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Osama bin Laden Mission Agreed in Secret 10 Years Ago by US and Pakistan

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Is the world being treated to a giant, contrived melodrama agreed to a decade ago by the US and Pakistani governments, one wherein Pakistan would allow the US to raid their country to get bin Laden while then throwing a feigned hissy fit  afterwards? The Guardian UK sure thinks so. Read on:

Osama bin Laden mission agreed in secret 10 years ago by US and Pakistan

US forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding, officials say.

The deal was struck between Pervez Musharraf and George Bush in 2001 and renewed during the 'transition to democracy' -- a six-month period from February 2008 when Musharraf was still president but a civilian government had been elected. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

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The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week's raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, the Guardian has learned.

The deal was struck between the military leader General Pervez Musharraf and President George Bush after Bin Laden escaped US forces in the mountains of Tora Bora in late 2001, according to serving and retired Pakistani and US officials.

Under its terms, Pakistan would allow US forces to conduct a unilateral raid inside Pakistan in search of Bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the al-Qaida No3. Afterwards, both sides agreed, Pakistan would vociferously protest the incursion. (FOR THE FULL GUARDIAN ARTICLE, CLICK HERE)

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