The United States Government had NO direct contact with the Taliban Regime before 9/11, the pipeline so often mentioned as a "link" is frankly
rubbish. The deal was between a private company and the Taliban.
The 9/11 commission was seriously a joke, and not because it wasn't able to connect the government to a conspiracy around the attacks, more for the
fact that it was there for Left Wing partisans to try and point fingers and for Right Wing weenies to cover their butts.
The real "Stunning Truth" that the 9/11 commision failed to reveal had nothing to do with any conspiracy, the truth was that political and public
support for any real action against terrorists was non-existant pre 9/11.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
The whole thing fell together quite nicely for those in charge..you know, the people who don't have to do the dying and the suffering?
I'm not sure how many people are aware of this.............but we have a document called the "constitution" that states the commander in cheif is a
civilian elected leader. This is to prevent the military from deciding to take or not take action on their own. Even if a General is elected, they
must retire prior to taking the oath of office.
The president and congress approved the military action in Afghanistan, and yes they are spared from fighting, however we are talking about elected
officials not King Aurthor and the Knights out on a crusade. We are a Democratic Republic, the leardership and the military are seperate.
I'm not really trying to defend the government or Pres. Bush, I am more trying to say that I don't believe the links exist to make a real case for
an oil conspiracy and Afghanistan.
If any one wanted to make the case that the Taliban regime was in power there because of US meddling in the Afghan fight against the Soviets well then
I can accept that. Had the US tried to help the Afghani's build a stable government after the Russian withdraw instead of just backing off then Al
Qeada might not have been able to use it as a base.
If someone can provide some REAL proof that the US government or any leaders had directly profited from or pushed pre-9/11 the Afghan war, well then,
you could probably convince me. However, Haliburton is not going to be your proof of a profit by leadership as almost any American with an index fund
in their 401k profited in that case.
The motto of ATS is Deny Ignorance, so I am. I feel that no one has givin any evidence other than conjecture. Somebody should be able to provide a
good detailed list of evidence right? I am open minded, and I certainly would look at the evidence with impartiallity, just show me the proof. I am
starting to believe that there isn't any and that the idea springs from anti-war rhetoric and a dislike of the current elected leaders.
There was not one nation on earth that sided with the Taliban, troops from many nations helped and continue to do so, by stating that the fight there
is an oil conspiracy means you link all the nations that supported it. To think that is the case, that SO MANY nations were involved or complicit,
casts a shadow on the believability of such claims.