“Eighties, I have to push, I have to struggle – Eighties, get out of my way, I’m not for sale no more — Eighties, let’s kamikaze ’til we get there.”
-Jaz Coleman (from the song “Eighties” by UK band Killing Joke)
21st Century Wire
Northern Mali has become a hot-bed for terror related activities since the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) began receiving help from AQIM, Al Qaeda’s North African branch.
Following NATO’s hostile intervention in Libya in 2011, we learned that AQIM had joined forces with the Al Qaeda linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) — all of which are inexorably tied to the CIA and British intelligence agencies since Al Qaeda’s inception after the Soviet war in Afghanistan during the 80â€²s.
IMAGE: This is the Saudi ‘businessman’ who recruited mujahedeen fighters that became al-Qaeda, the intelligence linked boogeyman also known as Osama Bin Laden. Following the end of his United States-backed mission in Afghanistan, Bin Laden, set up operations in Sudan where he apparently owned 35 companies, helping to construct much of the infrastructure around the capital, Khartoum, while also setting up a drug operation according to a report by investigative journalist Wayne Madsen.
In December of 2013, the Associated Press reported that a convoy bearing an Al Qaeda ‘black flag’ had approached a local grocery store in northern Mali, purportedly an Al Qaeda commander looking to procure some mustard for $1.60 asked for a receipt following his purchase at the same store. The AP also stated that the terror organization is set up like a corporate business model, recording all cash advances made to each individual fighter, as they are required to sign off on money they’ve received from some undisclosed entity.
More than a 100 ‘business’ related receipts were said to have been left at a building thought to be occupied by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Timbuktu earlier in 2013. The whole concept is dubious to say the least, as we are supposed to believe that a terror organization linked to brutal beheadings, bombings and kidnappings over at the last two decades, also have – salary employees, private chefs on payroll, as well as allocated funds for dinner guests and hotels. This type of business operation seems more akin to Westernized corporations, than that of a group in search of a caliphate.
If Al Qaeda groups are legitimately tracking their expenses, who do those reports go too and who is at the top funding their terror?
IMAGE: Bank of Credit and Commerce International logo
In 1992 there was a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee report, called The BCCI Affair, which uncovered a cloak and dagger network involving the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) exposing their role in arms deals, terror funding, drug trafficking and prostitution — to name just a few. The report also mentioned other business operations connected to BCCI, most notably Kissinger Associates as well as the CIA, which was apparentlyinvolved in a long-term investigation of the bank but failed to derail their corrupt operations along the way:
“BCCI’s support of terrorism and arms trafficking developed out of several factors. First, as a principal financial institution for a number of Gulf sheikhdoms, with branches all over the world, it was a logical choice for terrorist organizations, who received payment at BCCI-London and other branches directly from Gulf-state patrons, and then transferred those funds wherever they wished without apparent scrutiny.”
It’s important to also mention that Skull & Bones Senator John Kerry was tapped to oversee the report on BCCI, a report which ultimately failed to implicate various intelligence operations or global elite in aiding and abetting the bank’s corruption. The BCCI had regularly avoided reviews that might have detected their clandestine activities, even though they were supposedly under heavy surveillance conducted by the CIA.
Many believe that the CIA used BCCI as its own private bank, funding various intelligence operations and ‘black-ops’ that overlapped with terrorist networks. BCCI founder Agha Hasan Abedi and former CIA director William Casey are said to have met for several years covertly.
In an article by researcher Dr. Webster Tarpley titled: “The CIA’s Libya Rebels: The Same Terrorists who Killed US NATO Troops in Iraq,” we get a clearer picture of how terror groups are used for international policy change:
“The Obama method is to use Al Qaeda to overthrow independent governments, and then either Balkanize and partition the countries in question, or else use them as kamikaze puppets against larger enemies like Russia, China, or Iran.”
IMAGE: The year in pictures — U.S. Senator John McCain seen here enjoying his time with Al Qaeda linked rebels in 2013, via the non-profit Syrian Emergency Task Force, under the direction of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and Washington Institute for Near East Policy, ( WINEP) both of which have direct ties to the Israeli lobby, American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. (AIPAC)