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Not in the News

Posted in Afghanistan, Not in the news by homeyra on June 20, 2008

Permanent bases and strategy towards China long-term US objectives in Afghanistan in Real News Network or in Youtube

Aijaz Ahmad, Real News Network senior analyst:

-[…] major news about Afghanistan never gets discussed. For example, a very important thing very much in the news today with respect to Iraq is this agreement that the Bush administration’s trying to sign with the al-Maliki government which gives the United States the right to have bases in Iraq in perpetuity, which creates a situation in which the Iraqi courts don’t have any […] jurisdiction over American soldiers and so on and so forth. Now, never has it been discussed in the US media, and even in most of the scholarly journals, that the United States actually did sign such an agreement with the Karzai government in Afghanistan in 2005, three years ago.

– So they have a deal for bases in Afghanistan.

– In perpetuity. That never became big news in the United States. (Video and transcript here)

Real News Network: More on Afghanistan

See also The Imaginary Rise and Fall of Al-Qaida


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  1. 99 said, on June 21, 2008 at 6:23 am

    The sound would not work for me at the Real News site, but it’s working fine for me at YouTube. Here is the link for those who can use it:

    I don’t think their reason for wanting bases in Afghanistan for “strategery” toward China. They want them to control a pipeline through Afghanistan. They wanted that before any of this shit started, and I think it’s part of WHY this shit started…. They were planning to attack Afghanistan before 9/11 and even if one is foolish enough to believe they did not perpetrate 9/11 with this stuff in mind, one must see that it has been used to get everything they wanted from the git.

  2. homeyra said, on June 21, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Thanks for the link 99.

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