This bit of news probably will not help the already dicey relationship between Pakistan and the U.S.: Pakistani officials have arrested five people believed to have assisted the CIA in the operation that felled Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad last month, including the owner of a house that American agents rented as a lookout. –KA


In Pakistan, Inter Services Public Relations spokesman Brigadier Azmat Abbas told the BBC no Pakistani soldier had been arrested, but the agency was questioning “several people whom we suspect of having been working for American intelligence services”.

He said that among those arrested were people “captured during a raid at a house located close to the Bin Laden compound”.

“We suspect them of having been working for CIA,” he said.

“Others being interrogated include people who used to visit the compound.”

Read more


You know the story. Independent journalism is under threat and overshadowed by heavily funded mainstream media. During this holiday season, you can help level the playing field. Become a member.

Your tax-deductible contribution keeps us digging beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that unearth what's really happening- without compromise. Give today to support our courageous, independent journalists.

As always, we wish you truth, reason and the best of the season!