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Posts Tagged ‘pipeline

American support for the Taliban, followed by 9/11

October 22, 2010

The respected Pakistani correspondent Ahmed Rashid reported US intelligence supported the Taliban as a vehicle of regional influence at least between 1994 and 1998. Thus, when the Taliban conquered Kabul in 1996, a State Department spokesperson explained that the US found “nothing objectionable” in the event. One year later, a US diplomat commented: “The Taliban […]

How the US has changed its tune on the Taliban

October 15, 2010

Back in the 80s, the Taliban [aka mujahedeen] were fighting the Soviets, the enemies of our enemies, [so the Taliban were] thus, our beloved friends, our trusted, financed and backed allies. Based on the report by FAIR: “The press coverage of this era was overwhelmingly positive, even glowing, with regard to the guerrillas’ conduct in […]

Talking Points on the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline

April 25, 2010

American troops will not be back home from Afghanistan until after 2014. That is when the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline is scheduled to be operational. In the mid 1990s, Unocol [Union Oil Company of California, which merged with Chevron in 2005] began plans for an oil and a gas pipeline from rich oilfields in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and […]

The Afghanistan War: What are we fighting for?

April 24, 2010

It’s common knowledge that the War in Iraq was about oil. So what is Washington sacrificing so much American blood for in Afghanistan? How many Americans give thought to the fact that Afghanistan is surrounded by the immense oil reserves of the Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea regions? Or that Afghanistan is ideally situated for […]

UK Ambassador Craig Murray: “People raped with broken bottles, children tortured, people boiled alive.”

November 8, 2009

Ambassador Craig Murray, rector of the University of Dundee, was until 2004 the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, which he describes as a Stalinist totalitarian state courted and supported by the Americans. As ambassador, Murray saw the MI5 intelligence reports from the CIA that described the most horrible torture procedures.  “People were raped with broken bottles, […]

Afghanistan “Pipelinestan” – yet another war over oil

November 7, 2009

Pipelinestan is a term used to define the “…istan” nations that the pipelines carrying gas and oil have to pass through. Those who control the Mid-East-Central Asia oil and gas supplies control the world. The U.S. went into Iraq for the Oil, with plans drawn up to go into Iraq well before 9/11 happened. In […]