“Pakistan’s security establishment has long been accused of playing a double game: taking billions in U.S. aid while secretly backing select jihadi militants in Afghanistan and in Pakistan’s tribal region. Even al-Qaeda types were expected to play ball. Says the Arab woman formerly connected to al-Qaeda: ‘There was an understanding with the Pakistani army. We would get a tip-off that the army planned to raid one of our houses in the tribal area. We would flee but leave some *evidence* behind so that the army could show to the Americans that we’d been there.’ ”

 – Tim McGirk, “The Real Housewife of Abbottabad: What bin Laden’s Spouse Knows,” Time, May 6, 2011