The Covert Origins of the Af-Pak
from the book
Revolution or World War III
by David Degraw
I: The CIA, BCCI & The Origins of
Now that we have an understanding of how
the Global Banking Intelligence Complex ran operations through
BCCI, let's look at how some of BCCI's key players kept operating
after the bank was finally shut down. As discussed in the last
chapter, during the 1980s and early '90s, the CIA worked in partnership
with BCCI in what was, at the time, the agency's largest covert
operation ever, pumping an estimated $10 billion into funding
the Afghan Mujahideen. Through this operation, Osama bin Laden's
al Qaeda network was formed. Bin Laden had accounts in BCCI and
ran CIA/BCCI-funded camps.
In " Modern Jihad:Tracing the Dollars
Behind the Terror Networks," investigative reporter Loretta
Napoleoni described the origins of the al Qaeda network:
"[During the Afghan-Soviet war,]
potential Arab warriors traveled to Pakistan where they resided
in guesthouses. These hostels did not keep any records and not
a single organization listed the names of the fighters, where
they had gone to fight and if they had been injured or killed.
The lack of vital information caused distress among relatives.
At that time bin Laden was in charge of several guesthouses and
was embarrassed by the hundreds of calls requesting information.
Hence, he decided to keep track of whoever stayed at the hostels
and that record came to be known as the Record of al-Qaeda. This
is how al-Qaeda, which means the base or the scroll, was born."
Throughout this time period, bin Laden's
mentor was a man named Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. In "Afghanistan
1979-1992: America's Jihad," William Blum reported some background
information on Hekmatyar:
"His followers first gained attention
by throwing acid in the faces of women who refused to wear the
veil. CIA and State Department officials I have spoken with call
him 'scary,' 'vicious,' 'a fascist,' 'definite dictatorship material'.
His name was Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. He was the head of the Islamic
Party and he hated the United States almost as much as he hated
the Russians. His followers screamed 'Death to America' along
with 'Death to the Soviet Union' some of them had kidnapped the
American ambassador in the capital city of Kabul, leading to his
death in the rescue attempt these same people shot down civilian
airliners and planted bombs at the airport anti-American mobs
had burned and ransacked the US embassy in Islamabad and American
cultural centers in two other Pakistani cities their brother Islamic
fundamentalists in next-door Iran seized the US Embassy in Teheran
and held 55 Americans hostage for over a year."
Supporting acknowledged terrorists and
enemies presented the US government with a huge public relations
problem. So the White House and CIA went to work on the propaganda
front. The United Sates Information Agency (USIA) launched the
"Afghan Media Project." The project was run by Joachim
Maitre, a man who also worked with Oliver North to make TV ads
attacking government officials who were against giving aid to
the Contras during the BCCI-financed Iran-Contra Affair.
Reporting in "Covert Action: The
Afghan Pipeline," Steve Galster revealed the hypocrisy of
the US propaganda campaign:
"Widespread corruption also exists
among the [Afghan] rebel leaders but has gone practically unnoticed
in the United States thanks to CIA propaganda. The same kinds
of things that tarnished the Contras' image, such as killing civilians,
drug smuggling and embezzlement are practiced by many Afghan rebels.
Taking no prisoners, assassinating suspected government collaborators,
destroying government-built schools and hospitals, killing 'unpious'
civilians are just a few of the inhumane acts they have carried
out. But the picture we receive of the rebels in the United States
is of an uncorrupt, popular group of freedom-loving people who
aspire toward a democratic society."
In "Jihad International Inc.,"
Eqbal Ahmad further exposed the propaganda effort:
"They also invested in this Jihad
the legitimacy of their enormous power, and the luster of their
media-made glory. On one especially memorable occasion when Afghanistan's
hard-line Islamists visited the White House, President Ronald
Reagan described them as the Muslim world's 'moral equivalent
of our founding fathers.' Similarly, the American and European
media played up the war in Afghanistan as the greatest story of
the eighties. Foreign correspondents combed the Hindu Kush for
stories of 'Mooj' heroism. Competition for Jihad narrative was
so great that in one instance a major network, CBS, paid handsomely
to film a staged battle between Islam and Communism. As the western
media carries great importance and authority in the third world,
its Afghanistan war coverage made an enormous impact, especially
on Muslim youth."
