Abro este post para hablar sobre el tema de Afghanistan que tantos muertos ha provocado ya, sobre todo por la acción de la OTAN y EEUU.
Podemos dar nuestras opiniones tratando de ajustarnos a lo que realmente ha pasado y pasa allá.
Una pregunta, ¿las condiciones de las mujeres han mejorado?, ¿son peores que en Arabia Saudi o la India?.
Podemos hablar sobre ello.
Pongo partes de artículos sobre lo que allí se cuece.
En los que se indica que p.ej., los conocidos Talibanes recibieron ayuda de EEUU hasta que se negaron a cumplir los deseos de instalar un oleoducto por su territorio. Se los trató de vincular con el atentado del 11S pero sin pruebas.
Que los Talibanes propusieron entregar a EEUU a Bin Laden, antiguo combatiente pagado por EEUU contra Rusia, ante un tribunal internacional si EEUU aportaba pruebas.
Taliban received US funding until May 2001. In fact, the CIA keep close contacts with Taliban, many of whose members were US-backed mujahidin from the anti-Soviet war of the 1980s, for possible future use against the Communist regimes of Central Asia and against China. The 9/11 attacks made CIA immediately cut its links to Taliban and burn the associated files.
In recent years, Western war propaganda has so demonized Taliban that few politicians have the courage to propose the obvious and inevitable: a negotiated settlement to this pointless seven-year war. A noteworthy exception came last April when NATO’s secretary general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, admitted the war could only be ended by negotiations, not military means.
The Karzai government cannot extend its authority beyond Kabul because that would mean overthrowing the very same Uzbek and Tajik drug-dealing warlords and Communist chiefs that are its base of power. There is no real Afghan national army, just a bunch of unenthusiastic mercenaries who pretend to fight.
The current war in Afghanistan is not really about al-Qaida and `terrorism,’ but about opening a secure corridor through Pashtun tribal territory to export the oil and gas riches of the Caspian Basin of Central Asia to the West. The US and NATO forces in Afghanistan are essentially pipeline protection troops fighting off the hostile natives..
Both Barack Obama and John McCain are wrong about Afghanistan. It is not a `good’ fight against `terrorism,’ but a classic, 19th-century colonial war to advance Western geopolitical power into resource-rich Central Asia. The Pashtun Afghans who live there are ready to fight for another 100 years. The Western powers certainly are not.
As that great American founding father Benjamin Franklin said, `there is no good war, and no bad peace.’ Time for the West to face reality in Afghanistan.
But Washington gave millions in aid to the Taliban until four months before 9/11. The U.S. once considered using them and Osama bin Laden’s 300 al-Qaida followers to stir revolt in China’s western Muslim regions, and in Russian-dominated Central Asia. The U.S. cut off aid after the Taliban refused to give a key strategic pipeline deal to a U.S. oil firm.
The Taliban’s leaders knew nothing of 9/11, a plot actually hatched in Germany. When the U.S. demanded bin Laden be handed over, the Taliban refused: He was a guest and national hero, wounded six times in the anti-Soviet struggle. The Taliban offered to send bin Laden to an international tribunal once the U.S. presented evidence of his involvement. Washington refused and invaded, blaming the Taliban for 9/11.