Some highlights (excerpts) from an article with this title, with I regard as one of the few articles of substantial importance during the last and next ten years:
„The NATO countries subscribed to a plan to pour $4.1b annually into the 228,000-strong Afghan Army over the coming decade or longer, with a third of the funds coming from the US. There has to be a serious explanation behind the generosity ….“
„The truth is that the game played out in Afghanistan revolves around more than just geopolitical or any legitimate economic interests. Its economic dimension involves a purely criminal component related to the drug business and to oil. Peter Dale Scott wrote in his “Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina”: “Drug networks are important factors in the politics of every continent. The United States returns repeatedly to the posture of fighting wars in areas of petroleum reserves with the aid of drug-trafficking allies – drug proxies – with which it has a penchant to become involved”.
The reality is that the main groups of drug dealers in the country are the militant groups which act as partners of the government forces, that is, of Washington’s allies. Moreover, the groups in Columbia are descendants of the CIA-created terrorist formations originally invented to fight the local left. In other words, in Columbia and Afghanistan, Washington is currently fighting against the forces it unleashed.„
„The writings by P. Scott – and also by D. Ganser – vividly expose NATO as a drug-trafficking and terrorist organization in the guise of an alliance of peacekeepers. The views found therein apply entirely to the world of today. The fact that the four Central Asian republics were invited to the NATO summit in Chicago fits with the wider strategy of creating drug trade zones in the proximity of energy transit routes and of allowing the drug mafia to handle the political situations in the respective regions. The key drug-trafficking roots which start from Afghanistan traverse Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, further stretching to Russia.„
„. Swiss researcher D. Ganser supplied evidence in “NATO’s Secret Armies. Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe” that the first secret armies supposed to engage in terrorist activities were formed and took to action in West Europe immediately following World War II. On admission to NATO, European leaders had to sign secret protocols obliging their governments to guarantee the countries‘ pro-Western orientation by any means and regardless of the preferences of the electorate.„
„The drug activities of the US – and the US-led NATO – are tightly linked with the NATO expansion and the creation of US military bases in the protectorates established along the drug-trafficking and pipeline routes.“
„The US never waged a war on drugs, but always fought the war in which drugs served as a weapon. As long as NATO continues to exist, drug cropping and trade will be booming around the world. Industrial-scale production of opiates was completely absent in Afghanistan prior to the advent of the international coalition in 2001. As for the Chicago summit, it has to be understood that the US and NATO will never in the full sense of the word leave Afghanistan.„