Inivisible History

Invisible History:
Afghanistan's Untold Story

Tells the story of how Afghanistan brought the United States to this place in time after nearly 60 years of American policy in Eurasia - of its complex multiethnic culture, its deep rooting in mystical Zoroastrian and Sufi traditions and how it has played a pivotal role in the rise and fall of empires.

Invisible History, Afghanistan’s Untold Story provides the sobering facts and details that every American should have known about America’s secret war, but were never told.
The Real Story Behind the Propaganda (read more)

Crossing Zero: The AfPak War at the Turning Point of American Empire

Focuses on the AfPak strategy and the importance of the Durand Line, the border separating Pakistan from Afghanistan but referred to by the military and intelligence community as Zero line. The U.S. fought on the side of extremist-political Islam from Pakistan during the 1980s and against it from Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. It is therefore appropriate to think of the Durand/Zero line as the place where America’s intentions face themselves; the alpha and omega of nearly 60 years of American policy in Eurasia. The Durand line is visible on a map. Zero line is not.(Coming February, 2011) (read more)

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"A serious, sobering study... illuminates a critical point of view rarely discussed by our media...results of this willful ignorance have been disastrous to our national well-being."

Oliver Stone

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Invisible Sources

Read the document that reveals an invasion of Afghanistan by the Shah of Iran was being prepared years before the Soviets invaded. Read more...

Mystical Imperialism

A 19th century philosophy still in use by Washington that infuses a sense of divine mission into the politics of empire building. Read more...

Invisible History Blog

We'll explore anomalies we discovered while researching the causes of the Soviet and American invasions of Afghanistan. We look forward to your comments. Paul & Liz.


Brzezinski’s 2007 testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is damning and very powerful.

February 4th, 2015
Considering Brzezinski’s role in activating a policy of empowering Muslim extremists in Central Asia to trick the Soviet’s into their 1979 invasion of Afghanistan, his testimony is also shocking. In a 1998 interview Brzezinski boasted, “That secret operation was an excellent idea. Its objective was to lead the Russian to the Afghan trap, and you want me to regret it? The reporter asked, “Aren’t you sorry either for favoring Islamic fundamentalism and providing weapons and consultancies to future terrorists?” Brzezinski responded, “What is the most important thing when you look at world history, the Taliban or the fall of the Soviet empire? Some excited Islamists or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”
It must be challenging for Brzezinski to see the down side of his Imperial brilliance!

By Global Research February 25, 2007
Editor’s Note:
We bring to the attention of our readers the complete transcript of Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski’s statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the transcript of the debate. It is important to note that Brzezinski acknowledges US military ambitions with regard to Iran and the possibility that the Bush administration could choose to trigger a war pretext incident which would then justify a  “defensive” war on Iran. Brzezinski tacitly acknowledges that the “war on terrorism” is bogus. He points at length at the fabricated pretext for waging war on Iraq and cites the controversial Downing Street Memo. In the present context, Brzezinski’s statement, from within the Washington establishment, is a breath of fresh air; while it upholds the basic tenets of US foreign policy, it constitutes a voice of moderation in relation to the Neoconservative agenda. Carefully read both his opening address but also the discussion, where he points to the politically corrupt nature of the Bush administration and how fake intelligence was used as a pretext to wage war on Iraq. If you do not have time to go through the entire transcript, read the highlights below.

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research,  24 February 2007   Read the full article here.


A surprising analysis about the Ukraine/Russia situation from a self-described American Hawk!

January 29th, 2015
“Putin has played his side of the chessboard with skill, keeping Ukraine in chaos and on the verge of bankruptcy. Putin doesn’t want to conquer Ukraine: he wants to create a running sore of permanent instability on the West’s eastern flank. That is precisely what I would do in his position, and what I predicted would happen in February 2014: “[The] West [has] a limited number of choices. The first is to do nothing and watch the country spiral into chaos, with Russia as the eventual beneficiary. The second is to dig deep into its pockets and find US$20 billion or more to buy near-term popularity for a pro-Western government – an unlikely outcome. The third, and the most realistic, is to steer Ukraine towards a constitutional referendum including the option of partition.”

