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CIA Created Afghan Heroin Trade

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has good reasons for trying to shut down US investigations into corruption in his government.  The Afghan aristocracy has always run the nation’s heroin trade.  But it was the CIA that created it.

(What follows is excerpted from Chapter 8: Project Frankenstein: Afghanistan: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

In 1933 King Mohammed Zaher Shah took the throne in Afghanistan, ruling the country in feudalistic fashion until he was deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud in 1973.  A handful of families including the Karzais and the Kalilzidads (Zalmay Kalilzidad is US Ambassador to Afghanistan) owned nearly all arable land, while most Afghans languished amidst some of the planet’s worst poverty.  Finally, they’d had enough.

In April 1978 King Daoud was killed in a revolution led by Nor Mohammed Taraki, who became President.  Taraki embarked upon an ambitious land reform program to help poor Afghan sharecroppers who were traditionally forced to work the land owned by the king and his cronies.  He built schools for women, who were banned from education under the monarchy.  He opened Afghan universities to the poor and introduced free health care.

When counter-revolutionary bandits began to burn down universities and girl’s schools, many Afghan’s saw the hand of the CIA.  By April 1979, a full seven months before the much-ballyhooed Soviet “invasion” of Afghanistan, US officials were meeting with corrupt Afghan warlords and oligarchs bent on overthrowing Taraki.

As the campaign of sabotage intensified, Kabul revolutionaries called on Soviet leader Leonid Brezynev to send troops to repel the bandits.  Brezynev refused.  The situation deteriorated.

Pro-Taraki militants, convinced of a CIA destabilization plot, assassinated CIA Kabul Chief of Station Spike Dubbs.  On July 3, 1979 President Jimmy Carter signed the first national security directive authorizing secret aid to Afghan warlords.  National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski said later that he had convinced Carter that in his, “…opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.”  Brzezinski, who co-founded the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller, was baiting the Soviets to invade Afghanistan.

The embattled Taraki appointed Tabizullah Amin as cabinet minister in charge of land reform.  Amin launched a brutal campaign of terror against political opponents, turning world opinion against the previously celebrated Taraki government.  Former KGB Chief Yuri Andropov believed that Amin was an agent provocateur working with the CIA to infiltrate the Kabul government, intent on discrediting its progressive agenda.

Taraki sensed the same and traveled to Moscow to consult with the Soviets on a strategy to get rid of Amin.  When he returned to Kabul, he was executed.  Amin seized power.  A few weeks later CIA-backed warlords massacred dozens of Afghan government officials in the western city of Herat.  This combination of events forced Brezynev’s hand.

In December 1979 Soviet tanks rolled across the Panshir Valley, while KGB operatives stormed the Royal Palace in Kabul.  They assassinated Tabizullah Amin and installed Babrak Karmal as the new leader of Afghanistan.  Brzezinski now had the justification he’d been looking for to begin overtly arming the counter-revolutionaries in Afghanistan.

Though the decade-long Afghan conflict killed 2 million people, Brzezinski later boasted, “That (Carter’s secret directive) was an excellent idea.  It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap.”

CIA agents streamed into Peshawar in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province.  The city lay at the foot of Khyber Pass, the gateway to Afghanistan.  Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees were flooding into Peshawar to escape the looming war.  With help from the Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), the CIA scoured the refugee camps looking for modern-day Islamic fundamentalist Assassins who were prepared to intensify the guerilla war on Kabul’s socialist government and now, to repel the Soviets from Afghanistan.

The CIA found what it needed in Hezbi-i Isbmi, a force of feudal-minded Islamist fighters assembled and trained by the Pakistani military with CIA oversight.  Their leader was Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a fanatic who in the early 1970’s had ordered his followers to throw acid into the faces of Afghan women who refused to wear their burkhas.  In 1996 Hekmatyar’s troops took Kabul in a coup against the leftist Rabbani government, then handed it over to the Taliban.  The recently released Wikileaks documents say Hekmatyar is now helping the Taliban attack US soldiers.

In 1972 Hezbi-i Isbmi murdered hundreds of left-wing students in Afghanistan then fled to Peshawar, where they escaped prosecution under the protection of the US-allied Pakistan military government.  The group was feared and despised by Afghans and Pakistanis alike, who viewed them as a terrorist organization.

