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Map of the Caspian Pipelines and their proposed routes. Pay close attention to proposed pipeline routes 6, 7 and 8. Pipeline 8 is through Afghanistan which NATO unlawfully attacked and now occupies. Proposed pipelines 6 and 7 goes through Iran. Iran is clearly the next target of aggression by NATO and the United States. Not because of nuclear energy ambitions but to take control of Iran and build Caspian Pipelines 6 and 7.

The real reason why NATO attacked Afghanistan has nothing to do with 9/11. The real reason is exactly the same reason why the United States attacked Iraq - OIL. The United States began planning an attack against Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran years before 9/11. Planning began when the elected ruling party of Afghanistan, the Taliban, chose non-American oil companies to build a Trans-Afghan pipeline across Afghanistan to Pakistan. For years the Taliban were eagerly negotiating with the United States to build this pipeline and they were even invited to Texas where they were entertained by then Texas Governor George W Bush and the major oil companies of the United States. The pipeline construction negotiations ended when the United States demanded complete control of the Trans-Afghan oil and natural gas pipeline that was proposed to be built through Afghanistan. The United States demands amounted to the robbery of a very lucrative financial future for the Afghan people. The Taliban refused to accept the outrageous demands made by the United States and rightfully so began negotiating with other non-American oil companies to build their black gold pipeline. The Taliban were looking out for what was in the best interest of their country and people. Foreign control of their financial future was out of the question. US control over the Trans-Afghan pipeline project was and is a violation of the territorial integrity and political independence of Afghanistan. The Taliban did exactly what any other country leader would do if a foreign country tried to take control of a major source of revenue for their country and people.

It wasn’t long after the Taiban signed a deal with a non-American company that the US government launched a revised version of Operation Northwoods on September 11, 2001. Operation Northwoods was a false flag attack against the United States by the United States government. Operation Northwods was used as a pretext for war to take control of the oil of the Caspian region.

The Caspian Pipeline was and still is the real reason why the United States attacked and now occupies Afghanistan. The United States sent more troops and now tanks to Afghanistan to clear a path for the pipeline through Afghanistan. Over 90% of NATO illegal attacks against the Afghan and Pakistani civilian population is to clear a path so that construction can begin. The United States did exactly that when they made plans to build a railroad across the United States. They sent the army to hunt down and kill the native American Indians, not because they were violent savages who threatened the white American colonists but because the land belonged to the native American people and the United States government refused to negotiate and buy the land. The land where the Tran-Afghan pipeline is to be built belongs to the Afghan people and once again the United States refuses to negotiate with the representatives of the Afghan people - the Taliban - to build the pipeline. Instead the United States has sent their army to once again hunt and murder the Afghan people and their elected leaders - the Taliban.

For evidentiary proof that oil was the real reason why NATO launched a unlawful war against Afghanistan and Iraq you need only to visit C-SPAN’s website. In a conference titled “Caspian Pipelines: The Keys to the New Oil Rush” the heads of a US oil and gas consortia in the Caspian conducted an overview of planned routes, challenges and possible solutions. The videos on that website gives evidence that the United States had their eyes on the Caspian oil since as early as November 19, 1997 - almost 4 years before 9/11. Watch the videos at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Caspi. The videos clearly presents concrete evidence that the United States planned for and prepared for a war with Afghanistan long before 9/11. The planning, preparation, initiation and waging of this war against Afghanistan by the United States is a war of aggression - a military conflict waged without the justification of self-defense. Waging such a war of aggression is a crime under the customary international law. The military actions and war crimes committed by the United States and NATO against Afghanistan and Iraq is exactly the same military actions and war crimes committed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in World War II. The waging of this type of war was called the supreme crime by Justice Robert H. Jackson, chief prosecutor for the United States at the Nuremberg Trials.

The Nürnberg Tribunal condemned all war of aggression in the strongest terms: “To initiate a war of aggression . . . is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” It held individuals accountable for “crimes against peace”, defined as the “planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing….” When the United Nations General Assembly unanimously affirmed the Nürnberg principles in 1946, it affirmed the principle of individual accountability for such crimes.

The rule of law is clear. The use of armed forces by the United States and NATO against Afghanistan and Iraq is a major crime. The North Atlantic Treaty specifically states that NATO was: founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.

The rule of law states:

* The “territorial integrity” rule means that it is a crime of aggression to use armed force with intent permanently to deprive a state of any part or parts of its territory, not excluding territories for the foreign affairs of which it is responsible;

* The “political independence” rule means that it is a crime of aggression to use armed force with intent to deprive a state of the entirety of one or more of the prerequisites of statehood, namely: defined territory, permanent population, constitutionally independent government and the means of conducting relations with other States;

* The “sovereignty” rule means that it is a crime of aggression to use armed force with intent to overthrow the government of a state or to impede its freedom to act unhindered, as it sees fit, throughout its jurisdiction.