As bin Laden himself would later say in
his 1997 interview with CNN, "I have benefited so greatly
from the Jihad in Afghanistan that it would have been impossible
for me to gain such benefit from any other chance"
Thanks to CIA funding and weapons, delivered
through BCCI's "black network" with the help of Pakistan's
intelligence service the ISI, bin Laden and al Qaeda were off
and running. In 1992, just after BCCI had been shut down in a
global sweep, the Afghan-Soviet war finally came to an end. The
war resulted in the death of 1.3 million Afghans, three million
were disabled, and 5.5 million became refugees - in total, about
half the population.
When BCCI was shut down, most of its major
players were allowed to walk away without being held accountable,
due to the fact that BCCI was deeply entwined within the upper
echelons of US intelligence. Elements of BCCI would then evolve
into al Qaeda, as the Washington Post revealed in 2002:
"William F. Wechsler, who monitored
bin Laden's finances at the National Security Council during the
last two years of the Clinton administration, told Congress in
September that bin Laden initially rose to prominence for building
'a financial architecture that supported the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan
against the Russians.'
'It's this financial architecture that
continued with him when he turned to terrorism, and it's this
financial architecture that is at the heart of how al Qaeda today
gets its finances,' he said.
Much of that architecture, according to
French, Pakistani and American investigators, is modeled on the
Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI). In the 1980s
it was used to launder drug money, harbor terrorist funds and
buy illegal weapons. Its collapse in 1991 was a major global financial
The CIA used BCCI to funnel millions of
dollars to the fighters battling the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
Bin Laden had accounts in the bank, U.S. officials said.
The BCCI Model
A 70-page French intelligence report,
prepared for Parliament in October and obtained by The Washington
Post, outlined some details of this network. 'The financial network
of bin Laden, as well as his network of investments, is similar
to the network put in place in the 1980s by BCCI for its fraudulent
operations, often with the same people (former directors and cadres
of the bank and its affiliates, arms merchants oil merchants,
Saudi investors),' the report said. 'The dominant trait of bin
Laden's operations is that of a terrorist network backed up by
a vast financial structure.'
A senior U.S. investigator said U.S. agencies
were looking into these ties because 'they just make so much sense,
and so few people from BCCI ever went to jail. BCCI was the mother
and father of terrorist financing operations.'
The report identifies dozens of companies
and individuals who were involved with BCCI and were found to
be dealing with bin Laden after the bank collapsed. Many went
on to work in banks and charities identified by the United States
and others as supporting al Qaeda."
BCCI's Chief Operations Officer and the
man the US Senate Intelligence Committee considered to be "the
most powerful banker in the Middle East," Khalid bin Mahfouz,
was let off with a fine and would become a major al Qaeda funder.
As the Washington Post report continued:
"The French report highlighted the
role of Saudi banker Khalid bin Mahfouz, a former director of
BCCI, whose sister is married to bin Laden. In 1995 bin Mahfouz
paid a $225 million fine in a settlement with U.S. prosecutors
for his role in the BCCI scandal and went on to serve as director
of the National Commercial Bank, one of Saudi Arabia's largest.
Saudi officials, at the urging of the
United States, audited his bank and found that millions of dollars
were being funneled through the bank to charities controlled by
bin Laden, U.S. officials and the French document said. U.S. intelligence
officials said Washington pushed for the audit of bin Mahfouz's
bank but was never allowed to question him.
Saudi officials 'weren't willing to let
us talk to him,' said one U.S. source with direct knowledge of
events, 'and we asked at a very senior level.'"
One vital point that most of the US mainstream
media obscured when revealing bin Mahfouz as a key al Qaeda funder
was his heavy ongoing involvement with top US officials and oil
companies throughout BCCI's reign and after the bank's collapse.
