Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pakistan Jails Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden; DNA Samples Helped CIA, Gets 33 Yrs.for Treason

The Reuters website reports today (May 23, 2012) that Pakistani authorities have sentenced a doctor -- accused of helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden -- to 33 years in jail on charges of treason.

Shakil Afridi was accused of running a fake vaccination campaign, in which he collected DNA samples, that is believed to have helped the American intelligence agency track down bin Laden in a Pakistani town.

The al Qaeda chieftan was killed in a unilateral U.S. special forces raid in the town of Abbottabad last May.

Pakistan -- which claims to be an ally of the U.S. in America's fight against terrorism -- is believed to have known that bin Laden was hiding there for many years, but kept his whereabouts a secret. In fact, Pakistan -- with its plethora of radical Muslims -- is considered by several terrorist watchdog organizations to be the most terrorist-inclined country in the world.

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