Saturday, July 11, 2009

Afghan CIA Protegé shielded from criminal investigation. Is being on CIA payroll a "criminals passport" to impunity?Are US allies also accomplices?

Update on this post HERE (July 13, 2009) :Obama Orders National Security Team To Investigate Dasht-e-Leili Massacre

On CIA payroll, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai military chief of staff shielded from investigation into the mass killing of surrended P.O.W.'s

Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum, Karzai's Military Chief of staff, has been
on the CIA payroll for years. As a CIA protege, he has been shielded from investigations into mass killing of more than 1,500 surrended POW's since 2002.

In an article published
July 10, 2009 in the The New York Times, (HERE) James Risen reveals that an investigation sought by the FBI into the killing of hundreds or maybe thousands prisioners of war (POW) never went ahead because Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, was on the payroll of the C.I.A. .
Several officials said the United States also worried about undermining the American-supported government of President Hamid Karzai., in which General Dostum is now military Chief of staff.

A recently declassified 2002 State Department intelligence report concluded that about 1,500 surrended prisoners of war taken by Gen. Dostum died after being stuffed into closed metal shipping containers and given no food or water: many suffocated and other prisoners were killed when guards under the instructions of Karzai's General shot into the containers. Afghan witnesses of the mass killing were later tortured or killed.
More on the topic HERE