afghanistan and oil

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    Someone sent this on email; does not anyone know if true or not ?

    USA supported Bin Laden and the Taliban for years, and viewed them as freedom fighters against the Russians?

    b.. As late as 1998, the US was paying the salary of every singleTaliban official in Afghanistan?

    c.. There is more oil and gas in the Caspian Sea, but you need apipeline through Afghanistan to get that out?

    d.. UNOCAL, a giant oil conglomerate, wanted to build a 1000 mile pipeline from the Caspian Sea through Afghanistan to the Arabian Sea?

    e.. UNOCAL spend $ 10,000,000,000 on geological studies for the pipeline construction, and courted the Taliban for their support in allowing the construction to begin

    f.. All leading Taliban officials were in Texas negotiating with UNOCAL in 1998?

    g. In 1999, Taliban changed its mind and threw UNOCAL out of the country and awarded the pipeline project to a company in Argentina?

    h.. John Maresca, VP of UNOCAL testified before Congress and said no pipeline should be set until the Taliban was gone and a more friendly government was established?

    i.. After 1999, the Taliban became the most evil people in the world

    j. In 2001, Bush declares war against Afghanistan, though not a single Afghani was involved in the plan hijacking?

    k. Bush blamed Bin Laden, but did not offer any proof, saying it was confidential?

    l.. Talibans offered to hand over Bin Laden if there was proof, but Bush bombed Afghanistan instead?

    m.. We now have a new government in Afghanistan, which is friendlier?

    n.. That the leader of the new government is one gentleman called Hamid Karzai, who formerly worked for UNOCAL?

    o.. Bush appoints a special envoy (Lakhdar Ibrahimi) to represent the US to deal with the new government. This special envoy was formerly chief consultant to UNOCAL?

    p.. The US government quietly announces in January 2002 that it will support the Trans-Afghan pipeline construction?

    q.. President Musharraf and Hamid Karzai announce agreement in February 2002 to build proposed gas pipeline from Central Asia to Pakistan through Afghanistan?

    ......And you thought we were fighting terrorism here, didn't you?

    It is all about OIL................

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