RICHARD HOLBROOKE, U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, MAKING IT UP AS HE GOES

RICHARD HOLBROOKE, U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY, AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, MAKING IT UP AS HE GOES

Richard Holbrooke (who recently announced that the U.S. would stop poppy eradication in Afghanistan just when it started to bring down the crop and who is a great friend of Chevron-Texaco who has paid him handsomely over the years and to whom Richard recently gave an award for Chevron's supposed humanitarianism or something even though Chevron has polluted all over the place and violated civil rights and helped to prop up dictatorships, etc.) now has announced that the Taliban on the Afghan-Pakistan border are being financed by drug money. (See: "Taliban financers based in Persian Gulf: Holbrooke." Press TV. July 21, 2009.)

Now, just how could he say that? If he's in a position to know, then he's in a position to know exactly whose doing the funding.

How many major sources of money are there? What about oil money? What about the huge illegal-arms trade? What about just printing the money and laundering it through channels and entering it on the books as a loan or not even entering it at all?

Give us all a break, Richard. We aren't buying the stuff you're spewing. We know Chevron wants a pipeline through Afghanistan. We know the poppy trade flows through NATO states into the arms of European addicts. We know who makes all the money laundering all the money. We know who the bankers are.

Why don't you just be honest and admit that the U.S. is there for the oil that translates into money and raw, imperial power?

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.