One of the few outlets to pick up on this was the Boston Herald,
who reported in December, 2001:
"Two billionaire Saudi families scrutinized
by authorities for possible financial ties to Osama bin Laden's
terrorist network continue to engage in major oil deals with leading
The bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi clans, who
control three private Saudi Arabian oil companies, are partners
with U. S. firms in a series of ambitious oil development and
pipeline projects in central and south Asia, records show.
Working through their companies - Delta
Oil, Nimir Petroleum and Corral Petroleum - the Saudi families
have formed international consortiums with U. S. oil giants Texaco,
Unocal, Amerada Hess and Frontera Resources.
These business relationships persist despite
evidence that members of the two Saudi families - headed by patriarchs
Khalid bin Mahfouz and Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi - have had ties
to Islamic charities and companies linked financially to bin Laden's
al-Qaeda organization. So far, bin Mahfouz and Al-Amoudi have
been left untouched by the U. S. Treasury Department, which has
frozen the assets of 150 individuals, companies and charities
suspected of financing terrorism."
II: "The Strategy of the Silk Route"
One of the world's richest oil fields
is on the eastern shore of the Caspian sea, just northwest of
Afghanistan. The Caspian oil reserves are of top strategic importance
in the quest to control the earth's remaining oil supply. The
U.S. government developed a policy called "The Strategy of
the Silk Route." The strategy was designed to lock out Russia,
China, and Iran from the oil in this region. This called for U.S.
corporations to construct an oil pipeline running through Afghanistan.
Since the mid 1990s, a consortium of US oil companies led by Unocal,
which was later bought by Chevron, have been pursuing this goal.
The plan was to build a Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline from Turkmenistan's
natural gas fields to Pakistan. Unocal partnered with Saudi Delta
Oil, which was owned by al Qeada funders Khalid bin Mahfouz and
Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi, and they formed Central Asia Gas Pipeline,
A feasibility study for the Central Asian
pipeline project was performed by Enron. This study concluded
that as long as the country was split among fighting warlords
the pipeline could not be built. Stability was necessary for the
$4.5 billion project and the US believed that the Taliban would
impose the necessary order. U.S. intelligence and Pakistan's ISI
then continued the close relationship that they established through
BCCI and agreed to funnel arms and funding to the Taliban in their
war for control of Afghanistan. Until 1999, US taxpayers paid
the entire annual salary of every single Taliban government official.
The U.S., Saudi and Pakistani alliance established within BCCI
reunited to facilitate the rise of the Taliban.
The American oil interests at the heart
of this pipeline deal took control of the White House on January
20, 2001, when George Bush Jr. became president. As previously
mentioned, Enron was heavily involved in this oil deal. Enron
CEO Ken Lay was an old Bush family friend and was Bush Jr.'s biggest
campaign contributor. Donald Rumsfeld, who became the Secretary
of Defense, was a large stockholder in Enron. Thomas White, former
vice-chairman of Enron, became the Secretary of the Army. Condoleezza
Rice, a former Chevron board member, became National Security
Advisor and then Secretary of State. A major benefactor of the
CentGas deal was going to be Halliburton. Dick Cheney, who became
Vice President, was Halliburton's CEO. Richard Armitage, who worked
as a key lobbyist for Unocal, became Under Secretary of State.
Hamid Karzai, who would later become Afghanistan's Prime Minister,
was a top Unocal adviser.
Shortly after taking office, the Bush
Administration was quickly losing faith in the Taliban's ability
to control Afghanistan and be a reliable partner in the pipeline
deal. James Baker, who was also a key BCCI player, having served
as Treasury Secretary, Bush Sr.'s Secretary of State and Chief
of Staff during BCCI's reign, was a leading player in developing
the "Strategy of the Silk Route." In April 2001, Baker
and the Council on Foreign Relations demanded immediate action
and publicly released a Task Force Report entitled, "Strategic
Energy Policy Challenges For The 21st Century," by the James
A. Baker III Institute. They stressed the urgency of the pipeline
project and openly called for the Bush Administration to "quickly
facilitate higher exports of oil from the Caspian Basin region"
and they reiterated the basic premise of the "Strategy of
the Silk Route," stating, "the exports from oil discoveries
in the Caspian Basin could be hastened if a secure, economical
export route could be identified swiftly." That "export
route," as previously planned, would need to run through
Afghanistan and into Pakistan.
