View Full Version : Why and When of BCCI "outing"

Nathaniel Heidenheimer
04-24-2009, 02:40 PM
Why was BCCI "outed" in the expensive press in 1990-91?

Was it connected to the end of the Afghan conflict-- or at least the end of its stated objective, in kicking out the Russians. Surely there was more to it than that as even in 86 Casey had agreed to going into proverbial Soft Underbelly of USSR, and ISI would be the borderhopping means to this end.

Earlier Iran was beginning to freak out the Bush-Baker by showing that they could put their islamic creds in their back pocket and play more realpol with the Central Asian Republics. This in turn placed a higher priority on the ISI catspaw-- uncaged by its ostensible purpose, Afganistan.

Was the popping of BCCI necessary because this older source of CIA and DGI drug money laundering that was used for a variety of covert ops including Iran-Contra and Afghanistan, now was no longer convenient, as the US had to pretend that its mission in Central Asia was really accomplished, when it really wasn't. I. E. was it a ploy to help the US dissasociate itself from later ISI planne borderhopping shenanigans that were really part of the US plan all along, or at least since 86?

David Guyatt
04-25-2009, 11:04 AM
The sense I have of that affair was that it was somehow closely connected to the first Bush Iraq war -- Operation Desert Storm. My guess is that someone or some agency in the US wished to discredit Bush and his Iraq war plans.

I may easily be wrong of course, but the close connection to the BNL affair does suggest some sort of tie-in, imo.