MEL JOHNSTON: Iain ‘Hunter fails to give us the more significant reason for the West’s latest invasion of Afghanistan’

WHY IS CANADA IN ‘POOR, REMOTE LAND’?

 

It was a pleasure to read Iain Hunter‘s column “Following in Alexander’s Afghan footsteps” (January 9).

There is seldom any mention of the earliest record of the West’s presence in that far-off land.

My concern is that Hunter fails to give us the more significant reason for the West’s latest invasion of Afghanistan.

He says that “Terror started this enterprise; fear keeps it going.”

I would recommend that he read John Foster’s article in the Septemeber 1, 2009 issue of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative‘s Monitor: “Afghanistan and the New Great Energy Game: Planned pipeline route keeps U.S., NATO in poor, remote land.”

 

Mel Johnston

Victoria 

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Page A11

 

[For links to the original Iain Hunter essay in the Times Colonist, Mel  Johnston’s letter to the editor of that paper in reference to it, and the John Foster article in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ (CCPA) Monitor referenced by Mr. Johnston, please refer to the Comments section below.  There is also a link to the CCPA’s website in the CCC BLOGROLL to the right.]

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