Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Afghanistan: What are We doing There?

As President Obama announces the sending of a further 17 thousand US troops into Afghanistan and British TV continues an incessant propaganda justifying our presence there --the 'War on Terror'-- the question needs to be asked: why are British soldiers involved in an imperialist venture launched as a revenge-attack by the cretin, Bush? And what is NATO --the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-- doing policing and occupying a country in central Asia?

To put it in a nutshell: it's all about geopolitics, the stuff about the 'War on Terror' is no more than the justification which provides the propaganda behind what is in effect a twenty-first century, imperialist resource war.

In fact the much-vaunted "War against Terrorism" is really the ongoing World War of western capitalism that replaced the Cold War, a time during which "hot" wars were exported to places like Korea and Vietnam, with the idea of "Endless War", which is really an unending war based on geostrategic needs to grab as much of the Planet's mineral resources as possible.
Afghanistan: The Dollar Line

Readers are advised to read my article, Afghanistan: The Dollar Line, first published in December 2007. The article goes into the geostrategic importance of Afghanistan to the West and why it has secured its occupation in what is envisaged will be a long-term presence.

Yet it is now commonly recognized --though rarely admitted-- by the USUK that it is a war that it cannot win, with the resistance from the Taleban steadily increasing. So what is Obama playing at with this new surge of troop deployment supported by the US' sidekick and vassal-state, Britain?

If this is a war that cannot be won then what else can explain the West's imperialist adventure in a country which has always defeated those who sought to control it? Occupation of a strategic resource in an endless war appears to be the answer. That keeps other interests such as those of Russia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at bay. And like Vietnam, Afghanistan provides the USUK Military-Industrial Complex with a never-ending source for weapons production and massive subsidies from their taxpayers.

Meantime, thousands of innocents die in a high-tech massacre along with hundreds of the USUK's soldiers. The po-faced politicians hide behind a hypocrisy of concern for the loss of 'our boys and girls' whereas they really don't give a damn about it. As usual, the media hide the truth from our populations and the public are predictably mystified and disturbed about it all.

Which leaves us bloggers to do the job of questioning and challenging our rulers and their servile media. Is this what the much-vaunted 'special relationship' is really about, that our rulers must always and unquestioningly do what they're told by the US? Is this how corrupted these rulers have become? And is this something that we Brits are prepared to continue living with as this Island slides inexorably towards totalitarianism?

Why we Fight?


  1. Hey, remember the Opium wars we waged against the Chinese? Well what do you think we want from Afghanistan?

    It's just more of the same old same old from the British Empire, and don't pretend we don't still have an empire; we just renamed it "The Commonwealth".

    Hey, have a nice day now :-)

    Lord Cerne Abbas

  2. Anonymous1:19 am

    Do you know who, and/or what, British Israel is? Keep in mind how Blair was caught with the microphone open, at the conference, getting quite orgasmic about British Israel. I haven't checked lately, but the video was on U.Tube.

    Are you aware that these people believe they are the "lost tribe of Ephraim", and that the Yanks are the "lost tribe of Mannesseh", and that God plans for them to rule the world?

    Quoted from Wikipedia:

    Several western Christian groups, in particular those of the Church of God in Christ, claim that the whole UK is the direct descendant of Ephraim, and that the whole USA is the direct descendant of Manasseh, based on the interpretation that Jacob had said these two tribes would become the most supreme nations in the world.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) believes a significant portion of its members to be descended from Ephraim, arguing that they are charged with restoring the lost tribes in the latter days as prophesied by Isaiah, and that the tribes of both Ephraim and Judah will play important leadership roles for covenant Israel in the last days; some believe that this would be the fulfillment of part of the Blessing of Jacob, where it states that Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall.

    So, these Christian nut-jobs (e.g. Blair) truly believe they are doing God's work by trampling all over the "Heathens".

    So it's "God's will" that they occupy Afghanistan, and the fact that this will be the third time we British have had our arses kicked over there simply means that God "is testing their faith".

