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. jon

    Guess so

    May 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dave

    Honestly, does anyone have the miss concieved idea that a region filled with a "people" who have fought for a few thousand years over extremes of a concept in which all religions share, faith, hope, love and so on, is truly a joke, self promotion, protection of ego, and stature achievied honor above honesty is the more aire appearant in pakistan the whole region for that matter. we need to bring our troops home, rebuild our country with our money instead of wasting it abroad and ask ourselves,since bin laden is dead, A. who cares about his protection deal now it's just sensationalism and retoric for governmental positioning, and B.Why does anyone care about pakistan? are we going to be able to get through life as an over intrusive principality who stretches beyond its own means to help the world (oh!, so christian of us, right! lol) well how about this the u.s. should cut all aide to all countries that are not 100% cooperative, and forthcoming with international anti-terror information, and whom think the soverignty of their nation takes presidence over that of the world.

    May 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duh

      The Devil made religion ridiculous on purpose.

      May 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Best_for_gotten

      @ Dave if your Govt and Army had the same thinking there would not have been any 911 or War of Terror. What the hell OBL wanted from USA? GET THE HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY thats it.
      @Why does anyone care about pakistan? Because its not the Pakistan alone its the Whole region. which includes China (Probably next ecnomic power and SURELY if Pakistan builds Gawader port (you dont even know what it is right? ) ) Russia ( A wounded Enemy who was going to get access for Warm Water for trade from Pakistan) and Pak and India which will solve their problem through dialogs and then who is going to buy our weapons??? You build your country they buld theirs and they get stronger which means YOU CAN NOT DO WHATEVER you want to do anymore. Not in that region atleast- USA supports rebels in Arab countries who want democracy in their country and USA destroyed a country in a fake war (Iraq) for the same purpose, But have a very Strong Bond with KingDOM of Saudi Arabia and have its troops their on their expence to save their Kingdom.
      There is a PRICE to pay to remain the only super power in the world which includes your MONEY and THEIR LIVES... last time I checked they are paying their price (atleast Pakistan and Afganistan is) and you are afraid of paying yours???

      June 1, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Name (required)

    I might be able to agree or disagree with you, dave, but my eyes are bleeding from trying to decipher your very painful writing.

    May 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Osama bin Laden

    Hello my friends in USA ... I am alive and doing well. I now live in USA and I have a job at 7Eleven ..... pls stop in for a slim jim.

    May 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • cia

      sure, even if you are not, you are going to be caught .. woof woof....

      June 1, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Osama bin Laden

    BOW WOW ..... :p

    May 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. M

    Gee Joe, your not being very successful at that. It's more like all your killing a a mess of Muslims in your own country. But keep at it, I'm sure there is an American or 2 in that milliions of Muslims you keep shredding with your suicide bomber's heads. Of course when all is said and done and you've failed miserably you know what they say:
    Heads will roll!!!
    Oh, and learn to write in English if you want to really communicate your thoughts with us.

    May 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      Speak for yourself, there, sport. Your post was almost as unintelligible grammatically as the one you criticized. It's "you're", not "your", and you did it twice, so don't try to tell me it was a mistake. Read a book or something.

      May 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • RJA

      Ted, Ted, Ted.
      The first "your" was wrong but the second "your" was correct. Read a book indeed.

      June 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • jamey forbes

      do us favor M KILL YOUR SELF

      June 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Who's Joe? There is no Joe, silly.

    May 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Is this really true or is this another propaganda stunt by the stinking C.I.A.? There's so much mumbo-jumbo going on nowdays that it's hard to tell. Besides,why did these clowns murder this purported Ussama bin Laden when they could've just as easily taken him alive?

    May 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RuffNutt

    Good post Cesar,thank you.

    May 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Fake Cesar 5:52 and Fake RuffNutt 5:55 (same idiot) You are a moron sicko. I'm tired of your B/S. You always steal my name and other's. People think its me. Tea party lingo, Sarah Palin, Washington thugs. YOU ARE A FOOL. YOU NEED HELP-the real Cesar.

    May 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      I'm with you,YABBA-DABBA-DOO-DOO-DOO-DOO!!!! We just can't these people criticizing our most wonderful politicians and troops,can we? But then again,I'm just another dumb Tea Partier!

      May 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Hahaah OBL is dead. Ding dong the witch is dead.

    May 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. someone

    I had a dream a few weeks back that we go to war again, probably being pakistan august 14th. just a dream though

    May 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mmmmm

    SOooo CNN! WHY ARE WE STILL LOOKING AT DIS MAN'S FaCe?
    Ya-dead jah done!

    May 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ellis

    Pizza Inn makes the best pizza. Thin and packed with flavor. We love it.

    May 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. AntiEllis

    Way to throw out random bits of nothingness to further confirm our thoughts that you are completely insane and in desperate need of medication.

    May 27, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
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