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    Is this the real reason for the Afghan war??

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    Is this the real reason for the Afghan war??

    Post by macca on Tue 15 Jun 2010, 10:06 am

    Is this the real reason for the Afghan war?? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/afghanistans-resources-could-make-it-the-richest-mining-region-on-earth-2000507.html
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    Re: Is this the real reason for the Afghan war??

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 15 Jun 2010, 11:46 am

    Nice one Macca ! Twisted Evil

    I always knew that Iraq was worth fighting for for it's oil but I often wondered why we were so altruistically driven to fight in Afghanistan after seeing how badly mauled the Russians were last time they tried to take that country.

    Now my questions have been answered....THANKS Macca !


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    Re: Is this the real reason for the Afghan war??

    Post by zathrus on Thu 17 Jun 2010, 12:23 pm

    Again Macca, what do YOU think about this subject ?
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    Re: Is this the real reason for the Afghan war??

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 26 Jun 2010, 12:22 pm

    I think he has gone in the huff !

    Anyway, here is what I think:

    While there is no doubt that between Afghanistan and Iran and Northern Pakistan the Taliban and Al-quaeda ( sp? ) make a very large and growing rats nest of potential terrorists, I cannot see how trying to bring peace and democracy to Afghanistan is going to change the situation. The tribes-people from those regions have been fighting and killing each-other for thousands of years and none of them have a clue about democracy. In other words, even if we do bring peace to Afganistan, which will be very doubtful even in the long term, I cannot see us ever getting our hands on the minerals under that land.
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    Re: Is this the real reason for the Afghan war??

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 28 Jun 2010, 11:43 am

    I think that the Western "conquerors" will just do as they did in Iraq; they will install a puppet government and then expect that government to pay lip-service to democratic elections. Once this puppet government is in power the Western development and mining companies will move in and tie up these mineral riches.

    In Afghanistan I do not think this will be as easy to do as it was in Iraq unless the allies can get agreement with all of the tribesmen warlords to share this wealth.


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