roasting by the ISI chief, General Shuja Pasha.

    The naming is sensitive because the previous CIA chief in Islamabad quit his position in December over security worries after being named in a court case and in the national media. Some US officials blamed the ISI for the leak.

    The Pakistani government has introduced curbs on international media in Abbottabad, ordering television stations to cease broadcasting and some reporters to leave town.

    On Saturday night the television regulator, Pemra, ordered nine international channels – including the BBC, CNN and Fox – to stop "illegal" broadcasts. It suggested the channels could not broadcast from Abbottabad or anywhere in Pakistan without obtaining a licence, a previously unknown requirement.

    Officials contacted several British, Australian and American journalists, instructing them to leave Abbottabad because their visas did not permit them to stay. The government also took measures to stop more journalists entering Pakistan. At diplomatic missions in London and New Delhi, Pakistani officials said there was a temporary hold on media visas.

    The measures appear to be part of a concerted government effort to stem a tide of critical media coverage over Bin Laden.

    -Guardian
     
  2. Ehud

    Ehud JF-Expert Member

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    Pakistan ni wanafiki sana. Walikuwa wakimhifadhi Osama kama wale maharamia wa Kisomali wanavyowashikilia mateka ili wapate hela. Walikuwa wakimhifadhi Osama ili waendelee kupokea hela za kupambana na ugaidi. Nadhani US wastopishe kabisa kuwapa hela hawa magaidi wa kipakistan.
     
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    Ukwaju JF Bronze Member

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    Du huu ni uwoga tu wao waache kusema kuwa vyombo vya habari 9 viondoke mbona Al-jazeera wapo hao hao watatupa ukweli
     
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    Rungu JF-Expert Member

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    Angalia hizi CVs za raisi na waziri mkuu ndio utajua Pakistani imeshikwa na ma-mafia:

    Asif Ali Zardari (President)
    His political career has been mired by corruption allegations, for which he was in prison from 1990–1993 and 1996-2004. He became widely known as "Mr. 10 Percent" during the premiership of Benazir Bhutto because of his alleged role in obtaining kickbacks as an intermediary in government deals.

    Yousaf Raza Gillani (Prime Minister)

    was arrested on 11 February 2001, under the auspices of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), an anti-corruption agency, set up by the military government in 1999, over charges that he misused his authority while he was Speaker of the National Assembly. Specifically, he was accused of hiring up to 600 people from among his constituents and placing them on the government's payroll. The NAB claimed that Gillani inflicted a loss of Rs 30 million annually on the national exchequer. He was convicted by an anti-corruption court formed by Musharraf and spent nearly six years in prison.
     
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    Ehud JF-Expert Member

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    Hayo ni matatizo yao ila nachojua wapakistani ni wafuga magaidi tu.
     
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    Rungu JF-Expert Member

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    They are more than that. That's my impression after making a trip to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad!
     
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