From the cool comfort of the White House President Barack Obama watched the drama of raid on Osama bin Ladens house in Abbottabad. This was a CIA operation meant to fool the world and embarrass Pakistan. But the fact of the matter is that the whole exercise was fake and a lie, same as the 9/11 episode was to find an excuse to launch the crusade against the Muslim world. On the day of the attack, May 2, I commented on the Pakistani media, that it was a drama and a lie to embarrass Pakistan. There was no Osama there, the helicopters came from the Tarbela base carrying his look-alike and killed him in cold blood in front of his family members, who were living in the house. And that is now becoming true. And now, as more information is coming through, it is getting clearer that Osama was killed in 2009 and his bullet-ridden photograph was published and the same picture was shown on May 2, 2011, but was immediately withdrawn, when the mistake was realised. The Iranian President, in his recent statement, has said: Osama was captured a few years back and now they have played the drama of killing him in Pakistan for political gains. Some of our eminent journalists, who visited the sites and interviewed eyewitnesses, have something very interesting to reveal: The people from village Kund Hassan Zai of Kala Dhaka claim that the two helicopters came from the direction of Tarbela, midnight May, flying low, along the river and landed in the fields of Manab Khan, stayed there for about 30 minutes and flew away in the direction of Mansehra. In the morning, we saw wheel marks of the helicopters and some trash also. The locals of Abbottabad living in the proximity of the house said: The two helicopters came over the house and as they hovered, we saw fire in the compound of the house, which soon got extinguished. If a helicopter had crashed and caught fire, it could not have been extinguished in such a short time. Later on, when we visited the site we saw burnt up plastic pieces with three initials 'NSA written on one of the piece. There was no trace of a burnt helicopter. A local school teacher Muhammad Asif revealed: There is no question of Osama living here for the last five years. This house is located a little away from the main road, on a lower ground. It has no telephone connection and no other communication facility. Other houses also have high boundary walls and we just cannot believe that such a high value target was living there, with no security cover at all. A neighbour said: On several occasions, I met Khan Sahib, his brother and children, living in this house, but never saw any elderly person. They spoke Pashto, but spoke to us in Urdu. It appears the Americans brought here someone other than Osama and killed him, for a specific purpose. Similarly, a neighbour, Latif Akbar said: On night May 2, due to loadshedding there was no light when the two helicopters came over the house from the PMA side, past midnight. One helicopter threw a flare, which lit-up the area of Thanda Choha-Bilal Town. As the two helicopters hovered over the house, we came out of our houses and saw about 20 to 25 soldiers jump out, close to the outer wall of the house, while the soldiers from the second helicopter, came sliding down the ropes inside the house compound. In the meantime, some 20 to 25 of us (neighbours) had gathered in the lane leading to the house. Suddenly, the lights were switched on and one of the soldiers shouted, in Pashto, 'lights-off laka and soon the lights were switched-off. Then we heard three explosions and a portion of the boundary wall fell down. Some of the people who had collected there, rushed inside through the gap, thinking it was a Pak Army helicopter, which needed rescue but soon came back as they saw the foreigners. A few of these were taken as prisoners and whisked away. We heard shots being fired from inside. The operation continued till about 1:30 at night. The Pak troops came later, when the two helicopters had flown away in the direction of Mansehra. Its surprising that for the next two days, the residents of the area and the media had free access into the house. Apart from that it is rather unfortunate that the government of Pakistan and the institutions fell victim to this ploy and accepted the security lapses without finding answers to these basic questions such as, i This house was raided in 2009 to capture Abul Faraj al-Libbi and why couldnt they find Osama then, if he and his family were living there since 2006? i Reportedly, two of our fighter aircrafts scrambled, within 30 minutes of the raid, but failed to intercept. Why? i Our civilian intelligence apparatus, such as the IB, CID and the SAC (Special Anti-Crime) units have the prime responsibility for the security of the urban and rural population. What was their role and why the entire blame has fallen on the ISI? The USA had been our ally for the last half a century and we also earned the title of the most allied ally and the non-NATO ally of USA, and yet we have been stabbed in the back and are being blamed for failing to protect ourselves from this friendly deceit. Senator John Kerry who was in town and the joint declaration says, jointly we shall undertake such actions in the future, which means that the drone attacks will continue and now we will be asked to capture Ayman-al-Zawahiri and after him the next and the next and the blood of innocent Pakistanis will continue to be spilled. But why cant we have the courage to tell the Americans to lay-off because Osama, the source of all terrorism, is dead? In fact, terrorism started with the occupation of Afghanistan and will end when the occupation ends, and that should have been the crux of the declaration, i.e. the end game and the timeframe of exit. The writer is former Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan. Email: