CIA created Jehadists network!
The question is why the US needed an organization like the CIA? Aftermath of the Second World War had seen the devastation of Europe and the emergence of the USSR and other socialist countries on one hand, and the rise of the US as a super power on the other. The balance of power had changed; and imperialist powers realized that it was no longer possible for them to rule the colonies directly as they had done before. The retreating colonial powers created divisions and break-up of colonies at the time of their independence and manipulated certain territorial and border disputes to remain unresolved, which could enable them to keep the neighbouring countries in a state of war. Old Arab states were crushed and new ones were created. Israel was created in place of Palestine. The Congo was divided into Brazzaville and Leopoldville. Vietnam and Korea were both divided into North and South. China was divided into Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan and Hong Kong. Thus an organization like the CIA was needed to implement rather advance America’s imperialist agenda.
Website 911Review.com had carried an article captioned ‘History of American false flag operations’ giving a detailed account dating back to American War of Independence and then from Mexican and Spanish wars to the First and Second World War. However, the CIA was created in 1948, and since then it played its role in all the wars in Korean War, Vietnam War, US-Israeli sponsored war between Iraq and Iran, Desert Storm 1991 and then Enduring Justice on 20th March 2003, later known as Operation Iraqi Freedom. In late 1970s and early 1980s, the CIA has been instrumental in cobbling together a united force comprising jihadi groups, and thousands of jihadis were brought to Pakistan for waging jihad against Soviet forces in Afghanistan. After the Soviet forces withdrew in 1990, America left the region in a lurch perhaps because of the fear of civil war in Afghanistan. The war lords and religious parties fought with each other for gaining control over Afghanistan, and America had given the task to the CIA, which is responsible for all the mess.
Coming back to the CIA’s exploits, it would be appropriate to quote from David Wise’s famous book ‘The American Police State: The government against the people’, which was published in 1976. On page 223 he writes: “The CIA helped to overthrow the government of Iran in 1953 and Guatemala in 1954; it secretly trained Tibetans in Colorado in the late fifties to infiltrate their homeland and fight the Chinese Communists. It supported the rebels fighting Sukarno in 1958. It invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. It poured millions of dollars into Italy and other Western European countries to support moderate political parties. And it encouraged the military coups in Vietnam and Chile in which the leaders of those countries were killed”. There is incontrovertible evidence that the CIA hatched conspiracies for assassination of Petrice Lumumba. Thanks to the CIA, the US had played its role in stoking Arab-Israel conflict and Iran-Iraq war, and supported the contra saboteurs against the revolutionary government of Nicaragua.
During 1960s, the CIA was involved in covert operations in Tibet, Guatemala, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Brazil and Ghana etc. During 1970s, President Allende of Chile was removed through military coup, whose only crime was that he had nationalized copper industry. During this period, the CIA also conducted covert operations in Iraq and Argentina. During 1980s, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cambodia, Angola, Phillipines and Iraq, in 1990s once again Iraq, in 2002 Venezuela, and in 2004 Haiti were the areas where the CIA left its marks. According to various reports, the CIA has had dealings with the groups involved in drug trafficking on the pretext of getting useful information and seeking their support. CIA and Kuomintang (KMT) were reportedly involved in opium smuggling operations. On 13th April 1989, Kerry Committee report on Iran Contra affair concluded ‘Contra drug links included payments of more than $800000 to drug traffickers by the US State Department to Iran contra.
For, presently if Pakistan is stuck in the trap of war on terror, the Americans and their NATO and Afghan allies are stuck hopelessly in the Afghanistan quagmire, indeed as desperately as were the Americans in the 1960s in their Vietnam botch-up. Even then, the Americans had miscalculated their adventurism from the outset to become it a painful albatross around their necks afterwards. They had thought North Vietnam an easy morsel and on specious grounds and patent lies they took on the communist state. But to their horror it turned out to be a hard nut to crack. Instead, their own satellite of South Vietnam imploded into formidable popular resistance against them along with their Vietnamese puppets they had saddled in rule. The situation went so bad that a chastised Pentagon-CIA duo that had actually spearheaded the Vietnamese adventurism, according to declassified US documents, conceded they were in a no-win situation and were heading to a humiliating debacle. But the present US leadership is perhaps not willing to acknowledge the eidetic reality.
—The writer is Lahore-based senior journalist.