The tangled web of conflicts of interests
within the Bush Administration, oil industry, Taliban and al Qaeda
were concisely summed up by investigative reporter Loretta Napoleoni:
"The CentGas deal never came to fruition.
The Taliban's inability to commit to any agreement, coupled with
public recognition of the exploitive nature of their regime, contributed
to its failure. For years, the Taliban skilfully conducted simultaneous
negotiations with two potential oil companies: Argentinean Bridas
[later bought by BP] and Unocal/CentGas. Both companies showered
the Taliban with gifts and money, flying their delegations to
the US to win them over. On one occasion, a group of Taliban met
high-ranking executives of Unocal in Texas. Parties, dinners and
trips to the local shopping malls were organized. At the same
time, Zalmay Khalizad, who was working for Unocal, lobbied the
Clinton administration to 'engage' with the Taliban. The press
reported some of these 'informal' meetings between US officials
and rulers of Afghanistan: 'Senior Taliban leaders attended a
conference in Washington in mid-1996 and US diplomats regularly
traveled to Taliban headquarters,' wrote the Guardian.
'The United States wants good ties [with
the Taliban] but can't openly seek them while women are oppressed,'
reported CNN. None the less, negotiations carried on more or less
openly until 1998, when bin Laden's associates bombed US embassies
in Africa. Clinton launched cruise missiles at bin Laden's supposed
whereabouts in Afghanistan, an act that convinced the oil lobby
that, for the moment, the pipeline deal could not go ahead.
Corporate America continued to do business
with people who supported Islamist insurgency. The oil industry,
in particular, continues to be run by a very small group of American
and Saudi families with close financial relations. Among them
were the Bush family, the bin Laden family and Osama bin Laden's
Saudi sponsors. The ties among these people go back a long way.
Naturally, as soon as George W. Bush was
elected president, Unocal and BP-Amoco, which had in the meantime
bought Bridas, the Argentinean rival, started once again to lobby
the administration, among whom were several of their former employees.
Unocal knew that Bush was ready to back them and resumed the consortium
negotiations. In January 2001, it began discussions with the Taliban,
backed by members of the Bush administration among whom was Under
Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who had previously worked
as a lobbyist for Unocal. The Taliban, for their part, employed
as their PR officer in the US Laila Helms, niece of Richard Helms,
[BCCI player] former director of the CIA and former US ambassador
to Iran. In March 2001, Helms succeeded in bringing Rahmatullah
Hashami, Mullah Omar's adviser, to Washington. As late as August
2001, meetings were held in Pakistan to discuss the pipeline business.
While negotiations were underway, the
US was secretly making plans to invade Afghanistan. The Bush Administration
and its oil sponsors were losing patience with the Taliban; they
wanted to get the Central Asian gas pipeline going as soon as
possible. The 'Strategy of the Silk Route' had been resumed.
Paradoxically, 11 September provided the
Washington with a casus belli to invade Afghanistan and establish
a pro American government in the country. When, a few weeks after
the attack, the leaders of the two Pakistani Islamist parties
negotiated with Mullah Omar and bin Laden for the latter's extradition
to Pakistan to stand trial for the 11 September attacks, the US
refused the offer. Back in 1996, the Sudanese Minister of Defence,
Major General Elfaith Erwa, had also offered to extradite Osama
bin Laden, then resident in Sudan, to the US. American officials
declined the offer at that time as well. 'Just don't let him go
to Somalia,' they added. When Erwa disclosed that he was going
to Afghanistan, the American answer was 'let him go'.
