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DOD, U.S. Agencies Help Afghanistan Exploit Mineral Wealth

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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 06:55 AM
And they told us we went into Afghanistan to get Bin Laden.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:01 AM

Originally posted by TrueAmerican

And oh: this was posted in the Quake Watch thread by a now banned member. Needed it's own thread, with a more realistic approach.
edit on Wed Aug 1st 2012 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)

Star for you, I'm still lurking in shadows.

Thankfully that Quake Watch post wasn't censored.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:02 AM
This was obvious to both you, I and a fair few before the first soldiers stepped foot in Afghanistan. Anyone who still thinks the Afghan/Iraq conflicts were 'legit' (And most conflicts in our history to be fair..)are completely duped and I don't have a lot of hope for them.

People need to wake up to the war machine that is the west. We need to use our rage against the machine and dismantle it before WW3 breaks out..

Great post TA S+F

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:19 AM
reply to post by blutdbj

Well sorry you got banned man, and I was going to suggest you start a new thread with this, cause it really did not have much to do with earthquakes.

Really makes me reconsider some aspects of what the USGS is really used for, that's for sure.

The US Department of Defense, exploiting mineral wealth in Afghanistan, using the USGS. Really just fricken great that is. For them.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:25 AM
And what really gets me is the way they are selling that on the DOD website with this story. All nice and pretty, what a great service we are doing by going in there and KILLING all those people, to ultimately rape the place. They just conveniently forgot to mention all the dead, dying, and wounded, orphaned children, depleted uranium, and everything else. And the fact that Bin Laden died long ago, the raid was a scam, and he was never even indited for the supposed crime which he never even committed.

We would have done better under Hitler.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:34 AM
reply to post by TrueAmerican

The last quote of the closing paragraphs is important to note. Only time will reveal, Afghanistan is 50/50...

Thank you again...


“The estimated direct revenue to be generated by royalties and taxes from the extractive industries could reach up to $1.5 billion by 2016 and exceed $3.7 billion by 2026,” Hakimi said, “and will become a major source of employment, with 165,000 jobs anticipated by 2016 and up to half a million by 2026.

“As we recently stressed at the Tokyo Conference [on Afghanistan in July],” he continued, “a peaceful future for Afghanistan rests in development and a sustainable economy, one that’s not dependent on international assistance and can provide jobs for the people.”

In response to a question from the audience, McNutt said the Afghans are eager to embrace modern geophysical techniques and technology and to be responsible for their own success.

“The word that I hear is [the Afghans] want to do this themselves,” the USGS director added. “They … are eager to take leadership and ownership of these projects and learn how to do it because they’re excited about rebuilding.”

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:36 AM
reply to post by TrueAmerican

I think I know what they really want there:
Massive lithium deposit found in Afghanistan
Uses of Lithium
Now Lithium is used in the manufacture of Cell Phones and Batteries, such as those used in Electric Hybrid cars. It's all about money, as usual. Nothing new here. Invade a Sovereign Nation, destroy their only form of government, kill off their soldiers and many civilians to cull the population. Then they take the Natural Resources. Business as usual.

posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 09:16 AM
reply to post by autowrench

Well yeah, lithium is one thing. And that's a great point!

But as the article points out, it could be, and likely is, from the surveying that's been going on for years, one of the wealthiest countries on earth in minerals. If I had to guess, they've probably suspected it for years and years, and probably from INSAR, GPS, passive tomography, and all kinds of things- even long before typical, everyday Americans knew Afghanistan even existed. And WAY before 9/11.

And actually, come to think of it, what do you want to bet that it may have even been early USGS expeditions into the country that determined this, and fed this news to the greedy, who decided it had to be a target of the War Machine for exploit.

So imagine that! The USGS actually part of, and partly responsible for all those dead people and ruined lives.

Who'd of ever thunk it.... When I think of the scientists I've talked to up there, a bunch of them, that they...

:shk: *sigh*

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 01:45 PM
reply to post by TrueAmerican

US missile defense staff told to stop watching porn:


posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 02:22 PM

Chamberlin began surveying Afghanistan in the mid-1970s while working with companies cultivating cotton and grapes. The scope of her work changed during the Soviet invasion when heavy bombing uncovered significant deposits of rubies, sapphires, emeralds and other gemstones. Afghanistan has plentiful mineral wealth due to the collision of the Indian subcontinent with the Asian continent, which trapped and combined chemicals from ancient seas with those from the land under tremendous geologic pressures. This collision "formed minerals that exist in very few places in the world," Chamberlin said. Afghans are only lacking the infrastructure to exploit their nation's mineral wealth, she said. "The people just need the expertise and the direction." When the required infrastructure is developed, Afghans "could rule the world," Chamberlin told the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club in California.

The Spoils of War: The Minerals of Afghanistan January 7, 2002 Published in American Free Press of January 7, 2002 (Written in October 2001)

Some of us knew, some of us knew.. But when we tried to speak up, we were told to shut up and Support the Troops. We were called anti-American, our patriotism questioned, because our President had said, You're either with us or against us.

Most of the time, if a nation is honest about the reasons for starting a war, its citizens would say No! That's why the story must be about enemies, They hate us for our freedoms, Bush said.

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