Chinese Press Discussing U.S. War Against Terrorism
- 2002 - In the Year
of the Trojan Horse
Oil and Gas - The true objective
of an U.S. war against terrorism
Zhu JinGuo / Yang Shu
Until recently and in the wake of an increased U.S. military presence
in that region, Central Asia's important strategical position, going
together with abundant natural resources of oil and gas in the Caspian
Sea, is offering a commercial perspective. A perspective, increasingly
turned into the focal point of interest of an international auditorium,
while the exportation line of Caspian oil and gas has become a popular
topic of conversation in all countries concerned. The U.S.A., Russia,
Western Europe and Japan, as well as some neighbouring Islamic countries,
one after the other included Caspian oil in their own strategic plan of
energy resources development. However, all of them showed a different
intensity in entering the Caspian area. Surpassing a boundless commercial
opportunity, stored in that region, it is obvious that there are further
political long-terme benefits related to it.
At the beginning of the 1990s, America had started to consider the note:
draft for an Afghanistan project. An "U.S. Californian United Oil Chinese expression
Company" was directly involved in the planning and execution of that hinting at SHELL,
project. A pipeline needed to be planned and laid from Turkmenistan, though CHEVRON had
passing through Afghanistan and finally reaching the Pakistani town of been involved too.
Karachi. Later, it should be extended into India, such, carrying the
abundant natural gas from Turkmenistan to the Indian Ocean. In those
years, the U.S. tacitly approved the Taliban regime who, to a very
high degree, achieved an early end of the civil war in Afghanistan,
such enabling the country to regain unity as quickly as possible. At
the same time, the passageway through Central Asia should be knocked
open as fast as possible. The Afghanistan programme, having achieved
the outflow of Caspian oil, would then put the U.S.A. in a favourable
position, in their rivalry with Russia over the controlling power of
Caspian natural resources.
It is usually considered, that if turmoil of war and the poison of
terrorism are earnestly kept away from Afghanistan, the development
of a social economy might enter the right path, and the Afghanistan
project might gain hope of being realized. Abundant natural resources
of oil and gas from the Caspian Sea might then successfully pass
through Afghanistan, flow into Pakistan and reach the Indian Ocean.
Such is the U.S. war against terrorism, leading to the next step of
willfully making Central Asia a permanent location, reminding an
international community of just another homeland. Hence, the true
aim of that U.S. war against terrorism are the natural resources of
oil and gas in Central Asia.
Excerpt from RENMIN RIBAO / PEOPLE'S DAILY, 13/05/2002, regarded as the
semiofficial voice of the Peking government. complete text in Chinese
English version by Wolfgang Wiesner, publisher of BLUEPRINT magazine.
It should be remembered that People's China is a neighbouring country of
Afghanistan and owns some enormous resources of natural gas, to be found
in the bordering region of Tibet as well as in Mongolia.
Further articles on the Axis of Evil can be found in the English edition
of People's Daily.