By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

The second time this week, the London Times has run articles submitted by Israeli intelligence, irresponsible, inaccurate and intended to bring chaos.  The first article claimed that US sources had verified Saudi Arabia’s intention to allow Israeli planes to use their territory for an attack on Iran.  The government of Saudi Arabia issued a strong denial in hours.  Today’s Israeli press release, carried as a news article by the London Times is far more sinister but also leaves a trail.  We are putting the London Times in for the Yellow Journalism Award of the Week, something usually reserved for Fox News.

The article itself is what we call a “plant.”  The substance of the times article includes a meeting with an imaginary Taliban commander and a hodge podge of misinformation, outright lies and subterfuge.  What is more important is why the article was written and why such a transparent piece of propaganda is a sign of Israel feeling the upheaval or worldwide scorn after the massacre of human rights activists in the Mediterranean.   The real pressure to cause a rift between NATO and Pakistan, something India and Israel have worked for, has been exacerbated by President Karzai’s attempts to draw close to Pakistan to support his failing regime.  Karzai, educated in India, had, for most of his rule, worked closely with India and, less publicly, Israel, something his people would have hated him even more for, if that were possible.

Continually dogged by accusations of corruption and for surrounding himself with druglords from the minority Northern Alliance, Karzai’s every act has moved Afghanistan into chaos and closer to civil war.  Now that the end is on him and on his friends, India and Israel, he has run to Pakistan for help and Israel has run to the Times to stop him.

The timing of the article, immediately after the Times attempted to divide the Islamic world by claiming Saudi Arabia and Israel were planning an attack on Iran, is, in itself an additional sign of how little the London Times is valued by organizations powerful enough to have it print stories that would humiliate any reputable paper.  It was important for Israel, the close ally of India, to discredit Pakistan and attempt to tie it to the Taliban, an organization that has killed thousands in Pakistan.  No mention is made of these attacks, however.  No mention of Israel and India and their role in arming and training the Taliban as part of a program of surrogate warfare against Pakistan, the world’s only Islamic nuclear state.

The gist of the article is simple:  Pakistan is running the Taliban because Pakistan ran the Taliban during the 1980s, when, frankly, the Taliban didn’t exist.  The article further claims that Pakistan’s ISI, their version of the CIA, is working with President Zardari to organize the Taliban.

A minor problem with this, of course is that the ISI was placed under the General Kiani, Chief of Staff of the Army, over the extremely strong objections of President Zardari.  Benazir Bhutto, the slain former president and wife of current President Zardari, had, during the early 1990s, sought ties with the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan.  This was, however, before the rumors of Al Qaeda operations in Afghanistan began.  The assumptions made by the article exhibit a total lack of historical perspective and the realities of Pakistan’s internal politics. 

Today, there is no evidence of a subtantial terrorist presence in Afghanistan prior to the US invasion in 2001.  In fact, it looks as though the foreign fighters who came to Afghansitan arrived with the Americans.

The head of the Pakistan’s army at that time was General Aslam Beg and the head of the ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence service was Lt. General Hamid Gul.  I know both gentlemen well and have discussed their roles supporting the Mujaheddin, the US backed force that pushed the Soviets out of Afghanistan.  Pakistan, as an ally of the United States, actively helped the CIA operate in Afghanistan.  To the Times, the Mujaheddin of the 1980s is the same as the Taliban of today.  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

I  know the primary commanders who operated for Pakistan inside Afghanistan and am proud to call them friends.  Their homes are filled with momentos of their friendship with the United States.  Few American soldiers of distinction have been honored by the United States as these Pakistani officers have.  The accusations made against these gentlemen, long since retired is less than rational.

Accusations that Pakistan is running the Taliban through the current ISI is even worse.  In fact, Pakistan has captured more Taliban leaders than either Afghanistan or the US.  They have also lost more casualties.  The ISI is targeted directly by the Taliban and ISI facilities have been attacked inside Pakistan on more than one occasion with significant loss of life. 

Thus, in tracing down the origins of the fanciful account, taken from unattributed sources with the strong smell of Tel Aviv about them, it is obvious, particularly because of the amount of total speculation and the enormous leaps from fact to assumption that there was little time to prepare something sound and well thought out.

