A new article in the NYT has again raised the issue of the Pakistani government’s knowledge of Bin Laden’s activities inside Pakistan. It’s a long form article which is in general a pretty scathing indictment of Pakistani support for militancy and the Taliban, but it also confirms something most people have suspected - that the Pakistani intelligence service ISI knew about and facilitated Bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan
The article also claims that the US government knew this, but in an effort to salvage what remains of the US-Pakistan relationship, decided to deny existence of any ‘smoking gun’ evidence. I personally believe the article, it’s consistent with Pakistani actions - it has been fomenting Islamist jihad in the region for decades - but how good is the evidence in the article your eyes? It sounds a little weak on its own. Do you think that the top Pakistani military leadership knew about Bin Laden’s hideout? And that the US knows it knew?