The real purpose of the Afghanistan war.

@andben (1076)
Italy
March 27, 2007 12:45pm CST
The real purpose of that war is the possibility to control strategic areas from a geopolitical point of view and to control streams of raw materials. Afghanistan belongs to one of this areas because its territory constitutes one via of transit for the energetic resources of the Countries of Central Asia. The famous "war on terror" is actually a war for oil. According to evaluations published in the August of the 2000 from the Institute for Afghan Studies the value of the oil stocks of the countries of the Central Asia that round Afghanistan like Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is about between 2.500 and 3.500 billions of dollars. In 1998, a businessman said "I don't remember any historic period of a country so suddenly become very important from a strategic point of view like the Caspio one". The business man was the present vice president of the USA Dick Cheney, that he was the general executive manager of the Halliburton, a society leader in the oil excavations.
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@4ftfingers (1313)
27 Mar 07
That's very true. Also people say that Afghanistan doesn't have oil itself so we can't be out there for a hand in their oil. The truth is, we know that Afghanistan does have oil, but because of the sanctions imposed on the country for the Taleban's rule, they havn't had the investment to help build the infrastructure to mine and export the oil, nor an export market.
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