Black People : The geopolitics behind the phoney US war in Afghanistan

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  1. Seneb

    Seneb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This a very good geopolitical analyse on the situation in Central Asia.If you still believe that US government attack the emirat of Afganisthan because of Oussama "Santa Claus" Ben Laden,this article is not for you.If you still have faith in America and Western white civilisation in generals,just don't read this article.

    more at:
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    Obama has a debt to the Crown family of General Dynamics and a promise to keep with the zionist lobbyists AIPAC

    regarding Rham Emanuel;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z91zJDHX8Ik
     
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    Published on Friday, November 13, 2009 by CommonDreams.org
    Our Corrupt Occupation of Afghanistan
    by Robert Naiman
    s it just me, or is the pontification of Western leaders about corruption in Afghanistan growing rather tiresome?
    There is something very Captain Renault about it. We're shocked, shocked that the Afghans have sullied our morally immaculate occupation of their country with their dirty corruption. How ungrateful can they be?
    But perhaps we should consider the possibility that our occupation of the country is not so morally immaculate - indeed, that the most corrupt racket going in Afghanistan today is the American occupation.
    US military officials in Kabul estimate that a minimum of 10 percent of the Pentagon's logistics contracts in Afghanistan consists of protection payments to insurgents, Aram Roston reports in The Nation. In southern Afghanistan - where General McChrystal wants to send more troops - security firms can't physically protect convoys of American military supplies. There's no practical way to move the supplies without paying the Taliban. So, like Milo Minderbinder in Catch-22, we're supplying both sides of the war.
    Meanwhile, two-thirds of the nearly $30 billion in international aid to Afghanistan has been routed through foreign consultants, companies, and organizations hired by the US government and its allies, Farah Stockman reports in the Boston Globe. Afghan officials complain that American civilian advisers are often overpaid, underqualified, and unfamiliar with the culture of the country. A typical US adviser earns about $500 per day - several times what the average Afghan earns in a month, Stockman notes. That's about $125,000 a year - not a bad chunk of change, even by U.S. standards. It's more than the household income of about 85% of American families. The total cost of such an adviser, including security and accommodations (note that most people - in Afghanistan, like the U.S. - have to pay for their own accommodations out of their salaries or wages) is about $500,000 a year.
    The Afghan government now has a program to hire its own advisers from friendly Muslim countries like Turkey and the UAE. The US supports this program with a $30 million dollar contribution. But that contribution represents 1.1% of the $2.7 billion that the US plans to spend on economic assistance to Afghanistan next year, the vast majority of which will be used to hire US contractors. So for every dollar we spend on paying Americans contractors, we spend a penny on a much cheaper program that allows Afghanistan to hire people who know the culture, speak the language, have more expertise, and can move around Afghanistan with less security because they aren't Americans.
    What do you call that? Afghans call it corruption. As Diogenes might say, the big thieves are giving lectures to the little thieves.
    Now consider an Afghan policeman making $120 a month - half the cost of supporting a family, Western officials concede - who sees all this going on. Do you think that guy might take a bribe? Berholt Brecht wrote, in Marc Blitzstein's translation: "First feed the face, and then tell right from wrong: for even saintly folk may act like sinners, unless they've had their customary dinners." But in practice, our aid bureaucracy in Afghanistan has not yet won this most trivial insight.
    But the biggest corruption of all is the occupation itself, because it is all based on a big lie: the claim that our continued occupation of Afghanistan is justified by the threat of an Al Qaeda "haven" in Afghanistan. This is a lie because: 1) as former counter-terrorism official Paul Pillar has pointed out, "the case has not been made" that "such a haven would significantly increase the terrorist danger to the United States" and 2) Mullah Mohammed Omar's "Quetta Shura"
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    Vietnam, too...

    S.E. Asian heroin and not a fight against communism. Because this is the conclusion that I came to (Vietnam, too), I now believe that Vietnam had to be a power struggle against the Asian mafias(?)--I forget their monnikers (triads, yakuza, or something like this). When the French were driven out of Vietnam (Lyon and Marseilles heroin pipelines into europe), a vacuum developed and the U.S. moved in to fill that vacuum vs the N.Vietnamese and chinese, so...


    When it's about politics and war ALWAYS *follow the money*. In both cases, U.S. involvement was about poppy.


    Also, prior to the U.S. move into Afghanistan, Russia was in the last legs of cutting a multi-billion dollar deal with the Afghans to build an oil pipeline that would run through Afghanistan and Turkey (if I remember right, it was Turkey) to service europe. The contracts would have excluded *concerned* US corporations (like Haliburton and Brown and Root....Blackwater) so...


    At that time, Turkey was battling the e.u. for full and permanent membership into the e.u., and badly needed U.S. backing of its petitions for entrance...well, the U.S. invaded, Turkey didn't squawk, the pipeline deal was derailed, and the rest we know now to be history.


    In the midst of all that geopolitical stuff--like the U.N. has been reporting for years--POPPY PRODUCTION has 'increased' since the ouster of the Taliban.


    Vietnam AND Afghanistan.


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    Any wonder why the only president makeing the smuggling of heroin and cocaine into US borders,
    a national security isssue was JFK?

    The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
    ~ Alfred W. McCoy
    Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina
    ~ Peter Dale Scott
    Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA... by Peter Dale Scott
     
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