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TAPI Pipeline - The Real Reason for 4 More Years of War

December 20, 2010

TAPI Gas Pipeline Deal Signed


Indian energy minister Murli Deora, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and Afghan President Hamid Karzai after signing TAPI agreement in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 11 December 2010


BROKEN PROMISES - Vietnam War veteran Dave Hancock protests at the White House on December 16.  More than 60 percent of the American people are opposed to the Afghan War, according to a recent Washington Post poll.  The Obama administration, elected on the promise to withdraw U.S. troops by July 2011, now says the U.S. will maintain combat troops in Afghanistan until December 2014.  On December 17, the House passed a defense authorization bill (by a 341-48 vote) that authorizes the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2011 without major restrictions on the conduct of operations.  Why are U.S. (and NATO) troops being kept in Afghanistan for another 4 years?  What's really going on there?

As I have reported since shortly after 9/11, the real reason for the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan is to build and secure a 1,080-mile long gas pipeline designed to carry trillions of dollars of Israeli-owned gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India.  In a 2009 article entitled "Why Afghanistan" I wrote about the role of Israeli intelligence in the TAPI gas pipeline project and its connection to 9/11:

Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Israeli agents sought to gain control of the strategic assets of the newly independent Soviet republics. In mineral-rich Turkmenistan, a Mossad agent named Yosef A. Maiman was very successful in gaining control of the republic's immense resources of natural gas.
 
Yosef Maiman, born in Germany in 1946, grew up in Peru and studied in the United States before becoming an Israeli citizen in 1971. As an agent of Israeli intelligence, Maiman heads a network of Mossad-controlled companies that serve Israeli interests. As the chief executive of the Merhav Group, Maiman has controlled the development of Turmenistan's gas resources. Maiman's key colleagues at Merhav are the former head of the Mossad, Shabtai Shavit, and Nimrod Novik, chief adviser to Shimon Peres, the current president of Israel.

Maiman was described as "a leading miner" of Central Asian gas fields by the Jerusalem Post in 2004. Given their control of the immense gas resources of Turkmenistan, Maiman, Merhav, and the Mossad would all profit if and when the U.S.-led coalition were able to "pacify" and control Afghanistan so that the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline could be built allowing the gas of Turkmenistan to be sold to energy-hungry India. The TAPI pipeline project would bring billions of dollars into Mossad coffers every year. This is the real reason for the war in Afghanistan and why the Zionist-controlled Obama administration has increased the war effort in Central Asia. It has nothing to do with terrorism or 9-11.

The false-flag terror attacks of 9/11 were part of a strategic Israeli operation to bring the U.S. military into Afghanistan on a long-term mission on behalf of Israel’s Turkmen gas enterprise.  The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline is the real reason that U.S. soldiers are fighting and dying in the southwestern Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar.  9/11 was just the cover story for this pre-planned war of aggression - and it is nothing but a complete hoax.


The TAPI pipeline is planned to be built along the Herat-Kandahar highway across western and southern Afghanistan. 


FATALITIES BY PROVINCE - The route of the proposed TAPI gas pipeline is exactly where most U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan (the blood red provinces of Helmand and Kandahar) .  Americans, Canadians, and Europeans are fighting and dying in Afghanistan (and Pakistan) for Israeli profits.  Source: Operation Enduring Freedom, iCasualties.org


According to a recent audit, the gas reserves of the fields (largely controlled by Mossad’s Yosef Maiman and the Merhav Group) stand at between 4 and 14 trillion cubic metres. Under the pipeline framework agreement, Pakistan and India will each receive 1,325 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of gas, while Afghanistan will receive 500 mmcfd. According to the deal, the pipeline will have a diameter of 56 inches and will stretch over a distance of 1,640 kilometres from Turkmenistan to Fazilka in India. The pipeline is expected to commence gas flow by 2015. “The Afghanistan government has guaranteed that it will deploy at least 5,000 troops for the protection of the pipeline within its territory,” said Naveed Qamar, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources.

