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Buried on Page A13 of Today's Wall Street Journal

I only happened to spy it because I'm packing, and happened to be wrapping a vase in page A13. After seeing it, I wanted to come share it.

Karzai Confirms Accepting CIA Cash Monthly for 10 Years

By JUHANA ROSSI in Helsinki and YAROSLAV TROFIMOV in Kabul | Wall Street Journal

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.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, here in Brussels last week, Monday confirmed that his government has been receiving CIA money for a decade, but dismissed it as a 'small amount.'

"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.


Search for it through Google if you hit a paywall with the above link. You can usually get around the paywall if you come in through G.

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Good thing it was only a "small amount" - just a few tens of millions.

/end sarcasm.

Ok - back to packing.

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"CIA has been secretly delivering bags of money to his office"

[This stinks and is corruption to the core.]

"After a report in this week, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that the CIA has been secretly delivering bags of money to his office since the beginning of the war more than a decade ago."

"The money is allegedly used to buy loyalty — that of Karzai and the people he doles the cash out to. and he's grateful for it."

Yup. The link is to an NPR story. Wonders will never cease.


when does someone go to jail???

video by cnn

"...wrapping a vase in page A13!".

Not THAT'S funny!

But the story's not so funny.

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You found a good use for the Wall Street Journal. It's also good for starting a fire, paper mache crafts and compost.


The New York Times is great toilet paper but I hear they had it on their front page..Can the CIA be tried for using tax payer money to bribe foreign countries without congressional approval....or...maybe they had approval?

I don't remember the exact history of this,

but didn't the CIA get in trouble for doing this in south america a bunch. Didn't they fund various drug cartels and Contra aways back. I thought this type of meddling was explicitly banned by congress and that it only continued via less official channels of funding. So, I guess buying favour of dictators and hired guns is officially back on the table.

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"We call it ghost money." - Karzai's CIA Paymaster

- Khalil Roman, Karzai's former deputy chief of staff... "It came in secret, and it left in secret." CIA oft secretly sends "Ghost-Money" to foreign leaders:

Iran: Following the Western-backed coup in 1953 against democratically elected Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh, CIA officer Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (grandson of Teddy) sent over $1 million cash to General Fazlollah Zahedi, who replaced Mossadegh as prime minister.

South Vietnam: American intervention in Vietnam deepened, the CIA lavished three-quarters of a million dollars on South Vietnamese leader Nguyen Van Thieu between 1968 and 1969. He had come to power following years of chaos caused by the CIA-supported coup against South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963.

The Congo/Zaire: ... vicious anti-communist authoritarian, President Mobutu Sese Seko in Zaire received CIA dollars of appreciation during several decades of the Cold War. He rose to power in the early 1960s with the help of a lot of foreign-supplied guns and cash...

Jordan: Between 1957 and 1977, the CIA allegedly paid millions of dollars to King Hussein of Jordan. ...extra security for the royal family, sports cars, and intel gathering.

Panama: Manuel Noriega, ... military ruler of Panama, was on the agency payroll during his epic streak of racketeering, drug running, and money-laundering... Shortly before Christmas 1989, [US] invasion got rid of him.

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$330K per Month......

..and I don't know whether to chuckle....or cry.

For most, a large CA$H WITHDRAWAL from your bank account is rife with regulations, and scrutiny (by both bank AND IRS).

Been there...done that.
There's even a "protocol" that the tellers, and bank manager will follow, which is essentially an attempt to stonewall any attempt to withdraw your funds.

Let me repeat that: YOUR FUNDS!!!!

Hamid Karzai and the CIA....look for them on the next "infomercial" urging us all into a "cashless society".

Donald Rumsfeld: "We can't account for a coupla trillions".
Nothing that a coupla planes...or a regime change couldn't take care of.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Thank you

for the link, and also thank you for the way through the pay wall.


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Using "government" math...

Just a few tens of millions PROBABLY means 40 million (and I'm being very generous, if you know what I mean).

So, 40 million divided by ten years (120 months) is grocery sacks full of about $330,000 dollars a month to shady characters. This surely DOES NOT count heroin/poppy, drug laundering money that the too-big-too-fail banks control!

330k a month for 10 straight years passed around in grocery bags? I wonder how much cia agents sent home every month for their retirement? 10-20k? ALL American tax money.

How much will we, the people endure?

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This was on the front page of

This was on the front page of the New York Times.

The article was on Huffy Po a couple of days ago


Commenting on there is a better way to get the public more aware of how bad the government actually is.
We should at least try to wake up millions more Americans to the Corporate controlled Duopoly. (At least that's what I think.)

Use the DP to get lots of info - then spread the word any place you can.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Come on guys, it was just a

Come on guys, it was just a couple tens of millions. Let's get back to what really matters -- Bush and Obama's outrageous vacation spending.

A couple of

tens of millions is government speak for a couple of tens of billions, or is it trillions?

Great find!

The Company has a long history of funneling cash to puppet regimes and training their secret police.

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com

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Great example of the criminal

Great example of the criminal activity our US Federal Government is engaged in, in the name of the American people. Why wouldn't foreigners want us US citizens all dead?

The CIA....

A private mercenary army, paid for by the tax payer. No wonder dick cheney had to have a new heart, he probably wore the other one out with laughing!

Dick Cheney having a heart attack was a false flag.

How can you have a heart attack when you don't have a heart?


it was on the front page of

a youtube video of NBC covering this


so... doesn't this violate a HUGE list of US laws? like RICO, bribery, misallocation of taxpayer funds ect?

its pretty fucking obvious from our side what is going on... but will anyone be punished... i doubt it.

also this made the front page of reddit a few hours ago and is still up(as of this post)

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

OK, here's the thing... Which

OK, here's the thing... Which laws have actually been broken and are actionable? Does anyone seriously believe this has been going on without the knowledge of either Congress or the president?

Who is accountable? No one. Therefore it makes no difference how many laws were broken or who broke them. Don't lecture about how wrong it is unless something can be done.

So you want to know where?

just look in the US budget under Bribery!

"...(AND) are actionable".

"...(AND) are actionable". Who goes to jail? Who signed off on the OK to bribe, right? The answer will always be "no one".

Well obviously if it's the

Well obviously if it's the CIA, whoever is heading the CIA needs to be relieved or imprisoned after a full investigation. I mean, are you insinuating that when there is no individual in particular to investigate that those who are in management and supervisory roles aren't considered "actionable targets" for reprimand?

The CIA has the ability to privately fund itself...

Why do you think there's a drug war?

Quote in video

" ... and to cover some off the book operations ..."

I'm shocked!