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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
If the U.S. was the one who spearheaded the raid then why are they asking Pakistan for intel about the same raid?
Originally posted by yamother44
reply to post by boondock-saint
"We woke up in a safer world" - Jerzy Buzek, the president of the European Union Parliament
"Last night the forces of peace were able to report a success" - German Chancellor Angela Merkel
"A massive step forward in the fight against terrorism" - British PM David Cameron
"A significant success for the security of NATO allies and all the nations" - The secretary-general of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen
"The elimination of the leader of the terrorist al-Qaida organisation would be a step toward supporting international efforts aimed at fighting terrorism," Saudia Arabian state news agency
The Associated Press has learned that the name being reported is incorrect. Still, the publication of any alleged identity of the U.S. spy agency's top official in this country could be pushback from Pakistan's powerful military and Inter-Services Intelligence agency in retaliation for the American raid.
On Friday, the private TV channel ARY broadcast what it said was the current CIA station chief's name. The Nation, a right-wing newspaper, picked up the story Saturday.
ARY's news director, Mazhar Abbas, said the television station's reporter gleaned the name from a source. He defended the broadcast, saying it was "based on fact" and rejected suggestions the name was leaked to the television channel by an official with a motive.
The AP is not publishing the station chief's name because he is undercover and his identity is classified.
A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of discussing CIA personnel issues, told the AP that there are no plans to remove the station chief from Pakistan.
A spokesman for Pakistani intelligence declined to comment.
Asad Munir, a former intelligence chief with responsibility for Pakistan's militant-populated tribal areas, said very few people know the name of the CIA station chief in Islamabad. But he said that releasing it would not necessarily jeopardize the American's safety.
"Normally people in intelligence have cover names," Munir said. "Only if there is a photograph to identify him could it put his life in danger."