I touched on it in my 911 blog.
IASPS group who cranked out the Clean Break Paper and later formed PNAC and wrote its papers, wrote a paper called the Afghan Vortex is 2000 a year before the invasion
Here was their made up justifcation were ealrier had said that Iran and Afghanistan ran Syria and Lebanon resitence/terrorists groups via proxy)
As is Syria in the Lebanese case, both the Taliban and Pakistan have denied any connection with these groups’ activities. They have repeatedly proclaimed their opposition to terrorism. A recent headline in a Pakistani paper summed this up well: “Kabul, Islamabad reaffirm opposition to terrorism: Taliban stick to stand on Bin Laden.” Mullah Mohammad Rabbani, “Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Afghanistan,” in a press conference following a meeting in Islamabad with General Parvez Musharraf, the Pakistani leader, acknowledged that the Bin Ladin issue had come up. “Yes, the matter was raised,” he said. “But Afghanistan is a free Islamic State and Osama is our guest.” He also added “that Afghanistan had declared terrorism illegal and against human rights,” and that it “would not be permitted in his country.” Answering a question on the growing international pressure being applied to Pakistan on the issue of terrorism and Bin Ladin, the Taliban official replied that Pakistan had asked that Afghanistan resolve the issue. “But,” he said, “Afghanistan is an independent state, and we take our decisions ourselves
Solution send in the American
Only the United States has this capability. It, too, cannot unilaterally bring about a conclusion. It can, however, act as a lever. For that, however, Washington must first recognize the nature of the situation and come to grips with the fact that any undertaking will require a certain constancy of attention. American power and influence in this region remains enormous
here is the paper
but the paper is writing to an crowd who already knows the history and the importance of the area. The Soviets didn't just invade for the fun of it or to "spread communism". Afghanistan sits on the largest quanities of untapped uraniuam in the world they control about 80% (the paper thinks 90) of the Heroine and are in a rich location for pipeline to reach the Caspian Basin. Those are the three major reason and in order to control Afghanistan and contract the resources to yourself.
More over in supporting the Muslims fighting the Russians (the greater enemy at the time) The US created a powerful Islamic organisation which they thought (wrongly) would aid and spread into other "Muslim nations" and support terrorism AKA fighting your opressors.
The Cold War was over and it was time to reverse course and stab the allies in the back and take what the US always wanted but settled on preventing the Russians from having and thats the list I made above.
Afghanistan was Russia's Veitnam, and it bled the economy at the same time however the US was buying up Rubels by paying China and other Asian nations' debt to Russia. They used multiple currencies to buy the rubels and lighten the load. Swiss, German, French, English, and American currencies were used to buy up the debt. The US made a safty net for its inflation buy causing other nations in Africa (Somalia) and Central America and the Carribean to owe them debt. What this did buy flooding Russia with money quickly was it devalued the rubel. Russia was perfectly happy collecting debt via resources (which have intrinsic value) than money. Isolated from trade in the capitalist states and multiple attacks on its currency including from the Zionist run Central Bank in Russia which made the huge loans to begin with destablized the price of assets in rubels forcing people to sell and get dollars or something more stable. The Oligarchs bought up land and mineral resources for cheap and one of them was the PM after Yeltsen was hospitalized for a year. And I already wrote about all that mess
in the hidden history section.
Russia still had a large military it had already paid for so to bogg it down the US played the Muslims who had no choice, assit the US or be conquered by Russia a lose/lose card. They were swiftly replaced and a UNOCAL employee became the puppet president and shelled out the oil contracts to the US and looks the other way as the CIA now runs the Heroin. Guess where the uraniuam landed, tah dah, Israel who used it to make more DU and dropped it on Lebanon. Islam is a propblem you see because the religion does not allow usury, thus the central banking goons who create this mess must declare a war on the whole of the Islamic world in order to get a monopoly. They are the last thing standing in the way. Zionism is a perfect cover and ally in the mess because it is a fascist philosophy and any and all criticism against it it met with Holocaust guilt and charges of anti-semitism etc you know the rest of the sotry.
Afghanistan was a central and key step in alarger geopolitical strategy, Iraq being the second as was laid out in the Israeli policy papers and reiterated in PNAC, with Lebanon being third Syria fourth (They actually see Lebanon as controlled puppet with two masters Syria and the West who struggle for control (they are wrong it is not Syria it is Hezbollah who Syria sympathsizes with but prode would now allow that in the minds of the Zionist who were defeated by them now twice)) Iran 5th and yes even Egypt and Suadia Arabia 6th and 7th.