The Lies of Neocon Nikki Haley

How is it possible Haley knows nothing about the largest and most expensive CIA program in history?


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Nikki Haley wants to be president of the USG. The former South Carolina governor and Trump administration ambassador to the United Nations announced her campaign on February 14.

Haley is the first republican to challenge Donald Trump, while DeSantis and others hedge their bets. According to InteractivePolls, Trump holds the lead, followed by DeSantis. Nikki Haley came in at 1%. Only Chris Christie did worse at 0%.

Now that she’s out there, Haley is shooting at targets.

I have no idea if Haley bothers to read history. If she does, then it stands to reason she understands her remarks are hypocritical.

As a former ambassador, it is reasonable to conclude Haley should be informed on geopolitical issues, for instance, the war in Afghanistan. I believe she knows virtually nothing about the history of Afghanistan and the interactive relationship between the national security state, its CIA, Pakistani intelligence, and the Afghan Mujahideen in the war against the Soviet Union.

On the other hand, if she does know, and decides to blame Pakistan solely for terrorism in America, she is a political opportunist and hypocrite. But then, of course, deceit and lies are normal behavior for the uniparty political class, especially during elections.

I am reminded, once again, of Gore Vidal, who said America is a land of amnesia. How many Americans actually know the truth about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the CIA? I doubt very many.

Prior to September 11, 2001, the corporate media reported on the CIA’s “covert war” in Afghanistan.

“In all, the United States funneled more than $ 2 billion in guns and money to the mujaheddin during the 1980s, according to U.S. officials. It was the largest covert action program since World War II,” reported The Washington Post in 1992, nearly a decade before 9/11. (Steve Coll, Washington Post, July 19, 1992.)

Beginning in 1985, the CIA supplied mujaheddin rebels with extensive satellite reconnaissance data of Soviet targets on the Afghan battlefield, plans for military operations based on the satellite intelligence, intercepts of Soviet communications, secret communications networks for the rebels, delayed timing devices for tons of C-4 plastic explosives for urban sabotage and sophisticated guerrilla attacks, long-range sniper rifles, a targeting device for mortars that was linked to a U.S. Navy satellite, wire-guided anti-tank missiles, and other equipment.

How is it possible Haley knows nothing about the largest and most expensive CIA program in history?

Soon after the USG invaded Afghanistan, Phil Gasper wrote:

With the support of Pakistan’s military dictator, General Zia-ul-Haq, the U.S. began recruiting and training both mujahideen fighters from the 3 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan and large numbers of mercenaries from other Islamic countries. Estimates of how much money the U.S. government channeled to the Afghan rebels over the next decade vary, but most sources put the figure between $3 billion and $6 billion, or more. Whatever the exact amount, this was “the largest covert action program since World War II”—much bigger, for example, than Washington’s intervention in Central America at the same time, which received considerably more publicity.

Hillary Clinton admitted the CIA created the Mujahideen and al-Qaeda. “We also have a history of kind of moving in and out of Pakistan,” a CNN transcript quotes the former Secretary of State. “I mean, let’s remember here, the people we are fighting today, we funded 20 years ago. And we did it because we were locked in the struggle with the Soviet Union. They invaded Afghanistan and we did not want to see them control central Asia. And we went to work.”

I don’t claim to know what is bouncing around in Nikki Haley’s head. She is a bellicose neocon, and either knows she is lying or she is ignorant of history. Being well-informed on foreign relations and history should undoubtedly be important to a person who has declared her candidacy for president of the USG.

However, consider the demographic Haley is pandering to: “rightwing,” supposedly conservative Americans, including the “America First” nationalist crowd.

The latter will predictably vote for Trump, that is if the uniparty doesn’t somehow manage to disqualify him. That would leave the unpalatable DeSantis up against whomever the democrat faction runs (it will not be Biden).

From this moment in late February 2023 to the November 2024 election, anything might and probably will happen.


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