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Live. THEME MUSIC The United States has conducted an operation that

killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qa'ida. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Osama bin Laden found and

taken down. Burn the mother... I'm to happy. A

murderer is dead and justice

has been done. USA. The death

of Osama bin Laden announced by

President Obama last night is a

watershed moment. I'd like to thank President Obama for ordering this action.

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

. One week after the killing

of Osama bin Laden as the noise

of celebration fades the

questions mount. Why does the

story keep changing? And have

we yet heard the accurate account of how the raid was

executed if not the target? Was Pakistan protecting bin Laden?

What does it mean for al-Qa'ida

and its affiliates now? Will it

in hasten a political settlement

'Four Corners' and tonight

we'll put those questions to

two well connected analysts but

first we're going to take a

journey into the mountains of

central Afghanistan to test

claims that al-Qa'ida is on the

way back there and preparing

its own summer offensive.

You'll remember that America's

original goal going into

Afghanistan was to capture or

kill Osama bin Laden. In

pursuing the hunt they toppled

the Taliban Government that had

refused to give him up . And

while the hunt for bin Laden

had come to look forlorn until

last Monday the official

American line for

been all but driven out of

Afghanistan. If that is true

and with Osama bin Laden now

dead, presumably the picture

political becomes more hopeful that a

political solution can be

forged in Afghanistan. But an

Afghan jl Najibullah Quaraishi

who 18 months ago produced an

Field with the Taliban' has award wing documentary 'In the

taken his camera into the

mountains again to check claims

that al-Qa'ida is on the way

back in Afghanistan. Here

is Najibullah Quaraishi's back in Afghanistan. Here now

account of that

investigation. Just a few week

before the death of Osama bin

Laden senior US military figures claimed that al-Qa'ida

has been virtually snuffed out in Afghanistan. But journalist Najibullah Quaraishi who last

year filmed by hind enemy lines

with the Taliban has heard

otherwise when he returned to

the country in search of a new

story. The rumour if true would

cause great concern in Western

security circles. When I was in Kabul I heard that al-Qa'ida

are back in force in

Afghanistan, then I thought

this is going to be a big story

or big news. I thought let's chase this and find chase this and find out is it

true or not? One source with

high level connections to the

insurgency said it might be

the lines with possible for him to film behind

the lines with al-Qa'ida

fighters. The source arranged

for Najibullah to meet up with

a middle man, someone who said

he had done business with

al-Qa'ida. This man agreed to

arrange a meeting and take into al-Qa'ida territory. The journey would be complicated. Their instructed

to change taxis several times on the road in.

Then a long walk into the

Hindu Kush

to the middle guy, we have to

cross those mountain, you can

see on the camera. see on the camera. Here. At

times Najibullah would hand his

camera to his Cam

pannon. According to them they

say, first, 4.5 hours then five

hours, now they say it's

probably another three

hours. They walked about six

hours a day for several days,. It's horrible, it's

crazy, it's really hot. To walk

in the mountain like this.

Finally the middle man

brought Najibullah to this

valley, this was where he said

the al-Qa'ida fighters would

meet them.

They waited. Then man said, "This is them, this is them."

I was behind the camera, then

I saw the third one, the fourth

one and the first one with a glasses, black glasses, first

he took his gun towards me and

then he come up from his

motorcycle and took me from

behind the camera. And first he blindfolded me.

I thought maybe there is

something wrong, maybe we are

in the hand of the wrong

Or maybe I thought maybe

something is wrong with the

middleman.

Najibullah hadn't yet permission to film. I was

really scared. Why they doing

like this? The fighters allowed

his guide whom they knew to keep the camera on. They took

me for another long walk. I had

no idea where they going to

take me, until we reached an

area I heard them say, area I heard them say, "Sit here." But soon, he said, "We

are resting." Then I thought

maybe he's talking to somebody

else. I listened - I heard something, say, "Open his

eyes." The fighters had brought Najibullah to meet his leader,

this man who wanted to be known only as Khan.

