Monday, April 8, 2013
Carlos Ghosn Connected to Those That Funded Al Qaeda. Does Anyone Care? Why Does Tennessee Give So Much Money to Terrorist Supporters?
Mr. Vickers funneled weapons to, among others, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Jalaluddin Haqqani, both now morphed into Afghan insurgent leaders who are fighting the United States.
“Yes, most of my colleagues from those days are now on the dark side,” Mr. Vickers acknowledged in a recent interview in his antiseptic office. “We were well aware that they weren’t the ideal allies.” Nonetheless, he said, “You make a deal with the devil to defeat another devil.”
The U.S. says that all of its funds went to native Afghan rebels and denies that any of its funds were used to supply Osama bin Laden or foreign Arab mujahideen. However, even a portion of those native Afghan rebels would form parts of the Taliban, fighting against the US military.
Critics of U.S. foreign policy consider Operation Cyclone to be substantially responsible for setting in motion the events that led to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 commonly known as the term blowback. The early foundations of al-Qaida were allegedly built in part on relationships and weaponry that came from the billions of dollars in U.S. support for the Afghan mujahadin during the war to expel Soviet forces from that country. However, scholars such as Jason Burke, Steve Coll, Peter Bergen, Christopher Andrew, and Vasily Mitrokhin have argued that Osama Bin Laden was "outside of CIA eyesight" and that there is "no support" in any "reliable source" for "the claim that the CIA funded bin Laden or any of the other Arab volunteers who came to support the mujahideen." Pilots that did the gun running "might" know and that could be why they had to flee the country
It's my opinion that the political operatives connected to Operation Cyclone .. feared "witch hunts"... Those were connected to Sal Russo who is the current leader of the Tea Party Express and is Sarah Palin's puppet master. FYI- Sal was BIG in the Reagan admin. It's my understanding that Sal Russo was NOT big in the Bush "H" administration.
Now I was just a person that did not do much so "this" is just my opinion. My opinion was directly asked for by Oliver North HE wanted to know what I "thought".... creepy. I think I might be the only person that ever told him to "his face" what I thought of the Iranian arms stuff. I will take a lie detector if requested by the Feds & or the Senate Intelligence committee. Oliver North did a LOT of fundraising for former congresman Bill Baker and Bill Baker did NOT like Dora Kingsley who was connected the Rove People... Voila. Dora told me to "only" give information to the person that "pays me" and I got a little nervous when a few times I was paid TWICE. Yes!!! During the 1992/1993 internal battle of control for the heart of the Republican party I played on BOTH sides. It was an ACCIDENT. Just ask people that knew me back then.
Yes!!! I did go to visit people in Bahrain and Kuwait. This was during the transition time from Bush to Clinton. I just went because I was told to take the opportunity to see things. I was a "tourist". At that time the "deep clean" was happening in reference to the Lockerbie issues. President Clinton would bring in his own diplomats. I don't know anything.
After President Clinton started "getting going" people that I knew were terrified. I did not understand why. This is odd: In the early 90's I was asked if I wanted to work as a "travel agent" in DC at the White House & I said NO to the people that were connected to Sal Russo. Because the salaries were low and at that time I started learning political opposition research/vetting from an operative that was connected to Karl Rove. I've said before that Dora Kingsley taught me campaign skills and took me to events that were interesting. She taught me about the joy of owning St John's :):)
Why would I want as a job "travel agent" paying about 20K?
The operatives connected to Rove that I was around in the late 80's and early 90's were ALL about campaigns demographics and domestic stuff.
In 1993 I was asked about going to Georgia.... My first "thought" was I get to go to the Coca Cola museum. I was NOT a person that "led" I was just a "friendly fixture" who people would treat like one of those cages from crab hunting. They would cast me out into the ocean and see what I brought back. To be candid - it was fun. Until it got "creepy".... When people I knew started disappearing.... OUCH.
For the record I was "not happy" with those from Texas & Mississippi that discriminated. I'm hoping there going to "fix it"....
After attending the 1992 RNC convention with an access all areas badge my grandfather wanted me to tell him about Jeb. I told him I could not get near him & he had too much security (he was considered the heir apparent) but I told my grandfather I had an opinion on his brother George. He told me he did not want to hear about George "nobody would ever take him seriously".... (it's kindof funny.. I wish he lived long enough so I could tell him I did NOT waste my time....)
It's my opinion the "sleazy" stuff that happened globally connected to CIA drug trafficking is connected to those that hijacked the Tea Party. Sorry Sal. It's time YOU came clean. He's now part of the "anti-hawk GOP faction".... Sal Russo is the man connected to the mafia that helped the "contras".... OMG!!! someone had to sell the coke so money could be used to buy arms to help end communism.
In December 1993 I fled California because I was told to be "out of sight" people feared that I could be hunted. I was "really confused"...I will send list to Senator Dianne Feinstein of people that will vouch that I left my friends and the life that I loved.... and I did not return calls, weddings & my mom did not have an address.. She did NOT give out my #)
The devil these days is Al Qaeda, and Mr. Vickers is more cautious than Mr. Panetta in declaring it on the verge of collapse. (The defense secretary said in July that the United States was “within reach of strategically defeating Al Qaeda.”) In Mr. Vickers’s assessment, there are perhaps four important Qaeda leaders left in Pakistan, and 10 to 20 leaders over all in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Even if the United States kills them all in drone strikes, Mr. Vickers said, “You still have Al Qaeda, the idea.”
Nicolas Sarkozy, then budget minister and was also Edouard Balladur's spokesman.Both have denied any involvement in Karachi Affair. On 3 July 2012, French police raided former French PresidentNicolas Sarkozy residence and office as part of their probe into claims that he was involved in illegal political campaign financing. The allegations are related to the Pakistan Agosta submarine commissions used in political campaigns.
Karachi Affair (Urdu: ماجرہ کراچی ) refers to the commissions and kickbacks paid by France when it sold Agosta submarines to Pakistan and the May 8, 2002 terrorist attack in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. In 1994, France negotiated a deal to sell three Agosta-class submarines to Pakistan for a sum equivalent to €826 million (£684m, $996m). The commissions of 6.25% of the contract amount, approximately €50 million was paid out. In accordance with standard procedure back then, only in 2000 did France sign an OECD convention outlawing commissions, some 50m Euros were paid as 'sweeteners' to various senior Pakistani military and political leaders.
These contracts are believed to have resulted in kickbacks which allegedly financed the campaign of former Prime Minister Edouard Balladur to French presidential election, 1995. In Pakistan, the commission enriched many military officers and political leaders. In 2002, when former French President Jacques Chirac was elected, he cancelled the commissions and kickbacks, angering many officials in Pakistan.Increasing evidence suggests that cancellation of the commissions, ordered by former French President Jacques Chirac, was decided after it was discovered they were in part re-routed back to France to fund political activities of Chirac's principal political rival, Prime Minister Edouard Balladur. Some intelligence reports allege that the May 8, 2002 terrorist attack that killed 11 French technicians in Karachi was in retaliation for unpaid commissions. Some intelligence reports allege that Pakistan Army's ISI intelligence used part of these commission to finance the Kashmiri freedom fighters in the Indian occupiedKashmir. Some reports point to Harkat-ul Mujahideen al-Alami allied to al-Qaeda that allegedly carried out the terrorist attack.