“Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed or disappeared, at the hands of
governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame.” -Amnesty International annual report on U.S.
Military aid and human rights, 1996
Between 1979-1989 CIA Operation Cyclone, with joint funding from Britain’s MI6, heavily armed and trained over 100,000 Afghani Mujahideen (“holy
warriors”) during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. With the help of the Pakistani ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), billions of dollars were given
to create this Islamic army. Selig Harrison from the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars stated, “The CIA made a historic mistake in
encouraging Islamic groups from all over the world to come to Afghanistan. The US provided $3 billion [now many more billion] for building up these
Islamic groups, and it accepted Pakistan’s demand that they should decide how this money should be spent … Today that money and those weapons have
helped build up the Taliban … [who] are now making a living out of terrorism.”
Perhaps as Harrison stated, the CIA “made a historic mistake” in creating these Jihadists, or perhaps they knew exactly what they were doing.
Recently declassified DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency) documents prove that the US government was long aware of the ISI’s sponsorship/creation of
both the Taliban and Al Qaeda
“The United States has been part and parcel to supporting the Taliban all along, and still is let me add … You have a military government in
Pakistan now that is arming the Taliban to the teeth … Let me note; that [US] aid has always gone to Taliban areas … And when people from the
outside try to put aid into areas not controlled by the Taliban, they are thwarted by our own State Department … Pakistan [has] initiated a major
resupply effort, which eventually saw the defeat, and caused the defeat, of almost all of the anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan.” -Congressional
Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, The House International Relations Committee on Global Terrorism and South Asia, 2000
British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook stated before the House of Commons that “Al Qaeda” is not actually a terrorist group, but a database of
international Mujahadden and arms dealers/smugglers used by the CIA to funnel arms, money, and guerrillas. The word “Al Qaeda” itself literally
translates to “the database.” Not only did the CIA create the Taliban and Al-Queda, they continued funding them right up to the 9/11 attacks
blamed on them. For example, four months prior to 9/11, in May, 2001, Colin Powell gave another $43 million in aid to the Taliban.
“Not even the corporate US media could whitewash these facts and so explained it away by alleging that US officials had sought cooperation from
Pakistan because it was the original backer of the Taliban, the hard-line Islamic leadership of Afghanistan accused by Washington of harboring Bin
Laden. Then the so called ‘missing link’ came when it was revealed that the head of the ISI was the principal financier of the 9/11 hijackers …
Pakistan and the ISI is the go between of the global terror explosion. Pakistan's military-intelligence apparatus, which literally created and
sponsored the Taliban and Al Qaeda, is directly upheld and funded by the CIA. These facts are not even in dispute, neither in the media nor in
government. Therefore when we are told by the neocon heads of the new world order that they are doing everything in their power to dismantle the
global terror network what we are hearing is the exact opposite of the truth. They assembled it, they sponsored it and they continue to fund it. As
any good criminal should, they have a middleman to provide plausible deniability, that middleman is the ISI and the military dictatorship of
Pakistan.” -Steve Watson, “U.S. Intel Officer: Al Qaeda Leadership Allowed to Operate Freely”
Major Pierre-Henri Bunel, a French military intelligence agent, who was framed and convicted no doubt for daring to raise his voice in December, 2001,
said, “The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorsit group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a
propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the devil only in order to drive the TV watcher to
accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war
on terrorism are only interested in making money.” (www.thetruthseeker.co.uk...
In a late 1980’s Newsweek article, outspoken opponent of President Bush and recently assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, told
George Bush Sr., “you are creating a Frankenstein,” concerning the growing Islamist movement. She also came out in 2007 to say that Osama Bin
Laden was already long dead having been murdered by Omar Sheikh. She was murdered herself a month after the interview, only two weeks before the
Pakistani 2008 general elections.