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Monday, January 28, 2013

Kerry admits Pakistan helped kill Bin Laden

An interesting little tidbit that came out in John FN Kerry's confirmation hearings is that Pakistan actually did help to kill Osama Bin Laden.
Said Kerry: "We had intelligence cooperation.; our folks were able to cooperate on the ground in Pakistan. That was one of the ways we were able to get to Osama Bin Laden... I don't think frankly the Pakistanis have gotten credit sufficiently for the fact that they were helpful [in capturing OBL]... It was Pakistan's permissiveness in allowing our people to be there that helped us tie the knots that focused on that, to some degree. Not exclusively obviously [because the radicals would reject it], but to some degree."
The silence until now was either to keep Pakistani Islamist radicals at bay, or to allow President Hussein Obama (who was on the golf course when authorization was given for the operation) to take more credit. 

This account explains a few other things as well. Read the whole thing.

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