DEA Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Teams Told To Back Off From The Brother Of Afghan President Hamid Karzai

On September 18, 2012 by stratagem

Source: BI

Ahmed Wali Karzai was an influential power broker in Afghanistan before he was assassinated in July 2011.

In June 6, 2007 email, titled “RE: Humint – Afghanistan – Karzai (Strictly Protect – Confidential,” Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton wrote:

The brother of President Karzai of Afghanistan is under investigation by DEA as a major narcotics trafficker. For political reasons, DEA has been told to backoff [sic] by the White House and CIA. DEA is seeing a direct nexus between terrorism and narcotics in Afghanistan with narcotics sales being used to fund jihadist operations.

After a Stratfor analyst asks “how close is karzai to this brother?” Burton replies:

Was described to me as close. Karzai will end up being another Noreiga.
Off the record –
DEA will proceed and take ‘em (both?) down anyway, once this White House disappears. 
As I’ve said before, every country we have touched, turns to shit.

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