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#391140 - 10/27/10 12:23 AM Bags of money  
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Afghan Leader Admits His Office Gets Bags of Cash from Iran

By DEXTER FILKINS and ALISSA J. RUBIN
NY Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai acknowledged on Monday that he regularly receives bags of cash from the Iranian government in payments amounting to millions of dollars, as evidence mounted of a worsening rift between his government and its American and NATO supporters.

During an often hostile news conference, Mr. Karzai also accused the United States of financing the “killing” of Afghans by paying private security contractors to guard construction projects and convoys in Afghanistan. His statements were the latest indication that American relations with Mr. Karzai were badly frayed, despite diplomatic efforts to mend ties and improve governance in Afghanistan. 

“They do give us bags of money — yes, yes, it is done,” Mr. Karzai said, responding to questions about a report in The New York Times on Sunday that Iran sends regular cash payments to his chief of staff, Umar Daudzai. “We are grateful to the Iranians for this.”

“Patriotism has a price,” he said.

On Sunday, Mr. Karzai held a volatile meeting with the NATO commander, Gen. David H. Petraeus, as well as other senior Afghan and Western officials to discuss the private security firms. Mr. Karzai stormed out of the session, saying that he did not need the West’s help, according to people knowledgeable about the confrontation.

#391166 - 10/27/10 08:39 AM Re: Bags of money [Re: Marty]  
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It would be interesting to know if these "bags of money" happen to be in US currency.


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#391175 - 10/27/10 10:26 AM Re: Bags of money [Re: Marty]  
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bet they are

#391181 - 10/27/10 11:11 AM Re: Bags of money [Re: Marty]  
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Gee, I wonder which would be easier to spend dollars or dinars?
Ha!


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#391188 - 10/27/10 01:19 PM Re: Bags of money [Re: Marty]  
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I'm betting it's money from the Chamber of Commerce politcal action commitee.

#391189 - 10/27/10 02:18 PM Re: Bags of money [Re: Marty]  
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Euros are the new Dollar

#391214 - 10/27/10 09:53 PM Re: Bags of money [Re: jhill123]  
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wishful thinking?


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#391215 - 10/27/10 09:55 PM Re: Bags of money [Re: Bing Crosby]  
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Originally Posted by Bing Crosby
I'm betting it's money from the Chamber of Commerce politcal action commitee.


or from George Soros thru the DNC!


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#391217 - 10/28/10 05:29 AM Re: Bags of money [Re: Marty]  
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It's from a BP shell corporation through the Chamber of Commerce.


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