Huge poppy seed cache confiscated in Afghanistan

Huge poppy seed cache confiscated in Afghanistan

David Ariosto

Kabul, Afghanistan: Nearly half a million of pounds of opium poppy seeds have been confiscated in southwestern Afghanistan during a joint raid by NATO and Afghan National Security forces, officials said.

The operation took place Wednesday in the Delaram district of Nimroz province, which borders Iran.

The find represents the largest uncovered by Afghan and coalition forces this year, according to Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Seddiqi.

The opium poppy can be used to make heroin and other drugs, and is considered a staple of insurgent funding.

Afghanistan is considered the world’s leading cultivator of opium poppy, ahead of Myanmar, according to a 2011 United Nations report.

The country accounts for 63% of the world’s total areas under opium poppy cultivation, despite a smaller harvest last year due to an unspecified disease in opium plants.

Locally, one gram of heroin costs around $4, the U.N. reported. After the product is transported to illicit markets in the United States or northern Europe, the same amount is worth between $170 to $200 per gram.

In a separate operation in Kandahar province, security forces also uncovered 4,400 pounds (nearly 2,000 kilograms) of hashish and 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of ammonium nitrate, which can be used in fertilizers and as an explosive component.

Afghan Hunter/Killer Squads

TOLOnews.com

Covert forces of Afghans have been trained by CIA to keep the war against the Taliban on the track as US troops are leaving the country.

But a senior official in Karzai’s Office expressed unawareness about the forces.

Members of one shadowy group of some 400 men in southern Kandahar province have given The Independent insight into their training and secret operations against militants.

A senior member of the 400-man shadowy force has said that they were taught hand-to-hand combat by foreign military advisors, were delivered to targets by US Black Hawk helicopters and have received a thank-you note from President Hamid Karzai for their work.

“These forces are the most shadowy and the most unaccountable in the country and it’s a serious problem that nobody’s taking responsibility for,” Rachel Reid, a senior policy advisor to the Open Society Foundation, said.

Deputy Spokesperson for President Karzai, Seyamak Herawi, said: ”President Hamid Karzai has sought clearance about the units for several times.”

The paramilitary groups are stationed in eastern and southern Afghanistan where they gather intelligence, secure the border with Pakistan, and launch raids on militants of al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the host of other militant groups.

 

NORWAY + ISRAEL = Unfavourable Relations

NORWAY + ISRAEL = Unfavourable Relations

With the devestating attacks that have rocked Norway’s Oslo and the peacefull little Utoya, a tiny holiday island ..

Firstly we must give our thoughts and prayers to those who are suffering..

Then we turn our minds to those who would have the MEANS and THE MOTIVE and PAST FORM, to carry out such a DECEPTIVE ATTACK.


Some , have alluded that this is the work of the same “cabal” that is behind the nation of Israel.

There has to be mentioned the fact that Norway and Israeli relations were at a VERY low point at this time..

Plus, Norway was moving on from the Oslo Peace accord..

While more news, evidence and propaganda emerges, I would just like to take the time quickly to analyze “relations” between these two countries, and even very recent events of this past year alone, would lead one to believe that Israel was in fact in a position of acrimony towards Norway at the highest levels..

Norway Supports Palestine..

and Had JUST RECOGNISED THE PALESTINIAN STATE..

Norwegian  representatives, had met with Abbas JUST LAST WEEK

There is much information in the Israeli media about the ANTI SEMETISM in NORWAY…The Boycotting of Israeli Produce, Boycotting PRO Israel Professors at Universities etc etc..

Here are just some RECENT examples of Vitriol comming
FROM ISRAEL, Directed AT NORWAY

This ARTICLE ” Israel: Norway inciting against us
dated 22-7-11 Sates..

“Serious diplomatic conflict: Israel is accusing the Norwegian government of funding and encouraging blatant anti-Israel incitement.”
According to reports received by the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, the Trondheim Municipality is funding a trip to New York for students taking part in the “Gaza Monologues” play, which “deals with the suffering of children in Gaza as a result of the Israeli occupation.”

