The quest for invincible Osama bin Laden by America seems to be never ending. He had became a nightmare for US officials over the years and keep irritating the intelligence agencies by releasing his audio or video tapes every now and than to ensure that he is alive. Recently before the Speech of Barack Obama in Cairo, following remarks of Osama were aired by Al Jazeera television.
‘U.S President Barack Obama had planted the seeds of “revenge and hatred” towards the United States in the Muslim world and warned Americans to prepare for the consequences’.
The scenario becomes now Obama Vs Osama. Only time will bring the truth about the genie of Laden.
CIA Director Leon Panetta said that the U.S. intelligence agency believes al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is hiding in Pakistan and hopes joint operations with Pakistani forces will find him. Bin Laden remains one of the CIA’s top priorities.
“I guess one of our hopes is that as Pakistani military moves in, combined with our operations, we may have a better chance to get at him,” Panetta said.
Asked whether he was sure that bin Laden was in Pakistan, Panetta told reporters: “The last information we had, that’s still the case.”
The CIA has increased the number of officers and recruited agents, or locals who provide information, in Pakistan, Panetta said.
“We have a number of people who are on the ground in Pakistan who are helping us provide targets and who are helping us provide the information that we really need to go after al-Qaida,”.
CIA will spend nearly $250 million in the next five years to double the number of intelligence officers that are proficient in a foreign language. Less than a third of CIA analysts and overseas spies are proficient in a foreign language. The US intelligence reports about fatal weapons in Iraq proved wrong and now they are claiming that Osama is hiding in Pakistan making another reason to continue drone attacks and their ‘Incoherent dealings’ with Pakistan. Apart from his activities, I must praise Osama Bin Laden for being such individual who is testing the super power for so long now and still a hard nut to crack for them. It makes him extraordinary for sure.
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