Afghanistan: CIA & Viagra

Viagra

News reports indicate that CIA has discovered a lethal weapon to subdue ageing Afghan tribals — Viagra. However, just a little warning to the over-enthusiastic CIA guys distributing blue pills in the remote areas.

The Afghan tribal lords have a known weakness for the fair young men too, apart from performing the ritual with their spouses.

So after distributing the Viagra pills, the CIA guys (as a precautionary measure) should avoid turning their posteriors towards the tribals!!! …Just in case the blue pills act faster on an Afghan’s anatomy!!!

Here is The Telegraph story on the subject…

And here some comments by the readers in The Washington Post: “…the immorality of this is so obvious. I’m surprised the CIA isn’t capturing 10 years olds from America to ‘give’ to these Afghan chiefs. We have to pay for our little blue pills… maybe if I turn over some neighbor as a terrorist i can get a batch of Viagra. At any rate I’m sure that the pedophilia and spousal abuse will be wholesale now.”

Another reader says: “By the way, is giving pills to someone without a prescription ‘legal’? Didn’t think it was, but ‘legal’ and CIA is an oxymoron. Obama, please clear up this mess.”

Author: SWARAAJ CHAUHAN, International Columnist

Swaraaj Chauhan describes his two-decade-long stint as a full-time journalist as eventful, purposeful, and full of joy and excitement. In 1993 he could foresee a different work culture appearing on the horizon, and decided to devote full time to teaching journalism (also, partly, with a desire to give back to the community from where he had enriched himself so much.) Alongside, he worked for about a year in 1993 for the US State Department's SPAN magazine, a nearly five-decade-old art and culture monthly magazine promoting US-India relations. It gave him an excellent opportunity to learn about things American, plus the pleasure of playing tennis in the lavish American embassy compound in the heart of New Delhi. In !995 he joined WWF-India as a full-time media and environment education consultant and worked there for five years travelling a great deal, including to Husum in Germany as a part of the international team to formulate WWF's Eco-tourism policy. He taught journalism to honors students in a college affiliated to the University of Delhi, as also at the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication where he lectured on "Development Journalism" to mid-career journalists/Information officers from the SAARC, African, East European and Latin American countries, for eight years. In 2004 the BBC World Service Trust (BBC WST) selected him as a Trainer/Mentor for India under a European Union project. In 2008/09 He completed another European Union-funded project for the BBC WST related to Disaster Management and media coverage in two eastern States in India --- West Bengal and Orissa. Last year, he spent a couple of months in Australia and enjoyed trekking, and also taught for a while at the University of South Australia. Recently, he was appointed as a Member of the Board of Studies at Chitkara University in Chandigarh, a beautiful city in North India designed by the famous Swiss/French architect Le Corbusier. He also teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students there. He loves trekking, especially in the hills, and never misses an opportunity to play a game of tennis. The Western and Indian classical music are always within his reach for instant relaxation. And last, but not least, is his firm belief in the power of the positive thought to heal oneself and others.