Afghan Prez's Brother on CIA Payroll for EIGHT YEARS!!

@anniepa (27279)
United States
October 31, 2009 4:45pm CST
I'm surprised nobody has posted about this before; if someone did and I missed it, I apologize, but none showed up on my search. KABUL, Afghanistan — Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years, according to current and former American officials. The agency pays Mr. Karzai for a variety of services, including helping to recruit an Afghan paramilitary force that operates at the C.I.A.’s direction in and around the southern city of Kandahar, Mr. Karzai’s home. (End of excerpt) Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html?_r=1 Paul Gimigliano, a C.I.A. spokesman, said, “No intelligence organization worth the name would ever entertain these kind of allegations,” and Mr. Karzai said, “I don’t know anyone under the name of the C.I.A.. I have never received any money from any organization. I help, definitely. I help other Americans wherever I can. This is my duty as an Afghan.” I honestly don't know what to make of this report. Any comments? Annie
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
1 Nov 09
He he, is this a "conspiricy" topic I see you teetering on the brink of? I say that tongue in cheek by the way as I am inclined to think there is something serious and heavy to this. It is also something that hasn't been covered to heavily untill recently. Oh, I could point yout to other forums and discussions on this topic in those forums that would make your head swim. I will just let you nose your way around it on your own though because I think sometimes that is genuinely he best way to open someone's eyes to a broad and deep reaching issue like this. Trust me, this is just the tip of the iceberge annie.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
2 Nov 09
X, I'm absolutely NOT a conspiracy theorists, in fact it's those who are that I find much scarier than the conspiracies they warn about! However, you've really aroused my curiosity here. Please tell me what you're implying so I have a better idea of what I should be looking for! Annie
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
2 Nov 09
Well, I did say it tongue in cheek, I hate the term "conspiricy theorist" myself and my usual response when I am called one (which is often) is "so does that make you a coincidence theorist?" Anyway, the short of it is we may well be pacifying the opium trade over there privately while publicly trying to iradicate it. I saw some photo's a while ago of an opium field being guarded by soldiers while the farmers were harvesting. these weren't the soldiers you'd expect to see doing this either, these weren't rag tag local militia....these were well equipped and well uniformed soldiers....and they certainly didn't look like Afghan natives,the it was hard to tell by the uniform where they were from. If I can find them again. I will post them for you.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
2 Nov 09
That's interest, I would like to see that photo if you come across it again. It seems we have quite a history of siding with the "bad guys" when it suits our purpose. Annie
• United States
1 Nov 09
Hi, Annie! He obviously didn't provide any valuable information! Could it have been a worse debacle without his input?
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
2 Nov 09
I'm not quite sure HOW it could have been worse! Annie
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• United States
2 Nov 09
My point, exactly!
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
2 Nov 09
why else do you think that the present prez. got his job?? i have heard that before being prez, he was a top executive in some American oil company. he was 'selected' for the job....by who else....????