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Old 15-12-2016, 01:53 PM   #43
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Default CIA in Afghanistan

The following story (part 3) about Afghanistan by Dean Henderson is very interesting and is mostly about the opium/heroin trade in Afghanistan under the guiding light of the CIA.

Central Asia produces 75% of the world’s opium. According to the UN, the surge in opium production coincided with the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Afghanistan yielded 4,600 metric tons of opium in 1998. In 1999 the Taliban announced a crack down on opium production in Afghanistan, which angered the CIA. As of July 1, 2001, 120,000 metric tons of opium was warehoused in Afghanistan awaiting shipment. Two months later the US was bombing Afghanistan and opium shipments resumed.
While the US issued humiliating certifications to judge countries on their ability to stop drug traffic, Big Oil produced 90% of the chemicals needed to process cocaine and heroin.
As Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Manuel Salgado put it:
This world order which professes the cult of opulence and the growing economic power of illegal drugs, doesn’t allow for any frontal attack aimed at destroying narco-trafficking because that business, which moves $400 billion annually, is far too important for the leading nations of world power to eliminate. The US…punishes those countries which don’t do enough to fight against drugs, whereas their CIA boys have built paradises of corruption throughout the world with the drug profits
The US-handpicked Afghan Prime Minister Hamid Karzai emerged after the assassination of contender Abdul Haq, who walked into a trap inside Afghanistan while supposedly under CIA protection:
That was Part 3 out of a series of articles by Henderson; the first 2 parts are also interesting but don’t focus on drugs.

In 1979 pro-Taraki militants, convinced of a CIA destabilization plot, assassinated CIA Kabul Chief of Station Spike Dubbs. On July 3, 1979 President Carter provided secret aid to Afghan warlords. Amin had Taraki executed and seized power. A few weeks later CIA-backed warlords massacred dozens of Afghan government officials in the western city of Heart
Pakistan became the third largest recipient of US military aid in the world, behind only Israel and Egypt. Much of that aid was going to arm the mujahedeen who raided Afghanistan. At the same time mujahedeen leader Sayed Ahmed Gailani was supplying the Turkish Gray Wolves syndicate with opium.
Two high-ranking Pakistani military officers were caught with 220 kilos of heroin, but were never prosecuted:

The US government gave $43 million in aid to the Taliban in 2000 and $132 million in 2001. The Taliban were told by the Bush White House to hire a Washington PR firm to scrub up their image. The firm was headed by Laila Helms- niece of former CIA Director and BCCI crony Richard Helms:

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