10 thoughts on “So you think that invading Afghanistan was about, Osama bin Laden, liberating women and fighting al Qaeda?

  1. although 285 billion pounds is a lot.

    This image reminded me a lot of what i used to read in things like the Daily Mail, it shows a lot but doesn’t give much information.

  2. what’s is the source of this image? It could just be made up. Afghanistan has extremely rugged terrain and poor infrastructure. To mine these minerals would be extremely difficult and probably not even worth the cost in investing.

    • But when the easy pickings are gone, the value of the resource goes up… the cost of the extraction becomes justifiable.

    • re .”It could just be made up.” according to God …sorry Google …
      (just a sample of results)

      “Afghanistan’s resources could make it the richest mining region on earth .

      Afghanistan, often dismissed in the West as an impoverished and failed state, is sitting on $1 trillion of untapped minerals, according to new calculations from surveys conducted jointly by the Pentagon and the US Geological Survey.”

      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/afghanistans-resources-could-make-it-the-richest-mining-region-on-earth-2000507.html

      “Natural Resources in Afghanistan: A Neglected Dimension.

      In 2007, China agreed to launch a multibillion-dollar project in the southern province of Logar in Afghanistan to exploit the Aynak copper fields. As Daily Finance reported, “In December, 2007, China’s state-owned China Metallurgical Group Corp. (MCC) signed a $2.9 billion agreement with the Kabul government to extract copper from the Aynak deposit, one of the world’s largest unexploited copper deposits with an estimated 240 million tons of ore.” In 2010, a group of American archaeologists and pentagon specialists discovered “nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.” Moreover, very recently, on December 28, 2011, Afghanistan’s government signed the first oil extraction deal with China’s state-owned National Petroleum Corporation to explore the oil reserve in the northern provinces. The deal “calls for the Afghan government to receive 70% of the profits from the sale of the oil and natural gas. CNPC will also pay 15% in royalties, as well as corporate taxes and rent for the land used for its operations.”

      http://www.turkishweekly.net/op-ed/2932/natural-resources-in-afghanistan-a-neglected-dimension.html

      France Unearths Forgotten Maps Of Afghanistan’s Natural Resource Riches

      http://www.worldcrunch.com/france-unearths-forgotten-maps-afghanistan-s-natural-resource-riches/4273

  3. America told its allies months before 911 that it was going to attack Afghanistan . The War OF Terror is a lie .
    “DIPLOMACY – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage threatened to bomb Pakistan “back to the stone age” unless it joined the fight against al-Qaeda. General Musharraf said that Armitage delivered the threat to Pakistan’s intelligence director. “The intelligence director told me that Mr Armitage said, ‘Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age’,” Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf said. Armitage is most likely the same diplomat who threatened the Afghan government two months before 9/11 – “You will either accept our carpet of gold or we will carpet-bomb you.””

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=217166281637605

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