Report: Assassin of Hamid Karzai’s Brother Was Trusted CIA Operative

News reports indicate that the bodyguard who assassinated President Hamid Karzai’s brother was a trusted CIA operative and worked closely with US Special Forces. He also appears to have been an undercover operative for the Taliban. Sardar Mohammad shot Ahmed Wali Karzai at his home in Kandahar City on Tuesday. He has two brothers-in-law serving in a CIA-run paramilitary unit, the Kandahar Strike Force.

We have previously seen CIA operatives and sources engaged in terrorist attacks or flagrant fraud.

American officials immediately suggested that this was a personal vendetta but there is growing evidence that we were paying a Taliban operative and helping him gain access to high-level American and British officials.

Source: Independent

31 thoughts on “Report: Assassin of Hamid Karzai’s Brother Was Trusted CIA Operative

  1. Wait a minute…you mean we pay….counter-counter agents for what did I read Taliban….Are these the Double Naught Spys……

  2. My kid worked with Wally during his time in Afghanistan and he hated him very much. The guy was a drug lord an con artist and dirty as the day is long. The Army gave him millions of dollars to buy his assistance and he took kickbacks from those he allowed to do work for the Army or with government funds. Had the mafia openly taken over NYC the borough presidents would be what Wally was; a cappo but not the “di tutti capi”. That would have to be Hamid.

    We are in bed with some very bad people there, they really will not do well by us and all this sacrifice by all these great kids we have sent into that meat grinder is only supporting a narco-criminal syndicate that is bankrupting us and poisoning the world with heroin.

  3. Would somebody please tell me why we are still there? Bin Laden is dead, the Taliban is nothing more than a religious-based tribal phenomenon, and the culture of that country seems to be charging headlong into the thirteenth century.

    Now ‘splain to me what we expect to accomplish, realistically.

    It occurs to me that the government of Afghanistan is approximately what this country would look like if the Randian teabaggers got their wet dreams enacted. Tribal, everyone looks out for themselves, graft and corruption are the norm, and the infrastructure is a joke.

  4. OS – if we leave the ISI will be back in charge and that will somehow be worse for us, I guess. And, really, it is only costing us $2billion -A DAY! – to stay there. In a country as well off as the US thats chump change, hell we spend much more than that taking care of the sick and disadvantaged here at home, right? Building and staffing schools? Funding research that will advance the sciences?

  5. Frank, if Professor Turley gave an ironic snark award, you would certainly win today’s, hands down. Very good.

  6. OS – if there was such an award I would already have retired it – I’m an angry old man watching my country being ground into shit ans snark is my only weapon.

  7. AY – there was also talk during the Boy Blunder regime that there would be a pipeline to bring crude from the former Soviet Union ‘Stans’ down to the sea. So that is a distinct possibility. Though how all of that infrastructure would be kept safe is an issue that gets no attention. It could easily cost more than a trillion to extract it & remove it safely.

  8. Frank, I am with you. As a child of the Great Depression, I have been watching with dismay ever since the Vietnam War as the country and values I treasured are swirling the drain. I have heard of the loyal opposition before, but hearing the leader of the opposition party say their main goal is to make sure this President fails is something new. That seems to go well beyond politics and borders on sedition.

    If someone is not angry, it is because they are not paying attention. Or are too dense to be allowed out of the house without a keeper.

  9. AY & SwM,

    I think you have both answered Fank and OS’s and all of our questions as regard we are spending the lives of our people in this Godforsaken military debacle. Follow the money, remembering China holds much of our debt and that international corporate trade is uninterested in borders, only profit.

  10. “If someone is not angry, it is because they are not paying attention. Or are too dense to be allowed out of the house without a keeper.”

    OS,

    Most people worry far too much about making a living and work to hard to do so, that snatches of TV news represents the bulk of what they know about the world. TV news much prefers a sensationalized story, to analysis of the doings of our Corporatism, in which they play a big roll anyway.

    Frank,

    Sorry about “Fank”.

  11. There is also another part to this….what Frank and OS and Mike have stated is all very true, I think the part that has been left out is this American fantasy called “Manifest Destiny” That ugly little bug has been raising it’s head since the 1780’s. IMHO this theory has make it possible for us, all of us to close our eyes to the atrocities this country has committed in the name of Manifest Destiny.

  12. Hey, the Taliban and other guys like these are one reason we need to cut SS, Medicare and Medicaid. Are you going to ask Obama to cut off funding to these outstanding individuals? Should he cease cutting checks to our mercenary firms? Don’t we need to be in 6 hot wars with Iran on the way? Where are your priorities?

    Personally, I’m with the tea party. Let’s cut govt. spending immediately. Obama doesn’t even need Republicans to meet and surpass their goals. As C and C he can do it with the stroke of his pen. Why doesn’t he?

  13. OT, maybe.

    “News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead

    Death of Sean Hoare – who was first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson knew of hacking – not being treated as suspicious”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/18/news-of-the-world-sean-hoare
    “Reporter who blew whistle on Murdoch found dead”

    ———————-

    “Reporter who blew whistle on Murdoch found dead”

    “..The reporter who blew open the phone hacking scandals now threatening to topple News Corporation has been found dead in his London home, according to a report in The Guardian.

    Sean Hoare, who covered show business for the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World, was the first journalist to go on record as claiming his bosses knew about efforts to hack into the voicemails of top officials, soldiers, celebrities, a murder victim and others.

    Hoare alleged in an interview with the BBC that World editor Andy Coulson had asked him personally to hack into phone accounts. Coulson was later hired to be the director of communications for British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was said to have met with Murdoch officials 26 times in his first 15 months in office.

    Hoare in recent weeks has proved a source second-to-none in the ongoing hacking scandals, speaking with reporters at The New York Times and The Guardian about how News Corp. employees were able to obtain GPS location data from any phone they wanted to, simply by bribing police. …”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/07/18/reporter-who-blew-whistle-on-murdoch-found-dead/

  14. L.K.,

    Nothing to see here!

    The oligarchy knows how to send a message. I hope people are still brave enough to come forward with more information. Clearly, there is an interlocking directorate in the police, govt. and newz in the UK, just as there is in the States. We desperately need to understand the extent of what is going on. All our communication is monitored. I don’t think people understand that fact. Perhaps this knowledge will open a window on how deeply we are being spied on and how interconnected corporations and the state really are. Mr. Hoare’s death is indicative of the amazing criminality at the heart of the matter.

  15. Jill wrote:

    “The oligarchy knows how to send a message.”

    Yes it does…

    “I hope people are still brave enough to come forward with more information. ”

    So do I…

    Clearly, there is an interlocking directorate in the police, govt. and newz in the UK, just as there is in the States. We desperately need to understand the extent of what is going on. All our communication is monitored. I don’t think people understand that fact. Perhaps this knowledge will open a window on how deeply we are being spied on and how interconnected corporations and the state really are. Mr. Hoare’s death is indicative of the amazing criminality at the heart of the matter.”

    I hope and pray that something gives… soon…

  16. Anon. Yours,

    To quote Jed Clampett, “One of these days I’m going to have to have a long talk with that boy.”

    But am I shocked that the CIA associates with some nefarious characters?

    Not in the slightest.

    Just look at some of their former Chiefs.

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