Humint Events Online: The Forgotten War

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Forgotten War

A fascinating article by Jared Israel on the geo-politics behind the invasion of Afghanistan.

I have to say, I never really bought the whole pipeline argument for Afghanistan. It never quite added up for me.

Anyway, the bottom line of the article is that the invasion of Afghanistan went hand-in-hand with the invasion of Iraq (which strenghtened Iran), in order to build up an alliance of Islamic extremists in central Asia-- Islamic extremists that will threaten Russia and China.

In other words, it's still classic superpower geopolitics.

More on this idea here, including the fascinating concept that the US and Islamic extremists are actually secret allies.

This of course, throws 9/11 in a whole new light. Jared israel has also done some early ground-breaking work on 9/11, many articles are here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look at a map the country between Iraq and Afganistan is... IRAN. Coincidence? I think not. Dont forget they have influence in Saudi Arabia aswell. Oil anyone?

11:04 AM  

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