As soon as the Berlin Wall came down, reunification of Germany was accomplished and the Soviet Union was broken up into the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) relations between the U.S. and Russia were as if the over 50 year long Cold War never happened. Overnight, the Russians were our best friends. The energy rich “stans” were suddenly open for western oil companies to exploit. The problem was how to get the oil and gas to market.
Oil Rush in the Caspian Sea Region
Between 1996-1997 the U.S.-Russia Business Council began sponsoring conferences to discuss the logistics of extraction and transportation of oil and gas. To the right are two sessions that were recorded and broadcast on C-Span. In brief, because of distances and costs, Afghanistan was the most logical route for a pipeline to markets in southern Asia but Afghanistan was in a civil war (perpetual civil war between tribes) but the opposing factions expressed support for the pipeline nonetheless.
UNOCAL, an oil company had been courting the Taliban to get permission for the pipeline through Afghanistan for several years. In 1998, John Maresca, Vice President of UNOCAL gave testimony to the House Committee on International Relations concerning oil and gas reserves in Central Asia.
According to Mr. Maresca’s testimony, the problem in Afghanistan wasn’t with the Taliban, it was with the financiers and the oil companies. They wanted a recognized central government structure that was capable of signing contracts for revenue sharing, security and to settle disputes. Excerpts from Maresca’s testimony:
The Caspian region contains tremendous untapped hydrocarbon reserves, much of them located in the Caspian Sea basin itself . . . One major problem has yet to be resolved: how to get the region’s vast energy resources to the markets where they are needed. There are few, if any, other areas of the world where there can be such a dramatic increase in the supply of oil and gas to the world market. The solution seems simple: build a “new” Silk Road. Implementing this solution, however, is far from simple. The risks are high, but so are the rewards.
. . . The country has been involved in bitter warfare for almost two decades. The territory across which the pipeline would extend is controlled by the Taliban, an Islamic movement that is not recognized as a government by most other nations. From the outset, we have made it clear that construction of our proposed pipeline cannot begin until a recognized government is in place that has the confidence of governments, lenders and our company.
. . . As with the proposed Central Asia Oil Pipeline, CentGas cannot begin construction until an internationally recognized Afghanistan government is in place. For the project to advance, it must have international financing, government-to-government agreements and government-to-consortium agreements.
The impact of these resources on U.S. commercial interests and U.S. foreign policy is also significant and intertwined. Without peaceful settlement of conflicts within the region, cross-border oil and gas pipelines are not likely to be built. We urge the Administration and the Congress to give strong support to the United Nations-led peace process in Afghanistan.
George Tenet’s life before government was as a lobbyist for the solar panel industry. He got a job working as an energy associate employee and legislative assistant for Senator John Heinz (R-PA). He became staff director for the Senate Intelligence Committee and then senior intelligence adviser for the National Security Council.
The misdirection towards the Middle East for the 9-11 false flag operation was set up by George Tenet and the CIA in the late 1990’s. The Osama Bin Boogey Man legend was built by a special division of the CIA created for that purpose. According to testimony given to the 9-11 Commission: “The CIA definitely had a lucky break when a former associate of bin Laden walked into a U.S. embassy abroad and provided an abundance of information about the organization.”
George Tenet gave his personal attention to building the legend of Osama to make him bigger than life. According to testimony published in the Washington Post:
“In 1996, as an organization experiment undertaken with seed money, the counterterrorism center at the CIA created a special issues station devoted exclusively to bin Laden. Bin Laden was then still in Sudan and was considered by the CIA to be a terrorist financier.
The CIA believed that bin Laden’s move to Afghanistan in May 1996 might be a fortunate development. The CIA knew the ground in Afghanistan, as its officers had worked with indigenous tribal forces during the war against the Soviet Union.
The CIA definitely had a lucky break when a former associate of bin Laden walked into a U.S. embassy abroad and provided an abundance of information about the organization. These revelations were corroborated by other intelligence.
By early 1997, the OBL station knew that bin Laden was not just a financier, but an organizer of terrorist activity. It knew that Al Qaida had a military committee planning operations against U.S. interests worldwide and was actively trying to obtain nuclear material.
“Under Mr. Tenet, he was a very big one for pushing forward younger officers, and the danger of that, of course, is obvious to everyone: You send people to brief senior-level people, they have less experience, they’re not able to draw on a long track record of working the same issue for a long time, and they’ve very conscious of living in Washington, in a very expensive environment, and really needing to be promoted. Those type of people are much more pliable in terms of feeling the pressure from a person like the vice president or the president.
Part of the problem is the agency’s a very young organization now. We’ve lost a lot of people through retirement. When Mr. Tenet first came in, they ran a program that they called the “early-out” program, trying to get people to retire. They thought they would lose a lot of the deadwood. What happened was they lost a lot of their mid-grade managerial-type people who had a lot of years before them and who were very good people.
As a whole, the agency’s very young and very inexperienced. Mr. Tenet liked to be associated with younger people and younger officers who were — and this is only my opinion — more likely to produce the kind of analysis that he wanted to have produced.
Frank Anderson, Former CIA Officer
This is a video clip of a panel discussion on the implications of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. The segment is Frank Anderson, former CIA Near East Division Chief (1991-1994) responding to a question concerning government contractors.
It should be noted that the problem Frank Anderson talks about is even more pervasive in the domestic operations of government than it is in the international operations. In fact, it’s not clear that we even have a government. It seems we have businessmen acting in the capacity of government through contracts.
