In the words of Desi Arnaz, “Pakistan, you got some ‘splanin’ to do!”
The heat is now on Pakistan.
Far from the mountainous region separating Pakistan from Afghanistan, our “partners” in the fight against terrorism apparently didn’t know that Osama Bin-Laden was hiding in a heavily fortified, specially built, digitally dark (lacked all digital communications like internet access, phones, etc.) compound next to the main Pakistani military academy (the Pakistani equivalent of West Point) in Abbottabad, Pakistan, only 60 miles north of Pakistan’s capitol, Islamabad.
It will be interesting to watch how Pakistan attempts to explain this, or whether they will simply admit that members of their own powerful intelligence agency, the ISI, were aiding and abetting Bin-Laden, and fall in line with every demand the U.S. makes from this point forward. Remember, we give Pakistan billions of dollars in foreign aid each year, and there is presently a plan to give Pakistan, $7.5 billion more over the next 5 years. However, this plan has been foundering in recent weeks due to the vast amount of waste stemming from internal Pakistani bureaucracy and corruption. How much less likely will the U.S. want to continue to fund Pakistan if it is revealed that Pakistan was harboring Bin-Laden for the past 6 years?