Best of TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson, The CIA and a Blowback World | TomDispatch

“The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.”Ramsey Clark former U.S. Attorney General International Action Center.

Steve Coll ends his important book on Afghanistan by quoting Afghan President Hamid Karzai: “What an unlucky country.” Americans might find this a convenient way to ignore what their government did in Afghanistan between 1979 and the present, but luck had nothing to do with it. Brutal, incompetent, secret operations of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, frequently manipulated by the military intelligence agencies of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, caused the catastrophic devastation of this poor country. On the evidence contained in Coll’s book Ghost Wars, neither the Americans nor their victims in numerous Muslim and Third World countries will ever know peace until the Central Intelligence Agency has been abolished.

Best of TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson, The CIA and a Blowback World | TomDispatch.

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