The devastating MOAB dropped on Afghanistan destroyed tunnels financed by the CIA within the 1980s, based on info contained in an outdated New York Times article posted by WikiLeaks on Thursday.
Remember when the mainstream media used to print actual information?
The article, revealed in 2005, explains that the tunnels now being bombed by the U.S. in Afghanistan comprise “bunkers and base camps, dug deeply into the steep rock partitions” and are “a part of a C.I.A.-financed advanced constructed for the mujahedeen.”
In the 1980s the CIA was financing and arming jihadi rebels in Afghanistan and utilizing them as a proxy power in a warfare towards Soviet Russia. The mujahedeen, led by Osama bin Laden, emboldened by success and flush with CIA money, later went on to type al-Qaeda.
The 2005 NYT article provides extra info on the tunnels at the moment beneath bombardment by U.S. bombs at a price of $314,000,000 thus far.
The first time bin Laden had seen the Tora Bora caves, he had been a younger mujahedeen fighter and a latest college graduate with a level in civil engineering. It had been some 20 years earlier than, throughout Washington’s first Afghan warfare, the decade-long, C.I.A.-financed jihad of the 1980’s towards the Soviet occupation.
Rising to greater than 13,000 toes, 35 miles southwest of the provincial capital of Jalalabad, Tora Bora was a fortress of snow-capped peaks, steep valleys and fortified caves. Its miles of tunnels, bunkers and base camps, dug deeply into the steep rock partitions, had been a part of a C.I.A.-financed advanced constructed for the mujahedeen.
Bin Laden had flown in dozens of bulldozers and different items of heavy tools from his father’s building empire, the Saudi Binladin Group, one of the affluent building corporations in Saudi Arabia and all through the Persian Gulf.
Indeed, by December 2001, when the ultimate battle of Tora Bora occurred, the cave advanced had been so refined that it was mentioned to have its personal air flow system and an influence system created by a sequence of hydroelectric mills; bin Laden is believed to have designed the latter. Tora Bora’s partitions and the flooring of its a whole lot of rooms have been completed and clean and prolonged some 350 yards into the granite mountain that enveloped them.
Sounds like a really elaborate, costly CIA-funded set-up Bin Laden had within the Tora Bora. And now it’s costing billions to destroy. Perhaps the federal government may have saved all people’s money and time by not financing the jihadis and their elaborate caves within the first place?
In his first speech as director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, who as soon as tweeted and applauded disclosures by WikiLeaks, attacked the group on Thursday as a stateless “hostile intelligence service” wanting to do the bidding of Russia and different American adversaries.
“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” Mr. Pompeo mentioned.
But Mr. Pompeo’s strongest phrases have been reserved for Julian Assange, calling the WikiLeaks founder a “narcissist” and “a fraud — a coward hiding behind a display.”
“In Kansas, we all know one thing about false wizards,” added Mr. Pompeo, who represented a congressional district within the state till he was tapped by President Trump to run the C.I.A.
Julian Assange wasted no time hitting again – and he hit onerous.