The play, written by a Palestinian from Gaza, will be presented at the United Nations headquarters. It joins an exhibition by a Norwegian artists displayed in Damascus, Beirut, and Amman, with the help of Norway’s embassies in Syria,Lebanon, and Jordan.

The exhibition shows killed Palestinian babies next to Israel Defense Forces helmets, which are reminiscent of Nazi soldiers’ helmets, and an Israeli flag drenched in blood.” (end snip)

So then, with the myriad of anti Norwegian sentiment eminating from Israel, we see that.

in an OP ed from Ynet Israel News
Something rotten in Norway

Op-ed: Norwegian elite dominated by anti-Israel haters obsessed with Jewish state

“People told me when I came to Norway that the country has a long tradition of anti-Semitism. They were wrong. It is not history. It is happening here and now.” Top Harvard lawyer Alan Dershowitz had excellent reasons to make this statement when he visited Norway last week. He had offered free lectures on Israel and international law to the universities of Oslo and Trondheim (NTNU). Both schools turned him down.

One should never focus on a single case of anti-Israelism or anti-Semitism in Norway, as one risks ignoring many others. They come to the fore with great regularity. The state owned TV NRK is highly biased against Israel. It has now announced that it will screen the movie “Tears over Gaza.”

Norway hurting Israel

“There are many examples of anti-Israel hate mongering, anti-Semitism and unethical journalism in Norway in recent years. The pioneering of anti-Semitism in Norway has a long tradition.”

Nowadays, Norway is also a leader in initiating anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic actions. One example among many: Norwegian trade union LO was, together with the Danish one, the first in Europe to propose a boycott of Israel in 2002.

Such boycotts have slow spillover effects elsewhere. A few weeks ago one major Norwegian member union of LO accepted the most far-reaching boycott resolution against Israel anywhere.

This neglectful attitude has already cost Israel dearly. In a global environment, even thinly populated Norway – a country with a far too favorable international public image – causes substantial damage to Israel.

While the overall atmosphere in Norway is hostile to Israel, it is not as if it has no allies there.

One finds them mainly in the Progress party, the smaller Christian Democrat party and among a certain number of Christians, mainly Christian Zionists.

Seeking ways to make their sympathy more effective in combating the elitist hate propagandists would be a very worthwhile effort for Israel.
(end snips)

Yes, Israel has their “christian” zionist friends there too…

AS we read in Washingtons blog, the “shooter/killer/terrorist” WAS a NATIONALIST CHRISTIAN

and a member of the MASONIC LODGE

AND a  supposedly a member of the FPU But more on this in a later post…

Back to the snips from MANY available articles that describe the Vitriol and anti Norwegian views the Israelis have..sounds more like Isreal hates Norway more than any Islamists and “al ciada” operatives..combined.

I will include more of this ANTI Norwegian DIATRIBE, Just so you can see there is CERTAINLY a MOTIVE, behind these insidious and deceptive actions against GOOD People who spoke out and Boycotted a rogue terror state..and THOSE who are behind it..

Back in FEBURARY this year we see that:

Ynet: ‘A new low in Israel-Norway relations’
“Oslo demands relocation of Israeli embassy “

The Israeli Embassy in Oslo, Norway was officially notified a few days ago that it must move to another location within a year, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Monday.

According to the Norwegians, the embassy poses a security threat to its surroundings and has had a negative impact on the residents’ quality of life.

A Foreign Ministry official said the affair is indicative of a new low in Israel-Norway relations.

“The authorities in Norway are capitulating to public opinion that is hostile to Israel,” he said. “They are doing everything they can to make things more difficult on the embassy.” ( end snip)

Even more strained is the relationship…especially with the support of NORWAY for Palestine..
and the FACT that  reported in DECEMBER 2010..

Norway upgrades Palestinian mission

Oslo says upgrade from ‘general delegation’ to ‘diplomatic mission’ in recognition of Palestinian Authority’s efforts to establish independent state.

