Sunday, May 14, 2006

Tamil Tigers and drugs, the Kurds and drugs, bin Laden's alleged visit to MI6

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1. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tamil Tigers

Source: Cached

On 4 September 2000, B. Raman, Director of India's Institute for Topical Studies wrote an open letter to the U.S. Congress about the Pakistan government's alleged involvement in the drug trade.

"Lt. Gen. Nasir... during his tenure as the DG (Director General) of the ISI (Pakistan's CIA)… has entered into an agreement with the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) of Sri Lanka (which secured) LTTE's assistance in smuggling Afghanistan produced heroin in its ships to West Europe, the USA and Canada…"

"…A... reason for the ISI's helping the LTTE... was to use it for smuggling heroin to West Europe, the U.S. and Canada. During Zia-ul-Haq's regime in the 1980s, heroin had become a major source of extra revenue not only for the State of Pakistan, especially the ISI and Pakistan's nuclear and missile establishment, but also to many senior officers of the Pakistan Army, including [Musharraf et al]…"

2. Cyprus and Qatar

The newspaper Scotland on Sunday reported 16/9/ 2001 that bin Laden made his fortune in part by working with Jewish-Russian mafia operations in Qatar and Cyprus.

It has been alleged that Osama bin Laden's mother is Jewish.

3. The Caymen Islands

Source: Osama Bin Laden - A CIA Creation and It's Blowback

Michael Rupert has reported on possible links between Caymen banks and and bin Laden.

Deutsche Bank (allegedly one of the banks used by bin Laden and inside traders at the CIA) reportedly has an interest in Safron Partners, which is part of a corporate network on the Cayman Islands that is allegedly run by Bin Laden's half brother, Hassan.

Bin Laden and the CIA and a Mr Hekmatyar are reputed to have been involved in the Afghan heroin business.

Bin-Laden allegedly established branches of his business in the Cayman Islands; and he allegedly employed law firms and consultants connected to Langley, Virginia and the CIA.

Were the British interested?

The French Internet publication, Indigo, reported that bin-Laden was a guest of British Intelligence in London in 1996.

President Bush? One of his backers was James Bath, who was "the bin Laden family's representative in Texas." Bath allegedly managed millions of dollars for Khalid bin Mahfouz, one of the central figures in Bank BCCI, which was labeled as the bank for the Medellin drug cartel, Noriega, Saddam, Abu Nidal, and heroin godfather Khun Sa.

Mahfouz was apparently an investor in the Carlyle Group of which Bush senior was a director. In 1999 it was reported that bin Mahfouz was financing Osama bin Laden. Mahfouz has a palatial estate in Houston Texas.

James Bath was seemingly president of Skyway Aircraft leasing , a Texas company, owned by bin Mahfouz, and registered in the Cayman Islands.

4. The Kurds

Michael C. Ruppert refers to opium production in the Caucasus under the Kurds and smuggling through Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.

Rupert notes that both Vice President Richard Cheney and Richard Armitage are members of the US-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce.

5. The Balkans, Chechnya

Economics Professor Michel Chossudovsky of the University of Ottawa has an article entitled Who Is Osama Bin Laden? Sept 12, 2001.

http://globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO109C.html.

Chossudovsky writes:

"[Professor] Alfred McCoy's study confirms that within two years of the onslaught of the CIA operation in Afghanistan, 'the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderlands became the world's top heroin producer, supplying 60 per sent of the U.S. demand…

"The CIA continued to support the Islamic "jihad" out of Pakistan…

"The Golden Crescent drug trade was also being used to finance and equip the Bosnian Muslim Army (starting in the early 1990s) and the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). (There have been reports that bin Laden's Mujhideen mercenaries fought in the ranks of the KLA-NLA)

"With regard to Chechnya, the main rebel leaders Shamil Basayev and Al Khattab were trained and indoctrinated in CIA sponsored camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan… In this regard, the involvement of Pakistan's ISI and its radical Islamic proxies are actually calling the shots in this war..."

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