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White House 'concerned'
about al-Qaida drug link
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/26/2005 @ 9:45 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled
The White House is concerned about reports of Osama bin Laden’s control of Afghanistan’s poppy fields to finance his nuclear terrorism, said White House spokesman Scott McClellan in response to a question by WND.
“That is a concern, and it’s something that we continue to urge the government of Afghanistan to move forward on, and that we’re working closely with them to address, as well,” McClellan said yesterday.
As Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin reported, bin Laden has spent billions of dollars on the successful purchase and development of nuclear weapons – money his al-Qaida terrorist network earned by directing poppy cultivation in the fields of Afghanistan, right under the noses of U.S. occupation forces.
The U.S. invaded Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to get bin Laden and decapitate al-Qaida.
McClellan noted that President Bush discussed the issue with Afghan President Karzai in a recent White House visit.
The two leaders “talked about the steps they’re taking to crack down on the trafficking in illegal drugs, and to … crack down on the drug trafficking networks inside Afghanistan,” McClellan said.
But the vast drug fortune already has aided al-Qaida in smuggling nuclear weapons – along with thousands of sleeper agents – over the Mexican border with the help of the MS-13 criminal street gang, say the sources, according to G2 Bulletin sources and journalist Paul L. Williams, who documents the stunning revelation in his upcoming book, “The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime and the Coming Apocalypse.”
Williams will be the guest today on “Farah Live,” the nationally syndicated talk program.
According to captured al-Qaida leaders and documents, bin Laden’s terrorist network has a plan called “American Hiroshima” involving the multiple detonation of nuclear weapons already smuggled into the U.S.
Al-Qaida has obtained at least 40 nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union – including suitcase nukes, nuclear mines, artillery shells and even some missile warheads. In addition, documents captured in Afghanistan show al-Qaida had plans to assemble its own nuclear weapons with fissile material it purchased on the black market.
Some skeptical of the alarming news have suggested bin Laden could never have achieved such results with his limited funds and a personal fortune estimated by the FBI and CIA at around $250 million.
In truth, Williams reports, bin Laden had lost his family fortune before he ever got to Afghanistan in 1996. But, with the help of Taliban leader Sheikh Mullah Omar, bin Laden created a much bigger fortune by taking control of the Afghan poppy fields, refining the heroin into the highest quality and striking deals with Turkish drug lords and the Albanian Mafia to distribute it worldwide.
According to Yossef Bodansky, former director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and author of “Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America,” by the late 1990s, under bin Laden’s direction, Afghanistan was selling $7 billion to $8 billion worth of drugs in the West each year.
By 1997, the revenues from the poppy harvest poured into the Taliban economy to the tune of somewhere between $5 billion and $16 billion annually.
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