Originally Posted by mr. wally
I haven't raised this previously due to spoiler issues, but now that this movie been out a couple months,and since this nat geo special is running again tonight, and with the caveat of
has anyone seen the seal team six special on nat geo?
There are some considerable factual discrepancies between this tv version and zd30. I'm curious as to which is more accurate
The nat geo shows CIA agents renting a room near bin Alden's residence to keep it under observation and the packies actually sending fighters after the helos.
Some of you here are much more well read than I on this subject matter and would like to hear your feedback.
Sorry, but I haven't seen it.
However, yes, the official story i
s the CIA did rent a house with a view of the compound and had "agents" watch with high-powered lenses and listening devices to try to get a better understanding who and what was in there.
The "official" story is the Paks did scramble, but it was too late and the helos were far out of range by then.
Not so sure I buy that, but that's the story.
It's important to note Abbottabad is VERY close to the border with India and the Paks are completely, absolutely paranoid of an attack from that direction.
So given THAT
My guess is once the U.S. noticed the fighters someone in Washington made a call to Pakistan and told them to stand-down or they wouldn't see the sunrise again.