Wednesday, February 17, 2010
opening salvo in the plan for escalation of the counterinsurgency war
strategy, McChrystal issued blueprint, transitioning from counterterrorist strategy to a counterinsurgency one
adversary, Quetta Shura Taliban (05T), the Haqqani Network (HQN), and the Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HiG)
last two, Jalaluddin Haqqani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, respectively lost an old friend Charlie Wilson
It was called Operation Cyclone. Largest Covert Operation in History. The bulk
directed to Hekmatyar and Haqqani
In the first Afghan war of 1979-1992 Wilson referred to Haqqani as "goodness personified
Times of London says, In helping to beat the Soviet menace, Charlie Wilson unleashed a monster. Indian news agency operation that killed seven CIA employees was masterminded by Jalaluddin Haqqani
Wilson's chief partner, Avrakotos controlled more than 70 percent of the money which was "later were used in the fratricidal war in Afghanistan before the Taliban took control.
Hekmatyar, renowned opium smuggler and warlord. another aspect, not only
install the CIA's Mujahideen but extend the war into the Soviet Union
other U.S. officials, William P. Clark who assisted Afghan rebels to Polish rebels to Nicaraguan rebels
Clark and Reagan authorized rebels to cross the Amu Dar’ya River and sabotaged
"Fact: Covert funding for the mujahideen began long before the Soviet invasion, not after.
"Fact: This covert aid was intended to lure the Soviets into the Afghan trap and hold them there, not drive them out, as claimed by Wilson.
provided a secure multibillion-dollar technological training base for Islamic terrorism, and set the stage for a privatized heroin industry of historic proportions.
US meddling began as early as 1973 under president Nixon
July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive
But Wilson's project for a second Vietnam-style war may well be realized. America's second Vietnam.