The Wendell Potter of the British Foreign Service
Craig Murray. His bottom line:
[A]lmost everything you see about Afghanistan is a cover for the fact that the actual motive is the pipeline they wish to build over Afghanistan to bring out Uzbek and Turkmen natural gas which together is valued at up to $10 trillion, which they want to bring over Afghanistan and down to the Arabian Sea to make it available for export.
And we are living in a world where people, a small number of people, with incredible political clout and huge amounts of money, are prepared to see millions die for their personal economic gain and where, even worse, most people in bureaucracies are prepared to go along with it for their own much smaller economic gain, all within this psychological mirage which is so much of the war on terror.
It’s hard to stand against it. I do think things are a little more sane now than they were a year or two ago. I do think there’s a greater understanding, but you’ll never hear what I just told you in the mainstream media. It’s impossible to get it there.
Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over the teebee.
And so we turned it off.
NOTE Of course, the parallel to the Dems gutting health care to bail out the insurance companies -- aided cheerfully by "progressives" -- is exact. Via Avedon.