June 06, 2006

As Islamic fundamentalists claim control of Mogadishu, it seems the Bush administration has wasted quite a lot of money funding corrupt warlords:
John Prendergast, who monitors Somalia for the think-tank International Crisis Group, said he learned during meetings with alliance members in Somalia that the CIA was financing the warlords with cash payments.

Prendergast estimated that CIA-operated flights into Somalia have been bringing in $100,000 to $150,000 per month for the warlords. The flights remain in Somalia for the day, he said, so that U.S. agents can confer with their allies.
This cunning CIA ploy of dealing with the Devil never seems to work, does it? You would think they would learn...


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