July 27, 2013

Report: Pakistan Wants to Trade Dr. Who Helped Get bin Laden for Women in Prison Connected to al Qaeda

So, Pakistan claims they oppose al Qaeda but then wants to trade the doctor who allegedly helped the CIA find bin Laden for a woman with known al Qaeda sympathies?

To be fair, people in Pakistan are stupid. They think Aafia Siddiqui is innocent. So, in their minds, they would be trading a "traitor" for an innocent woman.

But since you can't cure stupid, what're you going to do?

Pakistan is preparing a proposal to swap the doctor who helped the CIA pinpoint Usama bin Laden for a notorious female neuroscientist and suspected Al Qaeda operative being held at a federal prison in Texas, FoxNews.com has learned.

The exchange would involve Dr. Shakil Afridi, the pro-America doctor whose vaccination ruse helped establish the terror kingpin’s presence in an Abbottabad compound prior to the Navy SEAL raid that killed him, and Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Siddiqui is a U.S.-trained neurosurgeon who left Massachusetts after 9/11 and resurfaced in Afghanistan where she was arrested for trying to kill U.S. soldiers.

Khalid Sheikh Muhammed told U.S. authorities Siddiqui was an Al Qaeda courier and operative.

Actually, the report goes on to suggest that any swap would be contingent upon Pakistan acknowledging that Siddiqui is a terrorist, and that Afridi is a "traitor".

In theory, this would be fine since Afridi would be freed upon his arrival in the US while Siddiqui would be sent to prison. I imagine Pakistani prisons are pretty bad.

However, I'd give it 50/50 odds that Siddiqui would be pardoned and never see the inside of a jail. Instead, she'd be a hero to millions of Pakistanis, write a book about US "torture", make the Western European leftist speech tour circuit, until one day being assassinated. Which, come to think of it, may not be the worst outcome in the world.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:44 PM | Comments |