When fantasy meets reality — this is just another heinous consequence of Obama’s policy of delusion and evasion. The Islamic State is winning victories with American weaponry and the 9/11 jihadists are getting rich off American taxpayer dollars.
Ayn Rand on evasion: “Dropping below the level of a savage, who believes that the magic words he utters have the power to alter reality, they believe that reality can be altered by the power of the words they do not utter—and their magic tool is the blank-out, the pretense that nothing can come into existence past the voodoo of their refusal to identify it.”
Remember how Obama campaigned for President on ramping up the war in Afghanistan? What did he call it? Ah yes, “the good war.” Instead, he surrendered it to the Taliban — the very army that harbored OBL. The very army we were fighting.
And now his brilliant Afghan strategy funds Al Qaeda.
No one and nothing has been as critical and important to the rise and success of global jihad armies across the world than Barack Hussein Obama.
“US funds used for ransom payment to al-Qaeda,” The Telegraph, March 15, 2015
Cash paid by CIA to former Afghan president Hamid Karzai helped finance Osama bin Laden’s terror faction despite US “no ransom” policy.
US funds were used by Afghan officials to pay a ransom to secure the freedom of a senior diplomat who was held hostage by al-Qaeda, it has emerged.
The revelation about the use of money supplied by the Central Intelligence Agency in cash to the former Afghan president Hamid Karzai is doubly embarrassing for the US.
Washington has a strict policy of not paying ransoms for Americans kidnapped by terrorist groups, to the dismay of the families of US citizens who have been murdered by their hostage-takers, most recently by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) jihadists in Syria.
But evidence uncovered by The New York Times indicates that $1 million in CIA funds formed part of a $5 million ransom paid by Kabul in spring 2010 to gain the release of a senior Afghan diplomat seized by al-Qaeda in Pakistan.
It also means that US money helped finance weapons for its terrorist arch-enemies.
The ransom payment was made at the same time as al-Qaeda was reeling from the impact of American drone strikes on its forces.
The money was so important to the extremists that it was discussed by Atiyah Abdul al-Ragman, the group’s “general manager,” in a letter to Osama bin Laden.
He said the cash would be used for weapons and operational needs.
Bin Laden feared, wrongly as it turned out, that the Americans knew about the payment and might lace the cash with radiation or poison or somehow be able to track the notes, the newspaper reported.
The correspondence was seized from bin Laden’s hide-out in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in the Navy Seal special forces raid that killed the terror mastermind. The documents were submitted as evidence in the trial of Abid Naseer, a Pakistani student convicted this month of heading a cell that was plotting to bomb the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester.
Bin Laden and his aide did not appear to know some of the money paid by Kabul came from Washington. But the use of the CIA funds to pay part of the ransom has now been described to the New York Times by Afghan and Western officials.
The CIA delivered tens of millions of dollars in cash to Mr Karzai until he left office in a controversial arrangement previously made public.
The bags of money, intended to secure influence for the US with Mr Karzai, were handed over at the presidential palace to allow him to pursue off-the-books deals ranging from pay-offs to warlords to clandestine diplomatic missions.
Some of that money, it has now emerged, ended up in the coffers of America’s greatest public enemy.
“It’s cash,” said a former Afghan security official. “Once it’s at the palace, they can’t do a thing about how it gets spent.”