Tag Archives: Zia

Frankenstein Blow Back

1987-alaskan-peninsula-iliamna_006(Excerpted from Chapter 8: Project Frankenstein: Afghanistan: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Prime Minister Zia ul-Huq’s successor was Benazir Bhutto.  Upon taking office, Bhutto dismissed scores of ISI officials known to be involved in heroin trafficking.  She formed a new ministry to focus on her country’s burgeoning drug problem.  In 1989 she asserted that heroin money was being used to destabilize her government.  She viewed Hezbi-i Isbmi leader Hekmatyar as a narco-terrorist and once warned President George Bush Sr. that the US was “creating a Frankenstein”. Continue reading

Poppy Fields Forever

2016-6-6-lavender-2(Excerpted from Chapter 8: Project Frankenstein: Afghanistan: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

Pakistan became the third largest recipient of US military aid in the world, behind only Israel and Egypt.  Much of that aid was going to arm the mujahadeen who launched raids into Afghanistan, seizing large chunks of real estate.  A pattern emerged. Continue reading