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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:06 pm

There are Lithium mines in the US. They have either been closed (NC) or are still operating (Nevada) under foreign ownership. But it is cheaper to mine lithium in Chile. So, many American mines remain closed.

http://www.greenenergyinvestors.com/ind ... wtopic=110

In other words, nobody would ever invade or even spend time in Afghanistan for Lithium. Just tin foil hattery.
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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:12 pm

evnow wrote:In other words, nobody would ever invade or even spend time in Afghanistan for Lithium. Just tin foil hattery.
Yes, but OIL, GOLD, AND LITHIUM! Jeebus...no wonder Cheney is back in the hospital...too much excitement for the old scrote! :lol:
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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:36 pm

People who understand geopolitics say Afghanistan is a very important. It has always been - it connects south Asia with central Asia and East Europe - from the time of Aryans migrating to India some 4,000 years back.

Anyone read Kipling ?

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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:54 pm

Just ANOTHER money-sucking, lifr-robbing war that can never be won, I suspect.
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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:22 pm

- rant on -

A lesson we SHOULD have learned about Afghanistan: the 10 year war with the soviets ended up bankrupting them, that's what REALLY ended the cold war.

We need to remember that, as no one can "win", they have brought down a superpower before, and we are not really in the greatest financial shape to fight this war. We really have no business even being there, Osama was within sight years ago (special forces was within a few miles), and GWB gave the order to "back down". there's no point in pursing it further... In reality, the attacks of 9/11 where very effective, pretty much destroyed our economy, and we keep damaging it further with this foolish waste of money and lives.

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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:18 am

mitch672 wrote:- rant on -

A lesson we SHOULD have learned about Afghanistan: the 10 year war with the soviets ended up bankrupting them, that's what REALLY ended the cold war.

We need to remember that, as no one can "win", they have brought down a superpower before, and we are not really in the greatest financial shape to fight this war. We really have no business even being there, Osama was within sight years ago (special forces was within a few miles), and GWB gave the order to "back down". there's no point in pursing it further... In reality, the attacks of 9/11 where very effective, pretty much destroyed our economy, and we keep damaging it further with this foolish waste of money and lives.

- rant off -
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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:28 am

Jimmydreams wrote:
mitch672 wrote:- rant on -

... our economy, and we keep damaging it further with this foolish waste of money and lives.

- rant off -
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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:34 am

mitch672 wrote:A lesson we SHOULD have learned about Afghanistan: the 10 year war with the soviets ended up bankrupting them, that's what REALLY ended the cold war.

We need to remember that, as no one can "win", they have brought down a superpower before, and we are not really in the greatest financial shape to fight this war. We really have no business even being there, Osama was within sight years ago (special forces was within a few miles), and GWB gave the order to "back down". there's no point in pursing it further... In reality, the attacks of 9/11 where very effective, pretty much destroyed our economy, and we keep damaging it further with this foolish waste of money and lives.
I think there was a window of opportunity just after the fall of Taleban. We did two things wrong. We let Osama slip out of Tora Bora (because we let war lords do the policing). More importantly resources and mind share was shifted to Iraq - a needless war. I'm fairly sure we would have "won" this war a long time back but for these ...
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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:37 am

evnow wrote:People who understand geopolitics say Afghanistan is a very important.
One benefit of an Afghan ally is that oil from former Soviet republics could be piped to seaports without passing thru Russia...

On the heartfelt anti-war sentiment (with which I agree)... I stumbled across a number yesterday that gave me pause. Is it really possible that since the beginning of recorded human history we've only had 29 years without war somewhere on the planet? :cry:

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Re: Afghanistan Mineral Resources

Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:44 am

evnow wrote:I'm fairly sure we would have "won" this war a long time back but for these ...
Something else we did wrong was stay there. We could have got rid of the Taliban, left, and gone back again to sort things out again, if the need arose, several times in the last ten years, and still not spent as much as we have just staying there!
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