posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 01:28 PM
I have just heard a report on the news that in a bazaar in Afghanistan, flash drives with secret documents and troop placements are for sale cheaply
directly in front of a military base.
No more than 200 yards from the main gate of the sprawling U.S. base here, stolen computer drives containing classified military assessments of
enemy targets, names of corrupt Afghan officials and descriptions of American defenses are on sale in the local bazaar.
A reporter recently obtained several drives at the bazaar that contained documents marked "Secret." The contents included documents that were
potentially embarrassing to Pakistan, a U.S. ally, presentations that named suspected militants targeted for "kill or capture" and discussions of
U.S. efforts to "remove" or "marginalize" Afghan government officials whom the military considered "problem makers."
Shop owners at the bazaar say Afghan cleaners, garbage collectors and other workers from the base arrive each day offering purloined goods, including
knives, watches, refrigerators, packets of Viagra and flash memory drives taken from military laptops. The drives, smaller than a pack of chewing gum,
are sold as used equipment.
The story was published in the LA Times this morning.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I can't believe that this is allowed to happen, and directly in front of a military installation. Do we need this confrontation to be dragged out
so long that we sell the enemy our own troop placements to make conflicts, that otherwise wouldn't happen? It is just the latest in sad, pathetic
news to come from the "war".
[edit on 4-11-2006 by Djarums]
[edit on 4-11-2006 by Ruggeder]
[edit on 14-4-2006 by asala]