Plundering the Planet

The earth is not dying, it is being killed.  And those who are killing it have names and addresses. Utah Phillips.

Published on Global Research.ca, by Felicity Arbuthnot, June 21, 2010.

Call me a cynic, but as soon as I hear of the latest “rogue state”, declared by the US and endorsed, invariably, by UK and Israel -   a “rogue”, always far away, invariably either poverty stricken, or embargoed – I reach for a 1993 “Encyclopaedia of  Word Geography”, turn to the page on the latest declared “enemy”, and look at the box which lists: “Major resources.”

In October 2001, as the assault on and invasion of  Afghanistan began, ostensibly in the search for one man, Osama bin Laden, I found (p. 400) : “Major resources: natural gas, coal, iron ore, beryllium, gold, silver, lapis lazuli, sulfur, chrome, copper …” 

Although deposits have also been seen, clearly, from satellite for years, incredibly, the might of United States’ experts have only made this (estimated at least a trillion dollar discovery) little over a year before they are pondering “draw down” (sort of, maybe, whatever ..)

As Peter Eyre has written:  ” … I was informed of this incredible wealth over 20 years ago, whilst working in the oil, gas and mining industry. The Russians have a wealth of information in their archives in Moscow and the US have been monitoring this wealth over many years, with an in depth study taking place soon after they invaded Afghanistan.(My emphasis.) Take the area around Kabul….an extensive copper belt extends from southeast Kabul up the eastern side, reaching up and around the US Bagram air base. One can normally associate the existence of copper with that of gold …”

Further: ” (… added) to this the US proposed gas pipeline – Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India (TAPI) which is worth (inestimable) dollars to the US economy” the central aim of US, UK and NATO forces seems obvious. “I would again ask:  why are all the coalition forces directing their fighting in the provinces of Herat, Helmand and Kandahar? (It is) the expected transit route for the TAPI pipeline ..”, comments Eyre.

Coincidentally it is also the centre of the Opium trade.

Two days after the Twin Towers fell, George W. Bush stated:

“The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him.” (Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2001.)

Yet, incredibly: “Two dozen members of Osama bin Laden’s family were urgently evacuated from the United States in the first days following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington”, CBS reported.

The Bush and bin Laden family had, of course, been partners in the giant Carlyle Group (arms, construction) for years … //

… “We would never have been invaded if we exported carrots”, is a wry, frequently heard, Iraqi refrain. Indeed. Next time a country is touted as a threat to the universe, reach for an atlas and check the “Resources” box.

Note 1): Bin Laden Family Members Evacuated from US in Wake of the 9/11 Attacks, Part III, by Robert Bridge, September 17, 2009.
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