Pakistan After Bin Laden

Pakistan After Bin Laden


[INTRO PLAYING] [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: We’re
in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. We’re just two hours south of
Abbottabad, where Osama bin Laden was killed recently. And we wanted to see what life
was like here post Osama bin Laden, how people are reacting
to the fact that he was living here for five years. [ROCK MUSIC PLAYING] PRESIDENT OBAMA (OFFSCREEN):
Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world
that the United States has conducted an operation that
killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda and the
terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands
of innocent men, women, and children. And on nights like this one, we
can say to those families who have lost loved ones
to al-Qaeda’s terror, justice has been done. [CHEERS AND SCREAMING] [CHANTING USA] [CHEERS AND SCREAMING] [CHANTING USA, USA, USA] [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: So we’re on our
way to Abbottabad right now. We’re about 70 kilometers
away. And it’s an army place. The town itself, military garrisons, a huge army presence. It’s considered to be the safest
city in Pakistan, which is the irony of the fact that
bin Laden was found there. What we’ve been told is that the
house itself, bin Laden’s compound, there is a perimeter
of army guys around it. So we’re going to try to get
as close as we can to it. We’ll see how much
success we have. [MUSIC PLAYING] [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI: So the police
stopped us, and they turned us around. So we’re going to try
a different route. Go around the block and see if
we can access the compound from another way. So we’re walking around
the back side now. See how far we can get. Probably not very far because
there’s guys with guns not far from us. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI: So this is
kind of ridiculous. After bin Laden was killed, the
compound was apparently open for a few days. The journalists were showing up,
and people were picnicking around there. And now there’s a perimeter of
cops and army so you can’t even get close to the house. We still managed to steal
some shots anyway. But we wanted to find the guy
who actually broke the story. His name is Abrar Rasheed. He lives in Abbottabad. And he works for a Pakistani
Network, Geo Television. So you were basically
one of the first reporters on the scene? ABRAR RASHEED: Yeah. I was the first reporter
who was at the scene. And I am the first person who
broke that story at that particular night. Although I didn’t know who was
the high-value target until and unless the President Obama
claimed next morning. It was morning time Pakistan
that Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad. SUROOSH ALVI: So since I’ve
arrived in Pakistan, I’ve heard a lot of people say that
it was highly unlikely that bin Laden lived in that
house in this town. What is your view on that? ABRAR RASHEED: To tell you
frankly, still I am unable to believe that Osama bin Laden was
here in the first place. Like so many other Pakistanis,
it’s very hard for me to believe that he was here. And especially the people
of Abbottabad. I mean, if you go around and
interview a common man on the street, and if you go around
and interview certain officials, you know,
businessmen, traders, or journalists, nobody would tell
you that he believes that Osama bin Laden was here living
in Abbottabad, which is a garrison town. And his compound was hardly a
kilometer away from Pakistan’s military academy. And I’m sure his family members
were there, but Osama bin Laden wasn’t there. I think it’s a very mysterious
kind of circumstances. And unfortunately, government
of Pakistan, and Pakistani military authorities have added
more into this mystery. [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: Zarar Amjad,
there’s an 11-year-old boy who lived across the street from
the bin Laden compound. He was the boy who
played cricket. And when his ball would go
across over the wall into the compound, they wouldn’t give him
the ball back, but a man would give him 50 rupees. After May 2 when bin Laden
was killed, he became a bit of a celebrity. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] Can you tell me about living
across from the house? Did you see the people
that lived inside? ZARAR AMJAD:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] ZARAR AMJAD:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] ZARAR AMJAD:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] ZARAR AMJAD:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] ZARAR AMJAD:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] ZARAR AMJAD:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI: Thank you. MALE SPEAKER: Thank you. MALE SPEAKER:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] ZARAR AMJAD:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI: He was saying, for
