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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 07:14 AM
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Viagra helps counter-terrorism officials obtain hard-to-get (teehee) information.....
from the Washington Post:



Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan

By Joby Warrick
Washington Post Staff Writer

Friday, December 26, 2008; Page A01


The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift.

Four blue pills. Viagra.

"Take one of these. You'll love it," the officer said. Compliments of Uncle Sam.

The enticement worked. The officer, who described the encounter, returned four days later to an enthusiastic reception. The grinning chief offered up a bonanza of information about Taliban movements and supply routes -- followed by a request for more pills.

For U.S. intelligence officials, this is how some crucial battles in Afghanistan are fought and won. While the CIA has a long history of buying information with cash, the growing Taliban insurgency has prompted the use of novel incentives and creative bargaining to gain support in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods, according to officials directly involved in such operations. ..........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...




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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 07:21 AM
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1. Who knew that taking the blue pill would be so rewarding?


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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 07:28 AM
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2. Now that is some form of torture!
:rofl:
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asteroid2003QQ47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 07:30 AM
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3. Brilliant SPS victim 'projection'! n/t
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 07:34 AM
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4. Ohhhhh.... yeahhhhhh
And I'd just like to add; "Giggitty-Giggitty".
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 08:30 AM
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5. Yet, handing out birth control to the women isn't funded. Wow, the difference in
how we treat men and women around the world is still just ridiculous.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 09:48 AM
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6. Pay obeisance to the Phallus
Edited on Sat Dec-27-08 09:50 AM by lunatica
True gods are dicks.

:sarcasm:
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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 10:32 AM
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7. The ugly truth...
is that women have no power over there. To get what we want (Information!*), you have to bribe the people with power.

*(Having a Prisoner moment)
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 08:32 PM
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8. And before all the great states of the world started messing with them, women
were actually progressing quite nicely.. Isn't religion, men, and think tanks so fucking wonderful.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-08 08:52 PM
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9. Every one of these MFs doing this is guilty of breaking the law
If they are pushing prescription drugs in America, they go to jail. If they do it in the name of "gathering information" in a foreign country, they are heros. Fucking asinine.
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