By Spengler
Jan 28, ‘15 Asia Times
Full article can be read here.

Microsoft Is Going to Fill the World With Holograms

January 22nd, 2015

We introduced the DREAM CATCHER as a Hologram creation device in The Voice fourteen years ago:

Page 17 “The entire scene gave the impression of one huge machine and after walking for what seemed five minutes we came to a set of steel doors. Inside, a young man sat motionless, staring vacantly at a bank of monitors as his hands grasped a small black machine with shiny gold letters that read Dream Catcher. Perry is our guinea pig. Right now he’s battling Kirk Douglas in Sparticus, Rick said, his voice echoing off the empty walls. Next he’ll have a drink at Rick’s cafe with Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains, have a dance with Julia Roberts and maybe even go to bed with Marilyn Monroe. I glanced at the monitors as Rick removed the Dream Catcher from Perry’s lap and withdrew what seemed like a small glass marble. Then, replacing the marble with one drawn from his pocket I watched as the image of a sneering Douglas, was replaced with Bogart. Rick marveled at the image of the young intern from Sussex as he postured in front of Claude Rains. Imagine the possibilities of this. Look at him. He’s entirely lost in it. Just like a dream.”

If you want to know where we think Hologram technology is really headed read The Voice !


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Afghanistan Between Three Worlds is on YouTube

January 7th, 2015
A 1981 Film from behind Soviet Lines and those first few crucial moments in a conflict that still rocks the world
Afghanistan Between Three Worldsa one hour documentary
by Paul Fitzgerald & Elizabeth Gould
The Story: Following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, the entire corps of 1136 Western journalists was expelled, leaving what President Jimmy Carter called the “the greatest threat to peace since the second World War,” shielded in secrecy from Western eyes. In 1981, the Afghan government granted us exclusive permission to spend 10 days inside the country. What our camera saw and reported in an exclusive news story for CBS News was a country desperate to survive the vice-like grip of superpower confrontation while building a modern identity from the mire, violence and confusion of its feudal past. Aired on the PBS network from 1982 to 1983, Afghanistan Between Three Worlds stands today as the only documentary of its kind to challenge the monolithic Cold War images of the era by casting its focus on a different facet of the Afghan war. It is a witness to what might have been had diplomacy prevailed and to one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. View the film here.

The Woman in Exile Returns is on YouTube

January 2nd, 2015
A Film by Paul Fitzgerald & Elizabeth Gould
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The Story: As the first Afghan refugee to come to the US in 1978, Sima Wali transformed herself from victim to advocate. As President of Refugee Women in Development (RefWID), Inc. she worked for decades to empower uprooted women around the world to assert  their rights and participate in their own economic and social development. Today Wali is one of the most vital and respected Afghans around the world.

In October of 2002 Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald, the first American journalists to get behind Soviet lines in 1981, filmed Wali’s first return to Kabul since her exile. As a human rights expert for the empowerment of refugee women, Wali went to run a capacity building workshop for indigenous Afghan women-led organizations. As a woman in exile herself, Wali also went to reconnect to the ground of her own empowerment as a young women growing up in Afghanistan. The Woman in Exile Returns, the film about Wali’s journey home, will give Americans the chance to discover one Afghan’s vision for her people. The only way to bring stability and peace to this vital region is through the rebuilding of Afghan civil society based on tolerance and democracy.
Running time: 58 minutes   2004    Click here to watch.

Viewers Comment:  “This story is timeless!” “Awesome… It was filled with real hope.”  “A universal story of how women use their strength in a positive way.”

