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U.S. Lost the War Before It Started

Undoubtedly the U.S. will experience a military victory in Iraq as well as a complete and thorough occupation of the entire country but a military occupation does not a society make.
U.S. Lost the War Before It Started

By Lloyd Hart

Undoubtedly the U.S. will experience a military victory in Iraq as well as a complete and thorough occupation of the entire country but a military occupation does not a society make. The Bush regime and their puppet Tony the "BP" Blair (BP standing for British Petroleum as opposed to British Prime Minister which is BPM) used the word "vital" to describe the U.N.'s role in postwar Iraq but was still not using the word "central". "Vital" is closer to "central" but still nowhere near the proximaty of the exiled refugee word "central". After you translate the Bush regime doublespeak spewed in the ironic location of Belfast, Ireland, I mean, Northern Ireland, where the British empire was brought to its knees and forced to negotiate a settlement after the IRA nearly cooked Thatcher's ass and lobbed a couple mortars rounds into the backyard of 10 Downing Street from inside a van parked just the outside Whitehall, what the Bush regime is really saying when Blush, I mean Bush and Blair insisted that "Iraq would be ruled by Iraqis for Iraqis, is "Ok you dirty rotten germ infested Europeans, get in here and clean up this mess we just made and hurry up about it. We're going to install a puppet government of sleazy and corrupt Iraqi exiles only we, the U.S. will control, who in return the for the power we bestow on them, will privatize Iraq's state owned oil company into U.S. hands." "And even if we have to kill every journalist in Iraq that didn't go down on a general, we're going to get this message across goddamnit" Bush himself was putting on his favorite press corp shtick of late, making as if all the journalists and the entire world they report to were so brain-dead that absolutely none of us could smell the stench of crude oil dripping out of every orifice in Bush's body. At least Blair gargles before he does press conference.

Because the conservative elites in America have turned away from innovative technology development as their economic savior and are setting out on a whole new wave of aggressive, colonial, military economic conquest of the Arab world's only bargaining chip in order to save the American economy, the first fatal wound in this most American of all Americans adventures. The Bush regime has revealed that the U.S. economy is so weak, so terribly weak, that the slightest shift in the U.S. sponsored labor camps in so-called developing nations toward human rights will bring the house of cards that the U.S. economy is, tumbling down. These days information travels so fast that you can't hide inherent economic weakness from anyone. So it really is as though the Bush regime in their blind lust to remain top dog after both the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. lost the Cold War socially, economically and environmentally, that by going into Iraq, the U.S. is really throwing itself on its own sword. I means let's be real, what is the Bush regime going to do? Force the world to love America at gunpoint? Put a marine on every street corner on the planet? The cost of of military control of the entire world will dismantle the entire social fabric in the U.S., a wet dream of the conservative elites in America but nightmare scenerio that will have liberals loading guns once they finally snap and snap they will without the social programs that take care of Grandma and Grandpa. The world is going to vote economically just how they feel about America's new global colonial adventure. The fact is, the mother ship Europe is going to continue to win favor with the victims of U.S. controlled IMF and World Bank economic policy while the U.S. continues to cap yo ass and stick a fist in. The Bush regime might have temporarily stanched their Ebola infested economy with the theft of Iraqi oil, but as the global food and water supply continues to collapse the U.S. stranglehold on the rest of the planet will be "loosened a finger by finger" as the 4.5 billion people who've had enough of U.S. Global hegemonic power, refuse to starve to death according to the Bush regime's neo liberal economic policy time table.

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empire will not last 09.Apr.2003 21:49

maximus

excellent analysis. the rest of the world will not take amerika's new world order. its imperial lust for oil is plain to see. might does not make right.

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Great job in Afghanistan, fellas 10.Apr.2003 11:11

tcha

from  http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/afghan.html

Afghanistan as an Energy Transit Route
Due to its location between the oil and natural gas reserves of the Caspian Basin and the Indian Ocean, Afghanistan has long been mentioned as a potential pipeline route, though in the near term, several obstacles will likely prevent Afghanistan from becoming an energy transit corridor. Unocal had pursued a possible natural gas pipeline from Turmenistan to Pakistan in the mid-1990s, but pulled out after the U.S. missile strikes against Afghanistan in August 1998. The new Afghan government under President Karzai has tried to revive the pipeline plan, and talks have been held between the governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan in 2002 on the issue, but a signing ceremony for a framework agreement between the governments has been delayed until at least December 2002.

