I think everybody who foowlls strategic news knows that Pakistan treats the Islamic militants as its strategic assets and OBL was truly its golden goose as because of him Pakistan was getting billions of dollars worth of aid (freebies) every year. OBL was kept in one of ISI’s safehouses in one of their least vulnerable towns with good medical facilities as there was speculation that OBL has been ailing for a while and needed routine dialysis. Abbottabad was a very suitable town considering it had a big military cantonment so he was housed within the cantonment area within a few blocks of military compound. They do the same to other high ranking members of D-Company, Taliban Shura and in the past have only handed over some of them whom they think of as no longer useful to them in return for some concessions or aid from US. The complication of this is that ISI can not confirm that they indeed were actively sheltering OBL in a safe house under active protection, and if they did then it only not only make them a rogue organization of a pariah state but would also make them look even more incompetent among their own people. Having known this, all it needed was to find out where would OBL be kept which is in a safe area, away from the border and has good medical facilities. This was wonderfully done by US intelligence and helped them narrow it down. An alive OBL rather than a dead one would be a treasure trove of information about Taliban and the rogue Pakistan Intelligence and it is safe to assume that there are ways to get even the last ounce of information from somebody even if the person in question doesn’t want to share it. So it doesn’t make sense to kill him. I think once they had found the target in place, their objective was not to kill OBL but to capture him while at the same time making sure that everybody in the house who was to be left alive should get the distinct impression that OBL was killed/executed in front of their eyes while in reality he was being captured. Once the inmates of the house are convinced that OBL was executed in front of their eyes, rest of the world will buy it as well even if US doesn’t produce OBL’s body. They did it very efficiently and quickly while killing all the adult males living within the compound and making sure that one of the OBL’s children sees that OBL was being executed. Once it was done, they whisked away a tranquillized OBL to Afghanistan where he is being kept. Flying him to Arabian sea would have required them to fly again over Pakistan’s airspace which was very risky until the news of OBL’s death (capture) breaks out. A dummy funeral service of OBL was indeed held on US warship, as when you tie all the lose ends you tend to do it well or do not do it. So in a nutshell, we will not know for a few years (or maybe never) if OBL was captured alive or dead and would probably be executed and buried incognito in an unmarked grave once he spills all the beans. OBL is a dead man walking and his funeral has already been performed in the Arabian sea. Wonderful peace of spywork and it doesn’t get better than this.
Dear friends, its no irony that Pakistan plaeyd/playing double game. Each country has the right to do so/ and are doing. Any body can remind you of iran contra scandal, or not-too-secret nuclear deal of India-Iran. Yes the above letter can be interesting for Montessori students. But its dead wood for other.Acclaimed Rlogger hood should not play with the minds of innocent poor.
Marvi Sermed, A very informative doemucnt about Pakistan Army’s policy options about the end game in Afghanistan. It looks to be a authentic doemucnt specially it has already been published by The New Yorker on 29th March as narrated by you. However I have not seen your bold and analytical views on this subject which would certainly interest readers like me.