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

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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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