Norway has raised the status of the Palestinian representation in the Scandinavian country in recognition of efforts to build a Palestinian state, the Foreign Ministry said.
Israel expressed its indignation over the development, and Naor Gilon, who heads the Western Europe division at the Foreign Ministry, summoned Vebjorn Dysvik, a senior official at the Norwegian embassy in Tel Aviv. (end snip)

There is much eveidence that in the past Israel has deceptively attacked nations and others for taking a stand against it’s criminal actions..

There is also the REAL evidence pointing to PAST Events which have been proven to be “deceptive attacks” by Israel and it’s supporters..

The test of time will see the truth come out , but for those of us who have seen the truth of past events and their involvement in these deceptive attacks.

We can clearly see the similarites and the MEANS and the Methods used…again WE ASK THE QUESTIONS ..WHO benefits (vengance and retribution) and Who is being “punished”…

Just do a quick search on Israel + Norway and you’ll see a treasure trove of
ANTI NORWEGIAN SENTIMENT EMINATING FROM ISRAEL.

Ah…but will the MSM ever point this out??

and notice how it is being reported as TWIN TERRORS ….reminiscent of anything??

More Updates to come…

A13

ISI Hounding Ex-Patriots

WASHINGTON – FBI agents hunting for Pakistani spies in the United States last year began tracking Mohammed Tasleem, an attaché in Pakistan’s consulate in New York and a clandestine operative of Pakistan’s military spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence.

Tasleem, they found, had been posing as an FBI agent to extract information from Pakistanis in the United States and was issuing threats to keep them from speaking about Pakistan’s government.

His activities were part of what government officials in Washington, along with a range of Pakistani journalists and scholars, say is a systematic campaign to keep tabs on the Pakistani diaspora inside the United States.

The FBI brought Tasleem’s activities to Leon Panetta, then the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and last April, Panetta had a tense conversation with Pakistan’s spymaster, Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha.

Within days, Tasleem was spirited from the United States, a quiet resolution typical of spy games among the world’s powers.

But some of the secrets of that hidden world became public last week when two Pakistani-Americans working for a charity that the FBI thinks is a front for Pakistan’s spy service were indicted. Only one was arrested; the other remains in Pakistan.

The investigation exposed part of what US officials say is a broader campaign by the Pakistani spy agency to exert influence over lawmakers, stifle public dialogue critical of Pakistan’s military, and blunt the influence of India, Pakistan’s longtime adversary.

US officials said that compared with powers such as China and Russia – whose spies have long tried to steal US government and business secrets – the operations by Pakistan’s spy agency in this country are less extensive and less sophisticated. And they are certainly far more limited than the CIA’s activities inside Pakistan.

Even so, officials and scholars say the campaign extends to issuing both tacit and overt threats against those who speak critically of the military.

The spy agency is widely feared in Pakistan because of these tactics. For example, US intelligence officials think that some of the agency’s operatives ordered the recent killing of a journalist there, Saleem Shahzad.

At the same time, the Pakistani spy agency remains a close ally of the CIA in the hunt for Al Qaeda operatives. It is a relationship that complicates the ability of the United States to pressure Pakistan to alter its tactics.

According to a US law enforcement official, the FBI had originally hoped to arrest two men working for the charity, the Kashmiri American Council, several times this year but was told each time by the State Department or the CIA that the arrests would aggravate the frayed US-Pakistan relations.

Last week’s arrests came as the CIA was trying to negotiate for the release of a Pakistani doctor jailed by Pakistan’s spy agency on accusations that he had helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden before his killing in May.

Several Pakistani journalists and scholars in the United States interviewed during the past week said that they were approached regularly by Pakistani officials, some of whom openly identified themselves as officials from the spy agency.

The journalists and scholars said the officials cautioned them against speaking out on politically delicate subjects such as the indigenous insurgency in Baluchistan or accusations of human rights abuses by Pakistani soldiers. The verbal pressure is often accompanied by veiled threats against family members in Pakistan, they said.

One Pakistani journalist recalled an episode in December 2006 in which a Pakistani man filmed a public discussion on Pakistan’s tribal areas at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

The event’s organizers later learned the man was from the spy agency, the journalist said.

