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Pakistani doctor who helped US in bin Laden raid sentenced to prison

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by JBond, May 23, 2012.

  1. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Hmm.... most of us have known this for a long time, but at least Pakistan is now being honest regarding their support of terrorism. If you turn in a terrorist your are operating against the country of Pakistan and you will go to jail. Nice place.

     
  2. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I saw this.. I think this just puts into perspective what Pakistan is.
     
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    While I don't agree with it, their reasoning makes sense.

    If you flip it around, wouldn't you jail a doctor that aided the KGB, for example?
     
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    In this case, no. Not if the KGB took out one the worst terrorists in modern history.
     
  5. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    If the KGB were to kill the worlds #1 terrorist, no.
     
  6. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    That's why I don't agree with their reasoning at all. But it puts into perspective what Pakistan thinks of the United States.
     
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No doubt
     
  8. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    What are you talking about? That makes no sense at all. Pakistan, a supposed ally, was harboring a terrorist next to a military base.

    The equivalent would be the US harboring Chechen terrorists wanted by the KGB next to West Point.

    Some days you appear very confused.
     
  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    :confused:

    Really?
     
  10. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Or the US aiding and harbouring terrorist plane bombers?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubana_Flight_455

    The world of intelligence operations can be nasty and brutal.

    The Pakistanis are scapegoating this guy, because he's someone they can get ahold of easily. For public consumption. While elements of the Pakistani government favor the west, others have been deeply involved with the Taliban from the time when we too were supporting it against the Soviets. The populace has very different opinions, and the people in power have to consider that when trying to stay in power.
     
  11. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I would not jail a doctor who aided the SIS arrest a terrorist.
     
  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes. However, why would we be consider as "KGB" and not MI5? That's kind of the point to me. Why would we be viewed as an unfriendly as opposed to an ally?
     
  13. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Forgot about that Cuban mess. Solid point.
     
  14. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    If we are an ally what is the problem? If we are on the same team shouldn't it be okay to share resources? If they were on our side it wouldn't be an issue.

    I don't like hearing that the doctor was sentenced to jail though. After all, he did help us.
     
  15. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Make it a hole. Fill it with water.
     
  16. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    The consequences of superceding a country's sovereignty will always be a sticky issue. In this case, I wished the C.I.A. had extracted the good doctor out of Pakistan and relocated him to a NATO country or the U.S before or during the bin Laden operation.
     
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    the Company only does that for those that will be of future use. That Doctor was already past his sell by date.
     
  18. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    You may be right, but they should have strongly considered doing so if they did not.
     
  19. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Because we're the United States :laugh2:
     
  20. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    After meditating on it for a while, I agree with this.

    Unless the CIA knows something about the Doctor's other dealings that the general public will never know.
     

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