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Stan Goff

"The BBC was recently told by Niaz Naik, a Pakistani Foreign Secretary, that senior American officials were warning them as early as mid-July that military action for mid-October was being planned for Afghanistan. In 1996, the Department of Energy was issuing reports on the desirability of a pipeline through Afghanistan, and in 1998, Unocal testified before the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific that this pipeline was crucial to transport Caspian Basin oil to the Indian Ocean.
Given this evidence that a military operation to secure at least a portion of Afghanistan has been on the table, possibly as early as five years ago, I can't help but conclude that the actions we are seeing put into motion now are part of a pre-September 11th agenda. I'm absolutely sure of that, in fact. The planning alone for operations, of this scale, that are now taking shape, would take many months. And we are seeing them take shape in mere weeks.
It defies common sense. This administration is lying about this whole thing being a 'reaction' to September 11th. That leads me, in short order, to be very suspicious of their yet-to-be-provided evidence that someone in Afghanistan is responsible. It's just too damn convenient. Which also leads me to wonder - just for the sake of knowing - what actually did happen on September 11th, and who actually is responsible."

from "The So-Called Evidence Is a Farce" by Stan Goff, retired Special Forces Master Sergeant and author of the book
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<blockquote><i>"The BBC was recently told by Niaz Naik, a Pakistani Foreign Secretary, that senior American officials were warning them as early as mid-July that military action for mid-October was being planned for Afghanistan. In 1996, the Department of Energy was issuing reports on the desirability of a pipeline through Afghanistan, and in 1998, Unocal testified before the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific that this pipeline was crucial to transport Caspian Basin oil to the Indian Ocean.
Given this evidence that a military operation to secure at least a portion of Afghanistan has been on the table, possibly as early as five years ago, I can't help but conclude that the actions we are seeing put into motion now are part of a pre-September 11th agenda. I'm absolutely sure of that, in fact. The planning alone for operations, of this scale, that are now taking shape, would take many months. And we are seeing them take shape in mere weeks.
It defies common sense. This administration is lying about this whole thing being a 'reaction' to September 11th. That leads me, in short order, to be very suspicious of their yet-to-be-provided evidence that someone in Afghanistan is responsible. It's just too damn convenient. Which also leads me to wonder - just for the sake of knowing - what actually did happen on September 11th, and who actually is responsible."</i>
<center>from <a href="http://www.narconews.com/goff1.html">"The So-Called Evidence Is a Farce"</a> by Stan Goff, retired Special Forces Master Sergeant and author of the book <a href="http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/haiti/bookreviews/bell-on-goff.htm"<i>Hideous Dream: A Soldier's Memoir of the US Invasion of Haiti</i></a></center></blockquote>This article veers into somewhat more speculative conjectures at some points than I'm quite comfortable with, but he does make some points that certainly bear thinking about. I recommend reading it.
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