Sunday, May 8, 2011

'Bin-Laden had inside support' Says President Obama

In an interview with 60 minutes President Obama said Bin Laden had “some sort of support network” inside Pakistan to be able to live for years at a high-security compound in Abbottabad, a city that houses numerous military facilities. Like many in Congress he stopped short of accusing Pakistani officials of harboring the man who planned the 9/11.

He further said, “We don’t know who or what that support network was. We don’t know whether there might have been some people inside of government, people outside of government.” He said the United States wants to investigate further to learn the facts, “and more importantly, the Pakistani government has to investigate.”

When President Obama and members of Congress wants some answers from Pakistan government, President Zardari went to Kuwait for two day visit. The President’s entourage includes: Secretary General M Salman Faruqui, Advisor to PM on Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr. Asim Hussain and Spokesman to the President Farhatullah Babar. This is an other indication of how serious Pakistan is in cooperating with the investigating. Pakistan is also not allowing U.S. officials near the captured Bin-Laden's wives. ISI Chief Kayani has not offered any explanation to Osama's presence in Pakistan. It is being reported that he has asked for CIA and U.S. Army to leave Pakistan.

Many Americans probably do not realized that Pakistan Army is very big and strong, it has 612,000 active troops. It has budget of $ 6.41 for the year 2010-2011, Pakistan maybe poor but it's Army is very well funded and mostly by U.S. aid. Since 2001 Pakistan has received     $20 billion in U.S. aid alone. Now Congress is thinking of suspending aid to Pakistan until they provide some believable explanation to Osama's presence in the garrison town of Abbottabad.

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