Do you really believe that no-one knew that OBL was in Abbottabad?

Indonesia has once again warned people not to fall asleep after the death of OBL in Abbottabad. Indonesia has been one country at the forefront of tracking down terrorists and making sure that they never see the light of day again.  (think Noradon Topp). They will shoot to kill in certain circumstances.  Indonesia has also been subjected to years of terrorist attacks on various hotels, and embassies, including the Australian embassy, and yes, several Australians have been killed in those attacks (we lost more than 88 out of the 202 people who perished  because of the Bali bombings alone but there have been other deaths at these other locations).

The group behind those bombings is Jemaah Islamiyah, which was founded by the Yemeni imam Abu Bakr Bashir. This latest report coming from Indonesia provides a snippet of information that indicates that in the AQ network (meaning AQ and all of its offshoots), there was an awareness that OBL was in Abbottabad. Patek, the subject of the report had been on Indonesia’s most wanted list because of his involvement in the planning of the Bali bombing. It seems he was captured in Abbottabad by the Pakistani authorities, but he has not been handed over to Indonesia.

It is believed that Patek was there to meet other AQ operatives in order to plan attacks to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the WTC tragedy.  This is an indication that those operatives also knew that OBL was in that compound. Therefore it is very hard to understand how the ISI did not know that OBL was in Abbottabad for the past 6 years.


2 responses to “Do you really believe that no-one knew that OBL was in Abbottabad?

  1. Aussie, there is no way that they didn’t know he was there.

    That being said, I was just over at CW and they have gone off.the deep end. I’m not saying that everything is above board, in fact I believe it to be far from it, but the constantly changing analysis that FS and gang promote as fact is too much to handle. They are essentially accusing the entire Bush administration of hiding the fact that OBL was dead. Besides the fact that this doesn’t make political sense, it is just crazy to think that they would be complicit in a conspiracy with Obama to concoct this mission (at the proper moment when his poll numbers were falling ) to help him get elected in 2012.

    It’s one thing to have suspicions , quite another to promote cockamamie theories as fact without thinking them all the way through to the end. It’s amazing that some people have no care for the credibility of their own opinions. I’m wondering if FS grew up under a set of power lines?


  2. @Paxson, if Ulsterman is correct, then that means the conspiracy involved Leon Panetta, John Brennan, David Petreus, Hillary Clinton and Bill Daley. All of them will attest that they just got OBL.