You don’t need to be a cynic of US overseas aid to know that cash is generally directed to those countries in which Washington has a clear foreign policy objective: Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan are among the top recipients. But perhaps more shocking is the increasing evidence of the way in which the US has been exploiting aid operations as cover for CIA agents and black ops.
How the CIA’s fake aid projects put real humanitarian workers at risk in Pakistan.
Rob Crilly explains:
As if aid workers in Pakistan did not already have enough to cope with. American charities in particular have long been suspected of habouring Blackwater staff or CIA agents. Local newspapers with close links to Islamabad spies have delighted in falsely revealing NGO offices as hubs of covert intelligence networks. Now they will be able to say: “We told you so.”
This happens a lot thanks to CIA’s cover plans in Pakistan. No one should blame Pakistanis in this regard because, Joshua Foust highlights the issue here, “American aid to Pakistan has been fraught with problems for many years, facing charges of politicization, corruption, and ulterior motives.”
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