Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gerald Posner has private cell number of Afghanistan's leader's brother - accused of CIA ties

I sometimes wonder about Posner's IQ level. Look at this, from here:

Early Wednesday morning at nearly 1:00 A.M., I checked my email for a final time and saw notice of a newsbreak from The New York Times that Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the Afghan president and the man often called the Pablo Escobar of the country’s heroin trade, has been on a CIA payroll for the past eight years. I immediately called him.

I reached him on his private cell number. When I asked if he had seen The Times story, he seemed surprised. His Internet access was down.
Hmmm. How would Gerald Posner get the private cell number of the brother of the so-called President in Afghanistan if not through a contact at CIA?

So a guy who claims not to be CIA but shows remarkable CIA access (Posner) calls another guy accused of working with the CIA (Karzai), and Posner uses their subsequent conversation to attempt to prove Karzai is NOT working with the CIA?

Can we say "implausible denial" here?

Sheesh, Gerald. I had given you more credit than that. Try not to be so open about your love affair with the agency next time, okay?

And Keith Olbermann - why do you have this guy on your show? He's a joke, to those of us who know a little something about history. Perhaps that's the price for being able to do your special comments now and then?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, too am dismayed to see Posner on Countdown. For all the good work he does, I wonder how sophisticated Keith is sometimes. He has certainly never said anything remotely insightful about any of the major assassination cases, instead making flippant and derisive remarks about "comspiracy theorists" from time to time. Certainly, Posner's compromised status can be no mystery to any thoughtful student of recent history by now.

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Blogger Real History Lisa said...

P.S. I added a little more re Posner's previous help to the CIA over here.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Bob In Pacifica said...

Posner's appearance on Olbermann shows the limits of American media. Go here to get a glimpse of Posner's covering for the Agency:

He functions much like Bugliosi has. And F. Lee Bailey once did. Each has some cache with the middle-of-the-road and left-of-center media, but they are coverup artists. If you go back and look at their careers they have a couple of public pronouncements against someone on the right (Dubya, for ex), but mostly toil for the Agency to rewrite history in their favor.

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