A Mole Inside Bin Laden's Compound?
Yesterday, the Australian reported information from Pakistani officials that the three wives of Osama bin Laden had turned on each other, and the older two were accusing the youngest, Amal Ahmed al-Sadah of Yemen, of betraying Osama bin Laden, either by supplying information or by allowing herself to be tracked to the compound. It read like an episode of Desperate Housewives.
Today, via The Sunday Times of London, the Australian reports the Seals left behind a comprehensive pocket guide, that indeed seems there must have been a mole. And that the Obama Administration's insistence that it wasn't sure Osama would be at the compound was disingenuous, at best. [More...]
There's also more on the couriers, information about twins born to the youngest wife at the local hospital in the last year, details about what color clothes and prayer cap Osama wore and which bedroom was his.
US officials have said that information on the compound was put together over months from a variety of sources, including a nearby CIA safe-house set up as a listening post, imagery from satellites and unmanned drones, and reports from their own agents.
But there is far more detail than seems possible from these methods - unless US drone technology is far more sophisticated than hitherto realised.
Pakistani officials think there was an inside mole. As the worm turns.
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