Funding the enemy

«We’re in this crazy situation where we are basically funding the enemy. We’ve given something like 20 billion dollars to Pakistan since 9/11 and they turn around and fund the Taliban who are fighting the United States and there’s just no end to this dynamic.»

Paul Thompson

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Exposed: The US-Saudi Libya deal

From the memory hole. Sort of.

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Pepe Escobar / Asia Times: Exposed: The US-Saudi Libya deal

You invade Bahrain. We take out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. This, in short, is the essence of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud. Two diplomatic sources at the United Nations independently confirmed that Washington, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave the go-ahead for Saudi Arabia to invade Bahrain and crush the pro-democracy movement in their neighbor in exchange for a «yes» vote by the Arab League for a no-fly zone over Libya – the main rationale that led to United Nations Security Council resolution 1973.

Tariq Ali Comments on the Death of Osama Bin Laden