The mainstream media and our federal government want us to believe that we are in Afghanistan for two main reasons, stopping the Taliban and their
support of terrorism, and bringing freedom and democracy to the people of Afghanistan. I suppose that sounds noble and honorable, although I could
personally care less about bringing democracy to anyone, because I feel that if the citizens of a country want democracy then they should be the ones
who earn it, so that they will appreciate it and protect it for future their generations... but I digress.
The purpose of this thread is to point out the correlation between US and NATO troop placement, and the location of the proposed oil pipeline through
Afghanistan. A lot of people hold the belief that our government's intentions in the Middle East are actually for control of oil, which is certainly
a valid theory, and I believe that there is a lot of truth to that theory.
This image shows the path of the proposed oil pipeline through Afghanistan and current troop placement along said path.
Proposed pipline and current troop placement
(If someone would be so kind as to embed this for me it would be much appreciated. Every time I did it was too blurry to make anything out... thank
you in advance for your help)
After looking at the map, one can certainly make the case that the reason for all of the troop placement in the south is because of the strong Taliban
presence, and that is certainly true, but it is my belief that we are fighting to defeat the Taliban and gain control over that specific area in order
to build and control the proposed oil pipeline, and not for the democracy and freedom of the people that live there.
George W. Bush was already deeply involved with the government of Afghanistan BEFORE 9/11, and had even gone so far as to threaten military action.
Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the Bush oil team
Here is a detailed timeline of oil and violence in Afghanistan.
What amazes me is the amount of circumstantial evidence, as well as hard evidence, out there regarding this topic, and yet there have been no
investigations, and there have been no congressional hearings of any significance. This is the main reason that I got out of the military after
serving for 13 years. As I became more educated and less ignorant, I realized that I was not supporting and defending the Constitution of the United
States, as my oath of enlistment stated, but I was serving as an expendable pawn in the global elitist's struggle for world domination. Although I
support the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, I hope and pray that the vast majority of them will wise up to the circumstances that surround
them, and see their totalitarian, corporatist masters for what and who they truly are. In my opinion there hasn't been a man or woman in the US
Military that has given their life for our country since WW2.
This isn't about politics or ideology. I think this is an area that the left and right can come together and agree on.
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