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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Yes, get out of Afghanistan!



There are obviously several key reasons why the US is still in Afghanistan after 18 deadly and expensive years.

Here are a few that immediately come to mind:

  • The heroin crops that have flourished since the US invaded the country after 9-11 are a cash cow for the CIA-directed international drug trade.
  • The enormous profits made by the weapons industry from endless war.
  • Afghanistan borders Iran (as does Iraq) which means the Iranian nation is essentially surrounded as US-NATO pursues regime change there.
  • Afghanistan's proximity to Russia which is of course also on Washington's regime change list.  From that location the US-NATO can create much chaos on Moscow's southern borders.
  • The huge deposits of precious minerals in Afghanistan as explained in the video above.
  • There are vast fossil fuel resources in the Caspian Sea region and thus US control of the area could be easier by having military bases in Afghanistan. Zbigniew Brzezinski (Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor who got the US into Afghanistan as an anti-Soviet strategy) first wrote about the plan for US domination of Central Asia in his book The Grand Chessborad: American  Primacy and Its - Geostrategic  Imperatives. Brzezinski said that the US must have permanent military bases to control the fossil fuels available in the region. But Brzezinski suggested, US taxpayers would never allow such an expensive military commitment without a Pearl Harbor like incident that captured the imagination of the citizens.  The Bush II-era neocon Project for a New American Century also used the same phrase (Pearl Harbor like event) in their foreign policy designs.  This indicated bi-partisan support for the rolling of the dice by Mr. Big to go for the global oil pot of gold in Central Asia.  I've never believed the official story about 9-11 because of this evidence.  9-11 was a US, Israeli and Saudi Arabia staged attack to create fear and justify this provocative strategy - 'full spectrum dominance'. Washington also knew this could mean war with Russia.
  • With US forces permanently stationed in Afghanistan the US has more leverage over what is happening in Pakistan, India, and China.


I must acknowledge that I do support Trump's call for getting out of Syria and cutting US troop levels in Afghanistan.  I am not so sure he really means it but one can hope.

We must increase our demands for US out of Afghanistan!

We must also demand No War with Russia!

Bruce

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