There are a couple of things that don’t quite add up over the demise of Osama bin Laden. The first is that the American story of how they found him is very shaky indeed and is totally lacking in credibility. They say he was using couriers because he had no internet, then they said he had a high speed optical fibre internet connection. They say they tracked a mobile phone, which can be done in the West by base station triangulation. But in Pakistan? How would they get a phone company to do this for them? The implication is that the American National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) can track individual mobile telephones from space. That would be interesting, if true.
The second very obvious thing is his presence in a custom built compound in a secure military town. This really, really looks like there was complicity from some part of the Pakistani state, possibly The Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). It is difficult to see how it could have been done otherwise.
So here is the conspiracy theory. Maybe one of the select few within the Pakistani state who knew about bin Laden’s location told the Americans about it in exchange for the $25million reward. This make far, far more sense than America’s current version of events.
Whilst on the subject of Osama bin Laden it seems that it is now perfectly OK to kill an unarmed man if he is in some way bad, as in he has killed a lot of innocent people. So where do we draw the line? Is it now OK to kill Muammar Gaddafi or Bashar al-Assad because this is what they have done? How about killing Robert Mugabe or Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu in cold blood because it could be argued that they have both done the same. And is it OK if I go and kill Tony Blair or George W. Bush because they engaged in what many believe to be an illegal war in Iraq in which hundreds of thousands of innocent people died? It could be argued that they have far more blood on their hands than Osama bin Laden did. Maybe they should be the next target for United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG)/SEAL Team Six (ST6). If not then why not?