On December 11, a preliminary agreement was signed in Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, by representatives of the four countries to proceed with plans for the American and Israeli-backed pipeline. Here are the basic points about the TAPI pipeline:
 
Construction of pipeline will be completed by 2014 (note this is the new end-date given for the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan, but don't believe it)

1,680 kilometer gas pipeline will supply 3.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (much of this gas will come from Israeli/Mossad-owned gas fields in Turkmenistan, meaning immense profits for the Mossadniks who pulled of 9/11)


A cartoon depicts the Pakistani military chief as a Zionist stooge
 
BALKANIZATION OF AF-PAK REGION
 

U.S. GANGSTER DIPLOMACY - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage threatened to bomb Pakistan "back to the stone age" unless it joined the fight against al-Qaeda.  General Musharraf said that Armitage delivered the threat to Pakistan's intelligence director.  "The intelligence director told me that Mr Armitage said, 'Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age'," Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf said.  Armitage is most likely the same diplomat who threatened the Afghan government two months before 9/11 - "You will either accept our carpet of gold or we will carpet-bomb you."

The C.I.A.'s armchair warriors bomb targets in Pakistan on a daily basis and the United States has 3,000 Special Forces in Pakistan, according to Zainab Cheema’s recent article entitled "Return of Musharraf And Pakistan’s Balkanization" about what the Zionist "War on Terror" and Mossad's TAPI project really mean for Pakistan:
 
Pakistan has been turned into a war-on-terror parking lot: 3000 American Special Forces units operate in Pakistan at the present. Pakistan’s politicos have always shown remarkable generosity in passing down the costs of their decision-making to the people. Guantanamo is a thriving industry in Pakistan and the foremost field of Pakistan-US collaboration. Pakistan’s police, army and frontier corps are part of the American security system in Pakistan...

Pakistan’s balkanization is just as much about keeping rivals out as it is about securing the best perch in the playground. The Iran-Pakistan Friendship pipeline (IP) in the works (formerly the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline before the US weaned away India with its nuclear fuel deal) is planning its route through Balochistan. While Pakistan can occasionally make such inconvenient deals with a neighbor that Israel and the US are determined to exterminate, the groomed Balochi tribes would follow more the acceptable Karzai pattern of subservient obedience. Meanwhile, terrorizing the PK is laying the ground for the US’s own pipeline project snaking its way through Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI).
 
Sources and Recommended Reading:

Bergen, Peter, “Analysis: Four more years of war in Afghanistan”, Special to CNN, December 17, 2010
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/12/17/us.afpak.review.analysis/?hpt=C2

TAPI: Gas Reserves Audit Completed, Express Tribune (Pakistan), December 14, 2010
http://tribune.com.pk/story/89750/tapi-gas-reserves-audit-completed/

Energy Resources - 'Saudi, Israel tie-up' in Turkmenistan, UPI, December 10, 2009
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Resource-Wars/2009/12/10/Saudi-Israel-tie-up-in-Turkmenistan/UPI-95231260467100/

"US 'threatened to bomb' Pakistan", BBC News, 22 September 2006
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5369198.stm

“Return of Musharraf And Pakistan’s Balkanization”, by Zainab Cheema, November 22, 2010
http://www.ahmedquraishi.com/2010/11/22/return-of-musharraf-and-pakistans-balkanization/

“$7.6bn TAPI gas pipeline project comes back to life”, Daily Times (Pakistan), December 12, 2010
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C12%5C12%5Cstory_12-12-2010_pg1_3
 
“Turkmen natural gas pipeline Tapi to cross Afghanistan”, BBC News, December 11, 2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11977744
 
“New Backing for Gas Line Through Asia”, by Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, December 11, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/world/asia/12pipeline.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
 
"Facing Reality in Afghanistan", by Christopher Bollyn, October 4, 2010
http://www.bollyn.com/the-self-inflicted-wounds-of-9-11

"U.S. Wounded - The Hidden Toll of Obama's Surge", by Christopher Bollyn, November 26, 2010
http://www.bollyn.com/obamas-surge-of-us-wounded-in-afghanistan

“Dying in Vain - Why Afghanistan?” by Christopher Bollyn, February 8, 2010
http://www.bollyn.com/dying-in-vain-why-afghanistan
 
“Afghanistan - Obama's War for Israel”, by Christopher Bollyn, July 6, 2010
 
“The Spoils of War: The Minerals of Afghanistan”, by Christopher Bollyn, January 7, 2002
http://www.bollyn.com/the-spoils-of-war-the-minerals-of-afghanistan 

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