LOL: BIN LADEN WAS PULLED OVER RIGHT AFTER 9/11, Got SPEEDING TICKET
Al Qaeda bodyguard and courier Ibrahim al-Kuwaitiâs wife Maryam told investigators that the worldâs most wanted terrorist was being driven to a bazaar when his car got pulled over.
WASHINGTON â A Pakistani traffic cop hadÂ Osama bin LadenÂ all but cuffed months after 9/11, but sent the worldâs most wanted man on his way and back into the shadows.
The too-hackneyed-for-Hollywood scenario was shared to Pakistani authorities by a bin Laden bodyguardâs wife, and revealed in that governmentâs official report on the case,Â obtained exclusively by Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera.
A wife of Al Qaeda bodyguard and courier Ibrahim al-Kuwaiti, named Maryam told investigators that she did not know the identity of the tall man she and her husband lived with in 2002 and 2003 in the countryâs Swat Valley.
The âclean-shaven Arabâ did not mingle with subordinatesâ families, she claimed.
During their time in Swat, al-Kuwaiti drove a group including his wife and bin Laden to a local bazaar and was pulled over for speeding.
The bodyguard, however âquickly settled the matterâ and the cop sent the group on its way, the woman told investigators.
The report does not indicate what transpired between the cop and the bin Laden aide.
The investigative commission found that bin Laden lived in six places in Pakistan between December 2001, when he evaded the U.S. military at Tora Bora, Afghanistan, and his death nearly a decade later.
The Associated Press reported Monday that the man who oversaw the raid, Navy Adm. William McRaven, moved documents about the operation from the Pentagon and into the CIAâs possession citing a draft report by the Pentagonâs inspector general.
McRaven moved the documents to protect the identities of those involved in the raid, according to the report, but the CIA denied the move was made to skirt federal freedom of information law.
Press leaks that followed the raid, and the Obama Administrationâs cooperation with an Oscar-winning film about the raid, âZero Dark Thirty,â spawned a pair of IG investigations pushed by Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.)
The Pakistani commission laid blame for bin Ladenâs life on the lam with the Pakistani government, but also labeled the U.S. raid that killed him an âact of war,â according to the report.
With News Wire Services