According to Pakistan’s official inquiry into the lead-up to the US assassination of Osama bin Laden, Dr. Shakeel Afridi, the man who set up the CIA’s fake immunization program, could face treason charges.
Afridi’s immunization program was aimed at collecting DNA of children around Abbottabad in the hope of finding Osama bin Laden’s family. It worked, but it also set back the cause of child immunization immeasurably.
Ever since Afridi’s role was uncovered, not only have locals nationwide treated foreign immunization programs as automatically suspect, but the nation’s security forces have been targeting many of them as suspected spies as well.
The US has repeatedly demanded Pakistan release Afridi, and officials are defending the campaign as appropriate. The Pakistani government isn’t likely to be nearly so “understanding,” particularly with the rising tensions with the US over the past several weeks.
4 thoughts on “Doctor that Helped CIA Get bin Laden Faces Treason Charges”
Boy the US government sure is keen on collecting DNA from everyone on the planet! I guess this naturally follows from pretty much claiming jurisdiction over everyone on the planet.
no body, no video, no one believes it.
The man they killed was not OBL. There was no dyalisis machine for his kidneys. He couldn't have survived without it. He was actually a younger brother of Osama. That is why a few years ago everybody was talking about Osama dyeing his hair to make himself look younger. Most probably the dye was grey not black. Why was he studying 'himself' on the videos? Bin Ladin had 55 siblings. OBL died in 2006 from kidney failure.
What goes around comes around.
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