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Jakarta Post

Letter: Pakistan and the US operation

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 9 2011   /  08:00 am

One must admire the skill of Waqar Malik (The Jakarta Post, May 4) in highlighting unimportant things like the distance between Osama bin Laden’s hideout and Islamabad, its real estate worth, etc. But he fails to mention more important facts like that the hideout was less than 1 kilometer from the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), and that it had high walls etc.

He also missed that the Pakistani President has stressed again and again that his administration neither knew anything of this mission nor took part in its execution. Wasn’t that because Americans were sure about the mission going awry if they had informed Pakistan?

The Navy SEALS, meanwhile, violated the sovereignty of Pakistan (words of Gen. Musharraf himself), slipped inside the country and after spending some 40 “quality” minutes in Bin Laden’s hideout, left with some dead bodies, computers, hard disks...