OBL #pakistan Mil handler
Our original supposition was it was a ISI controlled Colonel.
Our prime suspect is Brigadier Ali Khan,
Major-General Athar Abbas and 4 Majors,
arrested 4 days after OBL's death. http://bit.ly/n2BnNo
Pakistan has arrested them but made NO charges, no
And he was only a 2 hr drive away from OBL,
110 KM away.
a "terrorist" org. Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT) is an Islamist party that rejects democracy, is working to establish an Islamic caliphate globally, and is active in over 40 countries including Pakistan.
At the time of arrest he was the oldest brigadier in Pakistani army having been rejected for promotion repeatedly.
Was hiding OBL his TEST assignment?
Khan had been a vocal critic of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden and had raised questions at a meeting of Pakistani generals. He had previously criticized General Pervez Musharraf for his support to America.
He had grown his beard about a year prior to his arrest.
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had personally ordered his arrest after examining evidence against Khan.
Brig Khan started writing letters to army generals, some of whom were his former colleagues, with suggestions on how to become "self reliant" and "to purge the army of the American influence".
After the US Special Forces raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound on 2 May, Brig Khan finally got the opportunity to vent his anger.
On 5 May, he was invited to a meeting by his former student and now his boss, Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal at the army headquarters.
The question that officers were asked at this meeting was how to pursue an inquiry into the 2 May raid.
One officer present in the meeting said all had been going well until it was Brig Khan's turn to speak. In his opinion, the culprits who had hidden Bin Laden and allowed the Americans to get away with breaching Pakistan's sovereignty were to be found within the army.
Gen Javed Iqbal was furious at the end of the meeting. As it turned out, Brig Khan's views were not those of a lone wolf - he had managed to persuade some of his fellow officers of the veracity of his case.
Gen Iqbal promptly told the corps commanders what had happened the following day at a meeting chaired by Gen Kayani. That same evening Brig Khan was arrested.
However on June 28, 2011 it was reported that Brigadier Khan was to be released soon as not enough evidence had been found to formally charge him.
This paradigm has some very sharp edges, but the facts beg
for more investigation. The story doesn't meet the smell test.
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