U.S. officials say Karzai aides are derailing corruption cases involving elite

June 28, 2010 07:20

President Hamid Karzai should point out the protection of the corrupt but politically well connected Shore Bank by Democrat Senators, the criminal scam known as the Chicago Climate Exchange which will enrich friends of Democrats who want to pass cap and trade and the unseemly alliance between Obama, the Center for American Progress, oil giant BP, billionaire George Soros and Brazil’s state owned oil company Petrobas.

By Greg Miller and Ernesto Londoño at the Washington Post

Top officials in President Hamid Karzai’s government have repeatedly derailed corruption investigations of politically connected Afghans, according to U.S. officials who have provided Afghanistan’s authorities with wiretapping technology and other assistance in efforts to crack down on endemic graft.

In recent months, the U.S. officials said, Afghan prosecutors and investigators have been ordered to cross names off case files, prevent senior officials from being placed under arrest and disregard evidence against executives of a major financial firm suspected of helping the nation’s elite move millions of dollars overseas.

As a result, U.S. advisers sent to Kabul by the Justice Department, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration have come to see Afghanistan’s corruption problem in increasingly stark terms.

“Above a certain level, people are being very well protected,” said a senior U.S. official involved in the investigations.

(editors note: sounds just like the US)


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