For those of you interested in Justice and the rule of law.
There is many things
about this... - but it is wrong forum.
Just no replies about what the UN said in
response to US bullying about you are either with us or against us.
IN FACT NO
REPLIES - I HAVE HEARD ENOUGH PROPAGANDA FROM BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT - I WILL IGNORE
Just to say, I believe it is about getting an oil pipeline into Afghanistan.
will see one being laid when the war is over - just see if I am right.
An act of
war in reply for a criminal act (US Anti-Terrorism Act of 1995) is totally disproportionate
If it does come down to this - then it should have been done through
the International Court of Justice. Amongst other things, they resolve the 'Legality
of Use of Force'.
A few quotes for
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ASIA AND
FEBRUARY 12, 1998
Today we would like to focus
on three issues concerning this region, its resources and U.S. policy:
for multiple pipeline routes for Central Asian oil and gas.
The need for U.S. support
for international and regional efforts to achieve balanced and lasting political
settlements within Russia, other newly independent states and in Afghanistan.
to the Indian Ocean: A Shorter Distance to Growing Markets***
A second option is
to build a pipeline south from Central Asia to the Indian Ocean.
One obvious potential
route south would be across Iran. However, this option is foreclosed for American
companies because of U.S. sanctions legislation. The only other possible route option
is across Afghanistan, which has its own unique challenges.
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.***
spite of this, a route through ***Afghanistan appears to be the best option*** with
the fewest technical obstacles. It is the shortest route to the sea and has relatively
favorable terrain for a pipeline. The route through Afghanistan is the one that would
bring Central Asian oil closest to Asian markets and ***thus would be the cheapest
in terms of transporting the oil.***