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  •  John Walker Lindh -- War on Drugs casualty (0+ / 0-)

    That kid was not fighting for any Islamicist purpose. He was fighting on the U.S.-financed side to try to wipe out the Heroin Biz in Afghanistan.

    Mullah Omar had taken over the field army from Binladen and was using it to eliminate the Northern (Drug) Alliance. George Bush continued the Clinton support for this effort including $55 million in July 2001. A good summary opf the situation is here.

    UPI Exclusive: Osama bin Laden - 'Null and Void'

    "We're still fighting a war," he says impatiently, referring to Ahmed Shah Masud's guerrilla forces that still hold 10 percent of Afghan territory in the northeastern part of the country. ...

    Omar made clear to UPI that the Taliban regime would like to "resolve or dissolve" the bin Laden issue. In return, he expects the United States to establish a dialogue to work out an acceptable solution that would lead to "an easing and then lifting of U.N. sanctions that are strangling and killing the people of the Emirate."

    The two issues are linked, both in Washington and in Kandahar. (Kabul is the official capital; Kandahar, a sprawling, dust-choked city of 750,000, is the country's religious capital where Omar and his 10-man ruling Shura (council) has their headquarters.)

    According to U.S. intelligence reports, bin Laden has issued instructions, which his followers have described as fatwas. But Omar said, "Only muftis can issue fatwas." Bin Laden "is not a mufti and therefore any fatwas he may have issued are illegal and null and void."

    Further:

    Afghanistan, according to the amir, has suggested to the United States (via the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan) and to the United Nations that international "monitors" keep bin Laden under observation pending a resolution of the case, "but so far we have received no reply."

    Hashimi, in flawless English, added, "We also notified the United States we were putting bin Laden on trial last September [of 2000] for his alleged crimes and requested that relevant evidence be presented. The court sat for 30 days without any evidence being presented against him. It then extended its hearing for another 10 days to give the U.S. side time to act. [With Binladen in custody at a house in Kandahar during both periods.]

    Omar said the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which the U.S. says bin Laden ordered, are "criminal acts and the perpetrators are criminals and should be so judged."

    This kid Lindh was a foot soldier in our War on Drugs. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Bin Laden’s Gone. Can My Son Come Home?

    The fact is, George Bush switched sides in that war after 9/11. The Heroin Biz was given a 4 year free rein to grow poppies and fly out the oil or processed heroin. In return the Alliance set up a deal with the Durranni tribe, big producers, and got to run Afghanistan. The Karzai brothers made hundreds of millions off that deal.

    Today, Obama unleashed aerial spraying with poppy blight fungus, plus bringing in dogs to locate the heroin processing shops. "Heroin Drought" is the norm for EU and the most of Russia and Eastern Europe. (Maybe that'll cut back on spread of AIDS.)

    Lindh was a low-pay merc. He worked for America. He was fighting an American war on the American-financed side.

    Helluvan embarrassment, though. Bush and his wannabes panicked after 9/11 and gave it up to the Heroin Biz gangsters. Anybody looks closely at the Lindh case, similar to Tora Bora, you'll see what a useless coward we had for president 2001-2009.

    Angry White Males + Crooks + Personality Disorder psychos + KKKwannabes + "Unborn Child" church folk =EQ= The Republicans (& I'm -4.38,-3.74)

    by vets74 on Sun May 22, 2011 at 06:58:44 AM PDT

    •  BTW: Mullah Omar's peace plan (0+ / 0-)

      Washington Times is not where you'd first think to look for a serious international communication.

      Not unless you'd followed Arnaud de Borchgrave and his connection with Mullah Omar over the last decade. From his article:

      ....Bin Laden, for his part, swore on the Koran he had nothing to do with the terrorist bombings in Kenya, Tanzania and Aden and that he isn’t responsible for what others do who claim to know him.

      All our interlocutors kept telling us “the Koran forbids the taking of the lives of women, children and old people in strife, conflict and war.” Mullah Omar said the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which the United States says bin Laden ordered, are “criminal acts and the perpetrators are criminals and should be so judged.”

      It would be interesting to know whether President Obama ever read what Mullah Omar had to say three months before Sept. 11. In his interview with Mr. Zakaria on Sunday, it became clear Mr. Holbrooke hadn’t. Unknown, too, is the Saudi link with Mullah Omar.

      Mr. Holbrooke, the diplomatic magician who engineered the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords, ending the Bosnia war, knows from personal experience nothing was possible without the hated Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic. This time, exchange Dayton for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the late Milosevic for Mullah Omar. Add Pakistan and remove Afghan President Hamid Karzai. And you may get a peace deal that would enable 44 nations involved in Afghanistan to go home.

      This was a direct message to this reporter from Mullah Omar.

      -- October 26, 2010

      Afghan Peace Solution

      Of course, Richard Holbrooke passed on December 13, 2010, just after this was published. Hopefully someone can pick up the ball.

      Angry White Males + Crooks + Personality Disorder psychos + KKKwannabes + "Unborn Child" church folk =EQ= The Republicans (& I'm -4.38,-3.74)

      by vets74 on Sun May 22, 2011 at 07:26:05 AM PDT

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