Behind the story, not so difficult to see, is a British resident with strong Israeli relationships who was operating in Afghanistan as a manager of a very reputable British charity.  Any Jew in a country as fundamentalist, frankly any Christian or even westerner is always under suspicion.  It is not unusual for a charity to be infiltrated by intelligence agents.  That this is so common is why charity workers are continually kidnapped.  It is assumed anyone working for a charity is a spy. 

This story is the “proof of the pudding” as it were.  Any spy forced to reveal him or herself through an act of lunacy is, from that time forward considered “burned.”  Intelligence assets in place are a form of currency.  Burning one with a poor return is an act of poor judgement, such as we have seen from Israel with some consistency. 

It is generally considered a coup to get a totally phony story placed in the London Times.  However, when it is the second one of the week with the first story being “outed” by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister almost immediately, we also seem to have burned another asset, the London Times.

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  1. wayne pacific  June 19, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Right on Amy. Thanks for the good info on the Rabbi.

  2. wayne pacific  June 19, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Duff’s not venting hate of the Jews, but just explaining international relations and that the Jews are a significant force, a force that is only for themselves. They must be discussed to understand events. Israel is not an ally of the USA, they just say that in order to keep using us.

    Grow up.

  3. wayne pacific  June 19, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Well, I recently defeated the head of Oxfam in a game of internet chess. I also asked him via messages if he was aware that Winston Churchill was 75% Jewish, including his mother. I didn’t know the Oxfam chap was Jewish, no wonder he didnn’t reply.

  4. wayne pacific  June 19, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Hitler saw this as far back as the 1930s. His whole approach in the summer of 1942 was the drive south to get control of the Caspian basin. But his army was stopped at Stalingrad and their war then failed.

  5. wayne pacific  June 19, 2010 at 4:19 am

    The Jews have always used and then trashed their Goy assets. They can always buy more.

  6. Amy  June 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Israeli terrorists [Mossad and IDF] are the ones killing our soldiers [through IEDs and crashing of their helicopters as well as shooting them] in Iraq and Afghanistan–while spreading false propaganda that Muslim terrotists are killing them. There are people who like to keep on implicating Muslims–after believing the media liars–in order to continue illegal wars and the opium trade–on behalf of Israel and banker gangsters. Unless a majority of people wake up to the truth America cannot be saved. Sarah Palin [selected by Henry Kissinger, Lieberman, Krystol] is not going to save us. This is a powerhungry greedy and heartless woman who will escalate war on behalf of Israel. This woman is not a true Christian, she is only a Zionist shill who will obey the criminal Kissinger like a slave. She will put the lives of our young soldiers in harms way–and they will be her pawns. So please understand the truth.

    We need to have Ron Paul/Jessie Ventura or Jessie Ventura/Chuck Baldwin for America in 2012. These people are not in the pocket of Zionists like Sarah Palin is. Another man to watch is Scott Brown.

    “Thanks to the terrible power of our International Banks we have forced the Christians into wars without number. Wars have a special value for Jews since Christian massacre each other and make more room for Jews. Wars are the Jews’ Harvest, the Jew banks grow fat on Christian wars. Over one hundred million Christians have been swept off the face of the earth by wars and the end is not yet”— Rabbi Reichorn at the funeral of Rabbi Simeon Ben-Iudah in 1869–Taken from the website: I am the witness.

    Henry Kissinger is responsible for destroying many lives of our soldiers and this is what this warmonger has said about them: “dumb stupid beasts to be used as pawns for foreign policy”.

    On behalf of all soldiers and veterans living and dead I condemn the above utterances of the war criminal Kissinger and those of Rabbi Reichoran and I also condemn all warmongers whose words and actions have led to the illegal wars which America has been fighting on behalf of Israel.

  7. Paul  June 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Like when Cheney said and I am paraphrasing, “Never has an area become so strategically important as the Caspian has.”

  8. Gordon Duff  June 15, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I am writing this from a Swift terminal. You know what that is? These documents also can transfer via fax and even hard copy. What you know of international banking can be written on the head of a pin. The years I spent as senior trade officer (ExVP) of one of the largest trade finance organizations in the world was wasted. I should have simply kept you with me.
    If you have a Swift address, I can send you this via MT799. Of course, India has NO banks qualifed to trade internationally as they seem to have no banking laws. I suspect I have much more experience dealing with India than you, I certainly wire into better places than you do. Arrogance is one thing, ignorance is another, combining them seldom causes shame as that takes a conscience and I am picking up more than a bit of sociopathic drivel from you.

