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Thus they needed money and this was one of the ways they were obtaining it. Despite our evidence we were not believed when we reported it. Interestingly I think the same happened in America during those years with the drug trade and conventional weapons in Colombia but I may be mistaken. The poppy production issue 34 I understand from the many people I talked to during my travels that the poppy (opium which later becomes heroin) trade in Afghanistan is funding terrorism and did so for decades. Conceivably I am too cynical to agree that it may not be just criminals as we always thought.
Still have to meet a single one, except Mr Nelson Mandela, who impressed me in any way shape or form. I lost any feelings of patriotism when I realised I served evil in Apartheid South Africa out of loyalty. We really believed we were right and the rest of the world wrong as I tried to explain in my first book Mean Streets - Life in the Apartheid Police. It shows you how treacherous politicians are for they are as shrewd as the gods 30 they serve. As an amateur historian I wonder if there is any war in existence which was not created by their idiocy and personal failures.
The diplomats have very nice covers which they cannot explain in less than ten words which are a dead giveaway and deadly sin. A cover means simply the legend which disguises you as an intelligence officer. It is only as good as your knowledge of the cover meaning if you pretend to be a mechanic you better be able to know how to use a spanner other than a murdering tool. Most covers are not good enough because of the fixed idea in the West that things are relaxed in Africa. They also tend to live beyond what the cover indicates they should and have no obvious source of income.