Friday, May 23, 2014

US did fake vaccinations to bin Laden family DNA.

One wonders why the places like Pakistan are violently resistant to having vaccinations done.  The normal arguments trotted out are that of Islamic fundamentalism.  Maybe there is a different fire to that smoke.

In 2011 the US organized a vaccination program in Abbottabad to find the DNA of Osama bin Laden's family and confirm that he was hiding in the compound.
The CIA organised a fake vaccination programme in the town where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al-Qaida leader’s family, a Guardian investigation has found.

As part of extensive preparations for the raid that killed Bin Laden in May, CIA agents recruited a senior Pakistani doctor to organise the vaccine drive in Abbottabad, even starting the “project” in a poorer part of town to make it look more authentic, according to Pakistani and US officials and local residents.

The doctor, Shakil Afridi, has since been arrested by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for co-operating with American intelligence agents.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa..
    Even I wanted to know the full account on how OBL was discovered..In Mark Owen's No Easy Day, they mention one analyst who had been tracking the man for years and was so certain that he was in that complex. No way of learning the truth I believe since most parts including the true author is hidden from the general populations view.