    The Book of Revelations talks about "The Judgement at the Great White Throne", so which throne do you reckon that might be then, seeing as Amerikkka hasn't got a monarch? God did sent her to rule over us; it's all God's will.

  3. Anonymous1:51 am

    We mustn't forget Gordie Brown, must we? Good ole Gordie who is always talking about his "friends in Massachusetts.

    Well who would they be, then? Would they be "The Pilgrims Society"?

    Wikipedia is your friend. The other name for them is W.A.S.P.s which ought to have each and every member of the Labour Party getting hysterical, but for some reason it doesn't.

    "There is an establishment in the United States. The word "establishment" is a general term for the power elite in international finance, business, the professions largely from the Northeast, who wield most of the power regardless of who is in the White House.

    "Most people are unaware of the existence of this "legitimate Mafia." Yet the power of the establishment makes itself felt from the professor who seeks a foundation grant, to the candidate for a cabinet post or State Department job. It affects the nation's policies in almost every area.

    "For example, the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, subsidized by Rockefeller interests since 1927 boasts a membership of at least 90 per cent establishment figures."

  4. Anonymous2:13 am

    Now what has this to do with Afghanistan?

    Well taken from:

    If dealing in monumental quantities of opium; monopolizing money creation through central banks; destabilizing civilization by removing real money---gold and silver---from the system; forming petroleum cartels; banking trusts; creating money panics and depressions; nationalizing gold and silver; fomenting revolutions in other nations to destroy competitors holdings; foreclosing on millions of homes through home equity schemes and job outsourcing; exporting industry overseas; flooding the country with foreign made products, bringing ruin to small American manufacturers who cannot compete with subsistence wages; causing World Wars; invading and occupying other nations under false pretexts; bankrupting other rich men who aren’t members; getting rid of the middle class through globalization; working to give the United Nations control over all national internal affairs; cartelizing pharmaceuticals, vitamins, minerals and herbs through CODEX; seeing to it that Americans are charged as much as possible for drugs that are little better than poisons; and sucking everyone dry through a grand plan that centers around medicine, treatments and cures (which is why Pilgrim Society member James Baker III, former Secretary of State, controls the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute, $12.9 billion in research funds) all amounts to “keeping the world on the right track,” then we are looking straight at the devil’s own viewpoint. Dear friends in silver and gold, I am sorry to disturb your peace of mind; but unless something is done to bring The Pilgrim Society “Hic Et Ubique” (Here And Everywhere) into the light of day to be understood with appropriate outrage by millions of Americans---we will have no nation left from the Founding Fathers. Medicine, treatment and coming cures are under the control of The Pilgrim Society, and will TRUMP our precious metals investments. Because---if you or a loved one is in desperate physical need---how much would you give for help, when the only place you can obtain it, is from some entity controlled by the World Money Power?

    Hmmmmmmmmm! How come we're now in an economic slump?

  5. Anonymous1:23 pm

    More on CIA involvement in Afghanistan:

    The CIA's operational directorate, in other words that's their covert operations, para-military, dirty tricks — call it whatever you want — has for at least 40 years that we can document paid for a significant amount of its work through the sales of heroin and cocaine. — Guerrilla News Network's Interview with Christopher Simpson

    ClA-supported Mujahedeen rebels [who in 2001 were part of the "Northern Alliance" fighting the Taleban which became the core of the new Afghani government following the U.S. attack on Afghanistan in late 2001] engaged heavily in drug trafficking while fighting against the Soviet-supported government and its plans to reform the very backward Afghan society. The Agency's principal client was Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of the leading druglords and a leading heroin refiner. CIA-supplied trucks and mules, which had carried arms into Afghanistan, were used to transport opium to laboratories along the Afghan/Pakistan border. The output provided up to one half of the heroin used annually in the United States and three-quarters of that used in Western Europe. U.S. officials admitted in 1990 that they had failed to investigate or take action against the drug operation because of a desire not to offend their Pakistani and Afghan allies. — The Real Drug Lords.