Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The secrets of Obama's surge

By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times

"President Barack Obama is selling the US's military surge in Afghanistan and Pakistan as nation-building based on trust. A hard sell if there ever was one - as Washington cannot trust the Pakistani government or security forces, while the Pakistanis don't trust Washington. Can nation-building be done by Predator drones? Will this become Obama's Vietnam? Whatever it is, it's not about "terrorists". Not really..... Follow the money. Follow the energy. Follow the map."

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