Khan was the man who had

agreed to let Najibullah come

here. He now gave his

permission for him to begin

filming. Khan said he's the regional commander for Mujaheddin

Mujaheddin in this area, he is

an Afghan of Arab descent who's

al-Qa'ida connections go far

back. He was in power in Russian time, he was a

commander. First he was an

ordinary soldier working with

Osama bin Laden in one group, and they were together, they

were fighting against the

Russian in 198 #0s. Khan's men

about 20 in this one group, are a combination of local Afghan

Arabs and foreign-born

fighters. There was from us

beck Stan, there was from Chechnya, there was from our

countries, there was from

Bosnia has well. This fighter

in Khan's group is an Uzbek who

says he first came to Afghanistan in 2001 at a time

when bin Laden was still in the country. al-Qa'ida in Afghanistan is

still being argued between the US military

US military which downplays

their numbers and recent press

report of a growing presence.

For Najibullah the presence of foreign fighters and Khan's connection to bin Laden

convinces him that they see

themselves as fighting for al-Qa'ida. All the formers in

Afghanistan, everyone knows

they all belong to al-Qa'ida.

He or his guys, let him say

that they're al-Qa'ida but they're saying that they're following Osama bin

control as much as 10,000

square kilometres in this part

of North-central Afghanistan, a

claim impossible to verify. But

every day Najibullah will join

Khan's fighters on patrols

through their territory. There were scenes he wasn't allowed

to film as they gathered

intelligence, collected catch

payments from local villagers, sometimes purchased weapon and

apparently made preparations

for resuming for resuming military operations this summer. But one patrol when they entered

this village, Najibullah was

able to film what seemed to be

an unusually large number of

young boys. It turned out that they were here to be schooled in the local Madrassa but it

seemed their education went beyond the Koran. I was filming

suddenly one young child came

with a marching gun from the

Madrassa from inside the

mosque. When Khan saw

Najibullah was filming this

scene he took his video camera

away. I had my still camera in

my pocket and I managed to take

some photograph of those children. They children. They were teaching

children, aged of nine to 12,

they're learning how to clean

gun, how to fire, how to open

and close. They should educate, but they're learning guns. Khan

had promised to give Najibullah

an interview and finally

returned his camera. Najibullah

wanted to ask him about his men and their and their training. But Khan

kept putting him off. He also

wanted to know about the source

of Khan's weapons, western intelligence has long claimed that Iran has been supplying

weapons to the insurgents in Afghanistan. And Khan's

fighters told Najibullah they were being supplied with

Iranian weapons. They Iranian motorcycles and told Najibullah they were armed with

rocket propelled grenades from Iran.

But US army experts say But US army experts say this was unlikely and that they were

probably made in China and

Bulgaria. The fighters took

security precautions, they

parked at a distance from one

another to avoid being seen by Coalition forces.

But overall Najibullah said

he was struck by how relaxed

the fighters seemed about their

security. They mixed freely

with local villagers who often

fed them. And they took time

for their version of

the security, they were really

relaxed. They were going

everywhere freely in the

mountains. They seemed to have

strong local support. At this small village community centre,

a local shepherd stepped

forward to tell his story.

He had many grieve ans

against local Afghan Government officials who he said stole his sheep.

Najibullah asked him if it

was different under the Mujaheddin.

The shepherd, he's the one

under the green shawl, went off

with Khan's fighters taking his

gun with him.

It had been several days now

and still Najibullah was having

difficulty interviewing Khan's

veteran fight fighters. Khan

still wouldn't do the interview he'd promised Najibullah and

was restricting access to his

men. I was chasing some of miz

men and they agreed to do an

interview, and then when Khan

heard he said, "No." I was

doing an interview with

Chechyan guy, I was planning to

do interview with Arab guys and Khan always said, "No." But

later, when a group of his fighters returned from the

front-lines with stories of

action to tell Khan final relented of the group to do an

interview. The fighters talked

about a battle he said they had

forces in the Chimtal district. just fought against American

But there was no coberating

information that such a battle has been fought. Coalition

forces said there has been no

casualties near Chimtal since

November 2010 and that this

district was "one of the most peaceful peaceful in northern Afghanistan."

