Afghanistan Actually Has Something Worth Fighting For!

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Re: Afghanistan Actually Has Something Worth Fighting For!

Postby Sean » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:07 pm

I saw this last night and was about to make the same kind of post. :lol:
Those who say it cannot be done shouldn't interrupt the people doing it.
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Re: Afghanistan Actually Has Something Worth Fighting For!

Postby Boxer2500 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:40 pm

This explains *so much* of what has transpired in Afghanistan over the last 30 years. I find it exceedingly hard to believe that the military was blissfully unaware of this treasure trove until 2009.

You know damn well we found out about this about a minute and a half after the Soviets became aware in the 1980s.
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Re: Afghanistan Actually Has Something Worth Fighting For!

Postby Barry Wolk » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:23 am

Regardless of our military position there, their resources are not ours to tap into.

Good luck getting any two Afghans to agree on anything, let alone mineral rights.
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Re: Afghanistan Actually Has Something Worth Fighting For!

Postby meteorite » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:02 pm

Point is well taken, Barry. The fact that the resources are there means very little, except to the Chinese who are really much better placed to walk in and grab them. I'm not sure letting the word get out now was especially prudent.

We have a vast mineral deposit around Sudbury, Ontario which has now been sold out to a bunch of foreigners. They promptly set out to break the union and as a result there has been no production since the takeover. There is an enduring undercurrent in Canada of suspicion where foreign takeovers are concerned which this case seems to be thoroughly justified.

There is also the same mineral mix in Sudbury as is being found in Afghanistan, less the lithium.

Minerals will be critical but who owns them will make quite a difference too, or no one will have the necessary access. And America has blotted her copybook too often on this score to be a popular choice.
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