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'Pakistan, US lie on bin Laden killing'
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The Pakistani government had foreknowledge of the U.S. raid to take out al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but "they did not want to take responsibility."

 

Bin Laden's assassination "gives all the credit to President Obama who wants to be reelected," Liaquat Ali Khan, author and professor of law at Washburn University School from Kansa told Press TV's U.S. Desk on Wednesday.

 

"I think the Pakistani government knew fully well that the United States' forces were coming to that house in order to kill Osama bin Laden, but they did not want to accept the responsibility," he said.  

  

"So it is a perfect match between the two governments who are lying to their people and to the world."

 

He said that it is inconceivable that American aircrafts could "fly over [Pakistani] land and then safely go back without the armed forces of the Pakistani government knowing anything about them."

 

"What if a second attack occurs from India? Do you thing these forces will not know that Indian airplanes or Indian helicopters have come in to attack a nuclear site or some other target?" the professor asked.

 

FACTS & FIGURES

 

U.S. President Barack Obama announced on May 1, 2011 that Osama bin Laden had been killed almost ten years after the September 11, 2011 attacks.

 

The U.S. says it has buried him at sea. Two of bin Laden's couriers, one of his adult sons, and an unidentified woman were also said to be killed in the firefight. Theweek.com

 

Bin Laden was found in a luxury compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed by a small, elite U.S. force. Wiredvc.com

 

The U.S. Special Forces team that killed Osama bin Laden was under orders to kill bin Laden, not capture him, a U.S. national security official said. Worldbulletin.net

 

Since 2001, Congress has approved about $20 billion for Pakistan in direct U.S. aid and military reimbursements, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) says. Reuters

 

In 2009, the Obama administration asked Congress to approve a specific new fund to help Pakistan's military develop counter-insurgency capabilities. Reuters

 

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