Dr. Who Helped US Capture Bin Laden Gets 33 Year Sentence

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, May 23, 2012.

  1. pspr


    We should bust this guy out and give him a new life in America.

    A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring against the state, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington.

    Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief last May in a unilateral raid. The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally.

    Senior U.S. officials have called for Afridi to be released, saying his work served Pakistani and American interests. But many Pakistani officials, especially those working for the country's powerful spy agency, do not see it that way.

    "He was working for a foreign spy agency. We are looking after our national interests," said a Pakistani intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with the agency's policy.

  2. 33years?

    If he goes to prison he won't see 33 days. And what he did, although it served our national interests was treason, and he is lucky he is only going to prison.

    Because I am talking to you, beta, here is the definition of treason for you, so you can keep up.

    Treason: a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
  3. pspr


    You have no idea what you are talking about. According to you, if you tell the British government that a British criminal can be found at such and such address, then that makes you guilty of treason.

    Get a life, night nursy. And quit being so stupid.
  4. Sure, all the founding fathers committed treason too.
  5. Bin Ladin was not a Pakistani criminal moron. He was working against his own state with the government of another. Geez, are you really that dumb??
  6. That's right, they did, but how is that relevant to the topic?
  7. pspr


    Your reading comprehension and ability to think for yourself are sorely lacking. RCG. Leave the discussion about anything outside Peoria to those of us who have a brain and a clue. You're dismissed, night nursy.
  8. That sometimes even though certain actions contravene MAN-MADE laws, we do not abrogate our moral obligation to do what is humane and what is just, not that Obama worshippers would understand that.
  9. That's the way the Pack's see it, but it would seem they are saying that the killing of Bin Laden was harmful to their government intersts. Seems a little crazy, no?
    How can they say they don't provide safe harbor to terrorists and then jail a guy who ID's a terrorist? How can they say they work in alliance with the U.S. fighting terrorism, and then prosecute a guy that works in alliance with the U.S. identifying a terrorist?
  10. pspr


    Thanks for quantifying the logical argument.
    #10     May 23, 2012