A second Pakistani author said that at several conferences and seminars in recent years, representatives from the Pakistani spy agency made their presence known by asking threatening questions.

© Copyright 2011 Globe Newspaper Company.

This should have been done long time ago.

This should have been done long time ago.

Mostaque Ali
The UK is a pro-active middle ranking power which still touts itself a significant player in the international plain. “We are not Norway” as one British Diplomat in the Foreign Office noted.

The UK has troops fighting in Afghanistan, about 10,000….in Iraq and Libya.

The UK still celebrates the Commonwealth, a left-over heritage of its empire days. Clearly the empire game has not left their system…….as Salman Rushdie noted in his essay, “Outside the whale” (1984)

How prophetic he was.

What makes the UK especially dangerous is the presence of the Rothschild of London, who are the unofficial sovereigns of the Jewish race.

The Rothschild of London have financed a few “little” projects since the mid-19th century which reflect the family’s world view, and though they are Jewish their globalist policies are not necessarily carried out with the interests of the Jewish race in mind per se (Lessor Brethren……and Greater Brethren…Protocols 9 (2) …….further no true friend of Israel would have created the peculiar absurd boundaries that Israel has), but rather the interests and hegemony of the Rothschild clan, and in satisfying their particular prejudices and PECCADILLOES devoid of any RATIONALITY OR LOGIC. But surely when one is super rich, the wealthiest family on earth who can deny their little indulgences?

  • The Rothschilds created the state of Israel. We do not need to go into detail what problems this little nation has created since 1948.
  • The Rothschilds funded and backed the American civil war, and specifically the Confederates 1861-1865, from the South and of course through Canada. 600,000 died. Judah P Benjamin the Confederate War Minister was the direct Rothschild agent, and at wars end escaped to London working as a lawyer.
  • The Rothschilds destabilized Imperial Russia 1881–1914, through Jewish revolutionary groups.
  • The Rothschilds created and backed the Jewish Young Turks in the Ottoman Empire in 1908. As a result of the Young Turks rule, 1913-1918, The Ottoman Empire was destroyed, and 25% of all ethnic Turks died during the Great war. The 1.5 million Armenian massacre carried out by the Jewish Young Turk government so that the Jews of the Ottoman empire could become the dominant economic class in Turkey, which is the case to this day 2011, and is also the case with the Soviet Union (prior to that it was the better educated Armenians), and 500,000 Ottoman troops killed in the Great War unofficially.
  • The Rothschilds initiated WWI, or the Great War which killed 9 million people. The objective of the Rothschild geo-strategy was to destroy Imperial Russia, Imperial Germany the Austro-Hungarian empire, The Ottoman empire….and increase their power over certain countries left from the ravages of war, as their obedient proxies.
  • The Rothschilds created and backed the Fascist Movement in Italy under Mussolini 1922–1943. Mussolini was initially guided by a British spy before he became Il Duche.
  • The Rothschilds created and backed the Fascist Movement in Germany under Hitler 1919–1945. Martin Bormann was the liaison agent between Hitler and his gang of secret Jews of the Third Reich, and the Jewish International bankers headed by the Rothschilds of London. This explains the Deputy Hess’s odd unannounced visit to the UK during the war, as if to meet his secret uncle…….and Hitler allowing 340,000 of the allied troops to escape to the UK. In a normal war no combatant would allow this, unless…….60 million killed in WWII.
  • The Rothschilds created and backed the Soviet Bolshevik Movement in the Soviet Union between 1917–1991 under Lenin and his cabal of secret and not so secret Jews. 60 million people died in the Soviet Union between 1918–1991 (Alexander Solzhenitsyn)….the COLD WAR; Cuban missile crisis, and many proxy wars between the two superpowers.
  • The Rothschilds play a very proactive role in the current wars in the Greater Middle East, through the UK and of course the USA.

The above makes the UK an extremely dangerous power, due to the presence of the Rothschilds family and the actions of the UK state around the world, and its closeness to Israel as its mother.

