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Senado conclui que USA permitiu a fuga de Bin laden

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resumo em noticia, mas não dispensa a leitura do relatório do senado, pois vão se surpreender bastante  :)

The Bush administration has concluded that Osama bin Laden was present during the battle for Tora Bora late last year and that failure to commit U.S. ground troops to hunt him was its gravest error in the war against al Qaeda, according to civilian and military officials with first-hand knowledge.


é apenas a guerra partidária que permite que estas investigações avancem... óbvio

Senado depois de investigar conclui que bin laden consegui fugir devido ao comando militar americano... estava cercado e no momento de atacarem e entrarem em todas as grutas receberam ordens no terreno para não o fazer

animação que mostra o facto de uma chamada telefónica ter localizado Bin laden na área, mas que mesmo assim não foi efectuada a limpeza das cavernas.. animação em 3D com os pontos e desenhos dos locais em foco

muito bom


acho essencial a todos lerem este documento oficial, não é um qualquer a falar, é o resultado de uma investigação do senado... não é muito grande e explica ao detalhe tudo o que se passou em Tora Bora... todos se lembram disto claro, mas não desta perspectiva certamente, pois não foi o que os media nos informaram

também fala noutros casos como o de Kabul... material muito interessante.. e apresento mais sobre o tema

Do Relatório oficial do senado dos USA  já apresento o URL mais em baixo

basicamente diz que o nosso conhecido ramsfeld impediu que fossem efectuadas as operações tipo gruta a gruta, pois disse que tal não era necessário e não forneceu tropas suficientes para tal, apesar de haver muitas disponíveis na zona... podiam, segundo o exército, facilmente matado bin laden, no modo como operaram em berlim, num limpeza casa a casa... mas em tora bora os pedidos dos militares foram "anulados" e ficaram sem meios para tal operação, apesar de os haver

até diz que o próprio bin laden já tinha preparado a sua própria morte e não tinha esperança de sobreviver... o jogo aqui é que isto finalizaria a guerra... e claro que como podemos ver não é esse o objectivo de quem é accionista da industria do armamento e que na altura era quem mais mandava

Relatório oficial do senado dos USA (vejam o URL)


Bin Laden expected to die. His last will and testament, written

on December 14, reflected his fatalism. ‘‘Allah commended to us

that when death approaches any of us that we make a bequest to

parents and next of kin and to Muslims as a whole,’’ he wrote, according

to a copy of the will that surfaced later and is regarded as

authentic. ‘‘Allah bears witness that the love of jihad and death in

the cause of Allah has dominated my life and the verses of the

sword permeated every cell in my heart, ‘and fight the pagans all

together as they fight you all together.’ How many times did I

wake up to find myself reciting this holy verse!’’ He instructed his

wives not to remarry and apologized to his children for devoting

himself to jihad.

But the Al Qaeda leader would live to fight another day. Fewer

than 100 American commandos were on the scene with their Afghan

allies and calls for reinforcements to launch an assault were

rejected. Requests were also turned down for U.S. troops to block

the mountain paths leading to sanctuary a few miles away in Pakistan.

The vast array of American military power, from sniper

teams to the most mobile divisions of the Marine Corps and the

Army, was kept on the sidelines. Instead, the U.S. command chose

to rely on airstrikes and untrained Afghan militias to attack bin

Laden and on Pakistan’s loosely organized Frontier Corps to seal

his escape routes. On or around December 16, two days after writing

his will, bin Laden and an entourage of bodyguards walked

unmolested out of Tora Bora and disappeared into Pakistan’s unregulated

tribal area. Most analysts say he is still there today.

The decision not to deploy American forces to go after bin Laden

or block his escape was made by Secretary of Defense Donald

Rumsfeld and his top commander, Gen. Tommy Franks, the architects

of the unconventional Afghan battle plan known as Operation

Enduring Freedom. Rumsfeld said at the time that he was concerned

that too many U.S. troops in Afghanistan would create an

anti-American backlash and fuel a widespread insurgency. Reversing

the recent American military orthodoxy known as the Powell

doctrine, the Afghan model emphasized minimizing the U.S. presence

by relying on small, highly mobile teams of special operations

troops and CIA paramilitary operatives working with the Afghan

opposition. Even when his own commanders and senior intelligence

officials in Afghanistan and Washington argued for dispatching

more U.S. troops, Franks refused to deviate from the plan.

There were enough U.S. troops in or near Afghanistan to execute

the classic sweep-and-block maneuver required to attack bin Laden

and try to prevent his escape. It would have been a dangerous fight

across treacherous terrain, and the injection of more U.S. troops

and the resulting casualties would have contradicted the risk-

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averse, ‘‘light footprint’’ model formulated by Rumsfeld and Franks.

But commanders on the scene and elsewhere in Afghanistan argued

that the risks were worth the reward.

do senado:

The committee report, prepared at the request of Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the committee’s Democratic chairman, concludes unequivocally that in mid-December 2001, Mr. bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, were at the cave complex, where Mr. bin Laden had operated previously during the fight against Soviet forces.

The new report suggests that a larger troop commitment to Afghanistan might have resulted in the demise not only of Mr. bin Laden and his deputy but also of Mullah Muhammad Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban. Mullah Omar, who also fled to Pakistan in 2001, has overseen the resurgence of the Taliban.

Like several previous accounts, the committee’s report blames Gen. Tommy R. Franks, then the top American commander, and Donald H. Rumsfeld, then the defense secretary, for not putting a large number of American troops there lest they fuel resentment among Afghans. General Franks, who declined to comment for the committee’s report, has at times questioned whether Mr. bin Laden was even at Tora Bora in late 2001.

The 2007 history said that it “has been determined with reasonable certainty” that Mr. bin Laden was at Tora Bora in December 2001, but that the fewer than 100 American troops committed to the area were not enough to block his escape.





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