The US armed these terrorists with Soviet weapons purchased from Egypt, China and Czechoslovakia.  Pakistan’s military dictator Zia ul-Huq allowed the CIA to open an intelligence station facing the Soviet Union and to use Pakistani military bases from which the CIA could fly reconnaissance over Afghanistan.  These same bases were used to give advanced guerilla warfare training to Hekmatyar’s troops, whom the Reagan State Department would soon fondly refer to as the mujahadeen.

President Zia’s 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 mujahadeen who launched raids into Afghanistan, seizing large chunks of real estate and immediately planting it to poppies.  Between 1982-83 opium harvests along the Afghan/Pakistani border doubled in size, and by 1984 Pakistan was exporting 70% of the world’s heroin.

During that time the CIA Station in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, became the largest spook den in the world.  It was no coincidence that Golden Crescent heroin output soon surpassed that of the Golden Triangle, just as the CIA was launching its biggest operation since Vietnam.

While Hekmatyar’s troops planted poppies, another mujahadeen leader, Sayed Ahmed Gailani, was supplying the Turkish Gray Wolves syndicate with Pathan opium.  Gailani was a wealthy Afghan aristocrat with ties to former King Zaher Shah.  He owned the Peugeot dealership in Kabul and his drug smuggling was underwritten by the Saudis.  Hekmatyar himself ran six heroin labs in Baluchistan Province.

But Hekmatyar and Gailani were merely following in the footsteps of Vang Pao, Phoumi Nosavan and Khun Sa, the CIA’s heroin warlords of the Golden Triangle.

In the 1980’s Pakistan became the world’s poster child for political corruption.  The Islamabad junta’s unflagging support for Reagan’s mujahadeen was at the root of the corruption.  A senior US official stated that, “key Hekmatyar commanders close to the ISI run heroin laboratories in SW Pakistan and the ISI cooperates in heroin operations”.  In September 1985 the Pakistan Herald reported that military trucks belonging to the National Logistics Cell of the Pakistan Army were being used to transport arms from the Port of Karachi to Peshawar on behalf of the CIA, and that those same trucks were returning to Karachi sealed by the Pakistani military and loaded with heroin.  The practice, according to the Herald, had been going on since 1981, just as Hekmatyar’s forces began planting poppies.

Two high-ranking Pakistani military officers were caught with 220 kilos of heroin, but were never prosecuted.  Golden Crescent heroin captured 60% of the US market and bricks of hashish appeared in US cities stamped with a logo of two crossed AK-47 assault rifles circled by the words, “Smoke Out the Soviets”.  From 1982-92, roughly the period of US involvement in Afghanistan, heroin addiction in the US rose by 50%.  All the while Nancy Reagan was telling us all to “Just Say No”.

For the sake of the oligarchs and their CIA hatchet men, Karzai had better keep the shredder running.  There are lots of skeletons in the Afghan closet.

Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel.  You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @ www.deanhenderson.wordpress.com

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9 thoughts on “CIA Created Afghan Heroin Trade

  1. A+ would read again

    Posted by mode20100 | August 27, 2010, 5:54 pm
  2. Obama turned up in Pakistan in 1981 and later worked for BCI, a CIA front company that paid his college debts. His mother also worked for various CIA fronts and while in Pakistan the Asian Development Bank . Right when the CIA was creating the Afghan heroin trade.

    Makes you go hmmmm.

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, an advisor to Obama on foreign policy, was also there setting up what would later become Al Qaeda to liberate the heroin supply from the Soviets.

    Makes you go hmmmm.

    Now why are we in Afghanistan now? Anyone know what their cash crop is?

    Makes you go hmmmm.

    Posted by Rupert Chappelle | November 10, 2012, 12:22 pm
  3. We americans think the CIA is american , it is not .It is central all right , the Jesuits which has taken over the catholic church and in fact most of the world , via knight hoods , masonic orders , brotherhoods , universities and the banking system of the world via the FEDS and IMF . The OTO or the Opus DEI controls the Royal families of the world and it is the Mafia of the world and it PURE Lucifer worship and it is a pure LUST of death and blood sacrifice . The CIA is the OTO and is pure Lucifer worship and it has become the CONGRESS of the the united corporations . Follow the money , who prints the money , where is the money , what is Opium used for ? One answer …… NWO . Hey you Irish catholics , who do you think killed the first irish catholic president ….. the Mafia ! In fact , the Irish is part of the lost sheep of the House of Israel as is the Germans , French ,Russians and even the French Canadians ! Does it get worse , probably.

