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The CIA’s Secret Army of 3,000 Assassins

October 4, 2010

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The day the CIA stops killing people will be a great day for the planet. While the article portrays them as engaged in supposedly”legitimate” acts of war, I’m afraid I don’t think of them that way.

In my view, their major mission is probably to keep allies in line and to carry out black operations attributed to the enemy.

For example,  I don’t think a secret CIA army should be overlooked as a possible mechanism for blowing up the 27 tankers in a Pakistani harbor.

Moreover, I don’t think there were any efforts to assassinate bin Laden before 9/11, as the article says. He was visited by the local CIA chief in a Dubai hospital in July of 2001 and lay in a Rawalpindi hospital on Sept. 10, 2001, surrounded by a Pakistani military guard. Bin Laden was, I think, a prop in the New World Order 9/11 operation.

I know it’s unpleasant to read these articles, but I think revealing and publicizing the secret CIA army is the only way to stop them. And stop them we must.

How the CIA ran a secret army of 3,000 assassins

By Julius Cavendish in Kabul

23 September 2010, Independent, U.K., http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/how-the-cia-ran-a-secret-army-of-3000-assassins-2087039.html

President Barack Obama and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus depart the White House Oval Office
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President Barack Obama and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus depart the White House Oval Office

The US Central Intelligence Agency is running and paying for a secret 3,000-strong army of Afghan paramilitaries whose main aim is assassinating Taliban and al-Qa’ida operatives not just in Afghanistan but across the border in neighbouring Pakistan’s tribal areas, according to Bob Woodward’s explosive book.

Although the CIA has long been known to run clandestine militias in Afghanistan, including one from a base it rents from the Afghan president Hamid Karzai’s half-brother in the southern province of Kandahar, the sheer number of militiamen directly under its control have never been publicly revealed.

Woodward’s book, Obama’s Wars, describes these forces as elite, well-trained units that conduct highly sensitive covert operations into Pakistan as part of a stepped-up campaign against al-Qa’ida and Afghan Taliban havens there. Two US newspapers published the claims after receiving copies of the manuscript.

The secret army is split into “Counterterrorism Pursuit Teams”, and is thought to be responsible for the deaths of many Pakistani Taliban fighters who have crossed the border into Afghanistan to fight NATO and Afghan government forces there.

There are ever-increasing numbers of “kill-or-capture” missions undertaken by US Special Forces against Afghan Taliban and foreign fighters, who hope to drive rank-and-file Taliban towards the Afghan government’s peace process by eliminating their leaders. The suspicion is that the secret army is working in close tandem with them.

Although no comment has been forthcoming, it is understood that the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, approves of the mission, which bears similarities to the covert assassination campaign against al-Qa’ida in Iraq, which was partially credited with stemming the tide of violence after the country imploded between 2004 and 2007.

The details of the clandestine army have surprised no one in Kabul, the Afghan capital, although the fact that the information is now public is unprecedented. There have been multiple reports of the CIA running its own militias in southern Afghanistan.

The operation also has powerful echoes of clandestine operations of the 1990s, when the CIA recruited and ran a militia inside the Afghan border with the sole purpose of killing Osama bin Laden. The order then that a specially recruited Afghan militia was “to capture him alive” – the result of protracted legal wrangles about when, how and if Osama bin Laden could be killed – doomed efforts to assassinate him before 9/11.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2010 5:11 am

    Some notes on this article.

    Hamid Karzai’s half-brother Tooryalai Wesa in the southern province of Kandahar is the current US appointed governer and is a member of the Watan Party http://www.payamewatan.com/english/dr.h.rogh.htm
    which is the current name of the Societ Support Peoples Democratic Party of Afghanistan. Wesa was also a minsiter in Najibullah’s government and a high level official in the education and propaganda department.

    The militia’s talked about in this article tracking down the Taliban and Al-Qaeda members are the Mujadeen e-Khaliq militias meaning Army of the Masses which are the remnants of the PDPA government era and were trained by the Soviet Red Army and were responsible for defeat of the Taliban during the period where the Red Army helped liberate Afghanistan from these people.

    They also contain members of the Shola Jawid http://www.sholajawid.org/update/index_english.html otherwise known as the Communist Party of Afghanistan (Maoist) which is linked to the Maoists in India, Iran and Nepal see http://www.aworldtowin.org/index2.htm

    The Eternal Flame (Shola Jawid) is also helping organize the Baluchistan Liberation Front and has also support the Communist Party of India (Maoist) Baluchistan Liberation Army a Punjab liberation group see http://www.balochwarna.org/ and http://www.balochvoice.com/index_a.html for more info.

    See http://www.balochvoice.com/Video_clips/Video_clips/2007/08/07-08-26_Live_video_Quetta.wmv for videos of guerrila attacks on Taliban vehicles and homes which killed key Taliban leaders.

    So if the CIA is helping arm and train Communist insurgents in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran to hunt down and kill Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders in an attempt to force them to the table to talk about giving up the fight, is it such a bad thing?

    • October 6, 2010 6:18 am

      All the killing in the region, and in any region, is “such a bad thing,” in my view, jk. None of it is an adequate response to the world’s situation. You favor the CIA killing one group. Another group opposes the CIA killing that group. The point is that the killing itself has to stop.

      The conflict in the Middle East is intractable, in my opinion, because too few people want to stop it.

      Namaste,

      Steve

  2. October 5, 2010 11:04 pm

    I think Obama needs to tell the truth about the real reason we are at war in Pakistan (and Afghanistan) – namely the Chinese-built deep water port in Gwadar, Pakistan – which will give China a virtual monopoloy on Iranian oil and natural gas. I blog about this at http://stuartbramhall.aegauthorblogs.com/2010/09/26/iran-china-and-the-gwadar-port/

  3. October 4, 2010 2:22 pm

    I will forward this on to my friends. Thank you.

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