As more and more people in the West become wise to the true purpose of the war in Afghanistan (hint: it has nothing to do with freedom or democracy), the proponents of the war are deploying new strategies to sell the war to an increasingly skeptical public.
One of these strategies is to chronicle the abuse committed against Afghan women by the Taliban. If enough people are outraged about the Taliban’s treatment of women, the thinking goes, then fewer will call for a military pullout from Afghanistan or a negotiated peace.
This strategy—which pulls at the heartstrings of leftists in America as well as in Europe—is coming into play as the public becomes aware of such factors as the Trans-Afghanistan oil pipeline, which the globalists would like to control, and the presence of an estimated $1 trillion worth of mineral wealth in the war-ravaged country, which the globalists would like to get their filthy hands on.
A confidential CIA report leaked to the Internet whistleblower site Wikileaks last March lays out the propaganda strategy this way:
Afghan women could serve as ideal messengers in humanizing the [International Security Assistance Force’s] role in combating the Taliban because of women’s ability to speak personally and credibly about their experiences under the Taliban, their aspirations for the future, and their fears of a Taliban victory. Outreach initiatives that create media opportunities for Afghan women to share their stories with French, German, and other European women could help to overcome pervasive skepticism among women in Western Europe toward the ISAF mission.
And indeed we are seeing articles in the mass media–not only in Europe but in the U.S. as well–about the abuse Afghan women are suffering at the hands of the Taliban. This July 13 report from NPR reads as if it were written to conform to the CIA directive:
Rachel Reid, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, says that when the Taliban get control of an area, the same kinds of abuses that occurred under Taliban rule emerge.
Reid has just released a report on the subject, “The Ten-Dollar Talib and Women’s Rights.” The title refers to the many Taliban insurgents who are believed to be fighting just for money — and a small amount at that.
But it’s not those Taliban who will be sitting at the negotiating table, Reid says. She says some in the international community are trying to forget how brutal the Taliban movement is toward women, because they’re so impatient to reach a peace deal that will allow their troops to come home.
“I think there’s a danger in this kind of revisionism about the nature of the movement that needs to be checked. Because if there’s not more honesty about the nature of what we’re dealing with, then there won’t be a suitable deal carved out, and these kinds of issues won’t be on the table in the negotiating time,” she says.
A suitable deal is one that includes some guarantees of a woman’s right to work, health care and education, Reid says.
So not only must the West refuse to negotiate a conditional peace with the Taliban, according to the NPR report; they must also seek to create a market for Western corporations, health care providers, and educators. “Health care” for Afghan women would surely include the freedom to terminate pregnancies and to ply teenage girls with Gardasil.
There’s no doubt that the women of Afghanistan are suffering, just as all the people in that country are. Just be aware, when you read in the corporate press of their plight, that a deliberate, calculated effort is being made to manipulate you into going along with a prolonged war and occupation.
And don’t lose sight of the war’s true purpose: to secure Afghanistan’s resources and population for domination and exploitation by the global financial empire, with the U.S. military and its allies doing the dirty work.