Black People Politics : Millions in CIA "ghost money" paid to Afghanistan president's office: NYT

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

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    (Reuters) - Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, the New York Times says, citing current and former advisers to the Afghan leader.
    The so-called "ghost money" was meant to buy influence for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) but instead fuelled corruption and empowered warlords, undermining Washington's exit strategy from Afghanistan, the newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying.
    "The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan", one American official said, "was the United States."
    The CIA declined to comment on the report and the U.S. State Department did not immediately comment. The New York Times did not publish any comment from Karzai or his office.
    "We called it 'ghost money'," Khalil Roman, who served as Karzai's chief of staff from 2002 until 2005, told the New York Times. "It came in secret and it left in secret."
    There was no evidence that Karzai personally received any of the money, Afghan officials told the newspaper. The cash was handled by his National S

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  2. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Where do heroin poppies come from too?

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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dare I to add and suggest our gripes go back a wee bit further than this nation's alleged takes on a 'war on drugs' or 'world terrorism'?

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    No surprise here.
     
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