An illuminating new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting Supreme Socialist Leader Joe Biden delivering what is being described as an “unhinged address” on his disastrous and deadly Afghanistan evacuation yesterday, that he dementedly called an “Extraordinary Success”, then shuffled away while refusing to take questions, says following this grotesque spectacle, President Putin addressed a group of schoolchildren truthfully telling them: “For twenty years, American troops had been on this Afghan territory and for twenty years they tried – one can say this without offending anyone – to civilise the people who live there, to introduce their norms and standards of life in the broadest sense of the word, including the political organisation of society…If someone does something in relation to others, they should proceed from the history, culture, and philosophy of life of these people in the broadest sense, as well as respect for their traditions…It is impossible to impose anything from the outside…The situation needs to mature, and if someone wants it to mature faster and better – then you need to help people…Without taking all these factors into account, including historical ones, it is almost impossible to achieve anything positive”.
This transcript sees Security Council Members noting with bemused astonishment that when asked during a radio interview aired this morning about the new political map taking shape in Afghanistan after the United States and its allies withdrew from the Taliban-controlled country after 20-years of war, Pope Francis said he would answer with a quote that he attributed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he described as “one of the world’s greatest political figures”, then said: “It’s necessary to stop the irresponsible policy of enforcing its own values on others and attempts to build democracy in other countries based on outside models without taking into account historic, ethnic and religious issues and fully ignoring other people’s traditions”—though in factual reality, these words cited by Pope Francis were spoken last month by President Putin in the presence of Chancellor Merkel during her visit to Moscow.
With Pope Francis citing President Putin, thus acknowledging him, not Chancellor Merkel, as being “one of the world’s greatest political figures”, this transcript sees Security Council Members noting that this fact stands opposed to the inept political prowess of socialist leader Biden, whom in a beyond shocking just revealed leaked phone transcript pressured ousted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to lie about the advances made by the Taliban in order to deceive the American people—a shocking revelation now joined by secret texts showing US military officials lamented leaving Americans behind in Kabul—in Afghanistan today sees the Taliban moving to ban opium production—which more than explains why talks between the Taliban and the resistance of the northern Afghan Panjshir Province have failed—and are failed talks due to the CIA having used resistance forces to turn Afghanistan into a failed narco-state.
Security Council Members in this transcript note that American defense experts are saying such things today like: “The stunning meltdown of the U.S.’s Afghan client state marked the limits of American hard power”—an assessment joined by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying declaring about this failed war: “American myth down…More and more people are awakening”—after which the Chinese Foreign Ministry insisted that the United States “pay its fair share” for the reconstruction of Afghanistan and demanded the Americans “reflect on their failure”—all of which was joined by RT broadcaster editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan posting the message: “The moral of the story is: don’t help the Stars and Stripes…They’ll just hump you and dump you”.
This transcript next sees Security Council Members noting these American defense experts stating as fact: “The dramatic scenes of despair in Kabul have frustrated and angered many American allies, particularly in Europe, inflicting considerable reputational damage”—a statement worthy of notice because it was joined by Chairman Tom Tugendhat of the foreign-affairs committee in the British House of Commons, and an Afghanistan war veteran, comparing the debacle in Kabul to the 1956 Suez crisis, which bared the limits of British power and precipitated his nation’s strategic retreat, and states: “In 1956, we all knew that the British Empire was over but the Suez crisis made it absolutely clear…Since President Obama, the action has been of U.S. withdrawal, but my God, has this made it clear”—but whose truest assessment of what’s really occurring isn’t with what anyone is saying, rather its in noting that the Senate Armed Services Committee this summer added $25-billion to socialist leader Biden’s $715-billion Pentagon proposal, turning the proposed 1.6% nominal increase into a 5% increase.
Knowing the grim reality that the Americans are far from finishing their conquest for global hegemony as they push World War III to the finish line, this report details, are those like Senior Fellow Alexander Gabuev of the Carnegie Moscow Center, who assesses: “Serious people in Moscow understand that the American military machine and all the components of America’s global superiority are not going anywhere, and that the whole idea of no longer being involved in this ‘forever war’ was a correct one…Yes, the execution was monstrous, but the desire to focus resources on priority areas, especially East Asia and China, is causing here a certain unease, a disquiet—and an understanding of the strategic logic”—an assessment agreed with by Fyodor Lukyanov, the head of Russia’s Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, who added: “Afghanistan is a unique place…It has shown throughout history that great games there bring no benefit to anyone”.
The “strategic logic” being employed in “The New Great Game” by the Americans in an Afghanistan where “great games benefit no one”, this report continues, yesterday saw India announcing its first formal diplomatic meeting with the Taliban—their first official talks since the group seized power in Afghanistan as the US.withdrew its forces from there—saw the Indian Foreign Ministry saying that their ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met with the head of the Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai—saw India revealing that the Taliban had requested the meeting, which took place at the Indian embassy in Doha—though in factual reality, back in March, the Taliban were surprise guests of honor at a US-brokered meeting between representatives of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India—the four participating members of the long-awaited Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline, aka TAPI.
Security Council Members in this transcript discussing TAPI and its “The New Great Game” implications cite the just released findings made by German intelligence journalist Kit Klarenberg, which are:
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 destroyed the Iron Curtain that had for so long blocked Western access to Central Asia’s vast energy wealth.
