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CIA Rushing Resources to Bin Laden Hunt

Postby Bill_Thompson » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:40 am

CIA Rushing Resources to Bin Laden Hunt

March 05, 2007 3:47 PM

Brian Ross Reports:

Armed with fresh intelligence, the CIA is moving additional man power and equipment into Pakistan in the effort to find Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al Zawahri, U.S. officials tell ABC News.

"Reports that the trail has gone stone cold are not correct," said one U.S. official. "We are very much increasing our efforts there," the official said.

People familiar with the CIA operation say undercover officers with paramilitary training have been ordered into Pakistan and the area across the border with Afghanistan as part of the ramp-up.

Although never publicly acknowledged, Pakistan has permitted CIA teams to secretly operate inside Pakistan.

Pakistan officials say they are aware that CIA teams have increased their presence in northern Waziristan since last September when Pakistan withdrew its troops from the area under a much-criticized "peace deal" with tribal leaders.

Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell testified last week that current intelligence "to the best of our knowledge" puts both bin Laden and al Zawahri in Pakistan. It was the first time a high-ranking U.S. official publicly identified Pakistan as bin Laden's hiding place.

Past intelligence has indicated that bin Laden often changed locations in March, traveling to hiding places in the mountains once the snow cover begins to melt.
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Postby Superluminal » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:52 pm

If Pakistan really has no control over those areas. We should just go on in, secure the areas. If OBL is there, we get him and then turn the area over to Pakistan. We would be doing them a favor.
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Postby Мастер » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:39 pm

Superluminal wrote:If Pakistan really has no control over those areas. We should just go on in, secure the areas. If OBL is there, we get him and then turn the area over to Pakistan. We would be doing them a favor.


Well, the people living there will know that the price has gone up. In 1993, you only had to kill 18 to make the Americans go away. In 2003-7, it takes a couple of thousand.
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Postby Lance » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:40 pm

Inflation.
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Postby Dragon Star » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:54 pm

Lance wrote:Inflation.


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Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:36 am

Superluminal wrote:If Pakistan really has no control over those areas. We should just go on in, secure the areas. If OBL is there, we get him and then turn the area over to Pakistan. We would be doing them a favor.


What would you use to secure the areas? You're stretched kind of thin just now. Everyone knows you don't have the manpower or political will to do it.

When there was the manpower and political will in Afghanistan he couldn't be caught. Trying and failing again would just further decrease US prestige in the area.
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