….Tonight, President Barack Obama will stand before us at West Point, the place where we train our future Army leaders, and tell us why he will send more Americans to die for the cause in Afghanistan (and Iraq, and possibly Pakistan) and why he is escalating The Long War. He will tell us how it is in our National Security interests to have many people die while achieving our goal (and tonight, he’ll tell us the Latest goal), the newest reason to be there. It is possible that President Obama learned nothing standing on the tarmac in the early morning hours to greet our returning brave soldiers remains. Or the Nobel Peace Prize he is to receive in a few weeks may have kept him from adding 80,000 soldiers, who knows?
The Real Reason We are There: OIL and GAS, and their Pipelines
Today’s NY Times article: Oil Companies Look to the Future in Iraq. This story comes out on the same day President Obama escalates the war in Central Asia. Read the story.
From our Posts on Oil Stories of the past:
“New Great Game”: Eurasia and Pipelineistan. Question: Why are we in Iraq, Afghanistan, and supporting Pakistan Military’s war? TO CONTROL THE WORLD’S OIL SUPPLY
Pablo Escobar spells out great history in his post at Tom Dispatch, read it here.
Charlie Wilson speaks out; Afghan Peace Festival; Troop Morale (No More Troops); Pipelinestan is the reason; End the War. Scroll down for the Pipelinestan Story and Maps of the Oil and Pipeline Routes.
Blood and Oil in Central Asia From Voters for Peace, good outline of history.
So, President Obama, you will be disappointing your far left base tonight, and letting all the American people down by carrying on The Long War. If George W. Bush were still in office today and he did what you are going to announce tonight, there would be many people in the streets protesting the escalation and calls for his Impeachment would be heard. By sending more troops (which you have all ready done since taking office), you are now an accomplice and co-conspirator to the War Crimes having been committed by the United States over the past 9 years in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Pakistan. What Hope and Change do you want to tell us about next week?
Malalai Joya writes in The Guardian: A Troop Surge can only magnify the crime against Afghanistan. Read our Post about Malalai Joya here.
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