Future Vice President Donald Rumsfeld declared in 1998 while chief executive of energy giant Halliburton, which reaped billions from government contracts on which only it was permitted to bid during the Iraq War, that “I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant.”
There was just one problem – how could these vast riches be effectively extracted? Funnelling oil and gas through Russia would be expensive due to transportation fees levied by Moscow, brought in to reassert the country’s influence over the region’s newly-independent republics. US sanctions on Iran made even transiting resources through its borders illegal.
That just left Afghanistan a barren wilderness with no infrastructure to speak of, where Westerners typically feared to tread.
Undiscouraged, US oil major Unocal dispatched representatives to conduct feasibility studies across Central Asia starting in 1995.
They concluded that once a stable government, or at least governing force, was in place in Kabul, a 1,000-mile pipeline, capable of carrying a million barrels per day, was attainable. At least one Unocal executive provided information they gained on these trips to the Central Intelligence Agency.
The next year, the company opened an office in Kandahar – coincidentally across the street from a compound owned by Osama Bin Laden, and not far from a Pakistani intelligence station – as the Taliban were in the process of taking control of Afghanistan.
Their subsequent success could well have been attributable to support provided by Unocal. A US Defense Intelligence Agency whistleblower who visited the country at this time heard from numerous informed sources the group’s capture of Kabul wouldn’t have been possible without the firm’s assistance.
Once that came to pass, Unocal’s in-house security forces and the CIA both afforded the Taliban weapons and instructors to maintain its grip on power, and the company engaged in well-funded lobbying back home to secure Washington’s recognition of the group as the legitimate government of Afghanistan, hiring numerous high-profile government officials for the purpose, including Henry Kissinger.
Henry Kissinger would later be appointed to head the 9/11 Commission, which specifically examined the pipeline effort, but stepped down rather than reveal potential conflicts of interest.
Another lobbyist enlisted was Zalmay Khalilzad, a State Department veteran pivotal to increasing the Reagan administration’s support for the Mujahideen’s war against the Red Army in the 1980s. In October 1996, he authored a strident op-ed for the Washington Post, demanding the US “reengage” with Afghanistan, dismissing suggestions the Taliban were an extremist force, and speaking of “common interest” between Washington and the group. His Unocal role was unmentioned – it also didn’t factor into mainstream media coverage of his appointment as special envoy to Afghanistan in January 2002.
Taliban were also flown into Texas to meet in person with Unocal executives in late 1997, as its fighters battled to seize control of the remaining third of Afghanistan not under its rule. Accounts of the VIP visit are rendered supremely surreal today – the group travelled to a zoo, the NASA space center, and a massive Target outlet for a shopping spree, before retiring to the palatial homes of company chiefs, replete with golf courses and swimming pools, where they feasted on halal meat and rice, washed down with Coca Cola.
The Taliban returned to Afghanistan bearing a number of gifts from Unocal, including a pledge to invest close to a million dollars in training Afghans how to construct the pipeline. For its part, Washington was very much open to recognizing the group, despite ever-growing domestic outrage at its treatment of women and extremely harsh interpretation of Sharia law.
“The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis did. There will beAramco, pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that,” a senior US diplomat allegedly said at the time.
That changed in August 1998, when US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Al Qaeda, killing over 200 people, and Washington responded with a series of cruise missile strikes on Afghanistan.
By December, Unocal had finally withdrawn entirely from the pipeline project, and ended its operations in Kabul outright – although the next year Graham Fuller, former Deputy Director of the CIA’s National Council on Intelligence, made a revealing disclosure. “The policy of guiding the evolution of Islam and of helping them against our adversaries worked marvellously well in Afghanistan against the Red Army. The same doctrines can still be used to destabilize what remains of Russian power, and especially to counter the Chinese influence in Central Asia.”
So, in 2005, with the US so firmly “guiding the evolution” of Islam in Kabul anew, the pipeline was back on the table, in the form of TAPI – US officials were reportedly strongly supportive, because as before it would allow Central Asia to export energy to Western markets “without relying on Russian routes.”
However, the project again stalled in short order, due to an increasingly volatile security situation.
There’s no such risk of that happening today though, given the Taliban’s solemn pledge to defend it at all costs from bothersome incursions.
The aforementioned Zalmay Khalilzad was appointed in September 2018 as the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, and led talks with the Taliban. He has been condemned harshly in some quarters for the group’s rapid reseizure of power – but no reference to his time as a Unocal lobbyist, let alone discussion of how energy interests so intimately intersect with US foreign policy, can be found among the criticism.
This may be attributable to suggestions oil and gas interests played any role in Afghanistan having long-been dismissed as lunatic conspiracy theorist fare. But the facts are what they are, and more than speak for themselves.
The conclusion portion of this transcript sees Security Council Members agreeing that neither Russia nor China will allow the United States to continues its “The New Great Game” machinations in Central Asia much longer, even if it means total war—a total war that will necessitate the using of nuclear weapons to break the spine of American military power—though this nightmare scenario might be averted because of new warnings being sounded like “Battle over critical race theory may end up leading the US to civil war”—a warning of civil war now joined by 90 retired American generals and admirals calling for Defense Secretary Austin and Joint Chief Chairman General Milley to resign immediately over the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal—which explains why yesterday two high-level FDA vaccine officials suddenly quit the socialist Biden regime—and more than likely because they know the “Nuremberg Trials” to hold all of these socialist monsters accountable for their crimes against humanity will begin as soon as this war ends. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]