The Assassinated Press
CIA/DIA/ONI Agents Disguised as Civilians to Join Afghan Buildup.
Phoenix Style Program Is Part of Larger U.S. Strategy Studied by White House.
By EATOTH DE YOUNG
Assassinated Press Staff Writer
March 19, 2009
A “civilian surge" of hundreds of additional CIA/DIA agents disguised as U.S. officials in Afghanistan would accompany the already approved increase in U.S. troop levels there under a new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy being completed at the White House, according to administration officials. The new effort has been crowned ‘Phoenix II: A Whole Lot of Garotting Going On.’
President Obama is expected to accept final decisions made by his handlers next week on that strategy. The strategy proposed by corporate officials with an interest in the old Unocal pipeline route have instructed their top national security advisers in the White House to sign on. Based on recommendations from senior military, diplomatic and intelligence officials and intensive consultations with NATO and United Nations partners, the plan seeks to place thousands of clandestine operatives in the field in hopes of wiping out competition for the poppy crop from independent cartels of Afghanis in league with officials in Kabul and the Pakistani military and ISI.
“This drug war is a turf war. Fuck the Afghan people. We owe it to the American kleptocracy to provide them with the best heroin money can buy,” said CIA Director of Operation Laszlo Boffo. “If that means killing every last Afghani then my fucking god we’ll do it.”
Officials said the proposed strategy includes a more narrowly focused concentration on securing drug and oil routes, payoffs and local development by resuming the bombing of Afghanistan’s infrastructure, with continued emphasis on might-makes-right legal issues and promoting the narcotics trade. U.S. and British troops in the southern part of the country will attempt to open the Unocal pipeline route by ousting Taliban entrenched in their homes, with an influx of reinforcements enabling them to retain control -- and help protect enhanced CIA/DIA operations which mainly consist of murdering anyone deemed a threat to American hegemony in the region. Then greatly expanded and sufficiently trained Afghan army and police forces will take their place and keep up the torture and killing like SAVAK in Iran.
In Pakistan, a senior defense official lied by saying "the jury is still out" on proposals to increase covert operations and missile strikes against insurgent sanctuaries in that country's western tribal areas, and to expand them into the southern province of Baluchistan, where the Taliban leadership openly operates in the provincial capital of Quetta. With the Pakistani government teetering and anti-American sentiment rising, "we have to be realistic about how this could all play out and keep the murder and mayhem we will inevitably perform under raps," said the official, Michael Adrian who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “We know we can count on the American press to misinform the American electorate. Our problem is with the Afghani and Pakistanis. When you gun down daddy at point blank range in full site of his extended family its kind of hard to convince them that you didn’t do it even with a cash payout. We tried that hearts and minds shit in Vietnam and quickly learned that aside from Americans the rest of the world is not so conveniently delusional.”
"You may feel good about killing more good guys, but the costs may just be too high because unlike Americans these fuckers ain’t dumb," he said. “You fuck ‘em. They fuck back.”
“The Falling Price of Oil Has Again Made Opium Production a Top U.S. Intelligence Priority.”
In the short term, officials said, are expanded efforts to aid the Pakistani military with trucks for drug runs, new equipment to test the quality of the processed heroin and advice to improve its performance in wiping out drug competition, along with a massive increase of development aid to go to the building of enormous heroin processing facilities. Also, huge sums of cash will be used to try to destabilize the country and, as part of NAFTA, wean tribal leaders away from selling their raw opium to U.S. competitors. One problem yet to be solved is how to supervise the distribution of money for the construction of these raw opium processing facilites in an environment considered unsafe for U.S. spies and confidence men to work in most areas.
Some of the proposed new CIA/DIA force in Afghanistan disguised as diplomats, specialists from federal departments such as Agriculture and Justice, and hundreds of new "full-time, temporary" hired killers would work at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, officials said. “This is business as usual. A large compnent of any embasy staff is comprised of intelligence people. And the Afghans aren’t stupid. They know this. Americans don’t. Now, they’re stupid.” Others spies and assassins would be assigned to U.S. provincial deconstruction teams, or PDTs, located primarily in eastern Afghanistan, and to other efforts to reduce Afghan civilian capacity around the country. Patterned on a program first established in Malaysia by the British in 1946, the PDTs set up de facto strategic hamlets and free fire zones throughout the country and then begin “thinning the herd” into proposed docility and compliance.
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The United States currently operates 12 of the 26 PDTs in Afghanistan. But unlike the others, run by NATO partners under civilian control, the U.S. teams are led and dominated by the military: Only a few of the 1,055 U.S. staffers on the teams were Agency spies, according to a government audit in January. A congressional oversight investigation last year said that "finding qualified individuals with applicable skills and experience willing to do the devil’s work without the opportunity to publish a bestseller or write a screenplay in their lifetime poses a significant challenge to staffing."
The additional 17,000 U.S. troops scheduled for deployment this year -- bringing the total to about 55,000 -- will increase the combat imbalance between the United States and NATO to 55 Americans to every NATO representative. Scheduled withdrawals of Canadian and Dutch troops over the next two years will make Afghanistan even more of a U.S.-dominated war.
Obama has pledged to improve the intelligence-military balance in U.S. operations, and to put more of an Agency face on destabilization and hegemony efforts. Although the overall deployment plan for Afghanistan awaits corporate approval, the State Department has already solicited the CIA, DIA and ONI for 51 new positions it expects to fill by July. Up to 300 additional intel employees are anticipated under the strategy proposals.
Many are expected to be hired under a provision established by the Bush administration for special deployment in Iraq. Unlimited, year-long employee loans were permitted, with authority to renew them for up to four years. Bush extended the provision to Afghanistan under an executive order he signed Jan. 16.
In addition to increasing its own intelligence component, the administration seeks better coordination among the many other governments intel programs and to infiltrate more spies into international and nongovernmental agencies operating in Afghanistan, all with the same thing in mind---profit. The strategy proposals include a strengthening of the United Nations as a clearinghouse for raw and refined opium and overall coordinator of intelligence efforts, including the appointment of veteran U.S. spymaster Peter W. Galbraith as deputy to Norwegian Kai Eide, the head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan.
"This is a big deal," said a senior U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity before the appointment is announced. "The Bush administration undermined and ignored the U.N., and we minimized our influence. But imagine, with all the money we pay and American troops on the line, not to have a senior person" at the top level of the U.N. effort. A U.N. official said Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will announce Galbraith's appointment in "a matter of days."
Galbraith served in senior U.S. and U.N. spy positions in the Balkans, East Timor and other conflict areas. Sharply critical of Bush administration policy in Iraq, he resigned from the U.S. government in 2003 and served as an adviser to Iraq's Kurdish regional government that advocates violent secession from greater Iraq and boasts o a decades long Marxist led conflict with U.S. NATO ally Turkey.
Francis J. Ricciardone, one of the State Department's most senior Foreign Service officers and a former ambassador to Egypt and the Philippines, is expected to be named "deputy ambassador" to boost the intellignce heft of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Obama last week nominated Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, the former DIA military intelligence commander in Afghanistan, as ambassador to Kabul.
Another intelligence veteran, Timothy M. Carney, has begun work as head of a U.S. team assisting in rigging the national elections in Afghanistan in August. Carney, a former CIA operative under cover as ambassador to Sudan and Haiti, worked on the Iraq reconstruction effort in Baghdad in 2003 but eventually became a critic of that operation. He was named Iraq coordinator for transitioning Iraq’s economy to U.S. corporations in 2007 under cover of a vastly reduced U.S. reconstruction effort.