With the assassination of Walid Karzai, President Hamid Karzai’s half brother, you might think that NATO’s plans for one unified Afghan government might be set back a few steps. But as with everything that happens in the all too important geo-political region, it’s probably just what THEY want. (Divide And Conquer)
It was reported recently that Paskistan will begin it’s portion of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline before the end of 2011. And coincidently the vast majority of the pipeline runs through areas either controlled by the Taliban.
So what does the assassination of Walid Karzai have anything to do with the oil and gas wars? Maybe nothing. That is if you believe that major incidents like this assassination happen in a vacuum. But this event might be part of the bigger push for control and domination in the area by US and Nato led operations.
Much of the fighting in Afghanistan since the beginning of the US led war has been concentrated in the south. You may have heard about Helmand Province and Kandahar more than just a few times. These are the areas that are also most heavily associated with Heroin production. It is also alleged that Walid Karzai was a paid CIA operative, even up until his assassination, and headed the heroin trafficking operation. If this is true than one has to wonder if the CIA had any knowledge of the plot. The same people who slam Pakistan for not knowing where Osama Bin Laden laid in hiding, are eerily quiet about any such intelligence.
And like in Pakistan, the proposed pipeline, which was conceived by UNOCAL, a US oil company, much if the pipeline runs through areas that are not controlled by the central federal government. It is also worth noting that the current Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, once worked for UNOCAL as a “consultant” at the same time the pipelines were being conceived.
So couple this latest whack job with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in late 2007 and you have to ask yourself: What’s really going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Drugs, gas, oil, or all of the above. One thing is for sure though, there are a lot of things happening and none of it seems very good for the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, except for a select few individuals. A handful of very powerful and very rich people who might not have their peoples best interest at heart. So you don’t have to be clairvoyant to see a bloody future for the region and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that money $$$ is behind almost every thing that happens there, or everywhere for that matter.