Why Are We Still In Afghanistan
If Osama Is Dead?
Does Heroin Trade
Have Anything To Do With Occupation?
by Tim Watts - 120112
I never thought that in my lifetime I would
ever see a war that would outlast the Viet Nam War. How
pitifully wrong I was.
Like all wars, you have to
question the political and financial motivation, the latter
being the most prominent impetus for war. With that said, we
didn't attack Afghanistan because the Taliban wouldn't turn
Osama bin Laden over. (They were prepared to, if we could
provide proof of his involvement.) We attacked Afghanistan for
pure imperial, capitalist exploitation.
facts are glaring for those that care to look.
One of the first things that
Bush and Cheney did after stealing office was to invite the
Taliban to the US to discuss an
oil and gas pipeline route across Afghanistan to the Caspian
sea. The Taliban said no deal. For that reason they became
enemies of the Bush-Cheney administration.
One thing should be noted
about United States involvement in Afghanistan... the poppy crop
now flourishes once again, and
US soldiers now guard these lucrative opium and heroin producing
fields, rather than burning them. You have to ask yourself,
Why are these soldiers
guarding the fields, instead of
burning them to stop the opium production?
Perhaps the answer becomes
more apparent when you realize that the "evil Taliban" had
eradicated the Afghan supply of opium-poppy production in just
one year. This was reported in May of 2001, a full four
months before 9/11.
Opium production under the Taliban was dead in
Now, after over a decade of
US and UK occupation,
the opium and heroin market thrives once again in Afghanistan,
supplying three fourths of the world's opium and most of the
heroin to Europe.
The only reasonable
conclusion that one can draw from this is that some US officials
appear to want this crop intact.
also doesn't hurt that Afghanistan has the world's foremost
supply of lithium, a highly lucrative necessity for today's
world of rechargeable batteries.
you can see, there are many reason$ to occupy Afghanistan.
the end the obvious comes to the forefront, that this war isn't
about al Qaeda and terror, because the
US created al Qaeda.
sir, this war (illegal invasion) is all about profit and
Oil & Gas Pipeline
Middle east control
The opium statistics on their own are very
damning and are hands-down irrefutable. It's clear that the
Taliban did what the US and UK have refused to do, eradicate
That in itself should make you question
Afghanistan, let alone the enormously valuable Lithium deposits
just waiting for the corporate taking.
evidence like this that makes many question what is truly going
on in Afghanistan, but for others it solidifies and punctuates
the long suspected notion that
the War On Terror is all a fraud,
with its real intent and purpose being power and control
in a new world order.