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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 11:06 AM
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Rachel Maddow & Tim Weiner on the CIA funding Afghani drug lords
 
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He speculates this is the military trying to shiv the CIA.
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 11:25 AM
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1. eww
Rachel's staff is assigned mandatory book reading.

How oppressive.

-90% jimmy
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 11:51 AM
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2. This was standard practice in Iraq. Soldiers moving about with
bags of money to pay the "enemy" hoping to bribe them to our
side. It appeared to work for a while. However, I understand
the recent bombings in Iraq were caused by the very people
we had paid earlier.
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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 12:24 PM
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3. CIApologist Tim Weiner
It was interesting yesterday that writers with cozy ties to the CIA and the Pentagon were out in force attempting to mitigate the Agency's role in Afghanistan, as detailed in the New York Times piece. Can you say Damage Control? :shrug:

Tim Weiner's "history" of the CIA...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=103&topic_id=427923&mesg_id=427936
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=5131598&mesg_id=5131610
http://realhistoryarchives.blogspot.com/2007/07/tim-weiners-history-of-cia.html

The Karzai Brothers Fight Back by Gerald Posner
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-10-28/the-karzai-brothers-fight-back/full/

Washington Post Pentagon correspondent Greg Jaffe: Analyzing Obama's Options In Afghanistan - NPR
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114210259


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