Master Mystical Imperialist Zbigniew Brzezinski, Afghanistan and Winning the Cold War

October 18th, 2014

America’s conflict with Russia regarding the Ukraine and the transformation of Muslim  extremists into the leadership of the Islamic State (ISIS) were both triggered by a legacy US policies towards Central Asia and the Soviet Union going back to the post-World War II era. This process reached a peak at least 6 months prior to the December 27, 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan when President Jimmy Carter signed a secret directive allowing his national security adviser Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski to empower Muslim extremists in Central Asia to trick the Soviet Union into an invasion of Afghanistan

In a 1998 interview in Le Nouvel Observateur, Brzezinski boasted, “That secret operation was an excellent idea. Its objective was to lead the Russian to the Afghan trap, and you want me to regret it? The very same day the Soviets crossed the Afghan border I wrote the following to President Carter: This is our chance to give Russia its Viet Nam.” The reporter then asked, “Aren’t you sorry either for favoring Islamic fundamentalism and providing weapons and consultancies to future terrorists?” Without hesitation Brzezinski responded, “What is the most important thing when you look at world history, the Taliban or the fall of the Soviet empire? Some excited Islamists or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?” Brzezinski clearly was convinced that his 1979 policy was correct. Winning the “Cold War” was all that mattered back then.

Ironically, once the anti- Muslim backlash began to grow after 9/11, Brzezinski started  calling for an end to irrational hostilities towards the Muslim world as a solution to the spread of Islamic extremism. In a 2008 Kommersant.com interview Brzezinski even referred to himself as an optimist in Russian-American relations and that the younger generation of both countries would find much in common as soon as “the dinosaurs of the Cold War” die out. Since the Ukraine crisis erupted it is obvious that Dr. Brzezinski miscalculated  not only the negative long-term effects of his policies on the US and the region but how tenaciously  those “dinosaurs of the Cold War” could continue to hold the Washington bureaucracy in its grip.

WATCH our presentation-Afghanistan and Mystical Imperialism: An expose of the esoteric underpinnings of American foreign policy Read a review from Examiner.com:  Afghanistan bedeviled by ‘Mystical Imperialism’.


Occult Message in Speech by Christine Lagarde of IMF

August 4th, 2014

Is IMF Chief Christine Lagarde delivering an occult message in this speech?

By George Orwell’s Ghost on July 4, 2014
Is this speech an example of revelation of the method?
Editor’s Note — For your consideration. Listen to what Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde says regarding numerology in this speech she delivered at The National Press Club back in January. If it doesn’t mean anything, then why is she not only bringing up numerology in this speech, but putting so much repeated emphasis on it — and a specific number — throughout?
Here’s one theory from ACITHWOTE on YouTube: Published on May 24, 2014
“7′′ references:
1:22– “Now I’m going to test your numerology skills by asking you to think about the magic seven”
1:34– “Most of you will know that seven is quite a number
2:24– “2014, you drop the zero, fourteen, two times, seven”
4:08– “It will mark the 70th anniversary, 70th anniversary, drop the zero, seven, of the Bretton Woods Conference that actually gave birth to the IMF” (7 + 0 = 7)
4:22– “And it will be the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall, 25th..” (2 + 5 = 7)
4:38– “It will also mark the 7th anniversary of the financial market jietters”
5:08– “After those seven miserable years, weak and fragile”
5:14– “We have seven strong years”
5:43– “Now I don’t know if the G7 will have anything to do with it” (G is also the 7th letter of the alphabet)
“2014′′ references:
1:18– “The global economy and what we should expect for 2014′′
2:19– “So if we think about 2014′′
2:24– “2014, you drop the zero, fourteen, two times, seven”
3:54– “So 2014 will be a milestone and hopefully a magic year in may respects”
5:05– “So my hope and my wish for 2014′′
The point for posting this here is, why is Lagarde bringing numerology up here? Is this a message? Is numerology real? Nonsense? Whether or not you or I believe in the power of numerology seems irrelevant at this point. What is very relevant, however, is whether or not someone in a high level position on the global stage like Christine Lagarde does. As one commenter on the video above wrote, “Numerology typically is nonsense. That is, unless people of power and importance actually believe in it, and allow their actions to be guided by the nonsense. Then it can have very real consequences.

On the Road to Theocracy: The Hobby Lobby Decision

July 8th, 2014
As this article states to the shock of many Americans, America is being returned to a pre-constitution era based on religion by no less than the Supreme Court! Not as surprising as it sounds when you consider what the ORIGINAL founding father John Winthrop told the first Puritans to arrive here,  “we shall be a city upon a hill” – to be a “new Jerusalem,” “God’s light to the nations.”

