Loss of Key US Airbase Major Setback for War on Terror

Geopolitics: For those interested in the bigger picture, after an apparent deal with the Russians involving two billion dollars worth of ‘aid’, the government of a Central Asia republic has insisted that a vital US airbase is to close, possibly placing the ability of the US and her allies to continue effective military operations in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, in serious doubt - JW


Inside US air base in Manas

By Daniel Fisher
BBC News, Manas air base

On Friday, BBC journalists were the first to get inside Manas - the last remaining US air base in Central Asia, after Kyrgyzstan announced earlier this week it was closing the base.

Manas is vital to US operations: it is both the gateway to Afghanistan for troops in the US and coalition forces, and where all the in-flight re-fuelling aircraft are based for supporting fighters in the air.

Thousands of troops including the British pass through the base every day to and from the war zone.

Russia, though, has spends billions of dollars to entice Kyrgyzstan back into her arms.

In return for the money the Manas airbase, set up in 2001 as part of the global war on terror, is all but certain to close now despite US assertions that it is continuing to negotiate.

See map of existing and possible supply routes in the region

However, officials in Bishkek deny that the plan to shut the base is linked to the big aid package from Moscow.

Inside the perimeter fence laced with razor wire and checkpoints is a square mile of US influence projecting itself across Central Asia.

The base is home to a collection of support planes that transport troops and supplies in the bat-like C-17, while KC-135s are used for re-fuelling fighter jets patrolling the skies of Afghanistan. Finally, the Hercules transport plane is also here.

They share an airport with the civilian fleet of Kyrgyzstan.

The detritus of the old Russian air base here lies all around and ancient aircraft lie abandoned just yards away from the US, French and Spanish fleet.

The latter are not that new either. The newest KC-135, effectively an airborne petrol station that allows British and US pilots to patrol for long periods, was made in 1964. This means that maintenance is round the clock.

Outside in the freezing cold, we saw mechanics taking apart the engine of one of the planes.

Engines like those nearly blew us off the runway earlier as the aircraft taxied past us on its way to the Manas runway.

In a hangar just round the corner we saw US airmen being kitted out. They arrive here from across the Atlantic and within 30-40 hours they are equipped and sent on.

Her voice echoing off the walls, a young woman barked out orders telling the troops what to take from the large wooden crates and shelves inside.

Piled high are chemical suits, helmets and body armour. All the sizes were available but the only colour scheme on display was sandy.

The Americans are friendly, almost too friendly. Although they told us again and again that they were not authorised to talk about the base's future, there was a distinct sense that their infernally upbeat message was really only for our benefit.

You cannot help feeling they want you to like them when they get soldiers to bring you coffee on a taxiway.

All Change..

Along with threats and intimidation, its taken a lot of hard cash to coerce states in Central Asia, many of them formerly part
of the Soviet Union, to play ball in the 'war on terror' and cooperate with the US agenda in the region. The fact that the US
has had its way in a part of the world firmly in Russia's backyard, reflects the overwhelming global military and economic
superiority the United States has enjoyed......

....until now.

War on Terror?

It just turns my stomach when I hear the term "War on Terror" used. What a bunch of BS. The only terrorists are the people who run all our governments and those NWO boys who pull the strings. My God I wish people would just wake-up. Time to terrorize the NWO boys. Give them a taste of their own medicine. We could start with the Rothschild's and the Rockefellers.

"I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!"

War on Terror
Tara: (as in Gone With The Wind) the O'Hara plantation in Georgia
terra: earth: land

I just realized there are three ways to spell this word! No wonder W was confused.
(Oh no! can also mean terabyte)

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

War on Terror is a War "OF" Terror

Pretext for all this is 9/11, THE MOTHER of FALSE FLAGS.
Stop and think....Why is the US in Afghanistan?

Bin Laden? No, he's not wanted for the 9/11 attacks according to the FBI.
Pesky Taliban and Al Qaeda? Mission Creep to create many enemies where only a few existed. Neo-con plan to re-write history with a self-fulfilling agenda to make it happen years later.
Wipe out Heroin Crop? No, the season after the US invaded was a record high production.
Spread Democracy? War Lords and Blood Feuds mimmick their customers...The Mafia.
Destabilize Geo-Petro region with genocide campaigns? That is the result so far.

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We live in an age where the elitist and corporatist global agenda are wrapped up in glossy packaging, like a
crappy product on the shopping channel, and sold to us through the media as something we really need
in this case, security against terrorism, the 'War On Terror'

If it wasn't for the enormous cost in monetary terms and in human lives to ordinary people all across the world,
you could say its all quite clever from a slimeball crooked salesman's point of view.

Don't even get me started

... on "Homeland Security". I don't live in the Homeland. I live in America. If I had believed for a moment that Obama was going to retire these slogans, investigate 9/11, restore the Constitution and abolish these departments, and admit that Osama bin Laden is as alive as the Easter Bunny, I might have voted for him. McKinney got my vote. I wonder if we'll be hearing any more about Clear Skies and Healthy Forrests, or is the new mantra "Change", national service, volunteerism ... whatever the next phase of propaganda will be. Hey, I have no problem with volunteering (I do it all the time in the T.M.) but volunteering is something you usually do in your spare time, when you are secure in your job and have a roof over your head and food on your family. Er, food on your table. At least this guy can form a sentence. But, I think that scares me even more. Just some thoughts.

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.