Prince William and Prince Harry through their mother are both Jewish, and are related to the Rothschilds via Frances RUTH Shand Kydd, and Lord Goldsmith (real parents of Princess Diana…..and both related to the Rothschild clan).

Looking at Iran UK relations more closely we see that for the last 110 years they have not been very happy.

1. The UK created the Anglo-Persian oil company, which took away virtually for free Iran’s oil for 50 years exploiting the weak monarchy in Iran between 1890–1921. A mere 16% of profits from total annual sale were given to the Persian government, and Persian oil workers lived like slaves in their cardboard city (Kaguzshahr???) next to the Abadan refinery, and paid next to nothing.

2. The Rothschilds through the UK installed Colonel Reza Khan into power in 1921, an illiterate man who could neither read or write, and possibly of Jewish background.

3. The UK invaded and occupied Iran in 1941–1945.

4. The UK installed the Shah of Iran in 1953 in a coup.

5. The UK installed the mullahs of Iran in a coup against the Shah in 1979.

Given the NEGATIVE involvement of the UK in Iran, and the presence of the Rothschild in the UK with their globalist world view……..it is strongly urged that the IRI should sever relationships with the UK. This should have been done before.

Tony Blair the crypto-JEW Rothschild agent as PM made threatening speeches against Iran, and has continued to do so where before the Iraq Inquiry he used the platform to argue for a military strike against Iran 2010–2011.

Gordon Brown as PM made threatening speeches against Iran.

David Cameron as the crypto-JEW Rothschild agent PM has made threatening speeches against Iran.

In International Law it is a crime to make threats against another nation.

It should not be a matter of surprise that the UK has a poor negative view of Iran dating back to the last century. Jew racial contempt. Mere appeal to good behavior and better relations towards Iran by the UK is futile and can’t change a bad habit developed over many decades…………….we should know this by now.

In addition careful surveillance of ALL UK tourists to Iran should be made, in addition to journalists and businessmen from the UK visiting Iran.

I assume no Western NGO’s operate in Iran…….they are usually always Intelligence fronts.

Obviously BP and Shell oil do not have any business operations in Iran, given the history? BP and Shell Oil are Rothschild business fronts.


Lordie Baron Evil-lyn De Rothschilds and his Jew YENTA princess from Noo Yawk….they marry within the tribe, but never hesitate to promote multiculturalism in the USA, UK and Europe…….BUT not in Israel. The Rothschild clan generally keep out of public view, and are rarely mentioned in the Western media. YET, but this is the richest family in the world which controls the UK governments be they Labour or Tory.

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‘UK must change behavior toward Iran’

Presstv.com

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on the British government to seriously “reconsider” its diplomatic behavior toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“The British government is well aware of Iran’s significant role in the Middle East; and therefore, in order to establish ties with Tehran, it has no option but to reconsider its behavior toward the Islamic Republic,” Salehi told IRNA on Thursday.

The Iranian foreign minister also said that the current relationship between Tehran and London is not in satisfactory conditions, describing the “unacceptable” and “unjustified” behavior of the British statesmen regarding international developments as the main reason behind the low level of Tehran-London ties.

Salehi referred to the case of Nosratollah Tajik, an Iranian national arrested in the UK, and said that Britain can take a positive step in reconsidering its diplomatic ties with Iran by lifting the restrictions on Tajik.

The Iranian national, arrested in November 2006, is accused of allegedly trying to purchase night vision goggles for Iran from US mediators.

According to British media reports, undercover FBI agents who were acting as international military equipment dealers offered to sell Tajik night vision goggles valued over £50,000 while secretly filming him.

Tajik and his lawyers argue that the US agents planned to incriminate him from the beginning, as they were not following a legitimate lead.

In April 2008, the British High Court upheld a former ruling that Tajik should be sent to the US to face charges, forcing his legal team to launch an appeal.

Iran has considered breaking off relations with Britain several times due to London’s meddlesome and undiplomatic approach toward Tehran.

