Wednesday, April 07, 2010

HEKMATYAR, A DEATH IN CIA CUSTODY, THE BATTLE FOR ASIA

Hekmatyar

The USA sets up 'Islamic' groups.

One of the aims of the USA is to use 'Islamic' groups to help it control Asia.

But Moslems who do the work of the CIA sometimes get dumped.

After the Russians left Afghanistan in 1989, various 'Islamic' groups fought for control of Kabul.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar led one of the 'Islamic' groups.

Hekmatyar had received millions of dollars from the CIA.

Alfred McCoy, author of The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia, accused the CIA of supporting Hekmatyar's drug trade activities. (Gulbuddin Hekmatyar - Wikipedia)

In 1996, Hekmatyar became prime minister of Afghanistan for a brief period.

In 1994, Hamid Karzai, then deputy foreign minister of Afghanistan, was arrested by Afghan intelligence, reportedly because he had tried to negotiate peace with militia leaders including Hekmatyar.

Karzai was taken to a building which then came under rocket attack.

The man sent by Hekmatyar to rescue Karzai from the building was Gul Rahman. (CIA victim said to have rescued future Afghan pres)

In October 2002, in Pakistan, Gul Rahman was seized by the CIA as they suspected him of being a 'militant'.

Gul Rahman was taken to a CIA compound, in Afghanistan, where he died in November 2002.

He had been shackled to a wall. (CIA victim said to have rescued future Afghan pres)



Now, in 2010, President Karzai's government is negotiating with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. (Many U-turns and a full circle)

In February 2010, US and Pakistan forces arrested Mullah Baradar, a top Afghan Taliban leader.

Baradar had been in talks with members of Karzai's family.

Reportedly, Baradar had agreed to join the 'grand reconciliation' (Loya Jirga) scheduled for May 2010.

Originally, the USA and UK were not in favour of Karzai's plan to hold the loya jirga. (A titanic power struggle in Kabul )

"Now they are stuck with it - and are determined to influence its proceedings.

"Their preference will be that the loya jirga leads to a consensus favoring formation of an 'interim government', which would force Karzai to step down from the presidency...

"Ahmedinejad's visit to Kabul (in March 2010) was primarily intended to make a big statement of solidarity with Karzai." (A titanic power struggle in Kabul )

Pakistan's policy in these matters "is being run by Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, who the U.S. seems increasingly comfortable with." (Many U-turns and a full circle )

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arthur zbygniew said...
The Hindu may be a little over optimistic about the quality of the relation between Kayani and the US. Check: pakistan: army warns government and washington

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arthur zbygniew said...

The Hindu may be a little over optimistic about the quality of the relation between Kayani and the US. Check:pakistan: army warns government and washington

 
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