Helping find Bin Laden treason in Pakistan?

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  1. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/06/world/asia/pakistan-bin-laden-investigation/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    Certainly an interesting development. The doctor who the CIA supposedly asked to find DNA from people in Abbottabad to search for Bin Laden may be tried for treason against Pakistan.

    I wonder if and how America will react. On first impression, it sounds like Pakistan viewed Bin Laden as valued and protected, if they accuse people searching for him of working against Pakistan!
     
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    Let me start off by saying I completely disagree with Pakistan’s action :thumbdown: but let me play devil’s advocate in this case.

    How would the we feel if someone helped a foreign country (allied) conduct a military action in our territory? I think we’d be pretty outraged. And we would take a long hard look if this allied relationship is one we would want to continue or not. If we chose to continue that relationship we wouldn’t do anything to the person who helped conduct the operation. Now if we didn’t need/want that relationship any more we would hunt them down and charge them with treason.

    What it looks like to me is Pakistan is saying they don’t want the allied relationship. If we ask them not to do this and they still do then they’re REALLY saying they don’t care.

    Just my take and once again I was just playing devil’s advocate please be gentle!:thumb:
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Well, we have prosecuted people who spied for allied nations, but I don't think we usually charged them with treason.

    Perhaps Pakistan has a different definition of treason than we do. I'm not sure. At first glance, things don't look so good for US/Pakistani relations--especially since most people think of "treason" as fighting against your country.
     
  4. cisco

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    There's a similar story to this involving a Pakistan troop, I believe? He helped the U.S in telling them Bin Laden's location and such, he was tried for Treason. There can be two point of views in this.

    1] Pakistan viewed Bin Laden as a valueable person, protecting him in that house with the guards and such. Leading the U.S on a search that would lead no where. Then, some citizens of Pakistan knew/helped the U.S in tracking Bin Laden. He's dead, Pakistan is unhappy. Sends all who helped the U.S to be tried for Treason.


    2] Since the United States did not even ask permission for this mission from the Pakistan Government, Pakistan is outraged. Not for the fact of Bin Laden, but for the sole reason they conducted assignments into their land without their knowing of it. So, because these citizens helped aid a country do something that they may not have even allowed because they either wanted Bin Laden alive, or did a mission on a house they might of had no idea about, they are tried for Treason.




    Either way, if it were the U.S, and say Russia captured George W. Bush for (insert good reasons here) but without our permission, and say Dr. Phil and General Dempsey helped the Russian Government, we'd probably be upset. Not because we were trying to protect him, but because Government memebers helped aid a different country into our land without our knowladge.


    You know?
     

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