You don’t need to be a cynic of US overseas aid to know that cash is generally directed to those countries in which Washington has a clear foreign policy objective: Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan are among the top recipients. But perhaps more shocking is the increasing evidence of the way in which the US has been exploiting aid operations as cover for CIA agents and black ops.
Last year it emerged that a Pakistani doctor had set up a fake vaccination programme in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad as a ruse to obtain DNA from members of Osama bin Laden’s family. Dr Shakeel Afridi and his family have since disappeared into custody.
For more on this story, visit: How the CIA’s fake aid projects put real humanitarian workers at risk in Pakistan – Telegraph Blogs.