Given the obstacles to development of a natural gas pipeline across Afghanistan, it seems unlikely that such an idea will make any progress in the near future, and no major Western companies have expressed interest in reviving the project. The security situation in Afghanistan is one obvious major risk, and the tensions between India and Pakistan make it unlikely that such a pipeline could be extended into India, which unlike Pakistan has sufficient immediate demand for imported natural gas to justify a project of such magnitude. Financial problems in the utility sector in India, which would be the major consumer of the natural gas, also could pose a problem.
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Washington Times

April 8, 2003

Pg. 14

Taliban Looks To Reclaim Control

Many fear return of old problems

By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press



KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Before executing the International Red Cross worker, the Taliban gunmen made a satellite telephone call to their superior for instructions: Kill him?
Kill him, the order came back, and Ricardo Munguia, whose body was found with 20 bullet wounds last month, became the first foreign aid worker to die in Afghanistan since the Taliban's ouster from power 18 months ago.
The manner of his death suggests the Taliban is not only determined to remain a force in this country but also is reorganizing and reviving its command structure.
There is little to stop it. The soldiers and police who were supposed to be the bedrock of a stable postwar Afghanistan have gone unpaid for months and are drifting away.

At a time when the United States is promising a reconstructed, democratic postwar Iraq, many Afghans are remembering hearing similar promises not long ago.
Instead, what they see are thieving warlords, killings on the roads and a resurgence of Taliban vigilantism.

"It's like I am seeing the same movie twice, and no one is trying to fix the problem," said Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of Afghanistan's president and his representative in southern Kandahar. "What was promised to Afghans with the collapse of the Taliban was a new life of hope and change. But what was delivered? Nothing. Everyone is back in business."

Mr. Karzai said reconstruction has been painfully slow - a canal repaired, a piece of city road paved, a small school rebuilt.

"There have been no significant changes for people," he said. "People are tired of seeing small, small projects. I don't know what to say to people anymore."

When the Taliban ruled, it forcibly conscripted young men.

"Today I can say, 'We don't take your sons away by force to fight at the front line,'" Mr. Karzai said. "But that's about all I can say."

But progress also is a question of perspective. Capt. Trish Morris, spokeswoman for the Coalition Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force, said civil affairs teams have spent up to $13 million on projects affecting the daily lives of Afghans.

"That may not sound like a lot of money, but that's hundreds of schools and clinics and bridges and wells all over Afghanistan," Capt. Morris said in Kabul.

"Some might say not a lot is being done," but the U.S. government, the United Nations and private aid agencies "are all working very hard," she said. "It's just going to take some time, because 23 years of war has destroyed a lot of things."
From safe havens in neighboring Pakistan, aided by militant Muslim groups there, the Taliban began its revival to coincide with the war in Iraq and capitalize on Muslim anger about the U.S. invasion, Afghan officials have said.

Mr. Karzai said the Taliban is allied with rebel commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, supported by Pakistan and financed by militant Arabs.

The attacks have targeted foreigners, and the threats have been directed toward Afghans working for international organizations.

Abdul Salam is a military commander for the government. Last month he was stopped at a Taliban checkpoint in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar and became a witness to the killing of Mr. Munguia, a 39-year-old water engineer from El Salvador.

After stopping Mr. Munguia and his three-vehicle convoy, gunmen made a phone call to Mullah Dadullah, a powerful former Taliban commander who has an artificial leg provided by the Red Cross.

Mimicking a telephone receiver by cupping a hand on his ear, Mr. Salam recalled a gunman's side of the conversation.

"I heard him say Mullah Dadullah," he said. "I heard him ask for instructions."

When the conversation ended, the Taliban gunmen moved quickly, Mr. Salam said. They shoved Mr. Munguia behind one of the vehicles, siphoned gasoline from the tanks and used it to set the vehicles on fire.

Mr. Munguia was standing nearby. One Taliban fighter raised his assault rifle and fired at him.

The Red Cross, with 150 foreign workers in Afghanistan, has suspended operations indefinitely.

Interesting... 10.Apr.2003 13:42

Woodsman

The only people that would benefit from a natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan would be India. But of course the hand wringing liberals don't want you to know that...

Woodsman 10.Apr.2003 17:31

goongrunt

Woodsman you claimed that India would be the only benafactor of a pipeline but you are mistaken. The pipeline, which was proposed some time ago, but abandoned due to the instability of the are, was to be built by an American company. I wish I could remember the name of the company but I assure you that it is a rather large contract and has the US intrests are being taken into account.