[We are in Afghanistan to keep Dope Inc in heroin ($500 Billion + worth of heroin) and to get the gas out of Turkmenistan. One calculation puts the potential value of Central Asian fossil fuels at $3 trillion. Al-Qaeda is an obvious CIA/MOSSAD false flag outfit.]
[2009 Nov] How the US Funds the Taliban By Aram Roston
[2009 Nov] DAVID MILIBAND: We are in Afghanistan because this is every bit a necessary war[2009 Oct] The Geopolitics behind the phoney US war in Afghanistan By F. William Engdahl
[2009 Oct] Afghanistan opium production reaches 6,900 tons
[2009 Sept] Why Afghanistan? By Christopher Bollyn
[2009 May] Afghanistan: Heroin-ravaged State by Prof. Peter Dale Scott
See: Iraq Iran Israel Al-Qaeda
Why Pentagon War on Afghanistan? Drugs & Oil by F. WILLIAM EMGDAHL
Given their control of the immense gas resources of Turkmenistan, Maiman, Merhav, and the Mossad would all profit if and when the U.S.-led coalition were able to "pacify" and control Afghanistan so that the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline could be built allowing the gas of Turkmenistan to be sold to energy-hungry India. The TAPI pipeline project would bring billions of dollars into Mossad coffers every year. This is the real reason for the war in Afghanistan and why the Zionist-controlled Obama administration has increased the war effort in Central Asia. It has nothing to do with terrorism or 9-11. [2009 Sept] Why Afghanistan? By Christopher Bollyn
Hekmatyar, with ISI and CIA protection, began immediately to
compensate for his lack of popular support by developing an international
traffic in opium and heroin, not on his own, however, but with ISI and foreign
assistance. After Pakistan banned opium cultivation in February 1979 and Iran
followed suit in April, the absence of legal controls in the Pashtun areas of
Pakistan and Afghanistan ‘‘attracted Western drug cartels and ‘scientists’
(including ‘some "fortune-seekers" from Europe and the US’) to establish heroin
processing facilities in the tribal belt."
Heroin labs had opened in the North-West Frontier province by 1979 (a fact duly noted by the Canadian Maclean’s Magazine of April 30, 1979). According to Alfred McCoy, ‘‘By 1980 Pakistan-Afghan opium dominated the European market and supplied 60 percent of America’s illicit demand as well.’’ McCoy also records that Gulbuddin Hekmatyar controlled a complex of six heroin laboratories in a region of Baluchistan ‘‘where the ISI was in total control.’’
The global epidemic of Afghan heroin, in other words, was not generated by Afghanistan, but was inflicted on Afghanistan by outside forces. It remains true today that although 90 percent of the world’s heroin comes from Afghanistan, the Afghan share of proceeds from the global heroin network, in dollar terms, is only about ten percent of the whole.
In 2007, Afghanistan supplied 93% of the world's opium, according to the U.S. State Department. Illicit poppy production, meanwhile, brings $4 billion into Afghanistan, or more than half the country’s total economy of $7.5 billion, according to the United Nations Office of Drug Control (UNODC). It also represents about half of the economy of Pakistan, and of the ISI in particular.
.......Just as the indirect American intervention of 1979 was followed by an unprecedented increase in Afghan opium production, so the pattern has repeated itself since the American invasion of 2001. Opium poppy cultivation in hectares more than doubled, from a previous high of 91,000 in 1999 (reduced by the Taliban to 8,000 in 2001) to 165,000 in 2006 and 193,000 in 2007. (Though 2008 saw a reduced planting of 157,000 hectares, this was chiefly explained by previous over-production, in excess of what the world market could absorb.
No one should have been surprised by these increases: they merely repeated the dramatic increases in every other drug-producing area where America has become militarily or politically involved. This was demonstrated over and over in the 1950s, in Burma (thanks to CIA intervention, from 40 tons in 1939 to 600 tons in 1970), in Thailand (from 7 tons in 1939 to 200 tons in 1968) and Laos (less than 15 tons in 1939 to 50 tons in 1973).
The most dramatic case is that of Colombia, where the intervention of U.S. troops since the late 1980s has been misleadingly justified as a part of a "war on drugs." At a conference in 1990 I predicted that this intervention would be followed by an increase in drug production, not a reduction. But even I was surprised by the size of the increase that ensued. Coca production in Colombia tripled between 1991 and 1999 (from 3.8 to 12.3 thousand hectares), while the cultivation of opium poppy increased by a multiple of 5.6 (from .13 to .75 thousand hectares). [2009 May] Afghanistan: Heroin-ravaged State by Prof. Peter Dale Scott
Al Qaeda was created by the CIA in Afghanistan, and it has been maintained by the CIA as a kind of military capability in the Arab and Islamic world. Look at the history of Al Qaeda, they have attacked countries like Bosnia, when the US was attacking Bosnia, Al Qaeda attacked Bosnia. When the US was attacking Libya, Al Qaeda attacked Libya1 and tried to kill Qaddafi, the dictator of Libya. The US in attempting to bust up the Russian Federation, Al Qaeda provides terrorists for Chechnya, so, the target list for US imperialism and the target list for Al Qaeda are exactly the same.  Webster Griffin Tarpley on 'Synthetic Terror'