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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    The US has vast riches but only 1% of the population gets much from them except to work their asses off for the barons of industry.
    Sure beats having to work our asses off growing turnips to stave off hunger through the winter months. Thanks to the barons of industry, I don't have a root cellar, but a finished basement with giant screen HDTV.

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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com



    Wow, that's just...awesome. This could be a path to stability and prosperity for a country that seemed to have no hope of either.
    All that "wealth" means squat if there is no working governmental apparatus. Until a *real* government is in place, you won't be able to exploit the "wealth" to benefit, the gen pop.

    Another issue is security. All that mineral wealth will just flow across the border...unchecked and probably would make the already monstrous amount of corruption and rift worse.

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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    Nice to know they have another resource other than Opium.
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    We will make capitalists out of those people yet and this is our ticket to glory!! I was all worth it.
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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    All that "wealth" means squat if there is no working governmental apparatus. Until a *real* government is in place, you won't be able to exploit the "wealth" to benefit, the gen pop.

    Another issue is security. All that mineral wealth will just flow across the border...unchecked and probably would make the already monstrous amount of corruption and rift worse.
    Let's hope they fail, right?
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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    No blood for lithium!

    In all seriousness, this is great news. Does it make it a certianty that things turn around in Afghanistan? No. However it increases the likelihood and gives some reason hope for the state in the future at least. Here's hoping it can work out in a positive way.

    Oh, and in regards to most of us not seeing the benefit of our rich stores of resources in the US. Look at our quality of life, even for many of the "poor" in this country but especially the middle class, and compare it to many various portions of the world. While you may not see direect profits from it there is a definite tangible benefit we all recieve due to boons the US has in regards to its economic prowess.
    If you compare us with third world countries you are correct. If you compare us with the rich industrial countries than you are not correct.

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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Sure beats having to work our asses off growing turnips to stave off hunger through the winter months. Thanks to the barons of industry, I don't have a root cellar, but a finished basement with giant screen HDTV.
    You must be higher up on the minion scale than me.

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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    watch this:



    This is foreshadowing for Afghanistan; and perhaps an underlying reason behind US involvement within that country.


    P.S. This is my view on things:

    Modern warfare isn't about terrorism; that is contemporary bs; propaganda if you ask me

    it is about resources which are limited and will not and cannot be reproduced because humans don't know how to ****ing create vast amounts of raw elements.

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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    All that "wealth" means squat if there is no working governmental apparatus. Until a *real* government is in place, you won't be able to exploit the "wealth" to benefit, the gen pop.

    Another issue is security. All that mineral wealth will just flow across the border...unchecked and probably would make the already monstrous amount of corruption and rift worse.
    They probably make as much on opium than they would on exploiting their natural wealth. There would still be the same amount of poverty because their corruption is part of their culture.

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    Re: U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    They probably make as much on opium than they would on exploiting their natural wealth. There would still be the same amount of poverty because their corruption is part of their culture.
    Right but fix the corruption and we may have a pretty decent nation.

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