Bush's Misguided Post-War Iraq Military Policy Based on Falsification of Evidence (6/24/03)
D.294 "The CIA's Secret Powers: Afghanistan, 9/11, and America's Most Dangerous Enemy."
Critical Asian Studies, 35:2 (2003), 233-258.
D.293 "U.S. Dilemma in Iraq -- Bombs and Bullets Hit Hearts and Minds, Too".
Article for Pacific News Service, June 16, 2003.
D.292 "Why Baghdad Fell Without a Fight -- Does Saddam's General Have the Answer?"
Article for Pacific News Service, May 28, 2003.
D.290a "Is US Arms Buildup in Response to Saudi Crisis?" Press for Conversion! Issue # 49 October 2002, 17, http://coat.ncf.ca/our_magazine/links/issue49/articles/49-saudi.pdf
If ExxonMobil Is Not Indicted for Payments in Kazakhstan, What Has This To Do With Iraq? (Updated 4/13/03)
U.S. Move to Exclude France, Russia, from Post-War Reconstruction in Iraq (4/4/03) (Updated 4/9/03)
Entering a New Era: Is This Post-America? (Updated 3/22/03)
Bush's Deep Reasons for War on Iraq: Oil, Petrodollars, and the OPEC Euro Question (Updated 5/27/03)
Deep Reasons and Other Reasons for Bush's War on Iraq (Updated 2/26/03)
The Forthcoming Iraq War and How to Oppose It (updated 1/20/03).
Letter to Laura Bush at poetsagainstthewar.org.
The Need for a Soft Politics
(My Preface to Drugs, Oil, and War)
C: FLASHES: Breaking Stories about Oil, Drugs, and War in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, etc. (2002) (updated 4/03/03)
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D: Oil, Drugs, and Terror in Central Asia: Basic Information, Overviews and Sources (2001)
I welcome comments and suggestions at email@example.com.
The following five sections are primarily factual, and designed to be
read as a sequence.
3) Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the Northern Alliance, and drug-trafficking (updated 12/09/01)
4) BCCI, Afghanistan, and Past Drug-Terrorist Networks
4b) More on the BCCI-bin Mahfouz Intelligence Nexus (1/1/02)
5). Saudi Arabia's Ambivalence about US Retaliation Plans.(10/31/01)
6). Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas, and the Projected Pipeline(12/24//01; updated 1/25/02)
The Deep Politics of Drugs and Oil
Click here for a provisional attempt to see the facts of this
webpage in the light of a deeper pattern underlying the US involvement
in Colombia, and earlier in Vietnam.
8). WHERE WE AS A PEOPLE CAN OFFER LEADERSHIP
a) The Need for Political Activism
b) The Need for Cultural Activism
9). Background Sources and Websites (2/2/02):
10). Stories, Articles, etc., by Peter Dale Scott, Mostly Published Elsewhere:
A video tape of my 2/5/02 talk, "Drugs, Oil, and the Future of Afghanistan," can be
purchased from the
Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center, 3210 Park Boulevard, Palo Alto..
The tape is also available for free loan to community groups, schools, churches, etc.
See also further information on my new book,
Drugs, Oil, and War: The Deep Politics of US Interventions in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).
11). A Personal Note: This website is dedicated to helping to promote
an informed public opinion that is both local and international. I
particularly want to thank those who have sent me supportive or
from 37 countries: Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal,
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Canada (plus 3 more from visitors in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Nepal). Special thanks to the visiting
professor in Singapore, who said that he was forwarding this URL to his
friends in China. I wish also to thank friends who have forwarded
useful material, such as the important
Irish Times story on bin Laden, the US, and
oil, that first reached me via Indonesia from Qatar.
I do believe that international public opinion, when it becomes
powerful enough, will become the most effective restraint to the
excesses and follies of particular governments.
Yours sincerely, Peter Dale Scott
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