five years I lived across the street from this house. I played with the kids
in the compound. I went into the house. He said the kids spoke
different languages. They spoke Arabic or Pashto. He saw one guy, Uncle Nadeem,
who was the guy who took care of the wives in the compound. He would get all the supplies. He said he never saw a
tall man that looked like Osama bin Laden. [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: We’re
on the campus of Ayub Medical College. We’re going to walk around and
try and find some students, see if they’ll talk to us,
give us some dirt. See if they’re believing the
hype, or if they think it’s a conspiracy like everyone
else in this country. [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: If bin Laden lived
here, and Pakistan knew, then Pakistan is
a rogue state. If bin Laden lived here, and
Pakistan didn’t know, then Pakistan’s a failed state. You know that’s one
way to look at it. The average Pakistani would
probably not agree because most people are saying, how
do we even know for sure that he was here? Where is the proof? Where was the body? And when you go to Abbottabad
and you see the house where he lived, it’s like really? He lived in there? That house Is a piece of shit. It doesn’t change history. In the annals of history,
Osama bin Laden died in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011. And that’s fine. Ultimately, bin Laden
was dead. That’s all that matters. But that’s just bin Laden. This country as a whole
is having some serious problems right now. Since May 2, the number of drone
attacks have escalated. There seems to be something
happening every day. And also the response from the
Taliban has increased. There are suicide bombers
attacking everywhere, all over the country. We are back in Peshawar. And we are on our way to a
bomb site, a suicide bomb attacked the police station. Every day there’s something
that’s happening in Peshawar. The terrorists are definitely
stirring up the pot. [SIRENS SOUNDING] SUROOSH ALVI: Yesterday, the
Pakistani Taliban, the TTP, they sent a suicide bomber
in to the CID. It’s the crime and investigation
department. This happened yesterday
morning. Eight people died. And they were avenging May 2,
Osama bin Laden assassination. They pulled out two police
officers from the basement who were still alive. And they’re looking for bodies
and trying to clear the wreckage right now. ABRAR RASHEED: Since 9/11, at
least 35,000 people lost their lives in this so-called
war against terror. And being American ally in
this war, 5,300 military personnel lost their life. $68 billion to $69 billion,
Pakistan suffered this loss. And against that amount,
Pakistan got $20 billion, out of which I think $13 billion
were paid to the Pakistan military and $7-8 billion to
the civilian government. Pakistan has sacrificed
a lot, and in return, what we have got? Humiliation, taunts, and demands
of do more, do more. Americans and the Western
world should realize Pakistan’s sacrifices. And now they should be aware of
another thing, that there are very, very strong
anti-American sentiments in Pakistan. Not only in the general public,
not only in the common masses, but now even
in the media. Even no political leaders, even
the popular political parties can’t publicly praise
America anymore. Because they know that they
can face the backlash. SUROOSH ALVI: There’s another
smaller bomb site. A convoy of cars from the
US consulate drove by here a few days ago. And there was a car situated
right here. It exploded when the
Americans drove by. It was a Taliban attack. And yet another example of
how the Osama bin Laden assassination has affected
this country. Now we have to try and track
down someone from the Taliban, get on the phone with these
fucking assholes and find out what they’re thinking. I’d been trying to interview
the Taliban for over six months but had no luck in
tracking them down. On this trip I met
two journalists for the tribal areas. The kind of guys that the
Taliban call after a suicide bomb to claim responsibility. I wrote down some questions for
them to ask on my behalf. Well, I would love to get on
the phone with the Taliban. Can we try to call them and see
if we could speak to them? RAFITULLAH ORAKZAI:
We can see. We’ll check if there
is any possibility. SUROOSH ALVI: OK. Thank you very much. We were trying to call the
spokesperson for the Taliban on the land line from
