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Monday, February 26, 2007

U.S. Funds Being Funneled To Al Qaeda

New Yorker columnist Sy Hersh says the “single most explosive” element of his latest article involves an effort by the Bush administration to stem the growth of Shiite influence in the Middle East (specifically the Iranian government and Hezbollah in Lebanon) by funding violent Sunni groups.

Hersh says the U.S. has been “pumping money, a great deal of money, without congressional authority, without any congressional oversight” for covert operations in the Middle East where it wants to “stop the Shiite spread or the Shiite influence.” Hersh says these funds have ended up in the hands of “three Sunni jihadist groups” who are “connected to al Qaeda” but “want to take on Hezbollah.”

Hersh summed up his scoop in stark terms: “We are simply in a situation where this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11.” Watch it:


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7 Comments:

Blogger Fernando said...

It's Iran-Contra all over again.

title="comment permalink">February 26, 2007 11:47 PM  
Blogger Old Broad (going back to Hill soon) said...

Aiding & giving comfort to the enemy? Yeah, right.
DubyaCo seriously needs to be impeached. Like today at 3 p.m.

title="comment permalink">February 27, 2007 2:08 AM  
Blogger Stan Matuska said...

As disturbing as this is, it doesn't surprise me. Dubya has been able to do whatever he wants, whenver he wants for most of his presidency. Let's be real here though. For every dollar the US spends on efforts to fund a particular group, probably ten times that amount is being spent by other countries to support the opposing group!

Is it America's duty to fund a holy war? Is this what the war on terrorism is all about?

Bush has to go, but even if not impeached, he will be out of office pretty soon. In the mean time, he must be contained so as not to do more harm than he has already done. Can the Democrats do stop him before he does something even worse like bombing Iran????

title="comment permalink">February 27, 2007 7:43 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Can we ITMFA?????

title="comment permalink">February 27, 2007 8:39 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Every week, more and more absurd and disturbing. This administration is the worst ever and they prove it every day.

title="comment permalink">February 27, 2007 10:17 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

well since we master-minded 911 -- no surprise to me...watch google/videos/loosechange

title="comment permalink">February 27, 2007 12:19 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Nando - I almost titled this post that way!

Hill - Like 3 PM six years ago!

Stan - In THIS case, these assholes are DIRECTLY giving money to the people who really DID attack us on 9/11. . .

Undeniable - If THIS doesn't do it, then we are F*CKED!

Mary - What a legacy, huh?

AZ - I'll hafta check that out. . .

title="comment permalink">February 27, 2007 10:05 PM  

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