http://www.larouchepac.com/news/2009/01/30/russian-anti-drug-chief-moscow-vitally-interested-working-u-.htmlRussian Anti-Drug Chief: Moscow "Vitally" Interested in Working with U.S.A. in Afghanistan
January 30, 2009 (LPAC)--Victor Ivanov, head of the Russian Federal Narcotics Control Service, said in an interview with the government daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta today that Russia wants to work with the new U.S. Administration in Afghanistan to fight drug trafficking.
According to an RIA Novosti story, released yesterday to highlight the interview, that was Ivanov's comment on the appointment of a high-ranking U.S. figure, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke, as U.S. special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan.Ivanov is the Russian official who, shortly after the Nov. 26 terror attack on Mumbai, cited intelligence received on its having been financed by the drug-running networks of Dawood Ibrahim. (Note Ibrahim has been shown to be an MI6 ASSET)
Noting the spread of drug crops and trafficking from southern Afghanistan to the whole area along the border with the Central Asian countries, Ivanov said, "To reduce this danger, we are vitally interested in working with the new American Administration." Novosti also cited U.S. State Department representative Robert Wood's earlier statement that the Obama administration considers working with Russia a key component of its Afghanistan strategy.
Ivanov called for convening a conference under UN auspices on Peace and Prosperity in Afghanistan, as a "first step." "It would be appropriate to hold such a conference in Afghanistan itself, e.g., in Kabul," said Ivanov. All tribes, areas, and political forces "prepared for a constructive dialogue" should be invited, he said, proposing a special role for Russia, as a country "whose forces have not participated in this seven-years long war." Ivanov said that creation of a "single, independent and strong nation of Afghanistan" would be the pathway to tackling the explosion of the heroin business.
"It accords with my views as well," Lyndon LaRouche responded.