Thursday, August 5, 2010

Karzai to Discredit Afghanistan's Major Crimes Task Force - and Protect His Corrupt Cronies

Karzai is still playing us for our huge amounts of money flowing into his government ministries and siphoned off to their Swiss and Dubai bank accounts. The Major Crimes Task Force of Afghanistan was set up with intelligence and police assistance from the United States and they are starting to make some progress.  But now Karzai has determined that they are not sufficiently controlled by the Afghan government; which means, of course, they are getting too close to his buddies stealing our aid money. 
"MAIMANA, AFGHANISTAN -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called for an investigation into a U.S.-backed anti-corruption task force, following the arrest of several senior Afghan officials on graft charges.

The new probe centers on the Major Crimes Task Force, an investigative unit launched last year in which U.S. and British law enforcement officers oversee the work of Afghan police and intelligence officials. The unit played a key role in the arrest last week of Mohammad Zia Saleh, an official in the office of the national security adviser."
Read more in "Karzai calls for probe of U.S.-backed anti-corruption task force", The Washington Post, August 5, 2010.

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