Thursday, August 12, 2010

A more detailed look at the "war" in Afghanistan

I've been generalizing about the "war" in Afghanistan based on my fake-Apocalypse theory and scattered media reports (such as the recent one by Scahill on the "two wars" - including the secret, dirty Special Ops war-crimes spree), but I recently decided to try to get a more detailed idea about what's keeping it going, using EIR's archived articles by Ramtanu Maitra as a source, and found that my previous theories weren't far off (although the articles are a couple of years old). (Forget Wikileaks - it's essentially a "renegade" extension of the MSM. If the US military really wanted to keep it quiet, the Wikileaks guys and their sources would have met with "unfortunate accidents," just as in the case of those who had knowledge of Raging Dick's apparent attempt to get control of a B-52 loaded with nukes.) I found two of his articles to be particularly good, and I included a couple of excerpts from them below. The most significant thing I got from them is that the war in Afghanistan is largely being driven by the desire for revenge upon the American forces, who are blamed for the "serial collateral murder" being perpetrated by what I call the "Apocalypse-mongers" (a.k.a. "prophecy fulfillers" or Promise Keepers) within the US military, i.e. the allies of the neo-cons and Fundies, as indicated by this passage from Pakistan Plans To Bury NATO in Afghanistan:
The primary reason that NATO will fail is that, in reality, a post-Taliban situation has emerged in Afghanistan. This was correctly pointed out by a former CIA station chief in Pakistan in the 1980s, Milt Bearden, in a recent analysis. He said the five years of occupation have created more enemies within Afghanistan, and all these Afghans are not Taliban. In Afghanistan, the NATO- and U.S.-led forces face the Pushtuns, who can not be labeled as "Taliban": Pushtuns whose homes were bombed and families killed. These Afghans are seeking revenge and they would go to any length, including sacrificing themselves, to achieve that end. Then there are other Afghan enemies who are controlled by the warlords and druglords.
In The British Plan To Recolonize The Subcontinent Is Gaining Ground (PDF version has maps), Maitra distinguishes the Afghani Taliban from the Pakistani Taliban, and goes into considerable detail on the relationship of the British to the ISI, and of the ISI to the Taliban:
The Pakistani Taliban, however, are an altogether different kettle of fish, and are presently involved in breaking up Pakistan on behalf the geostrategic interests of the British colonials. This outfit, besides having a large number of tribes representing Pakistan's virtually ungoverned Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Northern Areas bordering Afghanistan and the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir, is guided by the Pakistani ISI and British MI6. The Pakistani tribal groups, who have never formally accepted Islamabad's authority, see, in the present situation, an opportunity to carve out a separate nation bordering Afghanistan in the West and River Indus in the East. This objective, however far-fetched it may have seemed just months ago, is now a distinct possibility, not only because the ISI and MI6 have chalked out a design for achieving it, but also because of Washington's reckless approach to taming the Taliban and al-Qaeda at any cost, including undermining of Pakistan's sovereignty.
This latter agenda is entirely consistent with my fake-Apocalypse theory, partly because it might be intended to "explain" how "terrorists" got their hands on nukes, after some city, perhaps in the U.S., goes up in a mushroom cloud - an absolute requirement for any decent fake Apocalypse. This article also provides indications of how the 9/11 patsies were provided with connections to "Islamic terrorists," and explains the following from The Getaway:
In Afghanistan last November [2001], the Northern Alliance, supported by American Special Forces troops and emboldened by the highly accurate American bombing, forced thousands of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters to retreat inside the northern hill town of Kunduz. Trapped with them were Pakistani Army officers, intelligence advisers, and volunteers who were fighting alongside the Taliban.
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In interviews, however, American intelligence officials and high-ranking military officers said that Pakistanis were indeed flown to safety, in a series of nighttime airlifts that were approved by the Bush Administration. The Americans also said that what was supposed to be a limited evacuation apparently slipped out of control, and, as an unintended consequence, an unknown number of Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters managed to join in the exodus.
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In interviews in New Delhi, Indian national-security and intelligence officials repeatedly declared that the airlift had rescued not only members of the Pakistani military but Pakistani citizens who had volunteered to fight against the Northern Alliance, as well as non-Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda. Brajesh Mishra, India’s national-security adviser, said his government had concluded that five thousand Pakistanis and Taliban—he called it “a ballpark figure”—had been rescued.