Behind the scenes you can

hear Khan leading the chants,

in fact, he was manipulating

the entire interview. Khan was

behind the camera and checking

all the question and answers

and he was asking me before you do the question, stop the

camera, ask your question a, I need to know to ask. I said, "I'm going to

ask how many people are here"

and Khan told them to say

between 3 to 4,000.

But that guy, he didn't

listen to Khan, he said 11 to

12,000. Khan had consistently

claimed to Najibullah that he

commanded 3 to 4,000 fighters

in this region of Coalition forces commander

General David Petraeus has a

very different number. He

recently said he believes there

are no more than 100 al-Qa'ida

fighters in the entire country. Najibullah reports he was

permitted to film only three to

four does qulens of Khan's

fighters during the ten days he

spent with them but says he saw

many more men during his wide travels with Khan's

patrols. They were in the

hills, in the mountains, I went

four addresses and on these four Madrassa, four Madrassa, each, there was

between 50 to 60 and also when

I went to their training camp,

there was more than 100 men there was more than 100 men was

training, karate, and also they

were running on the hill with

one body and it's hard

training, I saw that, and they

are out - out of that I saw

those people with uniform, and

around maybe 400 people I saw

off camera. Khan claimed he's off

preparing his men for a big

offensive against Coalition and

Afghan forces, if Najibullah

would stay two months longer

Khan would personally take him

to the front and reveal more of

his operations. He wanted to

film some of their fighting

against NATO or Afghan forces.

I promise you he said, I promise you he said, "I

promise you in the front-line

when I kill some people and

beside themly stand there and I

say this is me. This is what

I'm doing. Who I am." While they waited Khan attended to

business. He was meeting with

the local Taliban and had been

asked to rule on a asked to rule on a land dispute between villagers. Khan asked to be there without Khan they

cannot do anything. He asked to

say this is the final things so that's why Khan was there. Khan's power seemed

confirmed when he took a

Taliban judge aside, Najibullah conversation between them. They

were talking in front of me but

my camera was off, and Khan was

looking to my camera, is it on

or off, it was off. In the

conversation, Khan angrily told

the Taliban judge he wanted to A Mullah who had said local

villagers didn't always villagers didn't always need to

pray on Fridays. He told the

Taliban judge, "please find in

Mullah for me, I want to beat

him up" in front of everybody.

Why is he ordering people not

to pray? Taliban judge, immediately send two

motorcycles to armed guys

find that Mullah. They went for

a few hours and they came back

and said that they couldn't

find that Mullah. He ordered

the judge as soon as he find

that Mullah beat him up in front of everybody.

film the meetings between the

Taliban and Khan, but he was

able to interview some Taliban fighters abtheir relationship

with Khan's men who they referred to as al-Qa'ida. As the Taliban fighters waited around while the leader

talked, they sought inspiration

by listening to MP3s of their

favourite Afghan clerics.

As days passed, the at fear

around Khan's fighters became

more threatening. Although

seemingly in jest Khan and his men would pretend to fire their weapons at Najibullah.

Then one night as he was

filming a convoy the men

stopped for a moment and Khan started complaining about all the issued a direct threat to

Najibullah. And there would be more danger to come.

The next day

attempted to film a disturbing scene.

As Khan and his men grabbed a

local man they accused of bag

spy. - being a spy. On camera

you can hear Khan say, "He's a

spy?" They say, "Yes, he's a spy."

You can hear on the film Khan

was shouting on my to stop.

When I stop, the camera, he

called me

When I went there, I heard the

shooting, it was - that guy was shot, and shot, and even Khan said, "You

can leave the camera, you can

go and see the spy." But I

can't see this kind of things.

I cannot see somebody, someone,

dying in front of me. So that's

why I didn't go there to see

that guy, but I heard the

Then I was - I tried to speak

with this guy, the guy who shoot that guy, I said,

"Please, speak with me."

