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Why did the United States and NATO countries attack Afghanistan and why won’t they leave? The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline!! The US wants its own pipeline. The Trans-Afghanistan pipeline is the major cause of WWIII - the United States World War of Terror. It is part of the United States foreign policy of American global military supremacy and to control Asian and Middle East oil production and distribution. It’s also why the US is now launching attacks in Pakistan. TAP or TAPI is a natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank. The pipeline will transport Caspian Sea natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan and then to India. Proponents of the project see it as a modern continuation of the Silk Road. The Afghan De facto government is expected to receive 8% of the project’s revenue.

Remember how the US spoke so harshly about the Soviets going in to Afghanistan? Well the US needed an excuse to go into Afghanistan themselves and take control so they fabricated human rights violations by the duly elected Taliban political party of Afghanistan. After the US attacked Afghanistan without provocation and overthrew the elected governing political party of the Afghan people the US used and plans on continuing to use a fictional threat of terrorism from the fictional terrorist group called Al Qaeda. Based on collected and corroborated evidence we now know the real reason why the US and NATO attacked Afghanistan. It had nothing to do with human right violations or terrorism. It was for petroleum. In the end its all about empire!

In 1995, Unocal first came up with the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline idea, even then a product of Washington’s fatal urge to bypass both Iran and Russia. Next, Unocal talked to the Turkmenbashi, then to the Taliban, and so launched a classic New Great Game gambit that has yet to end and without which you can’t understand the Afghan war Obama has inherited. In March of 1995 an inaugural memorandum of understanding between the governments of Turkmenistan and Pakistan for a pipeline project was signed. In August 1996, the Central Asia Gas Pipeline, Ltd. (CentGas) consortium for construction of a pipeline, led by US owned Unocal was formed.

A Taliban delegation, thanks to Unocal, enjoyed Houston’s hospitality in early 1997 and then Washington’s in December of that year. When it came to energy negotiations, the Taliban’s leadership was anything but medieval. They were tough bargainers, also cannily courting the Argentinean private oil company Bridas, which had secured the right to explore and exploit oil reserves in eastern Turkmenistan.

In August 1997, financially unstable Bridas sold 60% of its stock to Amoco, which merged the next year with British Petroleum. A key Amoco consultant happened to be that ubiquitous Eurasian player, former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, while another such luminary, Henry Kissinger, just happened to be a consultant for Unocal. BP-Amoco, already developing the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline, now became the major player in what had already been dubbed the Trans-Afghan Pipeline or TAP. On 27 October 1997, CentGas was incorporated in formal signing ceremonies in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan by several international oil companies along with the Government of Turkmenistan.

In January 1998, the Taliban, selecting CentGas over BP-Amoco, signed an agreement that allowed the proposed project to proceed. However, the US Unicol wasn’t happy with just a stake in the pipeline development, they wanted complete control of the pipeline. Unocal petitioned the US government (The Clinton administration) to overthrow the Afghan Taliban government to build a US controlled Trans-Afghan gas pipeline during a FEBRUARY 12, 1998 US Congressional hearing - “From the outset, we have made it clear that construction of the pipeline we have proposed across Afghanistan could not begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of governments, lenders, and our company.” After word spread that Unicol had gained the support of the US government in June 1998, Russian Gazprom relinquishes its 10% stake in the project and Unocal withdrew entirely from the Central Asia Gas Pipeline consortium on 8 December 1998.

No sooner was George W. Bush declared president of the United States of American (never was elected president because according to the United States supreme law, that in the event of a tie in the electoral college, the Constitution dictated that the election would be decided by the House of Representatives - not a governor (brother of George W Bush) appointed state judge. The US Constitution states - “The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be no more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately choose by Ballot one of them for President: and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner choose the President. But in choosing the President, the Votes shall be taken by the states, the Representation from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two-thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice.“), Unocal quickly got back into the oil takeover game and, as early as January 2001, was cozying up to the Taliban yet again, this time supported by a star-studded governmental cast of characters, including Undersecretary of State Richard Armitage, himself a former Unocal lobbyist. The Taliban were duly invited back to Washington in March 2001 via Rahmatullah Hashimi, a top aide to “The Shadow,” the movement’s leader Mullah Omar.