In November 2001 Hamid Karzai was elected
[Afghanistan's] prime minister. Yet very few people remember that
during the 1990's Karzai was involved in negotiations with the
Taliban regime for the construction of a Central Asian gas pipeline
from Turkmenistan through western Afghanistan to Pakistan. At
that time he was a top adviser and lobbyist for Unocal In the
early 1990's, thanks to his [Karzai's] excellent contacts with
the ISI, he moved to the US where he cooperated with the CIA and
the ISI in supporting the Taliban's political adventure.
President Bush's special envoy to the
newly formed Afghanistan state is a man named Zalmay Khalilzad,
another former employee of Unocal. In 1997, he produced a detailed
analysis of the risks involved in the construction of the Central
Asian gas pipeline. Khalilzad also worked as a lobbyist for Unocal
and therefore knows Karzai very well. In the 1980s President Reagan
named Khalilzad special adviser to the State Department; it was
thanks to his influence that the US accelerated the shipment of
military aid to the Mujahedin."
Yet another interesting conflict of interest:
the Chairman of the 9/11 Commission investigation was Thomas Kean.
Kean was also a key player in this pipeline deal as a director
of Hess Corp., which was in a joint venture called Delta Oil,
with Khalid Bin Mahfouz and Mohammed Hussein al Amoudi. It is
also important to mention that James Baker, who had a lead role
in developing the "Strategy of the Silk Route" and BCCI
operations, was hired by these same BCCI/Saudi/al Qaeda oil interests
to defend them against lawsuits brought by families of 9/11 victims.
As mentioned in the last chapter, George
Bush Sr.'s role in the BCCI Affair cannot be overstated. Even
George Bush Jr. had oil companies that were funded by these same
BCCI/Saudi/al Qaeda interests. To make matters even worse, the
same person who played a pivotal role in covering-up and derailing
investigations into BCCI at the Justice Department, was the person
who was put in charge of the FBI on September 4, 2001, Robert
Mueller - and he is still running the FBI under Obama.
In summation, the CentGas oil consortium
that connected all of these interests with Bush Jr.'s administration
are undeniably suspect, at best. All of these players and interests
are so incestuous that the heated debate over whether or not 9/11
was an inside job is almost irrelevant when you understand the
history behind it. Whether it was an attack by al Qaeda or a false
flag covert intelligence operation to win public support and trillions
of taxpayer dollars for the never-ending "War on Terror"
and control of Central Asian oil is essentially a non-issue. The
main point, which cannot be legitimately argued, is that 9/11
would never have happened if it wasn't for an out-of-control intelligence
apparatus, and we now know the people who were operating that
intelligence apparatus. All of the players involved were part
of the same banking intelligence network known as BCCI. Al Qaeda
and 9/11 were a direct outgrowth and evolution of BCCI intelligence
operations. It was the same people, continuing to do what they
had been doing all along, except this time their target was on
And this same out-of-control intelligence
apparatus was the biggest beneficiary of 9/11, having had their
funding budgets more than doubled since the attack. Knowing how
uncontrollable the intelligence world was leading up to 9/11,
let's look again at this report from the Washington Post:
"The top-secret world the government
created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001,
has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one
knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how
many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do
the same work. After nine years of unprecedented spending and
growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the
United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible
to determine. The U.S. intelligence budget is vast, publicly announced
last year as $75 billion, 2 1/2 times the size it was on Sept.
10, 2001. But the figure doesn't include many military activities
or domestic counterterrorism programs."
III: The Road to World War III
The war for a pipeline to extract oil
from the Caspian Sea is far from over. China, a country US oil
interests were determined to block out of the region, has been
making moves to take control and has clearly established the upper
hand. In a TomDispatch report entitled, "Pipelineistan's
New Silk Road," Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar reports:
"Future historians may well agree
that the twenty-first century Silk Road first opened for business
on December 14, 2009. That was the day a crucial stretch of pipeline
officially went into operation linking the fabulously energy-rich
state of Turkmenistan (via Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan) to Xinjiang
Province in China's far west.
