Iraq and Afghanistan
Why are we in Afghanistan? OIL!
We wanted a huge oil pipeline to go from the Afghan-Pakistan region to the Indian Ocean and the Taliban was in our way. So we got them out of our way which is what 9/11 provided and now we get our oil pipeline. Simple!
The permanent US military bases all correspond to oil areas and they are so massive that they rival the permanent bases in Europe. Here is a clue: we aren't leaving Iraq or Afghanistan any time soon. And the war has all been for oil. Blood for oil. At least that's how the oil is seen by the Bush Administration. So that's why American and British soldiers are dying in Afghanistan ... for a pipeline that the Taliban did not allow. The leader of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai was a consultant for the Unocal Oil Company.