Let's look carefully at the geopolitical situation of Afghanistan. The country is located in the region of the Caspian Sea. It borders several republics of the former USSR, in the north, and in the East it borders China. Some of the republics of the former USSR are in a state of a civil war, e.g. Tajikistan. A civil war is slowly smoldering in Russia (Chechnya). We know that the region has been one of the goals of strategic drive of Nazi Germany against USSR during WWII.
PNAC, Project for the New American Century (http://www.newamericancentury.org/), a think tank for the current Bush administration, in their "Statement of Principles", June 1997, writes:"promise of short-term commercial benefits threatens to override strategic considerations". America bui
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