The bottom line is that, by 2013, Shanghai,
Guangzhou, and Hong Kong will be cruising to ever more dizzying
economic heights courtesy of natural gas supplied by the 1,833-kilometer-long
Central Asia Pipeline, then projected to be operating at full
capacity. When the Bush administration's armchair generals launched
their Global War on Terror, this was not exactly what they had
Meanwhile, in the New Great Game in Eurasia,
China had the good sense not to get bogged down in an infinite
quagmire in Afghanistan. Instead, the Chinese simply made a direct
commercial deal with Turkmenistan and, profiting from that country's
disagreements with Moscow, built itself a pipeline which will
provide much of the natural gas it needs.
No wonder the Obama administration's Eurasian
energy czar Richard Morningstar was forced to admit at a congressional
hearing that the U.S. simply cannot compete with China when it
comes to Central Asia's energy wealth. If only he had delivered
the same message to the Pentagon.
If China has so far proven masterly in
the way it has played its cards in its Pipelineistan 'war', the
U.S. hand - bypass Russia, elbow out China, isolate Iran - may
soon be called for what it is: a bluff."
If you have wondered why so many US/NATO/private
military troops have been deployed to the Af-Pak region, just
consider that China, which shares a border with Pakistan and Afghanistan,
has also begun moving troops into the region (it is also important
to note that Iran is surrounded by Afghanistan and Iraq). As a
New York Times report stated:
"[Pakistan] is handing over de facto
control of the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region in the
China wants a grip on the [northwest corner
of disputed Kashmir] to assure unfettered road and rail access
to the Gulf through Pakistan. It takes 16 to 25 days for Chinese
oil tankers to reach the Gulf. When high-speed rail and road links
through Gilgit and Baltistan are completed, China will be able
to transport cargo from Eastern China to the new Chinese-built
Pakistani naval bases at Gwadar, Pasni and Ormara, just east of
the Gulf, within 48 hours.
As the war in Afghanistan continues to
escalate over the border into Pakistan, you can be assured that
China, Russia and Iran will become more militarily involved in
defense of their region's resources. Pakistan is already becoming
increasingly hostile to an escalation of US drone and NATO strikes
within its borders, and have even begun to openly aid the Taliban
by cutting off key NATO supply lines. Pakistan has also recently
deployed anti-aircraft missiles on its border with Afghanistan.
Current intelligence leads one to conclude that the war will continue
to expand further into Pakistan, which will lead to China and
Iran becoming more involved in what is essentially a proxy war
against US/NATO/private military forces.
The bottom line, and one of the main themes
of this book, is that we have entered a period of major wars over
declining resources. The Af-Pak operations are only initial moves
in an attempt to control the earth's remaining oil supply.
Any talks of troop withdrawals from the
Af-Pak region and Iraq are psychological operations. US/NATO/private
military contractors are still in the process of building the
world's largest military bases in this region, they are not going
to abandon these newly constructed mega-bases. These bases are
designed to be operational and, as oil continues to become more
scarce, they will be used to militarily control the remaining
supply throughout this region.
Chris Martenson, a former Vice President
at intelligence company SAIC, recently wrote the following in
an analysis entitled, "Future Chaos: There Is No 'Plan B':"
"The future is likely to be more
chaotic than you probably think. This was the primary conclusion
that I came to after attending the most recent Association for
the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (ASPO) in Washington, DC in October,
2010. The impact of Peak Oil on markets, lifestyles, and even
national solvency deserves our very highest attention. Rear Admiral
Lawrence Rice presented the findings of the 2010 Joint Operating
Environment (a forward-looking document examining the trends,
contexts, and implications for future joint force commanders in
the US military), which spends 76 pages summarizing the key trends
and threats of the world. Peak Oil dominates the discussion. Among
the conclusions (on page 29), we find this:
'By 2012, surplus oil production capacity
could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall
in output could reach nearly 10 MBD.'"
The Joint Operating Environment report
goes on to reveal:
"To meet climbing global requirements,
OPEC will have to increase its output from 30 MBD to at least
50 MBD. Significantly, no OPEC nation, except perhaps Saudi Arabia,
is investing sufficient sums in new technologies and recovery
methods to achieve such growth. Some, like Venezuela and Russia,
are actually exhausting their fields to cash in on the bonanza
created by rapidly rising oil prices.
