30 October 2009

NY Times: Drug Trading Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.

“Ahmed Wali Karzai […] a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade, gets regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency, and has for much of the past eight years […] The C.I.A.’s practices also suggest that the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban.”

[via:No Agenda]

22 August 2009

Trends In Afghan Drug Lord Spending

In which we also learn about “narcotecture”, the glamorous, kitschy architecture taste of the top drug traders.

[via:Hacker News]

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