the office. We were getting a busy signal. Then two minutes after that,
the other guy’s cell phone rings, and it’s him. [PHONE RINGING] DILAWAR WAZIR:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] TALIBAN SPOKESPERSON:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] DILAWAR WAZIR:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] TALIBAN SPOKESPERSON:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] DILAWAR WAZIR:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] TALIBAN SPOKESPERSON:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: According to the
spokesperson for the Pakistani Taliban, their party line is
that they’re only after government institutions. But the reality is
very different. In the communities, people
have been terrorized, kidnapped, and killed
by the Taliban. And because the army and the
police have failed to help these people, a lot of them have
formed their own militias called lashkars. And they’ve taken matters
into their own hands. I’m standing outside of
Faheem Khan’s place. He’s the head of the lashkar,
which is a militia that protects the neighborhood,
the village, and the people that live here. We’re right on the edge of
the Khyber tribal agency. And these guys had to pick up
arms when the government and the police failed to beat
the Taliban down. He’s agreed to meet us. He normally doesn’t do
interviews with anyone. So we’re going to go in. [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: Assalamu
alaikum. Assalamu alaikum. FAHEEM KHAN:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] FAHEEM KHAN:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] LASHKAR MEMBER:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI: They basically are
saying, we don’t want to live the life that the Taliban
wants to force on us. And they’re protecting
themselves, and they’re doing a good job. I like them. They’re a good vibe. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] FAHEEM KHAN:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] Pakistan is in a very,
very critical time period right now. Probably the most dangerous and
unstable time in its short history as a country. As we saw, you have the
lashkars, who’ve picked up arms and are fighting
the Taliban. Then there’s the Taliban and the
30 splinter groups within it, who are attacking police
stations and government offices with suicide bombers
and bomb blasts all over the country. And then there’s the Americans
who are sending in drone planes to target the militants
in the tribal areas. This multi-front battle is
playing out in real time in the media which has exploded
in Pakistan in the last 10 years. Right now there’s almost
70 TV channels. And 26 of them broadcast
news 24 hours a day. It feels like the entire
population of the country are news junkies with a morbid
fascination for all the bad events happening in Pakistan
right now. The first time we came to this
region was in 2006 when we shot a documentary called The
Gun Markets of Pakistan in a town called Dara Adamkhel. At the time, it was the
largest illegal gun market in the world. [GUNSHOTS] SUROOSH ALVI: It was one of
the very first things that Vice ever filmed. We tried to go back when we
filmed the follow-up to it called The Taliban in
Pakistan, but it was impossible at that time. Just four kilometers that way
is the gun market where we filmed four years ago. That area has been taken
over by the Taliban. So before we left the country
on this trip, we wanted to give it another try to see what
the impact of the Taliban has been on this town. Taliban are still coming in. They’re still fighting them. But my driver, Muhammad Khan,
he’s from there originally. So he is going to get us in. We’re going to do a quick
drive-by and see what it looks like in there. [MUSIC PLAYING] SUROOSH ALVI: We’re going into
the Dara Adamkhel bazaar. So let’s see what we find. A bomb blast there? MALE SPEAKER: Yes. SUROOSH ALVI: It’s very, very
different than it used to be. A few shops open and garbage
strewn everywhere. 80% of the shops are closed. MALE SPEAKER:
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] SUROOSH ALVI: It’s creepy
and spooky here. So we’re going to get the
hell out of this town. This is the end of six years
of covering this place. And, you know, it’s
a microcosm of Pakistan as a whole. You could take any place in the
city, in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, or you
could take the Dara Adamkhel market, and you see
the decline. And this is a small
example of the disintegration of this country. And I hope that it’s going to
hit bottom soon, because after that the only place
to go is up. It’s pretty bleak. [PUNK MUSIC PLAYING]

