Friday, January 12, 2007

Keep your friends close

The Guardian published an article which claimed that Gulbuddin Hekmatyar helped Osama bin Laden escape from Tora Bora after 9/11. Hekmatyar, remember, was the largest recipient of CIA funds during the war between the Afghans and the Soviets. The Guardian never says this, but the implication, of course, is that the CIA helped Osama bin Laden escape from Tora Bora. Hekmatyar, after all, was their man.

I discovered this article in the summer of 2011, I think, while looking for connections between Gaddafi and Al Qaeda. Actually, what caught my eye wasn’t really the article itself but the responses to the article in the comments section. A person whose username is PapaKarl wrote some very interesting comments. Presumably, he made his comments as part of the New Diplomacy, in which anonymous people publish secret information on the Internet.

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