Secrets in Politics
Pakistan was not aware of Osama bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad: Fomer U.S. President Barack Obama.
Former US president Barack Obama during his speech at the 15th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2017 in New Delhi claimed that Pakistani government had no knowledge of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad. He went on to add that “We had no evidence that Pakistani government was aware of Osama bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad. We obviously looked at it,” he said.
In politics secrets are expected to be maintained until last day of existence in the world not only for self-interest of those involved but also for the benefit of them whom they represent during and beyond the term in office – the high-profile position in particular.
The reason Pakistan government apparently unaware of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad is due to both United States and Pakistan were cognizant of the established fact that Osama bin laden was long dead in 2001. The NAVY SEAL team also known as SEAL team 6 entire six operatives deployed in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011 were eliminated on August 6, 2011 when the chopper they were aboard was shot down in Afghanistan.
Anytime such events are masqueraded, the burden of guilt weighs down surfacing in involuntary delivery as certain matter cannot remain hidden forever in the shadow of power and prominence.
Regardless of Pakistan’s knowledge in this matter, United States operation on Pakistan’s soil undermining sovereignty of foreign nation is the pattern under any administration whether democrat or republican in the white house.
The reversal by any nation against United States needless to say would be the premise for military intervention witnessed post 9/11 though the target of aggression was a deliberate miscalculation i.e. Afghanistan and Iraq were attacked while Saudi Arabia and Israel favored in the bizarre foreign relations.
Secrets in politics are like wine and cheese with the former resulting in intoxication upon higher consumption despite the cheesy hors d’oeuvres to subtle impact.
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