100 Replies to “Pakistan After Bin Laden”

  1. Endians are Weeping in the comments..

    They don't know the fact:

    Modi is Number 1 Criminal…
    Modi is a Terrorist.
    Modi was Ban in UK/USA.
    Modi wants Nuclear war between India and Pakistan.
    He is responsible for Genocide in Gujarat and now in "Indian illegally occupied Kashmir" 😢

    Search top ten Criminal:
    modi's image will come first.

  2. Journalist @ 5:27 : I am sure Osama's Family has been living there but Osama I cannot believe,
    what a lie, Of-course if his family has been living, He would also be around or inside…..

  3. if you noticed when the interviewer asked the Taliban guys on the phone about their attacks they said after Osama died we are doing this to avenge his death.. there itself they confirmed Osama was there and he was dead and the students and neighbors are crying hoarse Osama was not there… such a joke

  4. QUESTION ……. WE ALL HAVE @LLiES!! ….. IF SAUDi CROWN PRINCE!! @ND OTHER WEALTHY SAUDi CAN STAY ONE MILE AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE!! OUR @LLEY …… 100 PERCENT REASON WHY BIN LADEN CAN STAY ONE MILE AWAY FROM HIS ALLEY THE [email protected] INTEL BRANCH!!! …… ITS COMMON SENSE!!

  5. if muslims do anything against non-muslim they said them terrorists and if any non-muslim did this type to save their country and fight against others they are hero's ..waoo double standard world behind Muslim .. shame on you..

  6. Hahaha he's been hiding there 7yrs and ya dumbass won't even know. So what so surprise about it that americans found him there.

  7. Locals are saying that it's highly unlikely that Osama was here.. obviously.. Osama will not hide in Highly likely place like tora bora..

  8. A real true muslim never support terrorism or give them shelter!!! How can you live near to them when u already know they are not humans???? We love Our country like all others do and ofcourse we are fighting against terrorism too that does'nt means we support them!!! Believe me pakistan is a Beautiful and peacefull country right now compare to 10 years in past

  9. of course the house is peace of shit the whole 90% of Pakistan is like that. He had a ordinary house to look like everyone else and wasn't coming out of the house.

  10. Pakistan is Munafik / Hypocrite.
    They can pray god today and tomorrow they be a raper.
    Zero trust for Pakistani dan remember, India is more worst, the real terrorist in making.

  11. BULLSHIT! Osama was never even in Pakistan. How could have lived there when military patrolled the streets? You have a boy who went to play with the children at the compound yet never saw him? The kid didn't find out, he was TOLD this!!! This here is nothing more than CIA propaganda, after all we never even saw the body. The body that we did see, was wrapped like a mummy and dumped in the ocean contrary to Islamic burial rites! The news media were pushing a fake picture of one of his commanders dead with Osama's face photoshopped onto it. So NO, Osama is not dead, The CIA probably cleaned his ass up, shaved his ass, gave him a facelift, and is now a homeowner somewhere in the U.S. and probably drives a Bentley, Hell, he might even be living in a castle somewhere in the UK!!! Aske Jeffery Epstein, maybe they were good buddies who would come visit him on his island to get a "massage!!!"

  12. First pakistan fights war of america by fighting with taliban in afghanistan after 9/11 .. then taliban moves in pakistan and spread in cities.. then pakistan is blammed for terrorism for what just fighting war of another country ..Everyone knew that osama bin ladin moved to pakistan but why .. because he was attacked by US in afgansitan ..why pakistan is blammed its like robber entered to another house due to fear of police then that house blamed for giving refuge to robber whether he entered forcefully …
    just morons who dont know anything are snaking here

  13. I live there …..Osama was the man working for USA ….it was just a drama to make Americans happy and stupid……they didn't kill Osama …..they just played a game with the help of isi…….

  14. This kid wants to meet laden even knowing that he is a terrorist. Oh i forgot it's normal in Pakistan, every third person is a terrorist and CIA must be keeping tabs on this kid, he got that symptoms of becoming terrorist which I can see

  15. The best country where one can get IVY league education in Terrorist Ideology and Practical Training. “Allah ho Akbar” KABOOM 💣💥🧨💣💥🧨💣💥🧨💣💥🧨💣💥🧨

  16. MOTHER FUCKER LADEN WAS NEVER BEEN IN PAKISTAN.
    ITS ALL ABOUT FUCKER USA AND SAUDI'S POLITICS.
    AND TODAY IN 2019 USA FUCKED SAUDI'S TOO.