“… the Supreme Court has held that in matters of legislation, law, and public programs, the religious positions of one person (and of course they have recently reaffirmed the original 1880s railroad-lawyers-Court decision that corporations are people (see “Citizens United”), can outweigh the religious position, or non-religious but ethical/moral position, of another.”
“And so, what the Court has done here is to take one set of religious beliefs, that of the owners of a company incorporated under public law (and gaining the tax benefits of so doing), and placed them above the religious beliefs of their employees, all in the name of religious freedom.”

OpEdNews Op Eds 7/7/2014 at 09:47:03

On the Road to Theocracy: The Hobby Lobby Decision

By (about the author)

The Hobby Lobby decision has many implications. First, one must agree with Justice Ginsburg that regardless of Justices Alito’s caveats, the tide unleashed by the decision of the Right-wing Five is not going to stop at the shoreline of the separation of church and state any time soon. And for the long-range future of the United States, that is the most significant element of the decision. That is not to say that it also has horrible outcomes for women and their sexual behavior, their private lives, and their private decision-making..  Read more…


(NOT THE FIRST TIME) News Blackout — U.S. Media Ignores Putin’s Peace Plan

May 13th, 2014

Ignoring Russia’s peace plan today is a repeat of what happened when we brought back the news from Kabul in 1981 of what it would take to get the Soviet’s out of Afghanistan  and the Reagan administration ignored the opportunity with the same dismissive attitude as Obama’s today. Here is the story of our effort from a presentation we gave recently:

“The footage from our 1981 trip did not conform to what CBS NEWS expected to see. We were told by the CBS producer that the front office had thrashed around for a month trying to figure out how to make our story conform to the official narrative. They finally settled on comparing what we saw to Soviet propaganda. What CBS expected was the official narrative that Dan Rather had presented to the country a year earlier: That the Soviets were bent on controlling Persian Gulf oil and that the U.S. wasn’t doing enough to stop them. Dan Rather did show Afghan President Babrak Karmal praising the presence of the Soviets. What Rather didn’t show was Babrak Karmal citing the undeclared war by the United States being waged from Pakistan and the conditions under which the Soviets would withdraw. This of course is what complicated the telling of our story for CBS News because at the time the official line out of Washington held that the U.S. wasn’t supporting the Mujahideen even though everybody on both sides of the Durand line knew it.

Our return trip in the spring of 1983 for ABC NIGHTLINE  was to follow up on Karmal’s statement. Was this just more Soviet propaganda put out to weaken America’s resolve in the  war against the Soviet empire? Or was it true? And if so what would it take for the Soviets to go home? Roger Fisher of the Harvard Negotiation Project had already been approached by the Soviets in the fall of 1982 to help them get out of Afghanistan when we offered him the opportunity to go with us to Kabul and the results were startling. The Soviets did wish to withdraw their forces as long as the United States would pull back support for the resistance, allow them to save face and help in establishing a non-aligned coalition government that would be acceptable to everyone.  Roger’s recommendation that the U.S offer up a Golden bridge was never seriously considered in Washington because at that moment Charlie Wilson’s war was gaining political traction as a vindication for Vietnam.  As the momentum grew, everybody in Congress climbed on board the effort to hurt the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, despite concern at the CIA and the Pentagon that the war could never be turned off.”

To view the whole presentation click here .

OpEdNews Op Eds 5/12/2014

An analysis of the Ukraine situation from a self-described American Hawk

April 2nd, 2014

“The re-assertion of Russian identity, meanwhile, is as brutal a business as Russian self-assertion has been since the time of Peter the Great. Putin’s patriotism is not my patriotism. I don’t particularly like what Putin did in Crimea, but it was delusional to expect any other course of action. Russia is short of Russians, and it cannot ignore the 22 million Russians left stranded in newly independent republics of the former Soviet Union.”

By Spengler Asia Times

Read the article here.


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