Source: Bin Laden considered Pakistan protection deal
May 27th, 2011
12:28 PM ET

Source: Bin Laden considered Pakistan protection deal

Osama bin Laden considered seeking a deal with Pakistan for protection of al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and in return al Qaeda would refrain from attacking Pakistan, a U.S. official told CNN. The revelation surfaced as American agents analyzed the documents that were seized in the May 2 raid of bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, according to the official who was not authorized to speak on the record.

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  1. (required)

    I'm very angry at US for killing Osama.

    May 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan - Phoenix

      Too bad. Maybe he shouldn't have started a fight with the US then. You think?

      May 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob

    If this is true it is a game changer!

    May 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duh

      Yeah like wasting money and resources is ever a game changer for the US's foreign policy.

      May 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sean

    This is hardly news as everybody already thinks something like that was in place so saying an unanimous source says it was so is pretty weak reporting.

    May 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. patrick

    Are these comments serious? Hero? Get out of here.

    May 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kevin

    We should pull out of the middle east and let all those whack jobs blow each other up. We have our own problems right here at home. Oh yea, they all need to take a shower. They smell like rotten cheese!

    May 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      We tried to let these people blow themselves up, but they keep dragging the US into thier own fights. "I tried to get out but they keep pulling me back in!" The Godfather
      The Middle East is a sick cycle that the US has fallen into.

      May 28, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. catheryn

    lets stop the money flow!

    May 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jon

    Imagine that, bin Laden didn't keep his part of the agreement with Pakistan. Does that really surprise anyone.

    May 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    **********Troll Alert: ZERO************

    May 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jon

    The real threat now. Isn't so much al qaeda as it is the muslim brotherhood. According to former FBI director Mueller the brotherhood has terrorist training camps inside the US and they are helping fund many terrorist activities.

    May 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Name (required)

    "...according to the official, who was not authorized to speak on the record".

    So, it's all a big rumor? Although it does sound exactly like something ObL would do...blackmail an entire country...

    May 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anders

    Well I live in sweden and the got car bombs here becous of one jack ass what do Caricatures...

    May 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • max

      What a whiner you are. why shouldnt someone caricature a dead but very public figure? fear?

      May 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Greg

    These radicals will kill women and innocent children completely contrary to the Koran and Muhammad. They deserve to be eradicated like they were the lowest form of Insect.

    May 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dave

    We should just pull out of the Middle East... Including Israel. We don't owe anyone in that region a damn thing!

    May 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jon

    @Dave, you are aware that we're not in Israel right?

    May 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 1608

    @ jon no he is not, if he did you would not here from him.

    May 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
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