Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The War on Terror Myth

The War on Terror Myth
By Erick San Juan

Hours after the September 11, 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Bush administration was quick to put the entire blame on Al Qaeda, particularly to Osama Bin Laden as the culprit sans investigations. Later, on that same day, the global war on terrorism (GWOT) was officially launched. Since then, countries including the Philippines and in other parts of the globe followed suit by creating government agencies that will address the war on terrorism and even drafted laws to fight terrorism in all fronts. In October 7, 2001 US troops bombed and invaded Afghanistan where the CIA-created Al Qaeda and its “resurrected” leader, Osama Bin Laden were reportedly hiding.

For over eight years now, the GWOT is still on. Though the 9/11 Truth Movement and other investigative organizations are gaining ground in propagating the truth about 9/11 through the internet and in the different media outlets. Why? Without an "outside enemy", there could be no "war on terrorism". The entire national security agenda will collapse "like a deck of cards". The war criminals in high office would have no leg to stand on.” (Michel Chossudovsky)

Yes, that “outside enemy” lives on and continues to threaten the world in order to justify the presence of US, NATO and its allied troops in Afghanistan where the “immortal” Osama allegedly hides. But the real score was not revealed to the world until several researchers and writers on the internet exposed the hidden agenda of the war on terror which is drugs and its trafficking in Afghanistan.

“This Afghan-Pakistani border region (Spin Boldak) has long been awash in opium, which is grown in Afghanistan and then generally smuggled west to the Balkans, via Iran and Turkey, or shipped out of the port of Karachi to the Gulf states and Africa. The trade boomed during the eighties, when both the CIA and the Pakistani government were happy to turn a blind eye to the drug operations of the mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan, since it helped fund the war against the invading Soviet Union. After the Soviets left, the drugs remained, and since then opium production in Afghanistan has increased fourteen-fold, from around 500 tons in the mid-1980s to 6,900 tons this year. As a result, Afghanistan has been transformed into an opium plantation that supplies 90 percent of the world's heroin.” (United States of America, Chief Kingpin in the Afghanistan Heroin Trade? By Richard Clark for Op Ed News)

Sadly, the world was taken for a ride all these years. The myth that there is really a group of terrorists and that those countries should continuously wage war on terror even after Bush, Jr. left office. The current US president, Barack Obama sustained such operations by sending additional troops to Afghanistan. It seems that this will go on much longer than we expected, for the money they get from illicit drug trade actually “saved” several banks in the wake of the global financial crisis as reported by Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. This only proves how lucrative for the protectors and operators of the so called “war on terror” is.

“The truth is that since World War II, the CIA, without the establishment opposition, has become addicted to the use of “assets” who are drug-traffickers, and there is no reason to assume that they have begun to break this addiction. The devastating consequences of CIA use and protection of traffickers can be seen in the statistics of drug production, which increases where America intervenes, and also declines when American intervention ends.” (Afghanistan: Heroin-ravaged State by Prof. Peter Dale Scott).

Such intervention was felt as some 15 thousand Afghan and NATO forces launched Operation Moshtarak in the morning of February 13, which is branded as the biggest operation since 2001 in the war-torn country. Marjah, a town with a population of 80,000, is a Taliban stronghold in the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand. Military analysts said around 1,000 insurgents might be hiding inside the besieged town.

This war on terror will continue for as long as countries give their support to the coalition of the willing (translation- unwitting and witting tool). But some nations already started realizing their mistakes and slowly pulling out their troops from Afghanistan. Hopefully, as more revelations surface, the promoters and protectors of the GWOT will finally meet its end.

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