Spy game: The CIA, Pakistan and ‘blood money’

Posted on March 18, 2011

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Spy game: The CIA, Pakistan and ‘blood money’ – Features – Al Jazeera English.

The origins of Lashkar can be traced to US support for forces fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan during the 1980s, Khan says. Today, the group operates openly in Pakistan from a sprawling compound in the suburbs of Lahore, where it runs schools, hospitals and a blood bank. Hafiz Saeed, the group’s leader, is a frequent commentator in the Pakistani press.

How typical.

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