Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals

Discussion in 'Politics' started by scurfer, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. Stephen A. Feinberg, a billionaire financier who is informally advising Mr. Trump on Afghanistan, is also looking into ways to exploit the country’s minerals, according to a person who has briefed him. Mr. Feinberg owns a large military contracting firm, DynCorp International, which could play a role in guarding mines — a major concern, given that some of Afghanistan’s richest deposits are in areas controlled by the Taliban.

    In 2010, American officials estimated that Afghanistan had untapped mineral deposits worth nearly $1 trillion, an estimate that was widely disputed at the time and has certainly fallen since, given the eroding price of commodities. But the $1 trillion figure is circulating again inside the White House, according to officials, who said it had caught the attention of Mr. Trump.
    Great idea Mr. President, invade a country and take their wealth. What could go wrong?
    Make America Great Again!
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  2. I bet you still think we invaded Iraq to take their oil.
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  3. no way, we are there to bring democracy and freedom to the Afghani people.

    you'll see.
  4. In Trump's mind, he thinks invading and looting a country of it's wealth is a good idea. Some one should inform him of the profit potential by using Afghani slave labor.
  5. Trump=Obama=Bush.
    Groundhog Day!
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  6. What do you want the robots to win?
  7. Figs have all the minerals a person needs.
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  8. Yup.

    Beets as well.
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  9. Figs can't compare to Afghanistan's over 1400 mineral fields, containing barite, chromite, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, natural gas, petroleum, precious and semi-precious stones, salt, sulfur, talc, zinc among many other minerals. Gemstones include high-quality emerald, lapis lazuli, red garnet and ruby.
    Big Don knows how to do war right!
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  10. China has been interested in getting involved with Afghanistan's resources, as well. Since we already paved the road for them, with lives and money, why wouldn't they want to step right in and profit? China may be a lot of things, but they're not stupid.
  11. Still waiting for those pics of the Wall. I presume it didn't happen..
  12. i say take it....

    if the afgans want it, they should have mined it years ago.... but them as a people...arent the most intelligent people walking this planet,

    the strong will allways take what they want from the weak....

    now the africans know how to mine..... they get thousands of people on a mountain.. and dig the whole mountain away.. collecting the gems as they go.
  13. Could be minerals, but may also be the fact Pakistan has nukes.

    And you wonder where that 6.5 trillion dollars went that the pentagon lost in 2015?
  14. You would think the US would have smartened up and would have put a couple of thousand Africans on one of those Afghani mountain tops by now.
    It takes a true leader to get that accomplished. Big Don is our man!
  15. ^^^^^ WELL THE MOUNTAINS OF africa are made of red sand.....where-as the mountains in the middle-east are made of solid hard rock..... a little harder for the average man to dig. with just hand tools,

    but a couple of M.O.A.B.'S dropped in the right spot could fix that,
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  16. Would clean out the sand fleas hiding in the caves as well
  17. but a couple of M.O.A.B.'S dropped in the right spot could fix that,[/QUOTE]
    The sands are in Africa, the real hard rocks are in Afghanistan. Try to keep up.
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