A severe energy crunch is inevitable without
a massive expansion of production and refining capacity. While
it is difficult to predict precisely what economic, political,
and strategic effects such a shortfall might produce, it surely
would reduce the prospects for growth in both the developing and
Increasing OPEC output up to 50 MBD from
the current level of 30 MBD is simply not possible, in fact it's
absurd to even consider that as a possibility. Once you disregard
that, as the report states, "A severe energy crunch is inevitable."
To make matters even worse, we are much more likely to see a steady
decline in output. So war with Pakistan, China, Russia and Iran,
along with continued military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq,
is increasingly probable, and their planned strategy.
Their strategy becomes all the more apparent
when you consider the ramp up in military exercises and drills
around China, which has included a series of massive 86,000-troop
war games throughout the Korean Peninsula. Add in the recent record-setting
$123 Billion in weapons sales to Gulf nations, with Saudi Arabia
getting $67.8 Billion in weapons, which was the largest US arms
deal ever. Israel also recently purchased 20 F-35 fighter jets
for $2.5 billion, and has recently conducted their largest ever
joint military exercises with the US. [See Moves Upon the Grand
Chessboard for more information. In the next part of this series,
we will take a close look at how Iraq fits into this picture.]
Now that we have a basic understanding
of how much effort has gone into controlling Middle East and Caspian
oil, and as demand for oil increases as production decreases,
we can easily see how this is going to become an increasingly
dangerous and hostile situation. If we stay on this present course,
the "Strategy of the Silk Route" leads us straight down
the road to World War III.
IV: War Racket: The Global Banking Intelligence
Complex Business Plan
One of the reactions a person may have
after learning this information, is to believe that perhaps these
wars to control the earth's remaining oil supply are beneficial
to the US population. It may even eventually be a clever propaganda
strategy to paint these wars as preserving the American way of
life and our standard of living by obtaining these vital resources.
Coming to this belief would be tremendously naïve.
As recent history has proved, US oil interests
and the bankers behind them are global in nature and they don't
have any loyalty to the American people. As their actions have
clearly demonstrated, they use the oil, and the obscene profits
obtained from it, for their own short-sighted personal gain, at
the brutal expense of the overwhelming majority of humanity and
at the extraordinary expense of the earth's ecosystem. Americans
are shielded from the enormous inhumanity of millions of maimed
and dead bodies as a result of their addiction to power. If these
wars continue to escalate, they will inevitably lead to more attacks
on American soil.
The profits from these wars are also a
primary driving factor in having them in the first place, and
is a major incentive to keep them going. Billions of taxpayer
dollars are thrown around in the "fog of war," in what
is called a "free-fraud zone." The military companies
and the bankers behind them reap huge profits in the process.
So fighting these highly profitable wars, for highly profitable
resources, is the ultimate win-win situation, and the deliberately
chosen business model for the Global Banking Intelligence Complex.
A point that clearly demonstrates the
parasitic nature and pure insanity of this: the world's #1 polluter
and consumer of oil is the US/NATO/private military machine. So
while they so desperately fight for oil, they are burning up significant
amounts of it in the process.
The fact that the average American never
gets the information presented in this report via mainstream media
proves how tightly controlled the corporate media is. It also
clearly demonstrates the blatant fact that the Global Banking
Cartel doesn't want American citizens to have even a basic understanding
of geo-strategic interests and how power really functions. Above
all, the American public must be kept in its place, as the cartel
emphatically believes that they are the kings and we are the serfs,
and it is none of our business how they conduct themselves. If
you are not already a multi-millionaire or billionaire, you have
now been marked for either servitude or slow death. That is a
very harsh truth, but in the new world of declining resources,
looted economies and environmental upheaval, this is the unfortunate
reality of the situation. Until the American public can wake up
to this new reality, turn off the television and fight back, our
living standards will continue to decline at an increasing rate.
or World War III