While condemnations for Iraq’s occupation continue to dominate the headlines, Afghanistan has slipped beyond the radar screens of the so-called mainstream media as well as the anti-war groups and independent web bloggers. For the most part critics of the American empire on the left have also approved the official story of 9/11 and the rationale behind the war and occupation of Afghanistan.
For the first time in the history of nation-states, the occupation of a sovereign state has been globally accepted as fully legitimate. The silence and assumed legitimacy of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan are directly proportional to the Taliban’s presumed illegitimacy and the official story of 9/11. Many researchers are exposing the truth behind the official story. However, there is hardly anyone willing to unearth the very foundations of the Taliban’s presumed illegitimacy.
The co-opted media and other vested interests played a pivotal role in indoctrinating minds which now consider the occupation of Afghanistan as a benevolent exercise. In fact, it is far worse than the Soviet occupation, which was, at least, reviewed and condemned at the United Nations on almost a monthly basis.
Today, we are witnessing a strange paradox. While support for Bush’s War in Iraq is ebbing away due to relentless pressure by the many anti-war movements, the war goes on in Afghanistan without any meaningful criticism from any quarter. Those, who criticize the voluminous lies and deceptions regarding the Iraq war, are proving themselves to be unwitting victims of much bigger lies with regards to the war of aggression on Afghanistan.
Independent researchers challenge the official story of 9/11, but hardly anyone attempts to connect the dots to see that the bloody drama of 9/11 was staged in order to create a pretext for invading Afghanistan. Like the lies about Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), 9/11 was used to justify the invasion of Afghanistan. The lies about Iraq’s WMD and the official story of 9/11 are mere ruses used to wage wars which were planned well in advance.
Unfortunately, despite many researchers drawing the conclusion that 9/11 was an “inside job,” there is hardly any move to show that 9/11 was a small part of a bigger plan. Analysts are studying facts surrounding the mysterious collapse of WTC towers and the “stand down” of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). However, they ignore that the why 9/11 aspect is just as important as the how.
Invasion of Afghanistan was the first military step towards institutionalizing the war against a faith based on praxis, rather than theoretical theological formulations. In the case of Iraq, the motives seem slightly different due to a mix of arrogance, revenge and greed. In the case of Afghanistan, however, the motivation came from the crusading spirit, determined to never allow Muslims to live by Islam.
There is no other explanation to the contrary. Sane minds would never commit the heinous crime of 9/11 against their own people without the hope of achieving higher objectives than mere oil and pipelines–”objectives, which they may consider worth killing 3000 Americans, destroying the landmark buildings and hitting the Pentagon.
We need to dig out the facts to show the real motives behind 9/11 and the consequences of considering occupation of Afghanistan as legitimate. Even those who agree with the official story admit that the U.S. administration had “prior knowledge.” The question they ignore is that if the administration lied, if the administration ignored warnings, why did it do so? What was the motive? What did it want to gain from allowing these barbaric acts against its own people? The answer is simple: to pave the way for invasion and occupation of Afghanistan for which the administration could not come up with a convincing pretext.
The answer to the next important question, “Why Afghanistan?” lies in the explanation given in Afghanistan: The Genesis of the Final Crusade . Furthermore, some researchers, such as A. S. Adler, are now coming to the conclusion that the United States’ “judgment of the Taliban was seriously mistaken and the overthrow of their regime unjustified.” In a public introductory letter about his book, As thou Goest by the Way, A.S. Adler writes: “[the Taliban] appear to have been what they claimed to be: carefully observant Moslems with no interest in attacking the US or in harboring those who would commit such acts. As an Islamic government they were required by their own sense of duty to God to provide a suitable judicial proceeding under Moslem law for any accused before that person could be turned over for punishment. Our response to them–”essentially a combination of threats and bribes–”was as likely to succeed with them as using the same techniques to try to get them to eat pork in public.”
Despite admitting the core reality, these researchers doubt that sanctions, attacks and war against the Taliban was religiously motivated. We need not ignore the huge amount of evidence before our eyes which proves that such sentiment exists and the scale of the religious offensive is so vast that anti-Taliban sentiments arising from other sources hardly matter. The best of other anti-Taliban sources include: The various cleptocracies of Central Asia–”dependent on Western support for their survival; the Big Brother backers in the Security Council–”hardly any less Islamophobic than the United States; the secularists, feminists, gays, statue lovers, big time drug dealers and their state sponsors–”equally used as pawns in promoting anti-Taliban campaign. Afghanistan: The Genesis of the Final Crusade shows how these groups and individuals alone could not effectively demonize, let alone overthrow, the Taliban without the support of covert crusaders in the U.S. “mainstream” media, politics, academia and military.
Of course, there was a need–”on the part of the Clinton Administration to respond to the bombings of the East African Embassies–”even if it understood that the Taliban had nothing to do with those bombings. However, this need was the result of a much wider anti-Taliban campaign. One needs to ask, how did this need arise in the first place? Who was behind the campaign and what was the motivation?
Arguing that Clinton needed to respond is no different than saying Bush Administration needed to respond after 9/11. The question is: Who was behind the terrorist attacks and why did they need 9/11? The Genesis of the Final Crusade deconstructs the myth that the U.S. administration was caught with their pants down and it had to show its resolve and competency. It is naÃ¯ve to believe that it went after the Taliban–” a regime that almost nobody cared for–”merely to look tough. The question is: Why did no body care for the Taliban? Who brought situation to this extent, particularly if researchers, such as A.S. Adler, now conclude that the Taliban were “carefully observant Moslems with no interest in attacking the US or in harboring those who would commit such acts.”
Based on discussions with the Taliban officials and the “Al-Qaeda” leaders, and first hand observation of the Taliban rule, The Genesis of the Final Crusade is an attempt to expose the real motives behind demonizing the Taliban, the execution of 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan.