Oliver North

While the Obama administration was dismissing "no-news-here leaks," an internal opposition group, describing itself as the "Voice of Afghan Youth," surfaced on the Internet. I stumbled on the group's videos this week

Unhappily for the White House, the videos allege that Afghan President Hamid Karzai, two of his family members and his closest adviser, Mohammad Omar Daudzai, are involved in massive corruption, opium dealing and colluding with the Iranian government. Daudzai is depicted as an "Evil Wazir," a wicked figure prominent in ancient Persian folklore and the epic poem "Shahnama." He and Karzai's brother Ahmad Wali both are castigated for taking "gold monthly from the boss of American intelligence" -- meaning the CIA.

Though this charge is hardly new, the accusation that Daudzai is also in "the pay of the Persians" is a virtual improvised explosive device. So, too, is the claim that Karzai -- described as the "misguided king of Kabul" -- has himself "taken Persian gold" and allowed Iranian spies to "operate freely in Kabul and the provinces."

After I alerted several military and intelligence friends overseas and here in the states to the "Afghan Youth" videos, their responses ranged from "very interesting" to "I wonder who is behind this" to "damning for Karzai, his cronies and those who are tied to him." None of my sources acknowledged having heard of the "Voice of Afghan Youth" before I called.

When I asked about the "new poisonous powder" identified in one of the videos, I was told, "Given the descriptions of the exposure consequences, it is likely some form of cesium being traded on the black market. Cesium formate is used primarily for oil drilling, but in other chemical forms, it's used in medical diagnostics. Of course, if someone fired a rocket containing radioactive cesium into a NATO base, we would probably have to close it."

These "Afghan Youth" videos -- out there for anyone to see -- ought to be a treasure-trove for those who call themselves "investigative reporters." But then again, it's so much easier to wait for some disaffected American to simply call with the latest "leak" -- and then sit back and wait for the Obama White House to blame Bush. If the allegations in these videos are accurate, that won't work this time.

Oliver North

Oliver North is a nationally syndicated columnist, the host of War Stories on the Fox News Channel, the author of the new novel Heroes Proved and the co-founder of Freedom Alliance, an organization that provides college scholarships to the children of U.S. military personnel killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Join Oliver North in Israel by going to www.olivernorthisrael.com.