An anon poster with the handle "VietVet" started talking about the trans-Afghanistan pipeline, and reminded me to "WAKE UP". Oi, the rabbit hole doth strike oil:
US forces in Afghanistan are
coagulating around the pipeline
route while a security vacuum has emerged across the rest of the country, and the Halliburton subsidiary Brown and Root is
"supporting operations in Afghanistan, Djibouti, Georgia, Jordan and Uzbekistan."
Michael McKinley of the department of political science at the Australian National University in Canberra puts it bluntly, "The U.S. has no interest in Afghanistan apart from putting a pipeline through it."
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
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