Karzai and The CIA

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  1. The Wall Street Journal

    Karzai Confirms Accepting CIA Cash Monthly for 10 Years

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday acknowledged that his office has been receiving money from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency over the past 10 years, dismissing the monthly cash payments as a "small amount."

    Mr. Karzai addressed the issue after the New York Times reported on Sunday that the CIA has made tens of millions of dollars in secret payments, often cash packed in shopping bags, as it sought to maintain influence over Afghanistan's mercurial leader.
    "Yes, the office of the national security has been receiving support from the United States for the past 10 years," Mr. Karzai told reporters at a news briefing in Helsinki, Finland, responding to a question about whether he has received CIA cash. "Monthly. Not a big amount. A small amount which has been used for various purposes."

    The CIA declined to comment on the matter.

    Mr. Karzai, who is touring Northern Europe, made the remarks following his meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

    The U.S. isn't the only country to supply the Afghan presidential palace with secret money. In 2010, Mr. Karzai acknowledged receiving bags full of euros from the government of Iran.

    Karzai Confirms Receiving CIA Cash - WSJ.com
     
  2. And so it has always been and so it will always be...
     
  3. Money well spent then....
     
  4. fu2

    fu2 LE

     
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  7. In other news. Dears do shit in woods.

    On a more important note. IF this is happening, who the hells leaked what SIS and Christians in Action are doing to the press?

    Does somebody called Nigel have an axe to grind?
     
  8. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    ****ing hell, this is like saying Hitler hated Jews and the Pope has an affinity for Catholics. Bearing in mind that Karzai's brother was the CIA's 'go to' man (as well as being Chief Warlord, PMC boss and Champion Opium exporter), this is hardly a revelation.
     
  9. Meh, someone will slot him soon enough, no big secret hes been playing all sides from the off so when his position of influence ends it leaves him with zero mates.
     
  10. No, he'll purchase a few bfo penthouses in London, make a major donation to at least two of the political parties and acquire a 12 man CP team, thus lowering the unemployment stats, he'll be fine.
     
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  12. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    It all underlines the sheer pointlessness of our continuing waste of people and money.