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The New War for Afghanistan's Untapped Oil


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JL
- 631 days ago - theatlantic.com
What's driving the recent surge in Taliban violence? I was there as part of a three week investigation into the growing efforts of both the US and Afghan governments to develop Afghanistan's oil and gas sector.



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JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 9:31 am
Copywritten article available at the site
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 11:27 am
If America is going to involve itself in Afgnanistan oil reserves, what chance is there of getting out troops out of there? They hate us, and now with the Tliban presence, there certainly cannot be any chance of America having any interests in their oil.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 11:41 am
Why else do you think the pressure has been on Congress and the POTUS to delay troops withdrawal Allan? And why the US went there in the first place?
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:17 pm

Oil and gas in a middle eastern country, and the US wants a piece of the action. Now that is news. We have been niggling and nipping at the middle east oil and other resources since the 1930's, we fought with Germany for those resources in WWII. Why would we be there if not for OIL, GAS, or some other natural resource? To import sand? I think we have that one covered in the Mojave.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:29 pm
If they think there is a chance of getting oil they will stay there The world is getting panicky now its running out of oil and gas etc Uk is running out of gas and now is talking again about trying fracking even though it was suspended in 2011 for causing two earthquakes Governments and companies dont care about people only what they can get out of the ground wherever that may be and to whatever cost to the environment and people

Noted
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:40 pm
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Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:29 pm
There are all kinds of resources in the mountainous regions; not just oil. The problem is in dealing with the warlords and the tribal hatreds and allegiances. The Taliban would have a tough time taking on the warlords as the warlords aren't bound by the same stringent rules of engagement that the US soldier is.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:36 pm
True Theodore, people whose home is there will defend their resources against outsiders trying to get them for corporations. You cannot currently send a star to Theodore because you have done so within the last day.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 4:21 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Angelika R. (144)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:57 pm
That's right! and Theodore just said it, all sorts of precious minerals are in Afghanistan, an incredibly treasure of soil resources! Apart from this, there were suggestions in the past that CIA also had their hands in the poppy fields...
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 8:51 pm
You are we;cp,e Roger!
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Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 2:10 am
Noted, thanks.
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday March 27, 2013, 8:26 am
Oops! you are welcome Roger and Kerrie!
 
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