    Posted by carl | November 10, 2012, 5:24 pm
  4. Rumour has it that poppy production is on the up in Myanmar/Burma…as the west becomes more positive about the regime..and as sectarian violence escalates.

    Posted by opus diablos | November 11, 2012, 11:25 am
  5. Pat Tillman couldn’t see why he was asked to guard a poppy field instead of destroying it. The good and the naive die young.

    Posted by shropster | November 11, 2012, 4:24 pm
  6. I believe that the original idea for Afghanistan was to sell the opium (it is always have been a part of their culture so they do know how to handle it) for the medical reasons worldwide and grow and develop the country on the money they have earned, what it had become…… as usual ego, greed et. Nothing new and very sad. :( Thank you very much for your postings. :)

    Posted by marinaalbin | November 12, 2012, 7:34 am
  7. It is very obvious to me that the reason that we are in Afghanistan has much to do with the poppies. Then of course there is the money from all the weapons as well. Wasn’t the premise of our involvement there to root out Bin Laden? Well, supposedly that was accomplished so why still there? And
    why are the poppie fields still in existence?
    Nice work Dean

    Posted by Leslie | November 16, 2012, 10:09 pm
  8. WARMONGER BARONS CONTROL THE DRUG PRODUCTION IN AFGHANISTAN

    ” The United States wants to stay in Afghanistan in order to keep its profitable heroin business in the country, a political analyst says.
    “The only reason the United States would stay there frankly is to keep its multi-hundred-billion-dollar heroin business going. The business of Afghanistan has always been heroin. There’s no other reason the US was involved,” senior editor at Veterans Today Gordon Duff told Press TV on Thursday.
    “The people of Afghanistan have made it very clear they don’t want the United States there,” he added………………………………………..
    “When the United States went into Afghanistan in 2001, Afghanistan had ended almost every aspect of narcotics production,” Duff said. “As of last week, Afghanistan was producing 98 percent of the world’s… heroin.”
    The United Nations reported last month that Afghanistan produced record levels of opium in 2013.
    Cultivation of opium poppies, which are processed into heroin, rose 36 percent, amounting to 209,000 hectares.
    Afghanistan remains the world’s largest opium producer – last year accounting for 75 percent of the world’s heroin supply.
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2013/12/06/us-aims-to-stay-in-afghanistan-for-heroin-business.html
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2013/12/12/afghanistan-in-the-strategic-plans-of-iran.html

    ” Russia will bring its existential fight against the opium war targeting its youth — whose addiction rates have expanded in parallel to the massive increase in opium planting and heroin trafficking during the 13-year NATO presence in Afghanistan — to the UN Security Council, a move supported by China. U.S.-Russia joint collaboration on anti-narcotics is one of the only working- group relationships that has survived the Obama Administration and British geopolitical intrigues. It should be a new addition to the collaborative efforts on Syria and Iran, and, could become a decisive flank against the drug-money-saturated banking system, a favorite theme of Ivanov. It is only our enemies, and the stupidity of Washington’s Beltway idiots, that prevent the U.S. joining this effort. ” http://larouchepac.com/node/28902

    ” Costa’s blunt statements come in face of another strategic development which is not headline news yet. Russia, with the backing of China, wants to push a UN Security Council-sanctioned crackdown on narcotrafficking onto the international agenda. The utter failure of NATO to deal with the 40x boom in heroin production in Afghanistan in the midst of its massive military presence there since 2001 and its upcoming withdrawal, has led to a simmering revolt, which is demanding action against the heroin economy. Viktor Ivanov, the head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Agency, recently announced that Russia was putting this on the agenda of the June 2014 G-8 meeting in Sochi.
    Within the United States, a boom of heroin addiction, including in supposedly-affluent middle class neighborhoods, plus debate on the NATO Afghan debacle, and its heroin boom legacy, has opened the door for increased U.S.-Russian collaboration against the global reach of Afghan-produced heroin. As with Syria and Iran, this U.S.-Russia collaboration must now take on the criminal banking system protecting the accumulated trillions of dollars from decades of narotics trafficking, be it cocaine or heroin.
    Russian financial intelligence expert Konstantin Sorokin emphasized in his Sept. 6 Executive Intelligence Review interview that U.S. Russia collaboration is key to defeating the drug cartels and their bankers, and thus the legalization drive. http://www.larouchepub.com/other/interviews/2013/4035sorokin_v_laundering.htmlhttp://larouchepac.com/node/29007

    WHO HAS CONCRETE INTERESTS IN THE CULTIVATION OF OPIUM POPPIES IN AFGHANISTAN ?