On June 11, British Foreign Secretary William Hague accused Iran of helping Syria quell anti-government protests, alleging that Tehran provides “equipment” and logistical support on how to crush the opposition in the Middle Eastern country.

His comments came after Britain’s chargé d’affaires in Tehran Jane Marriott was summoned to protest Hague’s false claims of Iran’s meddling in Syria.

The National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis (parliament) has meanwhile drafted a bill to sever all diplomatic ties with Britain.

NATO Hands First Afghan Province Over To Northern Alliance Forces

[SEE:  The Afghan Areas Marked for Turnover First, Report They Are Far From Ready]

NATO hands model anti-Taliban province to Afghans

PANJSHIR VALLEY: NATO troops on Sunday handed control of the Panjshir valley, a fiercely anti-Taliban province, to Afghan forces in the latest of a series of security transitions.

Panjshir, around 130 kilometres (80 miles) northeast of the capital Kabul, is one of Afghanistan’s most peaceful regions and is the sixth of seven areas to be put under local forces’ control over the past week.

Although the transition timetable has been roundly criticised as politically motivated amid scepticism over the ability of Afghan forces to ward off theTaliban rebels, Panjshir is cited as ripe for the handover.

Panjshiris, mainly ethnic Tajiks, pride themselves on having kept out the Taliban and repelled the Soviet Union after its 1979 invasion, and the beautiful valley is now a favoured picnicking spot for visitors from Kabul.

“Transition in Panjshir is very symbolic because in the last 10 years the security of Panjshir has been taken by its own people. It’s an example for other provinces,” said defence minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, speaking at the official transition ceremony.

“Defending one’s own land is the role and responsibility of every Afghan.”

“The enemy cannot harm anyone in this province. We all have to learn from the people of Panjshir,” he said.

The area was the home of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the country’s much loved anti-Soviet and anti-Taliban commander who was assassinated by al-Qaida suicide bombers two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Dominated by the snow-capped mountains of the Hindu Kush and a fast-flowing river in steep valleys, rusting hulks of Soviet tanks line Panjshir’s roads — symbols of the Russians’ failure to win the area despite 10 attempts.

US and Afghan officials hope this history and natural beauty will in future bring tourists to Panjshir and boost the nation’s economy as foreign forces pull out and as aid money falls in the years ahead.

Massoud’s tomb in the province is being developed into a $10 million attraction complete with mosque, library and conference centre.

Officials expect Massoud’s legacy to act as a focal point for tourism, along with adventure activities such as mountain trekking and kayaking.

But tourists may be scarce for many years due to record levels of violence in the country-wide insurgency against the Western-backed government.

To complete the first stage of transitions, most of Kabul province will be handed over to local forces shortly in a process focused on the withdrawal of 150,000 NATO-led troops by the end of 2014.

Kabul city has been under Afghan security since 2008.

Violent, Unseen Forces Intensifying the International Struggle

Iran: Nuclear scientist ‘shot dead’ in Tehran

Bushehr nuclear plant (26 October 2010)
Iran insists its nuclear programme is for purely peaceful purposes

An Iranian nuclear scientist has been shot dead outside his home in Tehran, Iranian media sources say.

The Isna news agency named him as Daryoush Rezaei, 35, adding that his wife was wounded. His identity has not been officially confirmed.

In 2010, nuclear scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi was killed by a remote-controlled bomb in Tehran.

Iran blamed that attack on Israeli secret service Mossad. Israel has long warned about Iran’s nuclear programme.

Some reports said the latest attack involved assailants on a motorcycle, but this has not been confirmed.

Isna said that Mr Rezaei was an expert with links to the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran.

‘New provocation’

The US, Israel and many Western nations have opposed Iran’s atomic programme, fearing it may be a front to creating a nuclear bomb.

Iran insists its nuclear programme is for purely peaceful purposes.

This week, Iran said it was installing newer and faster centrifuges at its nuclear plants, with the goal of speeding up its uranium enrichment process.

Enriched uranium can be used for civilian nuclear purposes, but also to build atomic bombs.

The French government condemned the move as a “new provocation”.