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Suspicious by nature
May 10, 2011 - Jim Smith
If I were a suspicious person (which by nature and profession I am), I would question how a professional lobbyist firm representing Pakistan could begin contacting congressional representatives and staff within six hours of Osama bin Laden's being killed by Navy SEALS to sway claims the Pakistani government had been protecting the world terrorist for years.
It certainly makes a suspicious person wonder how the lobbyists and the Pakistani government could get a plan of attack together in such a short time ... unless the counter moves already had been planned, which would lead one to suspect the government had knowledge of bin Laden living in the city where many retired military officers resided and where the Pakistani equivalent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was located less than a half-mile away.
Or is the entire effort merely a shabby attempt to protect the $3 billion a year the U.S. gives the Pakistani government, purportedly to maintain the stability of the country and keep its nuclear arsenal from falling into the hands of terrorists or a hostile force.
The lobbyists, who reportedly have represented the Pakistani government since 2008, have been paid more than $2.8 million to keep the U.S. cash flowing to Pakistan by trying to shape Congressional views on the nation, its importance and its good relationship with the U.S.
Did the Pakistan government know bin Laden was living in its borders? If so, for how long did the government know and why wasn't that information shared with their "good" friend, the United States?
Sorry, my suspicious nature just doesn't buy the government and its intelligence network was so stupid or so incompetent to not know bin Laden was living in his walled compound for six years.
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