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gdunkel at mindspring.com gdunkel at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 30 21:58:44 MST 2003


On 30 Jan 03, at 18:12, Louis Proyect wrote:

David Schanoe wrote the US invasion of Afghanistan was
> >... to provide a base for the
> >shipment of material and materiel to the Caspian area.
>
> The idea that an invasion of Afghanistan was meant to be a beach-head for
> penetration of ex-Soviet oil fields ... I question the need to break
> down an open door myself.

To get the oil in Central Asia to market you need a route.  Afghanistan
provides a possible route.  There's more to the story but I don't think
Schanoe's point is off base.

/greg

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