Monday, June 30, 2008

This Is Why Osama Bin Laden Is Still Free

Osama Bin Laden

From The International Herald Tribune:

WASHINGTON: Late last year, top Bush administration officials decided to take a step they had long resisted. They drafted a secret plan to authorize the Pentagon's Special Operations forces to launch missions into the snow-capped mountains of Pakistan to capture or kill top leaders of Al Qaeda.

Intelligence reports for more than a year had been streaming in about Osama bin Laden's terror network rebuilding in the Pakistani tribal areas, a problem that had been exacerbated by years of missteps in Washington and the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, sharp policy disagreements, and turf battles between American counterterrorism agencies.

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News On The Hunt For Bin Laden From Other Sources:
US secret plan to launch military operations in Pak held up -- Press Trust Of India
Secret US military plan for Pakistan on hold-report -- Reuters
Turf battles delay hunt for Al Qaeda -- Chicago Tribune
Clash of agencies stalls terror fight -- Denver Post

My Comment: This was the first article that I read this morning. I am not surprised ....t Bin Laden has been on the loose for the past decade and no one has come close to getting the guy. We now know why. The political leadership does not want to go after him if there are "complications" in the operation.

Pakistan's role in this affair is also beneath contempt.

On the positive note, Bin Laden's network has been destroyed. But like the phoenix he can arise from the ashes if he and his main men are not stopped.

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