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The New War for
Afghanistan´s Untapped Oil

Atlantic Magazine, by Antonia Juhasz

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/10/2013 1:07:49 PM

I am looking out the window as men in grey turbans run from my building out onto the highway, their AK 47s at the ready. "There´s been an accident," my Afghan guide, Danish calmly tells me. "Someone was just killed in the plaza here." I am in Faryab province in northwest Afghanistan, (Snip) With the close of 2012, the Pentagon has revealed a disturbing trend in Afghanistan: Taliban attacks remained steady, or in some cases increased, over 2011 levels. I experienced the Taliban surge firsthand this past November, and can offer a cause not cited in the Pentagon´s report: oil and gas.

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And, I only thought the "warlords," or Al Qaeda were protecting their poppy fields. Once again, precious American blood spilled for known oil by US and now they are kicking our troops out of their Country. And the "Taliban" don´t want to share it with US.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/10/2013 2:51:34 PM     (No. 9109388)

I wondered when somebody was gonna figure out there was black gold under them thar hills.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: fishbone, 1/10/2013 3:45:28 PM     (No. 9109473)

Why should we care? We have enough petroleum products for centuries ... if the libs would just let us extract it.


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