At the end of that interview he warned me, if you're a spy, I will

I will behead you, wherever you

are, I'll go after you. Najibullah had had enough. The next day, he left. Khan offering me to there for The next day, he left. Khan was

thought if I stay for another another two months, then

two months, I won't be alive.

What I told to Khan, I said,

"OK, I'll come back in two

months time, but let me go months time, but let me

now." So that's how I managed

to come back from there, but in

reality, I won't go back.

There's no way. And I'll not go again.

not wanting to go back? Robert And who could blame

Fisk is one of the few

journalists who interview Osama

bin Laden, he spoke with bin

Laden three times in fact and now argues that the al-Qa'ida

leader died a non-entity.Fies

Sunshine Coast also the highest

profile and longest serving

foreign correspondent in the

Middle Eastment he's lived in

Beirut for more than 35 years

and has distinguished himself

covering the Lebanese civil

war, the revolution in Iran and

the two wars in involving Iraq.

I spoke with Robert Fisk by satellite

Robert Fisk, you've now had a

week to reflect on the death of

Osama bin Laden and to take

your own soundings, so how do

you assess things now? Well,

you know, when I heard he was

dead originally a few hours

after the attack on his house, till now I have the same

feeling and that is

indifference. The old cliche,

what has become a cliche f you

live by the sword you die by

the sword and he did. I think

that it was an enormous mistake

not to capture him, but to

him and then this weird creepy

burial at sea, as creepy as

al-Qa'ida and bin Laden. Very

strange. I would have liked to

see him put on trail. We West

erps say we would like to have

justice in the world f we want

justice that means court, that

means due process, that means a

defence, a prosecutor, it mean

s punishment. It means the man

must be seen to be given his just deserts. bying can kill bud he didn't

receive his justice which

should have been in a court.

And Ned of that we used bin

Laden's methods, we got rid of

him, we executed him and I

think that was a big mistake. I

remain indifferent to his

death. I think he was a violent

man and he expected to die in a violent way and he did. The

Americans of course have denied execution, they say it was capture the moment that was the

decision they took? Yeah, well,

he was unarmed and if the elite

forces of America I put this quotation marks condition capture a leading terrorist

like this, it doesn't say much

about the elite forces does it sh It's a big call sh It's a big call to describe

as you have the man who

orchestrated September 11 which

in turn led to the miring of

America and its allies in Iraq

and Afghanistan, as an and Afghanistan, as an a

non-entity. He may cut a lonely figure but had he really back

that even to his own

followers? I think so. He

promised that he will get rid

of all the pro-western

dictators in the Arab world,

the Mubaraks and the so on and

he failed. It was the people

who got rid of the Mubarak WHO

are fighting to get rid of the

al-Assad and the Gaddafis and

the Salehs in Yemen. Not under

the Islamic flag. He had failed in all he promised in all he promised to do.

Indeed, we only had one message

from him this year and that was

the blowing up of this

restaurant a week or two ago Marrakesh in Morroco. That was

the only thing. I think that in

effect al-Qa'ida had ceased to

exist as a living entity, a

political entity. Violent enit

the Tyy it may continue. We may

see more bombings but as a real

entity with political backing, it it had failed, the people of the Muslim-Arab world have

