If you haven't heard by now that the real reason for the invasion of Afganistan was because of the desire for a US company (Unocal) to build a gas pipeline, well thank god for Michael Moore. What's most important about his film is that mainstream America is being introduced to this conspiracy theory for the first time. And I've seen more people this weekend bring up the pipeline as Bush's "motive for 9-11" than evern before. Seeing the movie seems to make some feel smarter but acting like this theory is not already three years old sure makes them seem stupid. Just for example... http://news.messages.yahoo.com/bbs?...cy&sid=37138459&mid=323&thr=323&cur=323&dir=d "Why'd we go to Afghan?UnocalGasPipeline by: inkpresspaper (43/M/Roanoke) 06/28/04 06:18 pm Msg: 323 of 421 4 recommendations Our puppet was a Unocal Corporate officer. Just a little side job for some the Unocal gas pipeline...Bush had entertained the Taliban in Texas when he was the Guv. You can't make it up how corrupt the Bushes are!!!! Indict teh Neocons! This theory is of course nothing more than a way to establish a motive for 9-11 which links to Bush, either through negligence (because he's stupid) or intention (because he's evil). That's all there is to it, but it still takes two hours of edited film and commentary to contrive it. I've seen many reviews of the film, but I haven't found a single one which addresses the most salient point of Moore's attack on Bush. Bush's decision to carry the war on the Taliban and Al-Qauda to Afganistan is based upon the desire to build a pipeline. I mean that's supposed to be the whole point, so where is it, the pipeline? Per Truthout: (I'm sticking to leftist sources for this argument) "Some say" 9-11 was triggered by Bush's dire need for the pipeline even though Clinton was in power. "Intense speculation" is another kind of source leftist readers take for granted. The single Unocal reference in 1998 is the only fact throughout, a company since then now completely out of the picture. The last part about the "done deal" (report is from 2002) is typical lying leftist crap, as if Unocal or some other company is actually behind the pipeline project? No, of course not. Moore began his F9-11 script around this period, and he incorporated this popular leftist bullshit about the pipeline in his film, among a host of other theories. "Truthout" (keeping to honest leftist sources here) insists in headlining the news from the end of 2002 as the "US Project" as if it's Secured/Backed/Financed/or owned by the U.S. The failed Unocal bid is brought up here and as you can read, is the sole connection to any the "Agreement on US 3.2 Billion Gas Pipeline Project" in 2002. It's a time warp from 1998. .......... See, it's really not funded at all. Oh, despite the original study. See how they are supposed to be liars now. Maybe they really don't want to, after all... Through Pakistan... wow, that's a real stable money maker, lol! Whatever U.S. funding or interest was in 1998 is gone. Unocal bowed out and never came back. For no reason at all, except general liberal faith, the U.S. is funding/securing/constructing/profiting from a new pipeline plan signed on in 2002. And at this stage we find M.M. starting to shoot his "documentary". In 2002 the Afgan pipeline was pretty much the standard liberal fare. So now that the "pipeline deal with the U.S." has existed for for two years and Moore has finally released his film based on this premise, how about showing your viewers a real pipeline project, fatass? Does Moore dig up any report of US involvement, funding, planning, or construction since 9-11, government or private, since 2002? He can't. His whole theory is crap. They say the whole point of Bush's war on terror after 9-11 was to build the pipeline. And the thing about that theory, especially if it's been years since some U.S. involvment, is to point to a damn pipeline, after all. After three years of saying this crap over and over again, some asinine 20 minute standing ovation from the French and the American box office success still leaves the movie begging to point to a pipeline. Which nobody bothered to look for. Moore's film is based on the stale theory, and aside from Unocal in 1998 not one single US company or government agency is behind the all important Afgan pipeline. Given the whole premise of 9-11 was based on it, I'd say that's kind of important. This is the most recent 2004 report: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/afghan.html Unocal in 1998 is obligatory to all of these reports. That's only done to introduce the "Bush connection" (forever and ever, it seems) Knock yourselves out guys. Supposedly its still a U.S. pipeline even if nobody has agreed to build it yet. So India can get their oil delivered through Pakistan... wow, that's not exactly a risk free, stable money maker. As of today an Asian bank is hunting around for investors for the project, and obviously no "U.S. pipeline" is in the making. Moores' tiresome 2002 conspiracy theory begs the question in 2004, and it's time to ask the essential question. WHERE IS THE PIPELINE?