  9. Tariq  June 15, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Gordon Duff has done the truth work. I am personally thankful as it supports many of my own comments. Americans have failed all the options, now with the help of its most trusted client ( you can read it in opposite as well) they have started narrating stories not knowing this is a new world and people come to know about truth before they could circumvent it.

    The ‘discussion paper’ is a ‘rubbish’ it consist on just the hearsay. None of the good academics would prove this to be an authenticated document. All references given in that document are either biased, under duress, or are shady.

    Is that how the research is conducted and stories are fielded. It is ridiculous.

  10. Gordon Duff  June 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Your indian buddies along with their nothern alliance druglord friends run the drug business, trucking it, by the ton, into russia, not down to Karachi. You have some serious geography problems. Karzai and the nothern alliance have run the drug business with the CIA and India helping every step of the way. Israel only banks the money, in the form of bank guarantees and SBLCs flown to Tel Aviv then to Zurich.
    You are in over your head.

  11. PK  June 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    The indians are running the afghan drug mafia, the indian agents in afghanistan are actually mossad agents, and america is sick of losing men to bombs made in india. While they indians were at it, they also boarded the turkish floatilla, made some more deals with al-qaeda in somalia and shot the hamas guy in dubai. Which all sounds so true except for that teenie weenie thing called a frikkin element of reality. What you have here instead is Mr. Duff who’s for some time not had a reality check and sat in the real world cafe and smelled some coffee. Wake up! Last I checked the pakistanis out of karachi were the ones running the drug mafia, with all that drug cash flowing via iran, dubai and malaysi; and they did this while sniffing their saudi masters a#* for more wahabi petro$$$.
    You sure you caught a chinese dude in vietnam, think back, maybe it was an indian dude running the drug mafia in the golden triangle.

  12. Ali  June 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Gordon thanks for the excellent piece. The problem is not many people in the west know and can work out the dynamics of the situation in Afghanistan and the dilemma faced by Pakistan. Nobody, pays attention to the simple facts, Taliban are killing at will in Pakistan. Thousands of innocent people have been killed by these terrorists in last couple of years alone. Those who are petty much one eyed in their perspective need to know that at the moment Pakistan is surrounded by India on one side and the Karzai Government in Kabul. So from where these people get the training, funding and most importantly the ammunition? Anyone with little brain can work out the obvious. They should remember Pakistan Army had been targeted by these killers many times in last 2 years. It is very easy to sum up who are the enemies of the peace. I hope many other people can figure it out and look at the realities, with bit of research like you did instead of paying attention to the blatant propaganda and false information deliberately spread by the phoney merchants of Journalism.

  13. AS  June 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    There some people inside ISI working with mossad as well and MI6, CIA…fake taliban camps are run by indian and israelis, but french dutcvh etc… can be found over there as well… ISI is now corrupted and under zionists hands… american and israelis… contractors from Xe are behind bombings and are targeting to initiate a civil war like in Iraq, it is the same pattern… nearly the same teams…

    Saudis will be sacrified by Tel Aviv because they don’t need them anymore as they don’t need Mubarak anymore, Liebermaan signed with Erythrea, Uganda and sout of Sudan agreement to block the sources of the Nile river… what a gift for an ally wo closed Gazas for 4 years !

  14. A  June 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Search for rekko dik gold mine and other minerals in balouchistan too – Pakistan is also a mineral + precious stone rich country. so-called taliban captured the precious stone mines in Swat first. they were backed by drug and wood mafia. They did kidnappings for ransom and looted the locals. the same tactics used which LTTE has been using in Sri Lanka.

    Majority of Pkaistanis are aware of Israeli+US+India’s game in region.

  15. rick dimbath  June 14, 2010 at 4:19 pm




  16. rick dimbath  June 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm


  17. j r  June 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Somehow I have the feeling that this isn’t exactly breaking news to the government. Probably has been known for years from satellite imagery. Just another reason for invading.

  18. Gordon Duff  June 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Hey Bruce,
    We don’t care if you aren’t a vietnam vet. However, reviewing your previous posts, you seem angry and ill informed. Sounds to me like you are one of the Fox News fans who expect to find everything matching the lies they have become used to. Sorry to disappoint. This is no place for the faint of heart.
    Hope you stay well.

  19. Gordon Duff  June 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    They never printed my letters, not on the front page at least.

