It took another two years to find out what went on between 9/11 and May 1, 2011.
Sure, we had Zero Dark Thirty to tide us over. But now we have the real details (not just Hollywood’s) thanks to Al Jazeera’s leaked report from the Abbottabad Commission.
The report holds everyone responsible – Pakistan, the United States, politicians and the military — for what it calls “gross incompetence” leading to “collective failures” that allowed Osama bin Laden to go undetected for so long.
Some of the biggest failures by Pakistan happened at that Abbottabad house (you know, that swanky looking giant fort thing).
The report says Abu Ahmed Ali Kuwaiti, bin Laden’s right-hand man, purchased the land with a fake ID, and the identities of all of those people in that house were never verified.
The report also says the house was built in violation of the building plan; something else that was never verified.
And, according to the report, they got away with not paying property taxes since 2005.
As for the failure by the U.S., the report calls the raid an “act of war”. Oh, sorry. Was S.E.A.L. Team Six too rough on the Al Qaeda leader who killed 3,000 Americans?
The report is 336 pages. Go check it out.