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Pakistan’s PM Denies That Authorities Knew That Osama Bin Laden Was Living In Their Country

May 10, 2012
Pakistan’s PM Denies Authorities Knew Osama bin Laden Was Living In Country — The Guardian

Global ‘intelligence failure’ to blame for al-Qaida leader going undetected for so long, says Yousaf Raza Gilani

Pakistan’s prime minister has insisted his country 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”.

Speaking after the one-year anniversary of Bin Laden’s killing, Yousaf Raza Gilani rejected claims Pakistan had secretly known he was living in the garrison city of Abbottabad. US special forces killed Bin Laden on 5 May last year during a raid on his heavily fortified villa.


My Comment: As long as Pakistan continues to obfuscate and block any independent and real investigation on who supported and provided resources for Bin Laden …. Pakistan’s denial in complicity will continue to fall on deaf ears …. mine included.

As to his assertion that it was a global intelligence failure that failed in getting Bin Laden for so long …. I say that he must be corrected …. it was a global intelligence effort that got him …. even while Pakistan resisted and denied that he was in their country to begin with.