By Syed Haider Raza Mehdi
What’s the real story on Osama?
Only General Kayani knows and perhaps this cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking ex-army dude, called Colonel Iqbal Bailey.
But from what General Durrani said and from past whispers, it appears that:
1. We knew.
2. We cooperated.
3. Someone made a lot of money.
If the above are correct, then General Kayani is clearly the major player in “1” and “2” as mentioned above.
Perhaps 3 as well, perhaps not.
Only he has the answers. And his silence will not help him.
As for Lieutenant General Durrani; apparently a bright officer, who allied himself to a political party, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and its leader-Benazir, for reasons better known to him and got some benefits and perks in exchange.
Given the way our ex-military leaders and generals are ready to sell themselves to foreign governments (Raheel), political leaders (Durrani, Hamid, Baloch, Turmizi etc.) he and the aforementioned plus others are marginally better than the bunch of retired Generals at the beck and call of Malik Riaz!
But then some would say that the Malik Riaz’s Generals are better.
At least, they didn’t sell their “Souls or the State!