|Afghanistan mining - NY Times|
In that post regular readers perused various Dredd Blog ideas advanced over the years.
Those posts offer less puzzling discourse than the official cognitive dissonance generally blabbered about by clueless politicians and the main stream media concerning "the reason" we are still in Afghanistan after all these years (see e.g. First Day of Spring 2009, Oilah Akbar In Afghanistan and Afghanistan Is A Bipartisan War - 2).
No less than "America's newspaper" has become all rogue and mavericky, going down the same stretch of "the underground railroad" that Dredd Blog has been tracking on:
If there is a road to a happy ending in Afghanistan, much of the path may run underground: in the trillion-dollar reservoir of natural resources — oil, gold, iron ore, copper, lithium and other minerals — that has brought hopes of a more self-sufficient country, if only the wealth can be wrested from blood-soaked soil.(Potential for a Mining Boom, NY Times 9/8/12, emphasis added). We call that underground route "Highway 61" (see War Is The Highway 61 of the 1%).
That could be one reason the Romney campaign does not want to talk about The Mining Bane Capital of Afghanistan, not even discussing it at the Republican Convention, and also why Obama signed an extension keeping some U.S.eh? forces there "forever and a day" (we have already been there "forever").
The political parties see eye to eye when other nations are on top of "our" natural resources under their land, never-the-less it still causes us non-partisan type problems getting to those resources (see U.S. Political Parties And Political Science).
We noted that whether the resources are under the ground, or under the oceans, those resources for some mysterious reason (wink, wink) draw terrorism and the fleets (The Fleets & Terrorism Follow The Oil), which causes tensions (The Fleets & Terrorism Follow The Oil - 4).
A whole new "agricultural technology" has developed which is used to extract the resources and religiously distribute them accordingly.
The previous post in this series is here.