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    Pakistan arrests CIA's informants on bin Laden

    Five people who would be heroes in America are currently sitting in a Pakistani jail, having been arrested for their part in feeding the CIA information on Osama bin Laden's hideout there.
    One of the men arrested includes a Pakistani Army major who officials said copied the license plates of cars visiting Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, The New York Times reports. Another person arrested includes the man who owned the safe house rented to the CIA while it gathered information for the May 2 bin Laden operation, the Associated Press reports.
    Details of the arrests and the current condition of those arrested are sketchy. The news came to The Times from U.S. officials with knowledge of a closed briefing last week with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Michael J. Morell, the deputy C.I.A. director.

    A Pakistani government official refused to confirm or deny the arrests in an interview Wednesday with CBS News' Farhan Bokhari.
    "No one is allowed to work outside a structured framework," said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "If there have been any arrests, I suspect that's because these people were working without permission."
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    It's understandable. If our military officials were caught giving information, regardless of its motivation, to another country's intelligence agency, I would expect that they too would be placed in detention under suspicion of espionage.

    What I want to know is how their covers were blown. I hope that our intelligence didn't name them after the successful mission.
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    Panetta was over there last week laying into the ISI:

    The sources said that Panetta shared with the Pakistani generals a 10-minute edited video that shows the militants evacuating two bomb factories in Waziristan. One of the factories is based in Miranshah, North Waziristan. The other factory is in South Waziristan. The militants in North Waziristan are believed to belong to groups led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur and Sirajuddin Haqqani. Both militant leaders have attacked U.S. and NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan, and enjoy non-aggression pacts with the Pakistan Army.

    According to the sources, Panetta alleged that the militants were tipped off within 24 hours of the U.S. sharing information on the facilities with the Pakistanis. When Pakistani troops later arrived at the scene of the two bomb-making facilities, used for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices, the militants were gone. The sources tell TIME that the CIA believes elements within the Pakistani security apparatus had informed the militants that they would be targeted.


    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/artic...#ixzz1PN3rZCPQ
    The simple fact of the matter is that we clearly can not trust the ISI or the Pakistani military.
    Insert pithy saying here.

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    That's fine...but we should threaten to withdraw all future aid from Pakistan unless they release the informants to us, so we can take them in and reward them justly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz View Post
    That's fine...but we should threaten to withdraw all future aid from Pakistan unless they release the informants to us, so we can take them in and reward them justly.
    Why would we take them in when we don't even take in Iraqi translators, leaving them in Iraq to be targeted for helping the US?
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