I confess that countries are pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world.
Lord Curzon, 1898:
The names of extremist groups’ role off the tongue, Al Qaeda, ISIS and their 101 offshoots, and of course the Taliban, but they all have one goal in common.
Pity Afghanistan they have the whole stinking motley crew hiding there; so we’re told.
These groups exist for two reasons; to smash selected third world nations and craft a narrative of steaming propaganda for the folks back home.
The narrators’ of these yarns have to keep track of the thread lest people become suspicious and weary of it all.
And they often veer off track.
The recent bombing at Kabul airport is a case in point; reports say the ISIS mastermind behind it was killed in a drone retaliation attack. His name wasn’t revealed as they still working on that one, but was this the same ISIS that we were told was bombed out of existence not so long ago? Give us a break!
Let’s start at the beginning; more than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, then the United States, Britain and their allies set out to destroy it.
In 1978, a liberation movement led by the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) overthrew the dictatorship of Mohammad Dawd, the cousin of King Zahir Shah.
One Afghan remembers that time well; we finally had our freedom … it all started to go wrong when the Mujahedin started winning … these were the people the West supported.
The US derided the new Afghan government as a puppet of the Soviet Union; yet this wasn’t true.
President Jimmy Carter’s secretary of state, Cyrus Vance, later wrote in his memoirs: We had no evidence of any Soviet complicity in the coup.
The infamous Zbigniew Brzezinski was Carter’s national security adviser at the time; but he influenced many US presidents.
On July 3, 1979, unknown to the American people and Congress, Carter authorized a $500 million covert action program to overthrow Afghanistan’s first secular government.
It was code-named Operation Cyclone by the CIA.
The money was used to buy, bribe and arm a group of tribal and religious zealots known as the Mujahedin.
Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward wrote that the CIA spent $70 million on bribes alone. He mentioned a meeting between a CIA agent known as “Gary” and a warlord called Amniat-Melli.
Gary would soon ask CIA headquarters for and receive $10 million in cash.
America’s secret army was recruited from all over the Muslim world and trained in camps in Pakistan run by Pakistani intelligence, the CIA and Britain’s MI6.
Others were recruited at an Islamic College in Brooklyn, New York.
One of the recruits was a Saudi engineer called Osama bin Laden; remember him?
The goal was to spread Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia and destabilize the Soviet Union.
Now here is another game within a game that’s being played out; a huge overreaching game, between the US and its controlled opposition the Soviet Union cum Russia.
It’s a game of strategy involving moves and counter moves to see who wins the board; and takes the spoils.
Think about it, when the US needs a pretext for their actions Russia’s always it in some way.
Or they grab Ukraine while Russia grabs Crimea in a tit-for-tat move.
In August 1979, the U.S. embassy in Kabul stated:
The United States’ larger interests … would be served by the demise of the PDPA government, despite whatever setbacks this might mean for future social and economic reforms in Afghanistan.
Six months later, the Soviets made their fatal move into Afghanistan in response to the American-created jihadist threat on their doorstep.
Armed with CIA-supplied Stinger missiles and celebrated as freedom fighters, the Mujahedin drove the Red Army out of Afghanistan.
Calling themselves the Northern Alliance, the mujahedin were dominated by war lords who controlled the heroin trade.
Later, in the early 1990s the Taliban emerged, an ultra-puritanical faction, whose mullahs wore black.
In 1992, the PDPA government was overrun.
Its president, Mohammad Najibullah, had gone to the United Nations to appeal for help and on his return, was hanged from a street light.
If it still has to be said the invasion of Afghanistan was a fraud.
The Taliban is a product and puppet of the CIA and the clients of the US.
Bill Clinton’s administration entered into a series of secret deals to allow the building of a $3 billion natural gas pipeline in Afghanistan; by a U.S. oil company consortium.
Taliban leaders were invited to the U.S. in secret and entertained by the CEO of the Unocal Company in his Texas mansion and by the CIA at its headquarters in Virginia.
One of the deal-makers was Dick Cheney, later George W. Bush’s vice president.
In his autobiography Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted that his grand scheme for drawing the Soviets into Afghanistan had created “a few stirred-up Muslims.”
But he had no regrets.
The US’s recent hand- back of Afghanistan to the Taliban sees the narrators’ back and hard at it, plugging away.
Just a few months ago both the UN and Council on Foreign Relations (not them) warned Al Qaeda could resurface in Afghanistan once the US had pulled out.
So we see already where this is leading.
Be picky about the narrative you accept is what I’m saying.
Remember to them it’s all a game.