posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 11:50 AM
Just as the first war with Iraq was started over trying to cover up the indiscretions of the CIA, so is Afghanistan.
The Taliban and Al-Qaeda used to be known by a different name. In the 1980's we called them the "Mujahideen". To Americans they were heroes...even
our President (then Ronald Reagan) saluted them as heroes. They were Freedom Fighters that were fighting a guerrilla war against Soviet Occupation,
just as we fought British Occupation in our own Revolutionary War. Osama Bin Laden, a wealthy Billionaire, spent his entire fortune and devoted his
life to helping the Mujahideen. The U.S. would not "officially" get involved with Afghanistan, so we sent the C.I.A. to help the Mujahideen rebels,
coordinating with them through Bin Laden. The C.I.A. trained them, supplied them with weapons, and used them to fight the Soviets.
Then, when Communist Russia collapsed and the Soviets left Afghanistan, the Mujahideen asked the U.S. for help rebuilding their country. Since we got
what we wanted out of the deal already, we left them hanging high and dry, used and abused. We abandoned them when they needed us the most.
Is it any wonder that Bin Laden and the rest of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan would get so mad at the U.S.?
However, even after 9/11 they were still hardly a threat to the U.S., but we had to mop-up the mess that the C.I.A. had left behind decades before, so
we sent in our "Cleaning Crew" lest Bin Laden and the Mujahideen make our crimes of the past a cause celebre and gain more people to their
There are ulterior motives, in addition to sweeping our past indiscretions under the rug. Opium, as has been mentioned, is but a small motive
(although a big component of the C.I.A.'s "unofficial" revenue). However, think carefully who Afghanistan borders. They have a border with Iran,
Pakistan and China. Considering Pakistan is the world's second largest populated country, a Nuclear armed nation in hostile relations with the
world's largest populated country, a Nuclear armed India (our Ally)...it borders the third largest populated country, a Nuclear armed nation that
used to be an enemy, and could become an enemy again...and bordering another nation that is an up-and-coming Nuclear armed nation (Iran) in hostile
relations with Israel (our Ally), it is in our better Strategic interests to hold this Buffer State between China, Pakistan and Iran...lest one use it
as a gateway to the others.
If you doubt any of this, just look at the number of "unofficial" excursions and exercises we've done into Pakistan since the Afghanistan
occupation began! Just look at the daily Headlines about Iran! Just look at all the screaching about China! And think long and hard about how
demonized the once hero, Bin Laden, praised by Reagan, has become by the MSM and our government in the past 8 years!