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Pakistani intelligence: Bin Laden is dead

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by JBond, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Pakistani intelligence: Bin Laden is dead

    As Pakistan wrestles with the Taliban takeover of large swaths of its territory and the encroachment on Islamabad, its Inter-Services Intelligence agency tells us that Osama bin Laden is dead.

    President Asif Ali Zardari said Monday that Pakistani intelligence believes Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead but acknowledged they had no evidence.

    "The Americans tell me they don't know, and they are much more equipped than us to trace him. And our own intelligence services obviously think that he does not exist any more, that he is dead," Zardari told reporters.

    "But there is no evidence, you cannot take that as a fact," he said. "We are between facts and fiction."

    Zardari was responding to reports that Pakistani Taliban in the troubled Swat valley have said they would welcome bin Laden if he wants to visit the former Pakistani hill resort which is now in the hands of Taliban.

    "The question is whether he is alive or dead. There is no trace of him," the president said.

    If you can't trust the ISI to give you accurate information on al Qaeda and the Taliban, who can you trust? Considering the ISI orders suicide attacks on embassies in Kabul, supports terror attacks on major cities in India, and conducts resupply missions to Taliban forces as they fight U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, who else is better suited to know the inner machinations of al Qaeda?

    The timing of this report is interesting, given the pressure being placed on Pakistan to tackle the Taliban sanctuaries that have blossomed in the northwest. U.S. officials have also been highly critical of the Paksitani Army and the ISI. Pakistan's military and intelligence services clearly are looking for ways to deflect criticism and divert attention from the collapse in their country.
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't if he is or isn't but either way it really changes nothing. The war on terrorist and extreamist groups does not end with Bin Laden capture or death it goes well beyond him
  3. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    "President Asif Ali Zardari said Monday that Pakistani intelligence believes Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead but acknowledged they had no evidence."

    He sounds no different than some people on this board.

    He's Alive until proven dead.

    Title should read like this...

    Pakistani intelligence: Bin Laden is dead...we think...but can't prove it
  4. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    Well I know Bill Clinton is disappointed. He had his back.
  5. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    So will the person who shows up with the body get 25 million ?
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Is this one of those misleading titles from the site.;)
  7. the fake norm hitzges

    the fake norm hitzges New Member

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    i personally think bin laden is buried under tons of collapsed cave rocks in tora bora.
  8. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I had that typed...then I went...No.

    I thought it was stupid then.

    But in this case it would have been right.

    :p:
  9. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Maybe he's like Blofeld in Diamonds are Forever and has a few carbon copies of himself running around making videos whenever he wants to scare a few people.
  10. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    In other news,Afghan intelligence claims Elvis is Alive.
  11. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Whether he's alive or dead is not as much an issue as the fact that he's alive in the hearts of the taliban.
  12. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    All the more reason to either rinse their existence from this world or marginalize it like so many other racist groups have done to the KKK and make it a shell of its former self.
  13. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    What???
  14. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I think he has been dead since the first attack on the Taliban.
  15. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Its interesting that in the intelligence community there are a fair number who agree that he has been dead and the tapes have been fakes.
  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    He may be dead but then again it is believed that some in the Pakistani military are sympathetic to Bin Laden and the Taliban. Either way it really does not change much
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    This was not the military- this was the pakistani intelligence organization which has ALWAYS had taliban supporters and sympathizers in it.
  19. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I understand it was their intelligent service which is not far removed from their military. I just do not put much credibility in Pakistan Government, military or intelligent service when it comes to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda
  20. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    He's been dead for years.

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