News: Pakistan and India have traditionally regarded themselves as enemies despite close affinity of culture, language and religion. There are major differences politically but ethnically both countries are similar; both have common languages of Urdu. Despite being 85% Hindu, India still has one of the largest Muslim populations after the Muslim nations. Nonetheless, both nations are very leery of each other and there is no trust between the two countries. This distrust and obsession is what made the capture and killing of America’s arch enemy, Osama Bin Laden, possible or so the leaked report stated.
According to Press Trust of India, Pakistani reports said “US Navy SEALs were able to sneak into Pakistan covertly to kill Osama bin Laden because of advanced American stealth technology and the Pakistani military’s obsession with India. The leaked report of the Abbottabad Commission said India remained the focus of Pakistan’s military “despite a growing American threat including actual border raids, drone strikes, special operations, the spread of a hostile spy network” among others.
“Given the negative developments in the US-Pakistan relations in recent years, there was no basis to limit defense planning to only one front in the east (with India), while ignoring the border and airspace in the West,” it said. “All this should have been taken into consideration instead of leaving the western borders exposed to the increasingly ‘kinetic’ and threatening policies of the US which were directed against Pakistan,” the report said.
Opinion: What the report failed to say was that the real reason was that Pakistanis were too busy two-timing the USA; they were taking a hefty protection fee from Osama Bin Laden as well as taking fighting-terrorism-money from the USA. It’s not as if America was not aware of this; both Pakistan and USA understand the game well but play it anyway. There is no reason to believe Pakistani military did not know of OBL’s existence just a couple of miles away from its headquarters. There is no way Pakistan was not aware of the high value target like OBL and what that meant in terms of millions and millions of dollars. Corruption is not an unknown fact either in Pakistan or India or USA. That could be the sole reason why the SEALS went in quietly to get Osama. If Pakistan had any inkling of the operation, Osama Bin Laden would have never been found for the next twenty years.