Friday, May 28, 2010
BULGARIA AND THE CIA
Heroin is transported through Bulgaria to western Europe. (CIA to help Bulgaria fight crime, corruption)
An oil pipeline could carry oil from the Caspian to the Mediterranean, via Bulgaria.
In Bulgaria, according to The Economist, "Law-enforcement agencies now screen anybody who runs for high public office...
"It could give spooks and security-service apparatchiks free rein." (The Economist: Is the corruption drive turning Bulgaria into a 'police state'? )
In late May 2010, CIA boss Leon Panetta visited Bulgaria. (CIA to help Bulgaria fight crime, corruption)
Panetta has pledged that the CIA will continue its "good cooperation" with Bulgaria.