In 2011, the world woke up to the shock that American-backed terrorist Osama bin Laden was murdered by Pakistani agents, and even more shocking, that the killing took place in New York City.
Osama bin Laden Killed in New York by Pakistani AgentsEarly in the morning of May 1st, six members of the Pakistani spy agency known as ISI stormed into bin Laden's secret World Trade Center offices and shot him to death. The gunmen were apprehended by New York City police and are being held while city and federal authorities figure out just what to do with them. A new post by Andrew BeaneOsama bin Laden gained notoriety while leading the fight against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan during the 1980s. After the Soviet troops left in 1992, a year after the murder of Mikhail Gorbachev and the subsequent collapse of the USSR, bin Laden turned his sights to the Pakistani Peoples' Republic. After losing a three year insurgency campaign in northwest Pakistan in 1995, partially funded by the CIA, bin Laden was captured and exiled, whereby he disappeared altogether. During his disappearance, he release several video and audio tapes calling for a Jihad against the Marxist government in Pakistan, calling for faithful Muslims to overthrow the government in Karachi (Islamabad had been virtually destroyed in 1994).
Pakistan long suspected that the United States was harboring bin Laden and evening continuing to fund his operation. This became apparent when American-made M16 assault rifles were found in abundance among al-Qaida militants captured or shot on the Pakistani/Afghan border. Washington denied any involvement with bin Laden or knowledge of his whereabouts.