Osama bin Laden: The truth behind the SEAL raid? Five bombshells.

Osama bin Laden was killed in a May raid by Navy SEALs, and Chuck Pfarrer, a former Navy SEAL, commanded the “same outfit” that carried out the strike on the Al Qaeda leader. Mr. Pfarrer targets some myths in his book, “Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden.”

3. Pakistan knew where bin Laden was

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    Pakistan's Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (r.) and head of the ISI Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha attend a meeting in June.
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This is something US officials have intimated, but Pfarrer goes a step further, asserting that “officers from Pakistan’s ISI ... periodically checked in on [bin Laden].”

There is no way that bin Laden “could have existed in Pakistan without the ISI’s compliance – it’s impossible,” Pfarrer says, referring to Pakistan's spy agency, the Inter Services Intelligence directorate.

Before the strike on bin Laden’s compound, many in the SEAL community believed that bin Laden was dead, but that “the ISI was concealing his death because they needed to keep the money flowing.”

But the entire time, Pfarrer writes, “The Pakistani ISI knew exactly where he was, but did not inform the United States. They continued to let Osama pace back and forth in his compound. They must have wondered, as did his family, if he were going insane."

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