But we must be cautious in drawing any conclusions. It isn't a smoking gun, mind you. Oh no. We should not be so brash as to jump to that conclusions. Oh. Heavens no. We might upset our partner.
Contacts between Harakat ul Mujahedin (HUM), a terrorist organization long sponsored by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, and Osama bin Laden's most trusted courier have been found by American intelligence officials, the New York Times reports. The contacts were discovered on the courier's cellphone, which was recovered during the raid that killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May.
Citing senior American officials, the Times reports the "discovery indicates that Bin Laden used" HUM "as part of his support network inside the country." When American analysts traced the cellphone's calls, they learned that "Harakat commanders had called Pakistani intelligence officials." One unnamed official "said they had met."
Officials told the Times that the contacts are "no smoking gun" and do not prove that members of Pakistan's spy agency protected bin Laden. Still, the find "raised tantalizing questions about whether the group and others like it helped shelter and support Bin Laden on behalf of Pakistan's spy agency.
Tantalizing? Meh.. Yeah. That's the first word that comes to my mind. Time to break out dramatic Chipmunk.
Hey, Chipmunk...didja know that Bin Laden's protectors were very cozy with ISI. Hey, his errand boy had HUMMER contact info, AND the HUMMERS actually called ISI guys after he called them. We have records of the calls. Didja know that Chip? Didja?
WOW. No kidding. I'll pass it on. Hey! Dramatic Cat. Pull yerself away from the idiot box. Didja hear about Uncle Binnie, the Hummers and Errand Boy?