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SLAMABAD, Apr. 27, 2009 (Reuters) — Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari said on Monday that the whereabouts of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden remained a mystery and there was a suspicion that he could be dead.
Speaking to international media, Zardari said U.S. officials had told him that they had no trace of the al Qaeda chief, although they habitually say he is most likely in Pakistan.
Originally posted by TheKingsVillian
Osama or Nosama.
Your bigger problem is the Taliban.
The two claim that the US government's main objective in Afghanistan was to consolidate the position of the Taliban regime to obtain access to the oil and gas reserves in Central Asia. They affirm that until August , the US government saw the Taliban regime "as a source of stability in Central Asia that would enable the construction of an oil pipeline across Central Asia" from the rich oilfields in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, through Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the Indian Ocean. Until now, says the book, "the oil and gas reserves of Central Asia have been controlled by Russia. The Bush government wanted to change all that."
No the reasons are clear, they just are having are hard time trying to attain those goals.
-Cash from poppies and the opium trade.
-As one of the previous members posted, oil and gas pipelines.
-The destruction of Al Qaeda and the Taliban.