It is clear that America's adventure in Afghanistan is not only due to
Taliban in general and Osama-bin-Laden in particular but there is some
hidden agenda behind and they have certain sure strategic aims in the
region. What in your humble opinion is this agenda and strategic
Neither Russia nor America want Afghanistan for its mountains.
Afghanistan is both of geopolitical importance in the region to exert
control over the former Soviet republics, and keep Iran and China in
check, as well as intended to serve as a tranduit for oil and gas
supplies from the Caspian sea region. The war will also ensure that
America has a greater leverage of control over Pakistan's military
(including nuclear) capability. Given the contacts between the
Taliban and the CIA and Bin Laden and the CIA in the past, it is
also not unthinkable that there is an intention to build up a Muslim
hero under American patronage, who in his pronouncements is
clearly anti-American, but allows them to preempt a Muslim
resurgence and take charge of the Muslim response.