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GULBUDDIN HIKMATYAR, “BUSH TERRORIST MASTERMIND” AND BIN LADEN ASSOCIATE WORKING FOR U.S.?
WHAT ELSE HAVE WE BEEN LYING ABOUT?
By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor
For many months, our sources in Pakistan, including the country’s top military advisers, have been telling us that “top terrorist” Gulbuddin Hikmatyar, a man being hunted by the Delta Force, CIA and thousands of American troops, was advising American negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan. We had been told that he had been a “trusted source” for many years, including the years that the US listed him as a top bin Laden lieutenant. If this was true, and we have since learned it is, then most of what we had all been told about the Bush “war on terror” had been total baloney.
Friends in Afghanistan have known Hikmatyar all his life. Some don’t care for him much, although he was Prime Minister in 93 and 94. During the war against the Soviet Union, Hikmatyar was the primary CIA contact in Afghanistan, channeling nearly $1 billion dollars in aid to fighters there assisting the CIA’s top asset, a Saudi named Usama bin Laden. I had wanted to meet with Hikmatyar but was warned it would be a violation of law, even for a journalist, and I would be arrested, as so many others have been, not just for talking to him, but for knowing people who know him or even communicating with his “associates.” It was all called “material support of terrorism” and it was all a lie.
IT GOES SO MUCH FURTHER THAN THIS
Last month, Jeff Gates I attended private military briefings in Pakistan. Along with briefings by various services, our staff from Pakistan and Afghanistan, including Maj. Mujtaba, Gen. Asif Haroon Raja, Dr. Tarik Jan, Fayyaz Shah and others were briefed by former Chairman, JCOS Pakistan Admiral Sirohey, former Army Chief of Staff Mirza Aslam Beg, Dr. S.M. Rahman, former PsyOps Chief, Lt. General Hamid Gul, former Director General ISI and most of the top military staff that coordinated our efforts to remove the Soviets from Afghanistan. We then met with political party leaders and were briefed by the nations top think tanks. A few things became more than a bit clear.
Not only did nothing we were told by both official and unofficial sources match up with what was being reported in the news, we were able to verify that America had been involved in a vast and complex campaign of disinformation and deception against the American public, one designed to, not only blame Pakistan and everyone else for the deteriorating situation in the region but that American policies showed clear indications of America’s real purpose in Afghanistan being something very different than stated.
MARJEH, AFGHANISTAN, SURROUNDED BY OPIUM FIELDS
No group has ever met with people who have personally known all the leaders the Bush administration had designated as terrorist, including bin Laden. Without breaking personal confidences, one thing was clear. It is a humiliation for Pakistan, a country that is fighting for its life in a war against terrorism that has killed thousands there, including family members of some I met, to have to pretend to hunt for bin Laden, who all of us admitted had died many years before. In meetings with people whose names, out of courtesy I omit, we all looked across the room from each other and rolled our eyes back into our heads. The general agreement is that the Easter Bunny would be easier to find that bin Laden and represents a greater threat to American security.
Bin Laden, himself, is an enigma. Most of the statements credited him when he was alive were mistranslated. According to those who are the world’s foremost experts on bin Laden and military operations in the region, bin Laden never had a major following nor was he ever in control of any worldwide terrorist organization. In fact, the other major terrorist leader, Mullah Omar, when described by close associates of the American effort in Afghanistan, is also described as never a terrorist leader of any kind. Mullah Omar is spoken of, in general, with great affection and seen as a folk hero by millions. Where Hikmatyar has enemies and a reputation for brutality while working for the CIA, Mullah Omar is greatly respected. Nobody sees Omar, or most of the other leaders we list as major international terrorists as anything but minor players with little more than bodyguards and household staff. Everyone “in the know” claims the US simply makes it all up just to fool the public.
WHY TARGET BIN LADEN?
Bin Laden’s history is a strange one. His family has had direct ties to the Bush family for years, with close friendships and complex financial interrelationships. On at least one occasion, George “W” Bush was bailed out of a business failure by bin Laden money. The bin Laden’s were the portal that former Reagan administration cabinet officers used to get into business with Saudi Arabia, making billions in profits through takeovers of several major American arms companies. Nearly 100 billion dollars, most from “Operation Desert Storm” countries is managed by Bush and his associates, investing in everything from arms, to slave labor operations in the Middle East to the ownership of Dunkin Donuts.
President George “W” Bush’s first priority after 9/11 was to get all bin Laden family members out of the United States and away from the FBI. The next flight out, when every other plane was grounded, went to Israel.
What we do know about Usama bin Laden is that he denied any direct involvement in 9/11. Any reports to the contrary have all been discredited and traced back to agencies fronting for Israeli intelligence services. Another thing we know is that Usama bin Laden worked for the CIA for years. We are also told that he was moved from place to place on American planes and received medical care at US facilities for advanced kidney disease. FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has confirmed that bin Laden and other terrorist leader were regular passengers on US government flights. The FBI called these passengers, “bin Ladens” in official documents. Attorney General John Ashcroft ordered Sibel Edmonds silenced for 6 years. Now the press has a “blackout” on her testimony, statements supported by documentation that prove many high officials of the Bush administration and members of congress to be involved in espionage against the United States.
GULBUDDIN AND THE FAILED MYTH OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
Thus, when I had been told all that time that the great terrorist leader, one busy planning attacks against the United States, Gulbuddin Hikmatyar, has been working with us all along, and that other “major leaders” were never leaders at all and that bin Laden was never really the “bin Laden” we thought, it all comes apart. Combining that with the FBI revelations that the US has been flying, not only terrorists around but plane loads of opium and it all falls apart. There are no terrorist leaders, there are no international terrorist organizations and those “all too timely” terror attacks we seem to have are no more real than the phony bin Laden tapes the Israelis send us.
If Gulbuddin was ours when we were supposedly out hunting him, was bin Laden also? Mullah Omar? The others? In fact, we seemed to have gotten out of the Bush years, with not only no credible intelligence on anything but even our useless information has now proven unusable as it also was illegally obtained through wiretaps that violated criminal law.
Is it any surprise that dozens of people died today in attacks in Iraq, the country we supposedly pacified at a cost in lives and money that has yet to be tabulated?
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