Speaking today in a television interview from Islamabad, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that it was her firm belief that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is still in Pakistan somewhere.
“I believe bin Laden is here in Pakistan and it would be very helpful if we could take him,” Clinton declared in an interview intersperced between high level meetings with Pakistani officials.
Earlier today Clinton announced roughly $500 million in additional foreign aid for Pakistan, and this evening she was said to have met with Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Parvez Kayani, presumably about pressing him for additional wars in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
Clinton’s claims about bin Laden are the general consensus about where officials assume he is, but it appears to be little more than a guess. CIA director Leon Panetta admitted last month that the US hasn’t had any decent intelligence about where bin Laden is since “the early 2000’s.“
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Syrian Rebels Began Evacuating Golan for North - July 20th, 2018
- Syrian, Russian Warplanes Kill 26 Civilians in Strikes on Southern ISIS Towns - July 20th, 2018
- US Urges Strict UN Sanctions on North Korea Until Denuclearization Finished - July 20th, 2018
- Merkel: Europe Can't Rely on US to Impose World Order - July 20th, 2018
- Israel, Hamas Reach Another Ceasefire After Five Killed in Friday Clashes - July 20th, 2018