I think we have all expected or shall we say considered the fact for an ulterior motive for the war in Afghanistan for a very long time now. It is
something that I definitely do not agree with, though I often bite my tongue when in conversations on the matter as there are a lot of people who have
lost friends and family members to this war and to the different armed services.
I know think however that the truth will start to become more apparent. There are signs of investment now appearing such as there was post-Iraq
invasion, including construction contracts etc. When considering the Afghan war there are a few questions I have asked myself a few times which help
me get some perspective. A few of these are:
• Is it really feasible that we would go to so much expense (Human more than monetary), to protect ourselves from a threat that seems almost
The most troubled areas seem to be Pakistan and India, and most of the ‘terrorism’ in Britain seems to originate from these areas.
• Is it really feasible that there is a very dangerous man and a group of loyal militants who are plotting to destroy the entire western
The majority of us believe that Osama Bin Laden is dead, and that the Taliban was in fact first founded to stave off the Russian invasion is
Afghanistan to begin with, which brings me onto my next couple of points.
• If the might of the Russian army couldn’t break the back of Afghanistan in a decade, what do we feel we can do different?
I fail to see how under stringent budget cuts, harsher conditions, and a better supplied enemy, we feel we can do better than what the Russians
• Where are the ‘enemy’ getting their arms from?
There is definitely a supply keeping the enemy going, It can only be presumed that this is happening at a very high level.
• Why has the Poppy yield not decreased?
I have not yet seen any evidence indicating that the yield has decreased, if anything I believe it could be found that the opposite is true, at least
for the first few years since the invasion.
I could go on with my question & answers, but I think I have made my point for now. By asking these simple questions and then looking for the answer,
it would seem that all the evidence amounts to what we all agree anyway, that the war is failing miserably, or its targets are different to what we
are being told. Take a look at the following links, make a few searches for the keywords listed yourself, and see if anything seems to make any more
The Great Game
This is what it was all about in the first place, do things really change? Do we really learn from our mistakes? Or is the ego, and the desire to be
dominant instead of merely sustainable, the real foce that makes the World go round.
The New Great Game
The great game is just as Great, just as Playfull than it ever was, only now days the stakes are a lot, lot higher.
The Silk Road
Trade routes are things that have powered civilisations for years, and in time of a crisis and a lockdown, whoever has the access to the natural
stuff, be it minerals, oil, gas or crops, is the one who is going to come out on top.
Modern Silk Road Strategy
Reinhardt is quite a peculiar fellow and has appeared in many threads on ATS. Whatever people may think, he certainly provides a very unique economic
perspective on things and he is adamant that investment in foreign infrastructure in the main game when it comes to big money hitters. The name of the
game is Enterprise Corruption, and it has been seen over and over again in history, Afghanistan is just the latest instalment.
One of the most promising ways forward for the U.S. and NATO in Afghanistan is to focus on removing the impediments to continental transport
and trade across Afghanistan‘s territory. Many existing international initiatives from the Mediterranean to the Indian sub-continent and Southeast
Asia are already bringing parts of this network into being. Absent is the overall prioritization, coordination, and risk management that will enable
Afghanistan to emerge as a natural hub and transit point for roads, railroads, pipelines, and electric lines. America and its coalition partners can
provide these missing ingredients.
Hmm, what about our security and helping the Afghan people? Or are they just a means to an end? I have downloaded the Ebook available, I am sure it
would be a very interesting read.
Have a go yourself, search for the above as well as the following in regards to Afghanistan, particular noting dates of headlines and WebPages and try
and see the correlations to them and the military presence. The result is a very interesting timeline:
And keep a very close eye on the markets within the next six months. Not long after that the first corruption charges will be under investigation and
that’s when we really know that it will be a long, long time before the troops will really be coming home.
FOLLOW THE MONEY, FIND THE TRUTH.