September 11, 2001
In the early 1990’s the New York Times reported that the World Trade Center towers were no longer economically viable. There was an exodus of businesses from lower Manhattan to cheaper space in surrounding areas. At the same time, there was a government push for asbestos removal in the older office buildings. Given the economic conditions of lower Manhattan and the costs for asbestos removal, the logical business decision for the Port Authority was demolition of the WTC. The Port Authority applied for a demolition permit but they were denied because of the environmental impact of the asbestos. The Port Authority sued and lost. They were stuck with white elephants until September 11, 2001.
There is overwhelming evidence that the WTC buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition and there are websites that are dedicated to proving that the official story was all lies. September 11, 2001 was an orchestrated event to provide the terrorism narrative identifying Osama Bin Laden as the terrorist who just happened to be in Afghanistan. The following is one of the best videos of news coverage that exposes the deceptions.
No doubt that if you are old enough to remember 9/11, you remember that George W. was in Florida at an elementary school reading a book titled, My Pet Goat to the children. After Andrew Card whispered in his ear about the demolition of the towers. The secret service whisked him off to the airport and he flew to an air base in Louisiana. He was there for a brief time and then he flew to Offutt Air Force base in Nebraska. Why Offutt? Warren Buffett was there holding a charity event – a golf tournament for America’s money-power brokers – the CEOs of major corporations. Scroll down to the second article titled Documentation. This research was written by Webfairy, one of my 9/11 research buddies. Thank you Webfairy. RIP
The media identified Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda located in Afghanistan as the people who planned and executed the attack on the World Trade Center. Considering that Dick Cheney was the CEO of Halliburton, an oil field servicing company before running for Vice President with George W. Bush, it doesn’t take much imagination to know what went on at the 9/11 meeting between Bush, Buffett and the CEO’s. They became partners in a conspiracy of silence regarding the crimes of 9/11.
The real story was that terrorists wanted to get into Afghanistan. The terrorists were the Wall Street investment bankers including Oil and Gas Companies. They wanted to invest American money in pipelines and infrastructure for central European oil and gas extraction and they needed the U.S. government and the military to build a government for Afghanistan to do it.
Dick Cheney was the Secretary of Defense during the presidency of George H.W. Bush. He was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Halliburton in 1997 when he gave the keynote speech at the U.S.-Russia Business Council conference (video to the right) and he was Vice President on September 11, 2001.
On January 29, 2001 sandwiched between events having to do with Bush’s announcement of the establishment of the White House Office on Faith-Based Initiatives, Bush announced the establishment of an Energy Policy Development Group to be headed by Dick Cheney. It seems to this writer that the object of attention should have been on the Office on Faith-Based Initiatives because regardless of the words, it was clearly a violation of church and state since it was being embedded within government and led from the highest level but groups like Judicial Watch and the NRDC began filing lawsuits concerning the “secret energy meetings”.
Executive Order establishing the White House Office on Faith-Based Initiatives signed on January 29, 2001.
On January 30, 2001, the White House Press Secretary held a press briefing at which Scott McClellan answered questions about the president’s initiative.
And that’s one of the reasons that, again, this initiative will help open up charitable choice to the range of social service programs and address specifically the needs of small and other faith-based providers to provide social services.
. . . The Office of Faith-Based Action in the White House will be about 10 people. And we will have centers in five departments and agencies that most directly today interact with faith-based and other non-profit organizations on these programs.
Without the backstory of the objective to construct a central government and a western style civil society in Afghanistan so that the oil companies would have an authority to sign contracts with, the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives would seem unrelated. But since the purpose of the Office was to ensure that the faith-based groups got “their fair share” of government contracts, it seems rather obvious in hindsight, that the real objective was to build a civilian contract army of nation-builders for Afghanistan. On April 24, 2002, Radio Free Europe reporting on Afghanistan posted an article titled: Bush Likens the U.S. Effort to the Marshall Plan.
The Presidency Project website has a timeline of the Bush Administration. The timeline has a link to the text of Bush’s executive orders pertaining to the Faith-Based Initiative:
In a few moments, I will sign two Executive orders. The first Executive order will create a new office called the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The head of this office will report directly to me and be charged with important responsibilities. He will oversee our initiatives on this issue. He will make sure our Government, where it works with private groups, is fair and supportive. And he will highlight groups as national models so others can learn from them.
The second Executive order will clear away the bureaucratic barriers in several important agencies that make private groups hesitate to work with Government. It will establish centers in five agencies— Justice, HUD, HHS, Labor, and Education—to ensure greater cooperation between the Government and the independent sector. These centers will report back on regulatory barriers to working with nonprofit groups and make recommendations on how those barriers can be removed.
Stephen Goldsmith, appointed to serve on the board of the Corporation for National Service
John Dilulio, Jr. first director of the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Services
“Where empires go to die”
The decline of the United States was by design. The following are the major attacks that led us to the point where we are today:
December 8, 1993
December 8, 1994
September 11, 2001
October 7, 2001
President William J. Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act NAFTA Worker Security Act. It became Public Law 103-182.
The legislation was H.R. 3450, passed by House on November 17, 1993 and by the Senate on November 20, 1993
President William J. Clinton signed the Uruguay Round Agreements Act Retirement Protection Act of 1994. It became Public Law 103-465
The legislation was H.R. 5110, passed by the House on November 29, 1994 and by the Senate on December 1, 1994.
The Big Lie
Bush announced military strikes on Afghanistan
1997 Discussion about pipeline routes from the Caspian Sea region to Eurasia.
1997 Dick Cheney, Chairman and CEO of Halliburton. Keynote speech.
1997 Discussion about the oil trade in the Caspian Sea region. Energy Secretary Federico Pena talks about transportation infrastructure including reference to a new Silk Road. [Note: this is a bad recording.]
Andrew Card, Transportation Secretary (1992-1993). He was preceded by Samuel K. Skinner and succeeded by Federico Peña. Note: Peña was a speaker at the U.S.-Russia Business Council – video above.