Pepe Escobar On The Afghanistan Presidential Election

Does it matter who will win the Afghan presidential election – Hamid Karzai or Abdullah Abdullah? Not that much, as this was an election to legitimize the US and NATO occupation of parts of the country not controlled by the Taliban. But in terms of the New Great Game in Eurasia, as Pepe Escobar argues, that’s when the grand American strategy can be perceived in full bloom : it involves nothing less than rehabilitating the “evil” Taliban. Anything goes when it comes to Washington trying to establish an energy corridor from the Caspian to South Asia, bypassing Russia.



Real News Network – August 26, 2009

The Afghan Chessboard

Pepe Escobar commentary: The real meaning of the Afghan elections

Also see:

The Afghan Pipe Dream

Iran and Russia, Scorpions In A Bottle: The New Great Game Revisted,  Part 1

and

Iran, China and the New Silk Road: The New Great Game Revisted, Part 2

2 comments

    • Edger on August 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm
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    No experience necessary, easy work, good pay, apply to Pentagon or White House today.

  1. really going on in that part of the world?  The GWOT propaganda effort was amazing, got to hand to them.  

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