    Prince Charles Inspects His Mother’s Poppy Fields in Helmand
    April 15, 2010 • 9:00AM

    On March 25-26, Prince Charles visited British troops in Afghanistan, becoming the most senior royal to visit British troops there. He received a briefing from Gen. Stanley McChrystal, U.S. commander [editor confused whether it is "British" or "U.S." commander] of all foreign troops in the country. The Guardian reported that “during a two-day visit amid tight security, he was flown by Chinook helicopter to Lashkar Gar, capital of Helmand province, where he met local leaders, the Governor Gulab Mangal, and British soldiers at a patrol base surrounded by opium poppy and wheat fields (emphasis added).”
    It was not reported where Prince Charles met McChrystal, for example, in a poppy field, a heroin laboratory, or on a carpet, where the Prince was sitting cross-legged socializing with the local governor. Associated Press reported that “the 61-year-old heir to the British throne said troops can keep themselves busy in the field, but for the relatives left behind, it’s ‘ghastly.’” However, the Prince did not identify what the troops were keeping themselves busy with.
    The AP shamelessly, but ironically, reports: “Britain has lost 276 troops since the war began in 2001. British soldiers have mainly been tasked with battling the Taliban in Helmand, the center of Afghanistan’s illegal narcotics trade that has financed the militant group.”
    AP added that “Prince Charles crisscrossed Helmand by helicopter, flying over the canals, poppy fields, and mud compounds that make up much of the district. He met with local leaders in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, sitting crossed-legged on a cushion as he talked about the situation in Helmand.”
    It further revealed the setting where the British troops are keeping themselves busy: “At Patrol Base Pimon, nestled among the blooming pink poppy fields of Nad Ali, he met some of the 140 British troops holding the front line and was told by commanding officer Maj. Ian Lindsay-German: ‘It’s a lot more quiet out there now, but it hasn’t been cleared fully’ of insurgents.”
    However, clearing the fields of opium poppy is not on the agenda.
    With this visit, the British are probably making it clear that Helmand might become the capital of what would be left of Afghanistan, when the catastrophic Obama Administration policy comes to a crushing defeat, and Kabul is abandoned to its fate in a sectarian and ethnically divided Afghanistan. Therefore, Helmand Province is of more interest for the British to keep quiet and “economically thriving” with the help of such American dupes as President Obama and General McChrystal. Helmand, whose Governor Mangal is being groomed by the British royals as a great tribal leader (as the British royals are themselves, oligarchical tribe leaders), is being portrayed as the stable and well-governed region of Afghanistan, unlike the “corrupt” President Karzai’s Kabul. ” http://larouchepac.com/node/14178

    obama THAT KEEPS THE U.S. TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN IS A SERVANT OF THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND OF GOLDMAN SACHS.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2011/may/24/barack-obama-uk-state-visit-in-pictures?picture=374933181
    (Obama Keeps One Campaign Promise: Make America Subservient To The British Empire http://larouchepac.com/node/18251 )
    ( Obama and Holder: Drug Pushers for the Queen http://larouchepac.com/node/28233 )
    http://prof77.wordpress.com/politics/an-updated-list-of-goldman-sachs-ties-to-the-obama-government-including-elena-kagan/

    ALSO ITALY KEEPS ITS TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN.
    THE PRESIDENT OF ITALY napolitano IS ANOTHER SERVANT OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY.
    ” The Queen is spending a second day in hospital where she is being assessed for symptoms of gastroenteritis…….
    All official engagements for this week, including the Queen’s trip to Rome, will be either cancelled or postponed………………………
    The Queen had been due to spend two days in Rome with the Duke of Edinburgh next weekend, at the invitation of Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano.”
    http://itvradionigeria.com/news/queen-elizabeth-second-day-in-hospital-with-stomach-bug/
    “The Prince Charles heir to the Crown of England and his wife Camilla arrived Sunday in Italy for a two days visit…….the royal couple was received Sunday evening in Rome
    by the italian president Giorgio Napolitano ”
    http://www.lapresse.ca/environnement/200904/26/01-850491-charles-et-camilla-pour-le-climat-en-italie.php
    THE PRIME MINISTER OF ITALY enrico letta IS PUPPET OF GOLDMAN SACHS BECAUSE HIS UNCLE gianni letta IS “A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gianni_Letta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Letta

    NATO THAT IS CONTROLLED BY THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL HAS STRONG RELATIONS ALSO WITH GOLDMAN SACHS.
    The former prime minister of Italy mario ” Monti is a leading member of the exclusive Bilderberg Group. He has also been an international advisor to Goldman Sachs[53] and The Coca-Cola Company.He has also been a member of the “Senior European Advisory Council” of Moody’s and he is one of the members of the “Business and Economics Advisors Group” of the Atlantic Council. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Monti

    THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY AND GOLDMAN SACHS ARE TIGHTLY LINKED WITH THE ROTHSCHILDS.
    ” Lord JACOB ROTHSCHILD, the behind-the-scenes controller of the Inter-Alpha Group, was a partner at Rothschild at the time he set up the Inter-Alpha Group in 1971, using its resources and then leaving in 1980 to continue his special mission, which includes advising the genocidal British Crown and managing the funds of Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall, to finance his kooky, “green” schemes.” http://unitednationsoffilm.com/?p=1728
    Coordinates: 51°50′32″N 0°56′16″W http://www.thefullwiki.org/Waddesdon_Manor http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waddesdon
    ” Prince Charles already played polo with EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD in his student years and later set up the Interfaith consultations with him. ”
    http://www.gnosticliberationfront.com/people_with_the_endless_bios.htm
    EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD ” In 1989, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II,[2] for whom he serves as a financial adviser. ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Robert_de_Rothschild http://www.breathingenglishair.blogspot.fr/2012/04/ascott-house-buckinghamshire.html
    Coordinates: 51°53′43.62″N 0°42′22.23″W http://www.thefullwiki.org/Ascott_House
    THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY HAS THE CONTROL OF THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-charles-dumps-rbs-boss-372885
    BUT THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND IS RELATED ALSO WITH THE EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD OWNED BY BENJAMIN DE ROTHSCHILD
    ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_de_Rothschild ) AND BY HIS WIFE ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariane_de_Rothschild ) FOR EXAMPLE THROUGH THE PERSONS OF LAURA SCOLAN AND MARK PHILLIPS,ETC..
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/laura-scolan/a/ba1/7b7 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-phillips/4/5b9/772
    http://www.lejdd.fr/Economie/Images/Les-plus-grosses-fortunes-de-France/Benjamin-de-Rothschild-206941
    Coordinates: 46°14’6″N 6°8’34″E http://wikimapia.org/6825620/fr/Chateau-de-Pregny http://www.panoramio.com/photo/77169200

    WHO CONTROLS GOLDMAN SACHS ?
    GOLDMAN SACHS IS CONNECTED ALSO WITH WARREN BUFFET A FRIEND OF THAT FAILED FATHER CALLED JACOB ROTHSCHILD AND OF EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1080664/Nat-Rothschild-naughty-boy-says-mother-law.html
    Lord JACOB ROTHSCHILD “Hosted the European Economic Round Table conference in 2002 at Waddesdon Manor, attended by such figures as James Wolfensohn, Nicky Oppenheimer, Warren Buffet, and Arnold Schwarzenegger ” https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/organisations/introduction/PEHI_Jacob_de_Rothschild_bio.htm https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/organisations/introduction/PEHI_Evelyn_de_Rothschild_bio.htm
    The same Warren Buffet, that is chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, ” agreed to purchase $5 billion in Goldman’s preferred stock “.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldman_Sachs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkshire_Hathaway
    GOLDMAN SACHS IS CONNECTED ALSO WITH THE EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD. http://uk.linkedin.com/in/ruperttipler
    http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Christoph-Ladanyi/23971288
    THE EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD IS OWNED BY BENJAMIN DE ROTHSCHILD ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_de_Rothschild ) AND BY HIS WIFE ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariane_de_Rothschild )
    http://www.lejdd.fr/Economie/Images/Les-plus-grosses-fortunes-de-France/Benjamin-de-Rothschild-206941
    ” Benjamin de Rothschild, only son of the late Edmond de Rothschild, was a classic case of great expectations gone astray. Despite being groomed for greatness from a young age, as a teenager he skipped university and instead headed for Los Angeles with dreams of being a film producer. In LA he started taking drugs, and ended up on heroin. Meanwhile, he failed to make it into Hollywood’s charmed circle and bombed as a film-maker. ”
    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/poor-little-rich-boys-1097744.html

    Posted by bat13 | December 13, 2013, 2:35 pm

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