Afghanistan

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...

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Def. Sec. Nominee: Arming Afghan Mujahhadin was "most consequential" of CIA's "important successes"

It is official, Donald Rumsfeld is out and former CIA Director Robert Gates, if confirmed, will be in as the new Defense Secretary. As usual, the more you read, the worse it get...

In November of 1999, Mr. Gates openly expressed his satisfaction with the arming of the Afghan Mujahhadin during the 1980s, a covert policy that gave rise to 'al-Qaeda'.

At a Texas A&M University Dinner, Mr. Gates stated the following:

"Operationally, CIA had important successes in covert action. Perhaps the most consequential of all was Afghanistan where CIA, with its management, funneled billions of dollars in supplies and weapons to the Mujahhadin, and the resistance was thus able to fight the vaunted Soviet army to a standoff and eventually force a political decision to withdraw."

To his credit, Gates does acknowledge that the "training and weapons we provided after the conflicts ended sometimes were put to unwelcome purposes and even used in actions hostile to US interests," but nonetheless, he states, "All in all, CIA uniquely among the world's intelligence services, endeavored to conduct its operations according to presidential directive under the rule of law and in every way possible consistent with American values. ... In sum, CIA in my view was remarkably successful".

The Afghanistan War

This was the first place American troops were sent. It's often referred to as the "forgotten war" because the media barely covers it anymore.

The objective of the invasion? To hunt down and kill Osama Bin Laden. Instead, we let him escape through Tora Bora.

The Taliban has resurfaced, and is coming on strong. The country now provides 92% of the world's opium.

The murders that took place on 9/11, were a crime. As Donna Marsh O'Connor said, committed by men. Not a country. By men.

I think it's important we found out who those men were, and not hold an entire country accountable for the actions of a few.

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News Footage From Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. Could All Be Fake

The fake "War on Terror" is being driven by public opinion it seems. Whenever the mainstream media televises their propaganda events from the Middle East, Americans seem to stand behind it.

We have no proof that any of these "videos" are of real events...

 

People need to understand that ANY video - EVEN LIVE VIDEO - can be fake. This article from Technology Review explains all the details about realtime, live, on-the-fly video manipulation, deleting/editing/inserting prerecorded footage into live feed as it's happening.

 

AFGHAN WARRIOR: THE LIFE & DEATH OF ABDUL HAQ


AFGHAN WARRIOR: THE LIFE & DEATH OF ABDUL HAQ
BBC TWO Wednesday 18 February 2004 11.20pm-12.45am

The remarkable story of Abdul Haq, warrior, peacemaker, visionary and martyr, whose fight to bring Afghanistan freedom and peace brought about his death.

DIRECTOR INTERVIEW: MALCOLM BRINKWORTH

BBC Four: For people who've never heard of Abdul Haq, why was he an important figure?
Malcolm Brinkworth: First, he was probably one of the most successful and respected commanders during the Soviet-Afghanistan War. Secondly, he was a man of principal. He espoused all the kinds of banners we think we stand for in the West, like truth, honesty and integrity. All the people who worked with him during that war said he had no anger or division over ethnicity, over which tribe or part of Afghanistan you came from. Thirdly, he was also the man who got things done. He was a highly effective commander and organiser. Everywhere we went in our research, most people agreed that Abdul Haq was one of the most important figures in Afghanistan. That's why the Pakistan officials and the ISI didn't really like him. Haq wouldn't tow the line. When I was looking at the whole history of the last 25 years it became clear that you can see the whole conflict through Haq's eyes. You can understand what happened in the Soviet-Afghan War, you can understand the way the Pakistan Government and the CIA played things out, and you can also understand what then led to the kind of climate that made Afghanistan turn itself into a terrorist state.

Pipelines To 9/11

Pretty good article that gives a little history of Aghanistan and the Taliban, some discussion of alternative theories at the end, check it out:

http://countercurrents.org/us-ruijter170806.htm

However, if we stick to the facts, and throw out all the information that comes from unverifiable sources, our world looks very different. This research article is intended to reveal the facts that lead to the US invasion of Afghanistan and to reveal the logical place of the 9/11events in that context. It is not meant to offend anyone. Don't read it if you are pleased with the "official" version of our history.
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