Monday, June 14, 2010

Is it me or am I paranoid about the reason for war!

US geologists find $1trillion of mineral reserves in Afghanistan

houseprices will shoot up in Afghanistan after this, better buy now before the rush of first time buyers move from the UK..

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10 thoughts on “Is it me or am I paranoid about the reason for war!

  • little professor says:

    Ha ha, I saw this and was going to post it aswell, although it has nothing to do with house prices.

    Very convenient discovery for the Americans. Guess that war was worth it after all.

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  • tooooooo convenient

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  • little professor says:

    Unsurprisngly, the Americans are offering to ‘help’ the Afghan government by brokering deals for companies seeking rights to mine and export the mineral deposits – of course, the rights will go to Halliburton etc to continue the rape and pillage of the country’s natural resources.

    The Pentagon task force has already started trying to help the Afghans set up a system to deal with mineral development. International accounting firms that have expertise in mining contracts have been hired to consult with the Afghan Ministry of Mines, and technical data is being prepared to turn over to multinational mining companies and other potential foreign investors. The Pentagon is helping Afghan officials arrange to start seeking bids on mineral rights by next fall, officials said.
    “The Ministry of Mines is not ready to handle this,” Mr. Brinkley said. “We are trying to help them get ready.”

    More from New York Times article, well worth reading:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world/asia/14minerals.html?hp=&pagewanted=all

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  • wow they are very “helpful”

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  • This story could be made into a film. They could call it Avatar…

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  • Landedgentry says:

    Wonder what the chinese will do?

    recaptcha: Port flaccid

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  • happy mondays says:

    So the war on terror will finally pay off…..Keeping the streets of london safe, my ar*s!

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  • To: Landedgentry

    The Chinese government is aiming at Mongolia (abundant mineral reserves, especially uranium) which used to be a China territory but half of the country seized by Russia after WW2.

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  • The BBC has now picked up on the story – Afghanistan could become “the Saudi Arabia of lithium”.

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/10311752.stm

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  • Bigsmellysocks says:

    You didn’t think we were there just to make sure the Caspian oil pipe line was safe did you?

    These captha’s are getting hard, I need a computer.

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