POLITICS OF ENERGY forum: The War in Afghanistan

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Apr 24, 2011 2:27 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
Remember the 1980s Russian vs. Afghan conflict over the natural gas pipeline? Maybe? Attached link is an article with a point of view (not necessarily mine) explaining a lot of history in that conflict leading up to this point in time where U.S. and other forces are fighting. It's short and eye-opening. I read articles similar to this knowing there are always many POVs... this is one. Note "The Mineral Contest" as regards the politics of energy.

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May 2, 2011 11:06 AM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ
By some estimates the mineral wealth in Afghanistan is upwards of $1 trillion. And of course the opium produced there since the invasion is worth $50 billion per year. I have always believed that the reasons for invading and occupying have never been honestly explained.

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