Pakistan arrests ‘five CIA informants’

June 15, 2011
“No country allows any military officer to work for a foreign power. That’s one issue,” he said. “If the Americans had only consulted with us on this operation, then none of this need happen.” Publicly both sides say they are working to restore trust.
The relationship is crucial to American plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next year.
Washington has kept up pressure on Islamabad to launch a ground offensive against militant bases in North Waziristan.
And Pakistan is also the most important route for channelling supplies to the Nato-led force.
However, American diplomats say they are facing increased levels of harassment and have seen a slow-down in visas being issued.
Husain Haqqani, Pakistani ambassador to Washington, said: “The CIA and ISI are working through some issues.” via
these are allies? the are our friends?

Bin Laden Loved American Products, Especially Pepsi & Coke

May 4, 2011

@Coca Cola

The two polite Pakistanis who helped Osama bin Laden hide in the shadow of their country’s army bought bulk food orders, chose major brands and equally favored Pepsi and Coke, neighbors and a local shopkeeper said.

Rashid and Akbar Khan owned the fortified residence where U.S. commandos killed bin Laden in an early morning raid May 2, and did the daily shopping in the Pashtu-language accents of Waziristan, a region on the Afghan border, said grocer Anjum Qaisar, 27, who works 150 meters from the compound. Bin Laden’s men “never came by foot, they always drove a Pajero or a little Suzuki van, and they bought enough food for 10 people,” Qaisar said in an interview yesterday.
…Bin Laden’s protectors “always bought the best brands — Nestle milk, the good-quality soaps and shampoos,” Qaisar said.

“They always paid cash, never asked for credit.” They purchased meat from a butcher nearby who stayed closed yesterday, he said.

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