(In Aug of 2008 I wrote about the Vulcans Path to the Caspian Sea Basin. The article detailed one of the great untold stories of 9/11; how control of oil and liquid natural gas reserves factored into the need to invade and occupy Afghanistan before the invasion of Iraq. This story also dealt with the severely under-reported fact that Condi Rice had the plans for the invasion of Afghanistan finalized and on President Bush’s desk just two days prior to the “surprise” attacks on 9/11. In 2005, Condi Rice killed a deal between India, Pakistan, and Iran (called the “Peace Pipeline”) which would have effectively created a lasting peace in that region. Now they have a new deal which will potentially make billions for Chevron, the company Condi Rice worked for prior to her joining the Bush foreign policy planning team (the Vulcans) in 1999 and 2000 (before Bush was “elected”). Condi helped make billions for Chevron and like Cheney and Halliburton, she never forgot them once she got into office. They never forgot her either.
You want to know why Obama had to surge the war in Afghanistan, the “Good War’, and why we will not leave no matter what the American public wants? Take a look at the maps below and read the important article from Global Research. This is your “war on terror”… this is your 9/11. This is your “CHANGE”. In the planning since the Clinton administration, the Trans Afghan Pipeline (now TAPI) will be realized, no matter how many civilians and soldiers have to die in the process.)
by Rick Rozoff, Global Research
On December 11 the presidents of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan and the energy minister of India met in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat to bring to fruition fifteen years of planning by interests in the United States to bring natural gas from the Caspian Sea to the energy-needy nations of South and East Asia.
Presidents Hamid Karzai, Asif Ali Zardari and Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov along with Indian Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora signed agreements – an Inter-Government Agreement and the Gas Pipeline Transmission Agreement – to construct a natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and Pakistan to India. The initials of the first three countries involved lend themselves to the project’s acronym: TAP, now known as TAPI.
The Inter-Government Agreement “enjoins the four governments to provide all support including security for the pipeline.” 
The next day, Wahidullah Shahrani, Afghanistan’s Minister of Mines and Industries, confirmed that “Afghanistan will deploy about 7,000 troops to secure a major transnational gas pipeline slated to run through some of the most dangerous parts of the war-torn country.” 
Speaking at a press conference in the Afghan capital, Shahrani added: “This huge project is very important for Afghanistan. Five thousand to seven thousand security forces will be deployed to safeguard the pipeline route….We will also keep an eye on the security situation….If more troops are needed, we will take action.” 
[read the rest, here]
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