MONITORING (SW) – Britain’s Daily Star has claimed Kurt Cobain, an American musician and front man of the rock band Nirvana, was "psychologically profiled" by the CIA in a top-secret drugs and murder operation in collaboration with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
The Nirvana front man was found dead aged 27 after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on this day 25 years ago.
According to the report published on Apr. 07 author John Potash has claimed that Cobain was among a group of musicians - including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, and Tupac - targeted by the CIA to prevent a leftist ideology spreading through the US.
It added Potash has now explained exactly how the CIA supposedly got the drugs to Cobain after smuggling them out of war-torn Afghanistan in the 1980s. He told Daily Star Online: "John Stockwell, a former CIA agent, said fellow agents were working in Afghanistan at that time and heading up the heroin trade.
"A man named Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was working for the CIA doing that. In the late 1980s and early 1990s all this heroin was coming out of Afghanistan and coming into the US." Hekmatyar reportedly received at least $600 million from the US for siding against the Russians in the Soviet-Afghan war.
Along with other resistance leaders, Hekmatyar increased heroin production in his region to finance his military operations, the report alleged. The US secret service notoriously turned a blind eye to the opium trade - but Potash goes a step further and argues they were complicit.
Potash believes Cobain was targeted because he was an anarchist who wanted to promote far-left ideas in his work.
It added Canadian journalist and historian Max Wallace told 2015 documentary Soaked In Bleach: "For me, the most compelling piece of evidence that convinces me almost to a certainty that Kurt was murdered, was the level of heroin in his body.
"There has never been a documented case in the history of law enforcement where somebody could have the level of heroin in his body and still remain conscious and still lead to a suicide."