Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday acknowledged that his office has been receiving money from the CIA over the past 10 years.
Karzai 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 whether he has received CIA cash. “Monthly. Not a big amount. A small amount which has been used for various purposes.”
Source: The Wall Street Journal.
We must not be to harsh with Mr. Karzai, but understand his problems.
Since the supplies to Walmart in Kabul is so irregular, to get even a small glass of American peanut butter is almost beyond reach.
Therefor, it is for the good of the Afghan people, that Mr. Karzai have got some extra pocket money, to be used for “various purposes.”.
Keep in mind, that the Pentagon is also not what it used to be. Because of lack of funds: Forget a nice peg of Jack Daniels being served at the right occasions. Now there is hardly a glass of diet Cock being served, when the men from Washington comes to spread “peace” in Central Asia.
Do not forget: CIA might not be able to bring good stuff to the men in charge of “American controlled Kabul” forever. Just think of the horrors of Saigon, where even the US Ambassador could no longer watch “Super Bowl” on his TV-screen, because of to much noise in the backyard.
A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
Let us therefor hope that the CIA is not forced to cut the allowances of Mr. Karzai, making him unable to get his hands on the latest copy of Donald Duck.
Written by Ivar