  20. James  June 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Whether you have bad hearing or not, shouldn’t hinder your ability to listen. I’ve never gotten the impression that Mister Duff has a problem with jews, but rather zionists. It’s not anti-semetic to be anti-zionist. Let freedom ring Mister Duff.

  21. disabled vet  June 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    when i first signed on to become a member of this site,i thought it was a veterans site an not a site for the gordon duff’s democrat news form.its a shame that h is allowed to vent his views an dislike against the jews on this site.i’m a disabled vet,an not a v/n vet,couldn’t go because of my hearing,but would have if i could have.gordon duff’s views are not for me so unless the writers change on this site,i;m done.after reading some of his b/s for a while,some would think that god died an left him in charge.what a know it all,makes me sick.signed off

  22. Gordon Duff  June 14, 2010 at 9:53 am

    You obviously missed the war between China and Vietnam. I did capture (with friends) one Chinese in Vietnam but 90% of the aid came from Russia and the Eastern Bloc. America is sick of losing men to bombs whose mechanisms are built in India.
    You 17 consulates along with 150 plus Mossad “aid workers” and contractors in Afghanistan are, not only training and equipping the Taliban but running a banking service for the drug dealers. We have had your number for some time.

  23. Gordon Duff  June 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

    The story is a plant, like the mineral things in Balochistan. Nobody can get any of it out, nobody needs any of it because of the world economy. The only players potentially involved are China and India.
    I spent some time working in that sector, alumina, copper..etc.

  24. Faiz  June 14, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Before I used to think that the war in Afghanistan is only about the 78 Billion dollars drug industry apart from controlling Pakistan and destabilizing it but here’s another one, the potential $1 trillion Mining industry:


  25. PK  June 14, 2010 at 5:47 am

    What an ignorant piece of journalism! Shocking too that GD is a Vietnam vet. I’m sure the Vietcong being supported by China must have been equally blasphemous news to you! Now wait a minute, I see something on being a paid consultant to the governments of the middle east, ah, which makes everything clear. You obviously cant spit on the guys who’re serving up the petro$$$. Next time, try and research a bit more before you grunt Mr. Duff.

  26. Lese Majeste  June 14, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Lt. General Hamid Gul also was one of the brave souls early on who went public, declaring that 9/11 was an inside job. I’m surprised he’s still alive.

    Here’s more good news about the world’s #1 psyops outlet owned by Sir Richard Head, AKA Rupert Murdoch:

    Recently, Murdoch has bought out the Turkish TV channel, TGRT, which had been previously confiscated by the Turkish Board of Banking Regulations, TMSF. Newspapers report that Murdoch has bought TGRT in a partnership with the Turkish recording mogul Ahmet Ertegün.


  27. Khalil Nouri  June 14, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Yes Gordon,

    The head of the organization headed by a Jew was OXFAM .. I am very familiar with that ..

    Thanks for the enlightenment. Well put together!!

  28. Michael Santomauro  June 13, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Sun, June 13, 2010 — 9:22 PM ET

    U.S. Discovers Nearly $1 Trillion in Afghan Mineral Deposits

    The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in
    untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any
    previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter
    the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself,
    according to senior American government officials.

    The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of
    iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals
    like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that
    are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could
    eventually be transformed into one of the most important
    mining centers in the world, the United States officials

    Read More:

  29. Robbie the Pict  June 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Nail on the head. Rupert Murdoch’s London Times is exposed as an asset and you have burned it. A sad end to a once-great paper, now a mere Zionist shill.

  30. Penumbra  June 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm


    Sadly only those who bother to make an effort to research matters will catch wind of your outage, everyone in London who passes a kiosk or receives their copy by subscription will read the propaganda and likely believe it.

    Such is the uphill battle we, the relative few, have been fighting against controlled mass-media for ages.

    Conflation of ambiguous terms like “Taliban” with Mujahadeen from the 80’s and the all-time propaganda coup of “Al Qaeda” (that never existent synonym for “terrorist”) with whatever opponent best serves the moment, is the modus operandi of the true terrorists we, who research, know and loathe so well.

    This latest fabrication clearly adds a further stepping stone to the Times Square Bumbler assertion of Pakistani involvement on the path toward final indictment and sanctions/aggression toward that nation (should of course efforts toward vilification of Iran fail to prompt the desired result).

    Two doors are offered for your consideration, pick a door any door will do, just don’t look behind the third door, that’s NOT an option.

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