That’s where he’s been hiding since he ran for his life at Tora Bora.
Pakistan’s top diplomat said Saturday there are no U.S. or other foreign military personnel on the hunt for Osama bin Laden in his nation, and none will be allowed in to search for the al-Qaida leader.
……Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said his nation’s new government has ruled out such military operations, covert or otherwise, to catch militants.
“Our government’s policy is that our troops, paramilitary forces and our regular forces are deployed in sufficient numbers. They are capable of taking action there. And any foreign intrusion would be counterproductive,” he said Saturday. “People will not accept it. Questions of sovereignty come in.”
The Pakistani government releases Islamofascist human garbage under the auspices of the “Waziristan Accord”, which stipulates that it will “release prisoners held in military action and would not arrest them again”.
Catching Bin Laden isn’t on high their “to do” list.
This sums up their approach to fighting the WOT:
Qureshi described Pakistan’s counterterrorism as a “grassroots” approach.
“Our strategy is that the military option alone is not enough,” he said. “This war has to be fought besides the armies, with the help of the people, by winning hearts and minds.”
Didja get that? This magna-cum-numbnuts thinks that he can ‘win the hearts and minds’ of zealots indoctrinated in a 7th century screed chock full of hate against women, Jews, and Christians. The Koran instructs them to wage war against ‘non-believers’ i.e. non-muslims, but Qureshi thinks that his ‘grassroots’ idea of diplomatic patty-cake will be the catalyst that turns them away from their ‘jihad’.
The truth is that Pakistan not only won’t but can’t elliminate terrorist organizations on their soil.
They won’t crack down because they are afraid of a constituency of muslim terrorists who can and would wreak havok across the country.
The Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) has Taliban moles on its payroll, and cells run back across the Afghan border after re-grouping, thanks to the Pakistan regime. Any resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan can be directly attributed to terrorist groups operating carte blanche in Pakistan; abetted by a large portion of the Pakistani government, Army, and ISI.
Add Pakistan to the ‘axis of evil’.
2 thoughts on “Pakistan Refuses to Let Us Go After Bin Laden on Their Turf”
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we probably do have SF in Pakistan, performing covert recon as we speak.
The hunt for Bin Laden is an on-going operation. We know he’s in Pakistan, because that’s just about the only place he thinks no one will touch him.
I’ve wondered for a long time why we don’t have Special Forces crawling all over that part of Pakistan. In my opinion, if a country can’t control vast parts of their teritory and that territory is being used as a base for terrorism, then the countries suffering ill-effects from said terrorism have a right to invade and clean things up.