Drug mafia, CIA blamed for sacking of Afghan governor

Drug mafia, CIA blamed for sacking of Afghan governor
Devlin Buckley, 12/11/06

The American Monitor

In a country flooded with narcotics traffickers and corrupt government officials, one of Afghanistan’s few remaining ‘clean’ governors, Mohammed Daud, has been removed from his position, and many are blaming the drug mafia and the CIA for his abrupt dismissal.

Daud was appointed at the request of the British government in order to oversee Helmand province, the country’s largest opium producing region. The former and now possibly future governor of Helmand, Sher Muhammad Akhunzada, whom Daud replaced earlier this year, has been widely implicated in the drug trade.

Contrary to Akhunzada, “British officials regarded Mr Daud as the cleanest governor in Afghanistan and hoped that his extensive experience in development would help to win over Helmand’s population,” The Times reported.

Last month, however, the British government expressed frustration with the effort, pointing to the fact that Afghan President Hamid Karzai continued to meet with the former governor, Akhunzada. Adding further strain on the situation, Karzai appointed Akhunzada as a Senator and made his brother, Amir Muhammad Akhundzada, Daud's deputy.

"The president is undermining his own governor," one British official told The Times. "It doesn’t help what we’re trying to do."

It would appear U.S. officials, particularly from the Central Intelligence Agency, were influencing Karzai’s actions, undercutting the efforts of their British counterparts. Moreover, as The Independent reported, “British sources have blamed pressure from the CIA for President Hamid Karzai's decision to dismiss Mohammed Daud as governor".

“The Americans knew Daud was a main British ally,” one official explained to The Independent, “yet they deliberately undermined him and told Karzai to sack him.”

The U.S. apparently favors Daud's predecessor and purported drug lord, Akhunzada...



The arrogance of the pr*cks never ceases to amaze me, more and more people are waking up to the realisty of their power-play techniques and they still continue down the path of not even showing a basic recognition of the ground-swell.

Then again, give them enuff rope maybe the will keep on hanging themselves proving the validity of the truth movement!

CCC-Media: Watch, Read, Think - Decide!

CIA: "Cocaine Importing Agency"

OK, "heroin" in this case.....

Any substance that is

Any substance that is declared illegal will always be profitable to traffic.

 Let us not forget a lesson from our "Founding Fathers", cultivating tobacco was ILLEGAL in England!

Same game, the players are just different... 

surprise, surprise

I'm surprised..... The Brits appear to have a tinge of honor. No wonder they are surprised by the neocons.... by our government's behavior. Neocons either foster the havoc of divide and conquer or, in the cae of the poppies..... the foster funding sources. At least in the CIA manifestation......

Any who are not ashamed have no sense of justice.

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free" (Goethe)..... a paraphrase from V: Cast aside the illusions. Only when you are finally hopeless can you truly be free.