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Afghanistan Signs Its First Oil Contract – With China

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posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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With China ????

Where were the American Companies ????

What if China stations troops to guard their interests ????

What IF a "mishap" should occur ????

You know, like the one with some U.S. and Pakistani troops.

China and Afghanistan do share a common border, small but true.

Maybe the international oil companies will get a share.

Who is behind this alarming trend ?


December 28, 2011 - Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's government signed a deal Wednesday with China's state-owned National Petroleum Corporation, allowing it to become the first foreign company to exploit the country's oil and natural gas reserves.

The contract, which covers the northeastern provinces of Sari Pul and Faryab, is the first of several such blocks to be put on the market in coming months, Afghan Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani said during the signing ceremony.

Bidding information for blocks in neighboring Balkh province will be released at end of February, and for the western Herat province by next summer, he said.

The ministry listed the initial value of the project with CNPC as $700 million. But the total could be ten times greater if more reserves are found and developed, and if international oil prices remain at today's levels, Shahrani said.


Hmmm..


So far, companies from China -- with which Afghanistan shares a small stretch of border in its east -- have been in the forefront of investments in the nation.

Three years ago the China Metallurgical Construction Co. signed a contract to develop the Aynak copper mine in Logar province. Beijing's $3.5 billion stake in the mine is the largest foreign investment in Afghanistan so far.

Afghanistan Signs Its First Oil Contract – With China


Looks like this might all be part of the master plan by TPTB !





posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:32 PM
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Indeed. And now that the US is threatening Iran... and China has their back... things are about to get interesting..

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:33 PM
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The transfer of power has already begun.

China and Brazil are rich in resources and cheap labor.

America and Israel are fading to insignificant.

The consumer is all that matters on the corporation called Earth.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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I am not surprised.

American foreign policy is a big fat joke, like our currency will soon be.

Hopefully this wakes up some of the political class fat cats, and some americans to vote these idiots out of office.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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You mean someone didnt bow down and bend over to the states (no offense meant to americans) i find it kind of refreshing that they are doing what they want to do, not what they are "encouraged" to do.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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I think it has something to do with the fact China hasnt been destroying the Afghans country and murdering large swathes of its civilian population.

That may have just tipped the scales in there favour somehow.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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It's quite funny in a way then I remembered all the innocent deaths and all the young kid's killed on both sides

The USA fought for oil and lost it gee whizz karma?



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:49 PM
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It's called paying off china and paying them off sometimes means letting them get the spoils first and we come in after...makes sense to me seeing that we owe them so much money....keep in mind this is one of good knows how many contracts are going to be signed with Afghanistan.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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Uh-oh, China is slowly taking away all the bully's toys...we all know what happens when you take things from a whiny bully right?



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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We still have troops in Afgan we probably own all the oil companies in that country by now. We own that country for god sakes. Also for China being rich in resources that's not true either. They do not even have enough food let alone water for all their population.

www.youtube.com...

Jesse Ventura shows people how china is taking United States water and taking it back to their country and stockpiling it. If you look how corrupt this country (the USA) is just think of the countries we have invaded and took over.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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Yes definitely looks like a power shift.

This looks a LITTLE DATED, but was interesting none the less, give you a little more incite into The Chinese Afghan US connection, and NATO.

Sorry if this has been posted else where, just seemed relevant.

China Securities US




A September 2006 editorial in the semi-official People’s Daily decried what it described as US plans to transform the alliance into a “Global NATO” by endowing it with a large rapid response force capable of worldwide operations. In an indirect expression of Chinese government concerns, the paper said that the alliance’s “interference in the affairs of major ‘hot spot’ regions”, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, had already “drawn extensive concern of people worldwide.”


I think China has managed to pull in a few favors and maybe a crumbling EU and US currency may be playing a part (IMO), weakening the position of EU and US on the Afghanistan Front. A lot of work, money and lives LOST by the US just to have China come in a reap the spoils of war.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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america's only interested in the opium supply, which the taliban reduced to 0.

opium being the precursor to morphine which oxycontin and all painkillers are derived from.

reports are that afghanistan produces 90% of the worlds opium supply. very, very, cheaply.

which translates to huge profits for pharmaceutical companies. the prescription drug industry is worth over $600 billion a year globally.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
america's only interested in the opium supply, which the taliban reduced to 0.

opium being the precursor to morphine which oxycontin and all painkillers are derived from.

reports are that afghanistan produces 90% of the worlds opium supply. very, very, cheaply.

which translates to huge profits for pharmaceutical companies. the prescription drug industry is worth over $600 billion a year globally.


Yep.

You got it !

The "legal" drugs and the "illegal".



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
america's only interested in the opium supply, which the taliban reduced to 0.

opium being the precursor to morphine which oxycontin and all painkillers are derived from.

reports are that afghanistan produces 90% of the worlds opium supply. very, very, cheaply.

which translates to huge profits for pharmaceutical companies. the prescription drug industry is worth over $600 billion a year globally.


+1

You of course left out opium finds its way to America totaly by accident, and anyone who is involved are of course enemys of Freedom and Democracy and the fact pharma industry covets this drug so much is just sheer coincidence.

Ask Reagan, he went to War on Drugs.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if HuJintao ends up turning into the next leader of Afghanistan lol.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
america's only interested in the opium supply, which the taliban reduced to 0.

opium being the precursor to morphine which oxycontin and all painkillers are derived from.

reports are that afghanistan produces 90% of the worlds opium supply. very, very, cheaply.

which translates to huge profits for pharmaceutical companies. the prescription drug industry is worth over $600 billion a year globally.


Brilliant, Of course.

Turn an illegal raw drug source into a profitable Pharmaceutical.

Hats off to you sir.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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______________________________

So Afghanistan had oil after all ?

(as if we didn't know)

It's time for u.s. to find alternative energy
or else the war on oil will kill us all.

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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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Just a couple of quick thoughts.

Where was the US? They, and about five other countries, were outbid by the Chinese.

What does this do to the "war for oil" theory? I see it's being abandoned without even a kiss good-bye. I'm not sure anyone really ever believed that's why we were there. Now it's "war for drugs?"

Please excuse the nasty attitude, no coffee yet.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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Afghanistan has a common border with china.

China's long-term interest in the stability of Afghanistan is probably much larger than that of Americans & Europeans who just want to get out and forget about Afghanistan asap.

The joke about the idea of the NATO forces leaving behind a stabilized, non-islamist Afghanistan has always been that Russia and China would have had the greatest benefit without incurring any substantial cost.



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