Pakistan Could Be Linked To OBL – But The CIA Defninitely Is
In fact, the connection between not only Pakistan but the United States and al-Qaeda is plain as day and has been so for over a decade. Our memory hole media just doesn’t report it.
Maktab al-Khidamat, or MAK for short, was the primary cash funneling tool for the Afghan war against the Soviets beginning in 1979 and continuing until the end of the 1980s. A CIA official involved in the Afghan war claimed that the CIA directly funded MAK.
Robert Gates said that in 1985 and 1986, the CIA “examined ways to increase their participation, perhaps in the form of some sort of ‘international brigade,’” and the result was MAK and the Afghan Mujahideen that would later splinter off into the Taliban and al-Qaeda, both supported by Pakistani intelligence.
Even the 9/11 white wash commission admitted that MAK was al-Qaeda’s precursor.
The Khost tunnel system, instrumental in protecting the Taliban after the U.S. invaded the country, was built with the assistance of the CIA, according to The Guardian, The Pittsburgh Pot-Gazette and other sources that have since found the memory hole.
“MAK [is] nurtured by Pakistan’s state security services, the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, the CIA’s primary conduit for conducting the covert war against Moscow’s occupation,” the corporate media reported in 1998, before everything changed.
Bin Laden moved to Peshawar explicitly to run MAK and linked up with opium smuggler Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is also in bed with the ISI and the CIA. This is reported by Le Monde in France three days after 9/11, but not a word of it in the U.S. media.
Hekmatyar and others were handpicked by Pakistani intelligence.
The brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a suspected kingpin of the country’s booming opium trade, has been on the CIA payroll since 2001. U.S. troops routinely patrol opium fields in Afghanistan.
MAK was so instrumental in the war against the Soviets, it was allowed to open a branch office in Brooklyn. It was located inside the al-Farouq mosque and run in part by Jamal al-Fadl, a founding member of al-Qaeda. A Fort Bragg, North Carolina, military instructor, Ali Mohamed, met regularly with folks who would later be associated with al-Qaeda at the al-Farouq mosque.
The CIA worked hard to block any investigation of MAK’s operations in the U.S.
But now that we are expected to believe Obama bagged Osama, none of this matters. It is ancient history. It won’t be allowed to intrude on the feel-good flag-waving atmosphere as Obama gets ready to travel to Ground Zero on Manhattan to make his version of Bush’s September 14, 2001, speech.
History and reality are completely irrelevant.