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There are so many of them in that -- in that area, and setting up madrasahs and bringing in, helping bringing
-- at the time they were not referred to as al-Qaeda until 2001, September 11th. They were referred to as mujahideens from Afghanistan and Pakistan into Central Asia,
Those operations when until -- at least until September 2001, and again, for those operations, they corroborated and worked with certain U.S. persons who were involved in these operations.
Q How else has, to your knowledge, the mujahideen or al-Qaeda that Turkey was supporting cost American lives?
A The third category that involved narcotics activities and that was, at least until I left, these Turkish people, and some of them are directly connected to Turkish intelligence and Turkish military in the United States, they played a very significant role in bringing in heroin from source from Afghanistan to Turkey, but from Turkey into both United States, but also directly to Belgium, large quantity, very, very large quantity of heroin.
Afghanistan has been the greatest illicit opium producer in the entire world, ahead of Burma (Myanmar) and the "Golden Triangle" since 1992, excluding the year 2001. Afghanistan is the main producer of opium in the "Golden Crescent". Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in 2001. Based on UNODC data, there has been more opium poppy cultivation in each of the past four growing seasons (2004–2007) than in any one year during Taliban rule. Also, more land is now used for opium in Afghanistan than for coca cultivation in Latin America. In 2007, 92% of the non-pharmaceutical-grade opiates on the world market originated in Afghanistan
Q And what entities are you talking about when you say it's agenda driven?
A Certain business entities, the military-industrial complex in oil, and also certain business entities, foreign business entities, and that even includes certain business entities in Turkey.
((regarding her sources)) CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency, FBI, National Security Agency, every single intelligence agency we have. I have lots of contacts in all of them, and these are even people who haven't blown the whistle publicly yet.
Q It says, "She claims that the FBI received information in April 2001 from a reliable Iranian intelligence asset that Osama bin Ladin was planning attacks on four to five cities with planes. Some of the people were already in the country, and the attacks would happen in a few months."