taken their own decision, they

want want a counterfit, they

wanted d freedom, wanted d freedom, they wanted to breathe. What do you think

of the claim that al-Qa'ida is rebuilding in Afghanistan? Look, I don't

think al-Qa'ida has any purpose

in Afghanistan. I think that

what is happening there is a

nationalist insurgency against

foreign fighters. Us, you, the

Brits, the Americans, etc. What

is going on in Afghanistan has

nothing to do with al-Qa'ida. If al-Qa'ida join in, well,

fine, as far as the Taliban are

concerned but this is a

nationalist insurgency, like

all the others, it's very

interesting you know, a very

dear friend of mine , my wife,

gave me a book, which was the British inquiry into the 1880s

battle between the British and

the Afghans, this Dr Weesh talking more than 100 years

ago, in which one of the officers describes black

turbaned fighters as being Taliban. They were fights us

then, they're fighting us now

and he's not al-Qa'ida Is it

possible that the top echelons

of the Pakistan Government and

the military could have ignorant of the fact that Osama

bin Laden has been living in

their midst for years? No,

absolutely not. The Taliban

have good relations with many various areas of the

interservices intelligence, ISI

in Pakistan. The ISI between those who are very fond

of the Taliban and al-Qa'ida

and those who are not and are very pro-American and who of

course are paid by the Americans. But I'll give you a

story, I'll tell you a very

small story, that will give you

the picture. Several months ago I went to Pakistan and I wanted

to interview the man blamed by

the Americans and by the Indians for the massacres in

Mumbai. And I knew he lived in

Lahore and it took me 24 hours

to arrange an interview and when I arrived at his house he

was being guarded by two

uniformed members, officers, of

the Pakistan police force holding submachine gun and

standing be hind shelters , at

the front door of his house.

Now, if they know where he s they knew where bin Laden was.

Excuse me, don't let's go into

the ware world of fairytales,

they knew where bin Laden was One

was One of the many WikiLeaks

revelations late last year was

the comment from the Pakistan with regard to American's drone

program, "I don't care if they

do it as long as they get the

right people, we'll protest in

the national assembly and then

ignore it." What does that say of the games being played at all levels in Pakistan? It says

exactly what it says to you and

me. It's a totally corrupt

regime in Pakistan

unfortunately. I'm one of the few reporters who actually

likes going to Pakistan. I

think it's a fine country,

people are very educated and

people know what's

but in the current situation

you see the Pakistanis are

trapped, the real problem is

not Afghanistan, the real problem is

Pakistan knows very well that Pakistan knows very well that the Americans have taken

India's side over the issue of Kashmir because of course they

want India to be the bull work

against China etc. That's why

Richard Holbrook who is now

dead and his replacement have

been told you deal with Afghanistan, you deal with

Pakistan, you do not deal with

Kashmir. And Pakistan want to

have an equal say in the issue

of divided Kashmir, just as the Palestinians want equal say in

the issue of the Palestinians in

in the Palestine-Israel dispute and

and America will not give them

that equal side and for that equal side and for that reason many Pakistanis continue

to support the Taliban, that is

why the war goes on in

Afghanistan. How do you believe

this American incursion to get

Osama bin Laden has impacted on

the Pakistan Government which was struggling pass away. You know, Pakistan

has many more problems than the existence of bin Laden, so does

the Middle East by the way.

It's interesting that in all the Middle East paymenters this morning there's not a single

one with a headline about bin

Laden, it's all about the

uprising of the Arab people for

democracy, and the Pakistan

papers are now beginning to

focus again on the problem of

Pakistan, it is only in the

West that we're so ob SESSed

with bin Laden who is as I said

in my paper after he died

you very much four talking with us. You're welcome. Our next

guest is Peter Galbraith, a

former US diplomat and UN envoy who was closely involved in the

Croatian and Bosnian peace

processes for print in the 90s

and for nurn East Timor's

transtoition independence. In

2009 he was appointed as the

UN's deputy special representative for Afghanistan.

But was embroiled in

controversy and was forced from

the job after denouncing as

saw the return of President

Karzai. Peter Galbraith is now

a Democrat Senator in the State

of Vermont and I spoke with him

late today by satellite to Norway. Peter Galbraith, does

it bother you that many people

have formed or may form the

view that Osama bin Laden was

in fact executed and can you

understand how the conflicting

stories from official sources

might have added to that impression? This was an

operation taking place in

secret on the territory of

another country, I mean, miles inside Pakistan. This was

not a police operation taking

place within the United States

and so frankly it just operated

under different constraints.

