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Top story on the BBC news tonight (30th July 2010)was from Nad-e-Ali in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
It was about the British Army's surge to clear this area of Taliban.
There was much talk about difficulties and where this new initiative falls relative to overall coalition strategy, but the astonishing part of the report came when the reporter interviewed a large group of local shopkeepers.
Originally posted by Pellevoisin
The nations involved in occupying Afghanistan are there for one reason and one reason only: to build a pipeline for oil through the country.
Originally posted by Regensturm
Let's go back to 1997....
December 1997, to be precise.
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
If you dig a little further I believe the Taliban were called to Washington to do a deal on the pipeline just a few months before 9/11. I remember reading that the deal fell through because the Taliban wanted too much (an actual fair price probably, instead of being cornholed by the oil companies).