Team Jabob and the STGs
Afghan Conditions CP 1NC
CP Text: The United States federal government should condition its withdrawal from
Afghanistan upon guaranteed security of the Central Asian pipeline
A. US is only in Afghanistan because of energy resources, conditioning withdrawal
upon security of the energy pipeline solves
, Iftekhar A Khan, International News, 7/7/2010,
If you wish to
] with me, said Voltaire,
define your terms
. All negotiations and deals are based on specific terms, as was the
infamous NRO that exonerated so many corrupt and placed them in positions of unrivalled affluence. The deal was an acorn planted to raise a great oak of
corruption in nation's history. It's doing well, thank you.
In the context of Afghanistan
imbroglio, there're two major contenders: one, the US – master
surveyor of earth resources, which has its stakes not only in Afghanistan but the world over wherever resources to grab abound; and two, people of Afghanistan,
call them Taliban, Islamists, extremists, obscurantist, whatever.
The US has so far poured $300 billion in
the scorched land. Reportedly, 90 per
cent of it has gone to finance the US military operations while only 10 per cent spent on infrastructure. It speaks for the much-touted development in the country.
after sacking two top generals midway
– David McKiernan and Stanley McChrystal –
sinking billions of dollars and spilling
blood of their own troops besides killing thousands of wretched Afghans in a decade-long war, the invaders mull over
NATO's new commander, Gen Petraeus, prefers calling withdrawal a process, not an exit, which is fine and dandy. It's quite clear the
superpower attacked Afghanistan not for purging it of nebulous Al Qaeda, terrorism, extremism etc. but for its geographical proximity to energy reserves around
the Caspian Sea, which the superpower wanted to control for its future use and deny to other regional powers.
The US military deploys in almost all
oil-producing states in the Gulf.
Writer Tariq Ali terms these states US petrol pumps in the Middle East, while defence analyst Eric
the US military there pipelines protection troops. The Central Asian states will now serve the US as its new petrol
pumps in the region. The anticipated route of oil and gas pipelines from CAS is Afghanistan-FATA-Balochistan
(Gawadar), an arc inhabited by tribes of diverse ethnicities, most of them virulently hostile to foreign occupation. That's why the likely route of communication of
energy resources is the theatre of fierce fighting. By a sinister logic,
the locals resisting the foreign forces are called 'insurgents' in their
own homeland; invaders could then be the peacekeepers. Exploration of energy resources and laying and protecting
pipelines in an inhospitable region of the world is the predicament the superpower faces. Who will guarantee the