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Monday, May 2, 2011
Pakistan harbored Osama bin Laden for 6 years
Now that the news of Osama bin Laden's death is starting to get stale, it will certainly be fascinating in the next week or two to watch how the Pakistani government squirms out of this one: it is apparent to absolutely anyone with half a brain that the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden lived since it was constructed in 2005 was at least in part built, funded, maintained and secured by the Pakistani government.
No other conclusion can be drawn.
This facility was within 100 yards of Pakistan's version of West Point. It was ten times the size of all of the other structures within this community, and had the security of Fort Knox. Most of the neighbors were aware that a person of significant stature lived within these 18 foot walls for the past six years, and to think that the Pakistani government was completely unaware of its inhabitant's identification really stretches their credibility when they deny knowledge of the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden.
If you recall, the Bush Doctrine defined our enemies after 9/11 as those who committed the atrocities of that terrible day, and that we would not distinguish between these foul enemies and those who harbored them. The Pakistani government, to include former president Perves Musharref, and current president Asif Ali Zardari were complicit in the harboring of Osama bin Laden for six long years.
Now we know on which side of the fence Pakistan's loyalty lies: with the terrorists. Pakistan should now be cut off immediately from U.S. foreign aid, no trade between the U.S. and Pakistan should be allowed, and no travel by U.S. citizens to this enemy state should be authorized by the Department of State. This is the law of the land, and President Obama should follow through with this logical process.
Pakistan is a nuclear armed rogue state, and the danger it poses to the U.S. and its interests as well as world stability are enormous. The proof of this is sitting right in front of all of our noses: Pakistan is not our friend.