Misplaced was going to pick up the ball and carry it for the rest of the week, but The Dog Soldier touched base with me last night and informed me that he was going to publish Part 2 of his expose immediately. As a result, instead of waiting until next week to bring it to you, I'm going to give up today's and tomorrow's space to let him keep going here.
The Hard Swallow: Fascist Fact or Fiction? Afghanistan, The Reality Behind the Myth. Part 2
So do you still believe the U.S. led coalition forces (NATO) invaded Afghanistan to root out and destroy those responsible for 9/11? I almost hope you do, because I'm not done proving otherwise.
It had been on the agenda in the United States and Israel for years. September 11, 2001 was simply the impetus to move forward with this as well as many other recipes "They" had on the back burner, simmering. The Israeli based Institute for Advanced Strategic & Political Studies IASPS, affiliate office located in Washington, D.C., argued for an invasion of Afghanistan years before the terrorist attacks. In an article written by Elie Krakowski for the IASPS entitled; "The Afghan Vortex", he urges for the United States to install a new government in Afghanistan. Neo-conservative Richard Perle who was the Chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee under Bush (along with Henry Kissinger) also worked for the IASPS as well. He wrote the document entitled "clean break" and presented it to IASPS and Benjamin Netanyahu. The document can still be found on their website.
That name comes up a lot doesn't it? Almost always in close proximity to Henry Kissinger. PNAC in its most famous document, Rebuilding America's Defenses, advocated an aggressive foreign policy. With the main goal being continuing the United States current position as the world's only superpower with Israel holding it's leash. The document mentions the need to "fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars". It further mentions the concerns the neoconservatives have about Iran. As the following passage from Rebuilding America's Defenses shows, they seek to contain Iran through a military presence surrounding the nation:
"Over the long term, Iran may well prove as large a threat to U.S. interests in the Gulf as Iraq has. And even should U.S.-Iranian relations improve, retaining forward-based forces in the region would still be an essential element in U.S.security strategy given the longstanding American interests in the region."
The neoconservatives point of view finds it's focus in a book by Zbigniew Brzezinski, a top Obama adviser, the Grand Chessboard. Brzezinski saw the central Asian republics that came forth out of the Soviet Union as vital control, due to their natural resources. He calls these nations the Eurasian Balkans. Brzezinski includes Afghanistan amongst the "Eurasian Balkans".
"Moreover, the Central Asian Republics are of importance from the standpoint of security and historical ambitions to at least three of their most immediate and more powerful neighbors, namely Russia, Turkey and Iran, with China also signaling an increasing political interest in the region. But the Eurasian Balkans are infinitely more important as a potential economic prize: an enormous concentration of natural gas and oil reserves is located in the region, in addition to important minerals, including gold."
"Fragmented by the Soviet occupation and the prolonged guerrilla warfare conducted against it, Afghanistan is a nation-state in name only. Its 22 million people have become sharply divided along ethnic lines, with growing divisions among the country's Pashtuns, Tajiks, and Hazaras. At the same time, the jihad against the Russian occupiers has made religion the dominant dimension of the country's political life, infusing dogmatic fervor into already sharp political differences. Afghanistan thus has to be seen not only as apart of the Central Asian ethnic conundrum but also as politically very much part of the Eurasian Balkans."
The motives to invade the nation are thus clear, and they differ from those we were given after the terrorist attacks. A few days before the terrorist attacks, the plans were reaching their finalization. An article from the Indian media of 26 June 2001 shows that India was involved together with Iran in an alliance against the Taliban. According to this article, the United States would begin limited military hostilities against the Taliban:
"Indian officials say that India and Iran will only play the role of "facilitator" while the US and Russia will combat the Taliban from the front with the help of two Central Asian countries, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, to push Taliban lines back to the 1998 position 50 km away from Mazar-e-Sharief city in northern Afghanistan."
This is confirmed by different sources. The Guardian U.K. wrote:
"Reliable western military sources say a US contingency plan existed on paper by the end of the summer to attack Afghanistan from the north". A Pakistani Diplomat claimed that he was told by American officials in July of 2001 that Afghanistan would be invaded in October. He said that even if the Taliban were to hand bin Laden over to the United States, the US would still invade the nation. Bush had the war plans against Al Qaeda ready on his desk on 9/9/01, two days before the terrorist attacks. These plans were meant for a full war against Al Qaeda, and included an invasion of Afghanistan. The plans were not meant for a hypothetical situation but were meant to be executed almost immediately:
"The couching of the plans as a formal security directive is significant, Miklaszewski reported, because it indicates that the United States intended a full-scale assault on al-Qaida even if the Sept. 11 attacks had not occurred.
Such directives are top-secret documents that are formally drafted only after they have been approved at the highest levels of the White House, and represent decisions that are to be implemented imminently."
The Taliban at first, two days after the attacks, refused to extradite Bin Laden, unless evidence of his involvement in the attacks were given. Later on however, the Taliban agreed to extradite Bin Laden to an Islamic court, without seeing the evidence in advance. On three different occasions, the Taliban attempted to negotiate to send Bin Laden to the World Criminal Court in the Hague. During this entire period the American media propaganda machine was reporting that our military was in hot pursuit of Bin Laden. Hunting him down in a game of cat and mouse that held the countries gaze fixated on the nightly news updates. All the while the entirety of the upper echelon of the U.S. and Israeli government and military knew exactly where he was. But if they didn't really care about Bin Laden? Why are we there again?
Maybe we should ask Zbigniew Brzezinski. Let's take another look at, The Grand Chessboard........
See ya tomorrow kids! Until then, question the answers or more importantly, question the motives of those with the answers.
Pretty powerful stuff. Read the rest here tomorrow.