Negotiations eventually broke down because of transit fees the Taliban demanded. Until August 2001, 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 then the oil and gas reserves of Central Asia were controlled by Russia. The Bush government wanted to change all that.” But, confronted with Taliban’s refusal to accept US conditions, this rationale of energy security changed into a military one. Soon after the US government (president George W Bush, vice-president Dick Cheney, CIA director George Tenet, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld) then threatened the TALIBAN: “Either you accept A CARPET OF GOLD or we will shower you with A CARPET OF BOMBS.” (This threat is confirmed in December 2001, in the book, “Bin Laden,The Hidden Truth”) At a G-8 summit meeting in Genoa, Italy in July 2001, Western diplomats indicated that the Bush administration had already decided to take the Taliban down before the year’s end. Two months earlier, on May 1, 2001 the US government made its intentions known through an ABC News report titled “U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba”. That ABC report laid out how the US government was going to get public support to start another World War. The attacks of September 11, 2001 was an attack based entirely on the 1962 US plan for terrorist attacks against the United States called Operation Northwoods - a false-flag plan that originated within the United States government in 1962. The plan called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (the United States own state sponsored terrorist organization) or other US operatives to commit genuine acts of terrorism in U.S. cities and elsewhere. Operation Northwoods included proposals for airline hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate a foreign government. The plan was drafted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signed by Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer and sent to the Secretary of Defense. The previously secret document was originally made public on November 18, 1997, by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, a U.S. federal agency overseeing the release of government records related to John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Less than one month after the September 11, 2001 hijackings of US commercial airlines by the CIA the United States government started WWIII with an unprovoked attack against Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. This time line alone gives evidence that the US made plans to attack Afghanistan and overthrow the Taliban government long before 9/11. In less than 30 days the United States government was able to plan and implement a military invasion of Afghanistan? IMPOSSIBLE.

Nicknamed “the kebab seller” in Kabul, Hamid Karzai, a former CIA asset and Unocal representative, who had entertained visiting Taliban members at barbecues in Houston while Bush was governor, was quickly installed by the US as Afghanistan’s new De facto president.

With the illegal invasion and occupation of Afghanistan by the US and NATO the 1998 Taliban Centgas agreement was quickly terminated. A new deal for building a US controlled Trans-Afghan-Pipeline was signed on 27 December 2002 by Turkmenistan’s Nyazov, US puppet Karzai and Pakistani President Musharraf - just 1 year after the United States launched its war of aggression attack against Afghanistan. In 2005, the Asian Development Bank submitted the final version of a feasibility study designed by British company Penspen. Since the United States military overthrew the Taliban ruling government, the project has essentially stalled; construction of the Turkmen part was supposed to start in 2006, but the overall feasibility is questionable since the southern part of the Afghan section runs through territory which continues to be under Taliban “freedom fighters” control.

On 24 April 2008, Pakistan, India and US controlled Afghanistan (Afghanistan is under a US military occupation and as such there is no legally or democratically recognized government) signed a framework agreement to buy natural gas from Turkmenistan.

The 1,680 kilometres (1,040 mi) pipeline will run from the Dauletabad gas field to Afghanistan. From there theTrans-Afghanistan Pipeline will be constructed alongside the highway running from Herat to Kandahar, and then via Quetta and Multan in Pakistan. The final destination of the pipeline will be the Indian town of Fazilka, near the border between Pakistan and India.

The pipeline will be 1,420 millimetres (56 in) in diameter with a working pressure of 100 atm. The initial capacity will be 27 billion cubic meter (bcm) of natural gas annually of which 2 bcm will be provided to Afghanistan and 12.5 bcm to both Pakistan and India. Later the capacity will increase to 33 bcm. Six compressor stations are to be constructed along the pipeline. The pipeline is expected to be operational by 2014 so don’t expect the US to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan for at least the next 5 years. Once the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline is complete the US will no doubt play the fictional terrorism threat excuse in order to stay in Afghanistan for decades to follow.

In a classified February 18, 1992: ’Wolfowitz Doctrine:’ “Proposal Advocates US as World’s Lone Superpower” the Defense Department (headed by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and under the presidency of George H. W. Bush) called for concerted efforts to preserve American global military supremacy and to thwart the emergence of a rival superpower in Europe, Asia or the former Soviet Union. The 46-page memorandum describes itself as “definitive guidance from the Secretary of Defense (Dick Cheney)” for preparation of defense budgets for fiscal 1994 through 1999 (the Clintons terms in office as the president and first lady of the United States of America). “[W]e endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power. These regions include Western Europe, East Asia, the territory of the former Soviet Union and Southwest Asia.” The document advocates “a unilateral US defense guarantee” to Eastern Europe, “preferably in cooperation with other NATO states,” and foresees use of American military power to preempt or punish use of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, “even in conflicts that otherwise do not directly engage US interests.” Washington Post, 3/11/1992