Musharraf must have known where Osama bin Laden was hiding: MP Chris Alexander


Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf surely knew that Osama bin Laden was hiding in a compound a short walk from a Pakistani military academy, says Conservative MP Chris Alexander, who previously served as Canada’s first resident ambassador in Afghanistan after the overthrow of the Taliban.

“I can’t prove Musharraf’ knowledge, but everything I know about Pakistan’s system would tell me that he as chief of the army staff and he as president would have known,” Alexander said during a speech today at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. 

“And it’s really a bravura performance to be able to dissimulate, lie, on that level to your key ally and to an administration that considered him a principle ally in the war on terror. It’s up there in the annals of betrayal,” he added referring Musharraf’s relationship with the George W. Bush administration in Washington.

Bin Laden was assassinated in a raid by U.S. special forces this May.

In his speech, Alexander explicitly accused the Pakistani military of supporting insurgents in Afghanistan. He’s right, of course. It’s nice to hear such candor from a government MP.


Musharraf must have known where Osama bin Laden was hiding: MP Chris Alexander

  1. MP Chris Alexander…the last person on the planet to figure that out.  LOL

  2. Unless we’re going for a third war that won’t be over in 10 years, then that there is what we call a gaffe.

  3. So Chris Alexander is accusing Stephen Harper of giving 83 million dollars in aid to a government that provides safe haven to terrorists?

  4. So  we’re going after Iran, Syria, and now Pakistan.  Gotta to be part of the Buy F 35 strategy, or what on earth is he doing?

  5. So Stephane Dion was right all along – we needed to get into Pakistan to get to Al Qaeda’s leadership.

    • Yup, Dion told us that years ago.  Alexander just now checked his in-box I guess.

      • I remember Dion’s stand about Pakistan, and the backlash, and particularly Guergis’ revealing Dion’s and Ignatieff’s trip to Afghanistan, putting their security at risk, but I don’t remember Petrou ever writing that that it was nice to hear such candor coming from Mr. Dion.  Mr. Alexander for some reason impresses Mr. Petrou in a different way – maybe political bias. It is a free country, and a free press!

        • Yeah, big uproar about what Dion said ….yet he was right all along.

          Had we listened it could have saved us years of war….in the wrong place.

          • As with this and so, so many other things, Stéphane Dion was right!

          • Yes, we lost a good man in Dion.

    • You mean along with the carbon tax, Dion promised to invade Pakistan.

      And we could have had him as our PM.

      • Yes we could.  And as he had promised he would not have implemented any of his propositions if the economics were not right and would have caused Canada to return to deficit.  Unlike Harper who did everything in his power to return Canada to deficits.  To spend ten times more for the G8-G20 than France, to return to  universality in family allowances, to spend $90,000 a day on consultants charged to find cuts is the modus operandi of The Harper Government, it’s what their supporters demand.  Bankdrupt Canada – it’s a second rate failed experiment worth destroying and rebuilding with oil money,.

  6. MP Alexandar the stupid should first qualify whether the person killed in Abbottabad house was Osama bin Ladin or Obama bin Ladin. What was the hurry at the end to kill the old man and dispose him off in the sea without his recognition / identification after such a long chase. Was it not another drama?  

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