Let us begin this voyage of doom and gloom, necromancy of the lowest order and devastating deceit delivered on an unprecedented scale with our sights set on Afghanistan…
So much has transpired since the Western War Machine moved out of neutral and began its overt global march across several sovereign nations that it is easy to forget, allow to become fragmented in our memories, the surge of righteousness born of the September 11 attacks on the US. It is tricky to delve into the darkness without at least briefly mentioning the definitive illegal nature of the invasion.
The UN charter demands that disputes between sovereign nations are first brought before the UN Security Council. Without this step been taken, any military attack is illegal by the standard of international law. However there are exceptions to this rule.
The hijacking crew responsible for the atrocities of 9/11 were made up of 2 UAE nationals, 1 Lebanese, 1 Egyptian and 15 Saudis. Another Saudi, the ring leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden actually denied responsibility for the attack, contrary to popular belief ( http://www.globalresearch.ca/interview-with-osama-bin-laden-denies-his-involvement-in-9-11/24697 ). Unfortunately Saudi Arabia, despite its disgusting human rights record, savage oppression of women, reputation as a known hotbed of Sunni extremism, is a great pal of the Shite House. I could go further with that, but suffice to say, there was never any suggestion or proof that Afghanistan had attacked the US. Nor was there any possible fear that the same nation was preparing another attack.
Had the US with English support taken the matter to the UN Security council, undoubtedly one of the permanent members of that council would have shown a Veto against any requested permission for an attack on Afghanistan. Why??? Because Afghanistan had not attacked the US.
Obama said in 2009…
“The United Nations Security Council endorsed the use of all necessary steps to respond to the 9/11 attacks,” so US troops went to Afghanistan “[u]nder the banner of . . . international legitimacy.”
Yet this was plain and simple deceit. The UN Security council did no such thing. Obama knew this, as Bush probably knew he was speaking bullshit when he told the world that Saddam Hussein had killed Nelson Mandela, who was very much alive at the time. Does it not seem weird for a US President to suggest that Saddam murdered a globally renowned freedom fighter celebrity who the majority of the world knew was alive and had never been locked in battle with the Iraqi head honcho??? I guess if you throw enough mud, some always sticks, especially if you have a population numbering the hundreds of millions with a large portion basically brain-dead and will follow their leader regardless of his actions or agenda. Suffice to say, the war in Afghanistan was and remains illegal by international and US law.
Initially, the US demanded the Taliban hand over Bin Laden. Their response was basically that they would comply if proof was given of Bin Laden’s involvement in the 9/11 attacks. No proof was given. Which seems at best fucking strange. And at worst, a suggestion that there was no proof. In a court of law active in a democracy, the most important and well known legal premise is Innocent until proven guilty. There was no proof.
Once the bombing campaign began, the Taliban again offered to deliver Bin Laden to a third party country, if proof could be supplied of his guilt. The response of then US President, George Bush was –
“There’s no need to discuss innocence or guilt. We know he’s guilty.”
Think about this for a few moments…
Charges were laid. Evidence was Requested. Then those laying the charges responded by saying that no evidence is needed because WE ARE RIGHT.
You reap what you sow…
‘Between 1978 and 1992, the US government poured at least US$6 billion into the mujaheddin factions. Other governments — including Britain, France, China and Iran — also provided arms and funding. Israel even sent rifles, tanks and artillery guns captured during its frequent wars against Arab states.
By 1987, 65,000 tons of weaponry had been being supplied by the US each year. The oil-rich Saudi Arabian monarchy — which was also committed to spreading an extremely anti-democratic form of Islam known as Wahhabism — matched US contributions to the mujaheddin dollar for dollar.‘
US funding of huge proportions aligned with SAUDI financing of extremists…Our governments created the Taliban then went to war with them a while later. Far from mere conjecture, these revelations are factual and pretty easy to research and confirm.
To add to the awfulness of the illegal invasion of Afghanistan, a report delivered to the world by then British PM, Tony Blair, justifying the invasion, began with…
“This document does not purport to provide a prosecutable case against Osama Bin Laden in a court of law”
with the BBC soon following up on the report by adding…
“There is no direct evidence in the public domain linking Osama Bin Laden to the 11 September attacks.”
For more evidence delivered straight from the source of the US sponsored creation of the Mujahideen, peek here>>> http://www.counterpunch.org/1998/01/15/how-jimmy-carter-and-i-started-the-mujahideen/
Before leaving the hell-pit of Afghanistan, its interesting to take note of the opium trade, more specifically heroin production.
In 2000 a leading Islamic Afghan cleric declared opium production ‘un-islamic’. From a position of a historically major producer of opium, within a year the Taliban had culled up to 99% of opium production in the country. In one fell swoop close to ¾ of the global heroin supply was cut. After the US led illegal invasion, Afghanistan not only returned to previous levels of poppy cultivation, but broke records…
Late last year, Afghanistan opium production broke the 200000 hectares threshold. A new record was set.
The CIA is known to most as experts in regime change, assassination, death squads and drug trafficking.
All of the above leads me to believe that the war in Afghanistan was and remains a rape and pillage routine, orchestrated by the White House, legitimized by the lies of Bush, Blair and Obama.
The original point to make I had in mind prior to beginning this odyssey of despair, was that the West created the Taliban. They are not some evil phenomenon which arose beyond our radar, attacked the US then forced our governments to invade their country on a stance of righteousness. The truth of the matter is something else entirely. Saddam was our friend, until our leaders and the military-industrial complex which owns them decided he was our enemy, as there was money to be made. Gaddaffi is a loosely similar case. Both countries have been left in a far worse state than before Western powers invaded. Both countries were heralded for their focus on education and health prior to Western missiles bombing their infrastructure back to the Dark Ages. Both invasions have made millions if not billions of dollars for the same crowd who run the Shite House. And 10 Downing Street.
Western Warfare is waged for profit. Not liberation. Not in the name of democracy. Not to save lives. The drug trade of opium in Afghanistan seems the easiest profit to be taken. They also have vast resources of untapped mineral wealth which could be worth billions, perhaps even trillions of dollars. Aside from which, the more bullets fired, the more missiles launched, the more amoured vehicles delivered, the more money falls into the pockets of the same vicious Powers which dictate the foreign policy of not just the US but also the UK. As well as France, Canada and Australia.
Make no mistake, we invaded Afghanistan illegally. The Taliban did not attack the US. The justification used to go to war and fail miserably was rooted in the agenda of black market profiteers.
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