US Intelligence Officials
Interrogate Speak With Osama’s 3 Widows
US intelligence officials
interrogated talked with the three Osama bin Laden widows in a room… all at the same time, this week. Only one of the widows would speak with the officials.
It was a nice
interrogation session discussion.
The women, who lost their husband last week when he was shot in the eye, were quite hostile with the US officials.
Three of Osama bin Laden’s widows have been interviewed by U.S. intelligence officers under the supervision of Pakistani’s intelligence service, according to sources in both governments.
The women — who were all interviewed together this week — were “hostile” toward the Americans, according to a senior Pakistani government official with direct knowledge of the post-bin Laden investigation and two senior U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter. The eldest of the three widows spoke for the group.
Members of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence were in the room along with the U.S. intelligence officers, the officials said. The Americans had wanted to question the women separately to figure out inconsistencies in their stories.
All three officials said that the interview didn’t yield much new information, while adding that it was early in the investigative process.
Both the senior Pakistani and senior U.S. officials said that — despite some well-publicized strains — there is an ongoing exchange of intelligence between the two countries.
The US has not used any harsh interrogation techniques on prisoners since Obama came into office.