Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Polio and the CIA
Polio is back. It almost was gone — almost extinct — but it's back.
The epicenter is Pakistan, where health workers vaccinating children are victims of Islamist attacks. The problem, it seems, is that health workers vaccinating children against polio probably were working as CIA informants in the search for Osama bin Laden.
Neither the Obama Administration nor the CIA has refuted those accusations. Most likely, the accusations are accurate. Most likely, the USofA has sacrificed the health and the lives of who knows how many children for the sake of killing one man in hiding.
The informants could have been selling leather-bound Korans, or doing market research for some mass producer of chapatis, or anything else. Why polio? Who gave the okay? It's dreadful. It's horrible.
Me, I'd call it a war crime.