  17. Just finished watching US Navy Seal 6 Robert O'Neill video on how he went from Butte Montana childhood to taking down Osama Bin Laden.He states that as he burst into the room OBL was standing behind his wife with his hands on her (a real hero using a woman for a shield) but there is no mention of what happened to her. Can anyone help please?
    (I'm exhausted just WATCHING the SEALS train!!!! 🙏🕊

  18. Wow the two Pakistanian girl students are beautiful , trip out I have a heavier accent compared to there's , and I was born in Ventura county , California and raise in Oxnard ,CA they can speak better English then me

  19. I am still wondering Pakistan is not in a situation to control Pakistani people and land but still fighting for so-called POK. I think they want to make Kashmir as another haven for Terrorists and for Taliban. I understood Pakistan has so many problems but the people of Pakistan neither the government their try to fix it at least they are not given a try. People of Pakistan all ways hate India I don't know why is it India invaded Pakistan? or India is the reason for the current situation of Pakistan. and the young generation of Pakistan is already polluted with the stereotype of politicians and other religious leaders.

  20. Can you imagine an old man sitting on a mountain with a stick in his hand is responsible for destroying world's tallest buildings of the most powerful country of the world, LMFAO….. If this is true then how come US army is not successful even after so many years of war in Afghanistan? Isn't not self explanatory? Hats off for the diplomacy behind this incidence who sacrificed 2,977 people just to find an excuse to enter in Afghanistan.

  21. My dear Americans, as long as there is Pakistan, you are bound to be targeted. Ask us, we have tonfuckin share a border with those fuckin jihadis.

  22. Pakistanis love conspiracy theories created by their news agencies who indirectly contractors of the army to spread false news, they were hiding Osama their taking money from America promising them that they were fighting terrorists. They think American solders soldiers should have been taking pics with Osama so that they could post them to n Facebook, Instagram according to these guys Pakistan is a very peace loving Nation, I guess people of Pakistan should come out if the shell created by their army other wise may b even God can't save them. Irony of it one of the girl is talking in American accent but they hate America Hypocrite to the core.

  23. Now i see why even pakistani chronic patient comes to India or somewhere else for treatment because there med school students are such a seems to educated nerds that's unbearable.
    And man the kind of fake accent she spat even my friend from California laugh like nothing….
    The crashed economic mulk

  24. A warning before reading comments:
    Comment section is full of pakistani jerks who thing osama is a peaceful person and usa killed its own people. Pakistan is a curse on this planet

  25. At 9:42 he asks if life has changed after Osama's capture.
    They were like it's an everyday thing
    Quite casual. WTF? You fuckin terrorists.

  26. Kisi ko Kashmir nai nazar aa raha
    Burma mai Muslims kai sath Kya ho raha hai
    Falasteen mai Muslims kai sath Kya ho raha hai
    Yaha sab bakwas kar rahe hain

  27. Of course Pakistan doesn't want to admit he was living there it makes them look stupid for not knowing. But he was there and America got him!

  28. It's actually a perfect place to hide, everyone is saying it no one thought he would hide there, no one would look for him near a military base, he's hiding in plain sight

  29. Google TIM OSMAN. Osama was dead way before the US gimmick strike.

    Saddam gets hanged publicly, Ghaddafi is shot to death inhumanely and the most wanted ‘so-called’ 9/11 mastermind is silently killed in a night raid ?? No body ? Nothing public ? Yeah right.
    Quite like the 9/11 false flag this ruse was not so clever and plainly idiotic.

  30. this was a big drama of #ISI and #CIA osama was died a long long time ago in Afghanistan. 😂😂😂 thy r just making American nation fools.

  31. If osama live in Pakistan it mean terrorist support for 911 attacks must be handed a support from Pakistan government . All this loses and crime should be emitted to Pakistan countries. Still USA intelligence are not idiot and stay behind scenes. You have India enemy and most power another country America and UK state. This Muslim country actually doesn’t matter and care of humility and their life and country but just for needing their fucking right and money…. this religions must be vanished from earth…. may this message is good or bad but I mean it is my view upon situation…

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