WTF? Wednesday


A poppy field in Afghanistan. Credit David Guttenfelder/Associated Press.

IN OCTOBER 2008, the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration heralded the arrest of Haji Juma Khan on narcotics and terror charges. His capture, they said, dealt a punishing blow to the Taliban and the symbiotic relationship between the insurgent group and Afghan drug traffickers.

Yet, unbeknownst to all but the closest observers of the largely forgotten Afghanistan War, Khan was quietly released from Federal Bureau of Prisons custody last month. After nearly 10 years at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan, the terms of his release – like nearly everything else about his case – remain shrouded in secrecy.

The secrecy reflects the U.S. government’s conflicted relationship with Khan. Before his arrest, the alleged drug trafficker worked with the CIA and the DEA, received payments from the government, and, at one point, visited Washington and New York on the DEA’s dime. After his arrest, federal prosecutors sought to link Khan’s support for the Taliban to a suicide bombing, as well as a separate attack on a Kabul hotel that killed one American. A trap set by the top DEA official in Kabul ultimately led to his arrest.


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6 Responses to WTF? Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    Take a closer look at the Pic above, that is a US soldier standing guard while the elder tends to his crop.

    Evil needs it’s junk supply so it can keep it’s sheeple down and themselves high.

    A junkie goes wild when smack is taken away, what if is never taken away?

    The perpetrators of this farcical adventure are based in evil, anti-humanitarianism,

    Are they really human?


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Trumpian manuveurs in TNYT today.


  3. jim hitchcock says:

    Wow Carol, they covered the Arthur Ream story on local news here tonight.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    TVD bridge route in a slow 55 minutes. Few birds but some welcome sunshine.

    Day 4: 105+55=160 minutes, so I have completed the recommended minimum.


    • David B. Benson says:

      When returning noticed a school bus from Lyndon just heading for home. Several high schools had some sort of event here today but Lyndon is about 15 miles north of where Micki lives, so they have a loong drive tonight.


  5. Den says:

    A Pugger practicing the dog paddle:


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