In this visit with Russ Baker, we introduced some new topics and updated some other inquiries. Noted as a peddler of the untenable “Lee Harvey Oswald as lone nut assassin” hypothesis, Gerald Posner has emerged as a PR functionary for the brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai. We noted that Bill O’Reilly did some good work on the JFK assassination before conforming to the right-wing ideological dictates of Fox News. Much of the program centered on discussion of the re-opening of the investigation into Robert Kennedy’s assassination. Grant Cooper’s behavior as Sirhan Sirhan’s first defense attorney was stunning.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, we’ve highlighted the unraveling of the “two lone nuts” theory of that tragic event.In this context, we note that younger brother Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s high school mentor has a background in the CIA and also teaches Islamic studies at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, which Dzokhar attended.
The Boston bombing suspects’ uncle turns out to have been married to the daughter of a key CIA officer. That officer, Graham E. Fuller, was a key advocate of a U.S. alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood. Fuller has also run interference for the insidious Fetullah Gulen cult.
Long able to escape legal retribution for his actions, Huffman Aviation operator Rudi Dekkers appears to have run out of luck. The Dutch/German pilot who ran the flight school through which 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta and his German and Austrian associates infiltrated the United States has been arrested in Houston for drug trafficking. It remains to be seen what comes of this investigation, but the implications are potentially staggering.
Jim Thompson, CIA officer who openly criticized the Agency’s policy in Asia disappeared from the face of the earth.
Comment: As noted previously, the towns of Osh and Jalal-Abad in Kyrgystan, in addition to being flashpoints of lethal Uzbek/Kyrgyz ethnic tensions, are epicenters of activity for Hizb Ut-Tahrir, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate. The government of Kyrgyzstan is now claiming that Islamist elements, conspiring with the family of the deposed leader, precipitated the violence. In [...]
Comment: the refusal by the Marines to destroy the crop should not be surprising in and of itself. The impoverished Afghan farmers depend on it for income and in the “battle for hearts and minds,” that is an important consideration. Considering that other options are available, such as purchasing the opium to make medical morphine, [...]
Comment: In light of the massive volume of broadcasts available on this site about intelligence community involvement in drug trafficking, this should come as no surprise. “NATO Rejects Russia’s Demand to Destroy Afghan Poppy Fields”; New Europe; 3/26/2010. NATO and Russia clashed on 24 March over how to tackle the drug problem in Afghanistan, where [...]
U.S. Cold War policy produces slaughter of moderates in Afghanistan; Private corporations drive U.S. policy in that country and led to U.S. support of Taliban; Taliban created by U.S. “ally” Pakistan.
U.S. lured the Soviets into Afghanistan; George H.W. Bush analysts provide ideological base for the actions; Zbigniew Brzezinski implements the plan; Reagan cold warriors reject Soviet withdrawal plan.