And as a practical matter I see

no reason to regret that Osama

bin Laden isn't on trial. He

got what he deserved, and from

a geo political point of view

it was clearly better for him

to be out of the way, gone, the story over,

would keep him in the news, no

opportunity for him to present

his rants, you know, in the end this this probably worked out the best. But I want to emphasise, I do not believe that he was

executed. I believe the goal of

the mission was to kill or

capture him and he was clearly

killed in the process of the

mission, it's not as if he had been captured a then been captured a then

executed As a former special UN envoy to Afghanistan, do you think that bin Laden's death

will make it

reach some kind of binding

peace agreement between the Karzai Government and the Taliban that would allow

America and the NATO forces to withdraw? No. Although the

United States and its allies

including Australia went into

Afghanistan after September

11th because of Osama bin Laden

and al-Qa'ida which had been sheltered by the Taliban

Government, al-Qa'ida is not present in any significant

degree to the best of our

leaders had moved to Pakistan knowledge in Afghanistan.

as evidenced by the fact that that's where Osama bin Laden was

was found and killed. It is

operates out of Pakistan, out

of Yemen, out of Somali, what

we're facing in Afghanistan is an indigenous push the

unnationalist movement, the

Taliban, and one that does not

the have any global aspirations in

the way that Osama bin Laden

did. You've previously argued

that America can't win in

Afghanistan because it has no credible

still believe the Karzai

Government isn't credible, that

no gains have been made on

governance issues like

that the United States and its corruption? Well, the point is

allies

allies are pursuing a

counterinsurgency strategy. And

if General David Petraeus was

sitting here he would say

exactly what I'm about to exactly what I'm about to say

counterinsurgency strategy which is that a

cannot be executed by the US

and its allies and it requires

an Afghan partner and it

requires an Afghan partner to

go in after we've secured an provide police for law and area to provide security to

order and to provide good

governance or at least adequate

governance that can win the loyalty of the population. And

in the case of Karzai's Administration, we have a

Government that ranks as the second or third most corrupt in

the world, that is notoriously

ineffective, that is in office

as a result of massively

fraudulent elections, whose

leader is a bit strange in his

behaviour, and that's been the

case for several years now and the deteriorated. Corruption has

become worse in Afghanistan,

certainly the collapse of the

Kabul bank where Karzai owes

own brother was a major

shareholders getting millions

of dollars in unsecured loans,

in fact getting the money to

buy his 7% stake as a loan from

the bank, something that's just unprecedented. The billions

that have been spent to build

up a national police have been

almost entirely wasted because

while you can teach the

recruits to be policemen, they

that, but you can teach them haven't been very successful at

policing skills, you can't

teach them to be honest and it

isn't just that they're personally dishonest but

they're the tip of a iceberg of corruption where

they are the once having to

skim off the money from whoever is using the roads for example

to feed what is really a criminal syndicate. If

President Obama were to accept

the argument that American

America's principal objective

in going into Afghanistan was to

Laden, and that given that

Osama bin Laden is now dead,

America and the NATO forces

should withdraw, now we know

President Obama hasn't accepted the argument but if he did, and

the forces did withdraw, what do you believe would happen? I

don't think the situation in Afghanistan would be

appreciatibly different from

what it is now. The Pushtuns are about half the population

of the country. This is where

the Taliban has almost all of

its support. It has no support

organised, other groups in the among the well armed, well

country, for example the Uzbeks

so in those areas today the Taliban control the

countryside, they control much of Kandahar City, Afghanistan's

second city, and if the NATO forces withdraw I think the

situation would continue to be

approximately that. They do not

have the possibility of

capturing the north, they do

not have the possibility of

capturing the capital Kabul.

It's true they took it in the

19 90s but they did so really

on the backs of Pakistani tanks

and that situation is not going

to repeat itself Peter

for talking with us. Gore good Galbraith, thank you very much

talking to you. And just before

we go, I need to correct a

statement, last week in our

introduction to the story on

the Arakun community when we

said that the Government in NSW

had gone into damage control

over 'Four Corners' first story

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Heffro in Government. Bob askin

didn't make it into office

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responsible, the doctors, the manufacturers, or the

Government agencies that has

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