Obama: Pakistan ‘Support Network’ Sheltered Bin Laden (VIDEO)
May 9, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)–President Obama pointed out last night, during his “60 Minutes” interview, that Osama bin Laden must have had the support of Pakistan officials and locals. The internationally hunted 9/11 terrorist could not have remained safely hidden inside a large compound in a police state for nearly six-years, without the aid of an extensive “support network,” said Obama. It remains to be seen how much high-level government officials knew about bin Laden’s compound just 35-miles away from the capitol of Islamabad in the suburb of Abbottabad; a stone’s throw from a military training center. But some intelligence officials certainly knew, and if they didn’t, they should consider another line of work.
The on-on-one interview by CBS’ Steve Kroft lasting more than 30 minutes, delved into the successful Navy Seals operation that took out bin Laden. Obama’s remarks on Pakistani involvement in sheltering bin Laden all these years, are sure to provoke additional defensive reactions from government officials. He went on to call on the Pakistan government to conduct an investigation.
“We think that there had to be some sort of support network for bin Laden inside of Pakistan,” Obama said.
“But we don’t know who or what that support network was. We don’t know whether there might have been some people inside of government, people outside of government, and that’s something that we have to investigate and, more importantly, the Pakistani government has to investigate,” added the President.