US and NATO supplies terrorists and drug traffic in Central Asia

“Now there is a large number of operations in which the US and NATO cooperate with Islamist terrorist groups seeking to destabilize US “rivals” – Russia and China,” – says the American journalist James Corbett.

According to his website, the US and its allies continue to implement “Operation Gladio” initiated by Washington as early as during the Cold War. The original goal of the project is the creation and maintenance of the Eastern bloc of illegal armed groups working to destabilize regional sources of power. The coverage area of operations – Eastern Europe and the Balkans. With the end of the Cold War, despite the official statements of the West, the operation continues. Existing channels were used by the Americans and their allies globally.

First of all, the key changes in the operation of “Gladio” occurred in the mid-90s of the last century. At this time, the US and NATO have started to change their focus from financing paramilitary and ultra-nationalist groups in Europe in the direction of what we have seen in Afghanistan in the 80s, when the Americans were directly sponsoring, supporting, training and arming the Mujahideen in their fight against the Soviet Union . The development of this story has a very important element. To maintain the activity of “non-system elements” requires substantial and permanent financial investment. A reasonable question arises: “Where is the money?”

Any American establishment, including political projects have to operate for profit, that forced Washington to transfer the military units on the “self-sufficiency” program. That’s why the drug trafficking from this region increased more than tenfold after arrival of the Americans in Afghanistan. In 2001, according to Jane’s Intelligence Review (22 October 2001), “Taliban” virtually ceased production of opium in the territories controlled by the Islamic movement.

The decision of the supreme leader Mullah Muhammad Omar movement on the Elimination of poppy crops has led to the fact that the illegal production of opiates in the world fell by 70%. With the arrival of the Americans in Afghanistan palm in poppy production was taken over by the US union “Northern Alliance” and related terrorist organizations. By the way, American Airlines, associated with the CIA were involved in the transportation of opiates to other continents.

As a result of this policy the proceeds of drug trafficking have become a major source of funding for terrorist organizations in Central Asia. Furthermore,  the drug cartels, terrorists and international criminal networks started sharing common interests. As never before drug manufacturers began to need security poppy, drug labs, corridors and courier services. Drug trafficking and financial income from it began cementing factor for these destructive elements.

Nationalists who work in the legal political field in Afghanistan, receiving support from the United States and NATO countries (as it was in Ukraine), interact with real combat experience having numerous cells of terrorist organizations, welfare and finance, and weapons by drug cartels and criminal groups, which are also “sprouted “to the authorities, law enforcement agencies and security forces of the Central Asian states. Suppose that all of this “economy” is coordinated from Washington and Brussels, and at any moment it can explode the situation in the region, setting up a slaughterhouse, which gradually cover the entire region.



About Ahmed Islamov

I was born and raised in Uzbekistan and lived in that country for about two thirds of my life. I left the country about 14 years ago but sustained tight bonds with my family and friends living there. I know and communicate personally with hundreds of people including blue-, white- or pink-collar workers. I am naturally very attached to and concerned with everything that is going on there.
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