Unobtainium Discovered in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    From NY Times

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    So our gov't tells us that just recently we discovered Afghanistan has mineral wealth?

    Well this is not a newly discovered or even secret fact as the US Geological Survey noted Afghanistan's mineral wealth 4 years ago! Is President Peace Prize looking for an economic excuse to justify after the fact? Like Cheney and company told us Iraq oil would pay for........oh never mind as that lie has been so blown out of the water.

    With Karzai's connections to Unocal later acquired by Chevron, one has to wonder if Chevron has an inside track to acquiring exclusive Afghanistan mineral rights. Chevron's only into oil you say? Think again!
     
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  2. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    from Spiegel Online: Are Claims of Afghan Mineral Wealth a PR Trick?
     
  3. Blizzard

    Blizzard New Member

    To me what would be exciting about this "discovery" would be our country helping Afghanistan move into mining this wealth and away from the production of opium. Is it a PR trick? Absolutely!
     
  4. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Could be information warfare or could be the truth as I was thinking someone on these forums posted an article saying these mineral deposits have been know about for years.
     
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Being Afghanistan was mostly a CIA op from the get go, it all does have an Operation Mockingbird stench to it all!
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    My wife seems to be a consistent source of unobtainium - at least I haven't obtained any. :biting: