In a London Review of Books article titled The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Seymour Hersh reports the results of his investigation into that much-celebrated raid. While dovetailing often with the Obama administration’s story, it’s more often diametrically opposed.
For example, many of us have wondered how the Pakistani military and ISI command couldn’t know about bin Laden in their midst. According to Hersh, they not only knew about it, they captured bin Laden in the Hindu Kush mountains, where he’d been living with his family from 2001 to 2006. They were keeping holding him in Abbottabad, courtesy of Saudi money, as leverage to keep the Taliban and al Qaeda under some sort of control, lest they turn him over to the Americans.