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dbeach Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:39 PM
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Did US invade Afghanistan for Caspian oil deal? [too]
Cherchez la oil..cherchez les crooks..
Caspian Sea basin has about 8 trillion in oil and gas.. a non-US company had the deal with Taliban pre-9/11

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/oil.html
In 1998, Dick Cheney, now US vice-president but then chief executive of a major oil services company, remarked: "I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian."

DID THE PLANNED OIL PIPELINE THROUGH AFGHANISTAN INFLUENCE AMERICA'S DECISION TO INVADE AND INSTALL A NEW GOVERNMENT THERE?
COINCIDENCE OR CORRUPTION?

< PLEASE SIGN PETITION FOR STATEMENT FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT >

There is some evidence that America could have had an economic motive for replacing the government in Afghanistan. Did this influence America's decision to invade Afghanistan and replace the government? The evidence presented below may be sufficient to raise serious questions about the motivations behind U.S. President Bush's decision to invade Afghanistan, especially in light of Bush's substantial links with the oil industry. Furthermore, recent reports indicate that the September the 11th disaster, which triggered the "war on terror" military campaign, could have been prevented. If there is enough public support, we will issue a formal request for a public statement from the American government. In the meantime, we invite you to consider the evidence below and form your own opinions.
http://www.thedebate.org/thedebate/afghanistan.asp

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theresistance Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:56 PM
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1. There's lots of info from the 1990s that said Central Asia
was an "emerging" oil source and stressing the importance of the area. Zbigniew Brzezinski's book from 1997 spoke of the importance of America dominating Central Asia: http://www.wanttoknow.info/brzezinskigrandchessboard

A report from the US Army War College in June 2000 also spoke of the importance of Central Asia. It does seem to much of a coincidence.

And of course the pipeline is now being discussed: http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/ap/2005/01/18/ap176...


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dbeach Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:11 AM
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2. Bloood for oil..
dress it up as patriotism,scare the sheeple and "viola" more cash and terrority for busheviks,neo-conthradals and their power buddies..name some greedy group from Carlysle to Saudis to Chevron to defense contractors..
QUE BONO? They all make huge cash and we pay...and pay...ect... and pay...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:32 AM
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3. He just noticed?
Some people are really slow.
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dbeach Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:38 AM
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4. I will remember that
thanx for welcome
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:31 PM
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7. Great post...and WELCOME to DU!
:hi: The more it stays in the fore the more folks will read and realize even the war ALL supported had a similar MO to Iraq!
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dbeach Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:48 PM
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8. Thanx Patdem..the more ya look the more it smells..
bush crime family syndicate hiding in plane{plain] sight...
and busheviks alliance with PNAC "stinking to high Heaven"
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ProgressiveConn Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 05:18 AM
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5. No. But Hamid Karzai runs Afganistan because of Caspian Oil. nt
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dbeach Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:09 PM
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6. Karzai is bush front man and former CIA operative
who has connections to Condi and Khalilzad and its all so cozy..they rake in the cash while the US taxpayer pays

http://www.cursor.org/stories/karzai.htm
http://www.bigmagic.com/pages/blackj/column70a.html
"According to Afghan, Iranian, and Turkish government sources, Hamid Karzai, the interim Prime Minister of Afghanistan, was a top adviser to the El Segundo, California-based UNOCAL Corporation which was negotiating with the Taliban to construct a Central Asia Gas (CentGas) pipeline from Turkmenistan through western Afghanistan to Pakistan"

"Karzai was a key player on the Bush Oil team. During the late 1990s, Karzai worked with an Afghani-American, Zalmay Khalilzad, on the CentGas project. Khalilzad is President Bush's Special National Security Assistant and recently named presidential Special Envoy for Afghanistan"
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:32 PM
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9. Link.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/caspian.html Updated 12/04.

"An additional way for Caspian region exporters to supply Asian demand would be to pipe oil and natural gas south through Iran to the Persian Gulf or southwest to Afghanistan. The Afghanistan option, which Turkmenistan has been promoting, would entail building pipelines across war-ravaged Afghan territory to reach markets in Pakistan and possibly India. With the ouster of the Taliban in Afghanistan in December 2001, proposals to build a Trans-Afghan natural gas pipeline have emerged. The proposed pipeline would link Turkmenistan's Dauletabad natural gas field in the southern part of the country to either Gwadar, Pakistan on the Arabian Sea or to Kandahar, Afghanistan and to India. However, in the past year India has distanced itself from this project, citing difficulties in the country's bilateral relationship with neighboring Pakistan. In December 2002, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan signed a trilateral agreement to seek investors to finance the estimated $2.5-$3.5 billion construction cost. In July 2003, however, one of the Trans-Afghan natural gas pipeline's key supporters, the Asian Development Bank, called for additional feasibility studies, thus further delaying the project."
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:20 PM
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10. I'll give you three guesses and two don't count
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