October 6th, 2011
02:20 PM ET

Pakistan to charge doctor who helped U.S. find bin Laden with treason

A commission is recommending treason charges against a doctor suspected of helping the CIA target Osama bin Laden, Pakistan's information ministry said Thursday.

"A case of conspiracy against the state of Pakistan and high treason is made" against Dr. Shakeel Afridi, the information ministry said, summarizing a commission's investigation into the death of the al Qaeda leader.

The recommendation is nonbinding and it is unclear whether the government will act on it.

Afridi is accused of helping the CIA use a vaccination campaign to try to collect DNA samples from people who lived in bin Laden's compound.

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  1. Joseph McCarthy

    What Pakistan needs is a Communist Revolution to drive out both the C.I.A. and the notorious British MI-6. Then they need to follow China's example of isolation and apply the the principles of Maoism there and just ignore the West. The problem is, is how does one get the right-wing thugs in both London and Washington who are so greedy to stand for that.

    October 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Good posting, Joseph. This country soarly lacks intelligent people like you who know where it's at. By the way, just ignore these idiots here who keep calling you a troll. They just envy your intelligence and ability to think while they lack any of their own to do the same. Otherwise, they might not be so right-wing stupid!

      October 6, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Not sure of trolling or just very, VERY stupid.

      October 7, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Kiljoy616

      But before they drive out anyone little girl they need to become an atheist country which is what China is or did your small religious mind forget that detail. Then once Islam is in the toilet and flushed down the cesspool then they can move to the next agenda.

      October 7, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Troll la-di-da

    George Patton=Joseph McCarthy=troll.

    October 6, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Right-Wing Thug

    Jeez, give it a rest, George/Joseph! You are giving us thugs a bad name!

    October 6, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Neville

    In the novel "On the Beach," human extinction results from nuclear exchange between Pakistan and India. That was fiction. It's nice to know that we send billions of dollars to Pakistan, and they in turn spend as much on breeder reactors - the sole purpose of which is to produce weapons-grade fissionable product. That is not fiction. Ms. Rice (not alone) offered F-16's to our "strong ally," apparently having forgotten the Shah. Presumably the F-16's will be doctored so that they can lob nukes at the Indians. (Can someone tell me one thing she got right while she was "gifted" with that job - aside from the day of the week, or George's birthday?) So, here we are, now. Wonder when the fun will begin. I can hear Slim Pickens yellin' "Yaaaahoooooo ..."

    October 7, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sjd

    Well here is Pakistan proving that they are a terrorist nation and that they were in league with Al-Qaeda. Also they were deliberately housing Laden while milking USA for money.

    October 7, 2011 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Andreas Moser

    But it was really Osama bin Laden himself who lead the US military to his whereabouts: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/tracking-down-osama-bin-laden/

    October 7, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bill

    This, and numerous other incidents, are the very reason the U.S. needs to get out of that region and adjust foreign policy accordingly. It is futile to attempt to overcome centuries of religious/tribal bickering and deep-seated bloody traditions in this part of the world by force. We need to recognize that they will never be American/western clones and act accordingly in our policies toward them as well as how we respond to any agression/terrorism here. TIME magazine recently said it best: "You've got the watch...we've got the time" referring to a local militant's views. What can we expect from people who insist on thinking and living in the middle ages!

    October 7, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. saima

    Pakistan is going to ROCK!!!

    October 8, 2011 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
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