Amazing facts about Afghanistan!
The build up
We supported Bin Laden and the Taliban for years, and viewed them as freedom fighters against the Russians.
As late as 1998, the US was paying the salary of every single Taliban official in Afghanistan.
There is more oil and gas in the Caspian Sea area than in Saudi Arabia, but you need a pipeline through Afghanistan to get the oil out.
Unocal, a giant American Oil conglomerate, wanted to build a 1000 mile long pipeline from the Caspian Sea through Afghanistan to the Arabian Sea.
Unocal spent $10,000,000,000 on geological surveys for pipeline construction, and very nicely courted the Taliban for their support in allowing the construction to begin.
All leading Taliban officials were in Texas negotiating with Unocal in 1998.
1998-1999 the Taliban changed its mind and threw Unocal out of the country and awarded the pipeline project to a company from Argentina.
John Maresca VP of Unocal testified before Congress and said no pipeline until the Taliban was gone and a more friendly government was established.
1999-2000 The Taliban became the most evil people in the world.
Senior American officials in mid-July told Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, that military action against Afghanistan would go ahead by the middle of October.
Bush goes to war against Afghanistan even though none of the hijackers came from Afghanistan.
Bush blamed Bin Laden but has never offered any proof saying it’s a “secret”.
Taliban offered to negotiate to turn over Bin Laden if we showed them proof. We refused; we bombed.
Bush said: “This is not about nation building. It’s about getting the terrorists.”
We have a new government in Afghanistan.
The leader of that government formerly worked for UNOCAL.
Bush appoints a special envoy to represent the US to deal with that new government, who formerly was the “chief consultant to UNOCAL”.
The Bush family acquired their wealth through oil.
Bush’s Secretary of Interior was the President of an oil company before going to Washington.
George Bush Sr. now works with the “Carlyle Group” specializing in huge oil investments around the world.
Condoleezza Rice worked for Chevron before going to Washington.
Chevron named one of its newest “supertankers” after Condoleezza.
Dick Cheney worked for the giant oil conglomerate Haliburton before becoming VP.
Haliburton gave Cheney $34,000,000, as a farewell gift when he left Haliburton.
Haliburton is in the pipeline construction business.
There is $6 Trillion dollars worth of oil in the Caspian Sea area.
The US government quietly announces Jan 31, 2002 we will support the construction of the Trans-Afghanistan pipeline.
President Musharref (Pakistan), and Karrzai, (Afghanistan…ex-Unocal) announce agreement to build the proposed gas pipeline from Central Asia to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
And you thought the war(s) without end were about Democracy. Silly you. (From email floating around in Leftie cyberspace)