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Date: 03/01/14 06:42 AM

8 Responses to Afganistan Pop-Up Warning [Pic]

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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2014 at 6:54 am
    Link: Afganistan Pop-Up Warning - CTRL ALT DELETE repeatedly
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    liabach Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    The cool thing is, if you drag the window around on the screen it makes multiple copies.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm
    It amazes me that people think our presence in Afghanistan has anything to do with democracy and defending freedom.

    We`re there because banks and corporations are making billions, and will make billions more. It`s strategically important for its resources and its location, and that is why we are there. Period. Nearly everything leading up to our involvement there was pretext.

    I have to hand it to our propaganda machine. They`ve done a very good job of selling American`s on this whole "bringing the world freedom and democracy" thing, and the "war on terror" farce. They make a mint, and we cheer them on like anesthetized idiots, puff out our chests, and yell "Yeah! `Murica!"

    Installing democracy. Yeah, right.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3679 posts
    March 2, 2014 at 7:18 am
    @piratefish. i`m going to expose my ignorance right here. but what does afganistan produce besides lapis lazuli and opium?
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2014 at 8:24 am
    @piratefish: We went their because our enemy Al Qaeda had their main stronghold there. We and all of our NATO allies only went in after the attacks on our embassies, the U.S.S. Cole, the first world trade center bombing, the Sept. 11 attacks and countless hostage taking and murders. The war also allowed us to better react to Iran.

    When we went in we killed and crippled multible Al Qaeda groups and their wahabist allies. We began building schools, roads, election centers, and hospitals not quarries. Right now there are 66 quarries in Afghanistan, none are owned by any US interests. In fact, we didn`t even do a geological survey until 2010, 9 years after we first went in. And we still have yet to capitalize on them.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2014 at 8:25 am
    Anyways, those resources you mentioned is mainly marble, gems, copper, and gold, and the lazuli and opium which @slut_etta mentioned. All of them we don`t need, we can get them cheaper and safer elsewhere in the world and most of them from our own soil.

    Plus if you were going in for resources, why Afghanistan? Why not the Congo, Nepal, or Zaire where we could have easily bought off the governments in secret and actually have more and better quality of each of the resources that are found in Afghanistan for a much cheaper political and monetary cost. We don`t even sell Afghan quarries machinery, they largely still use stone chisels which severely hampers output. The largest american corporations in Afghanistan are building and security contractors, not mining contractors.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2014 at 8:47 am
    And lastly, if we spent so much effort, blood, and money on a war for resources. Why are we casually letting China take all of them?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2014 at 1:20 am
    Hell no. I (and the rest of Britain who weren`t politicians) were vocal about it when the Americans decided to go in. We as a nation still remember trying it the first time. The Russians must have had a good laugh at our expense.

    If you really must invade sovereign nations without reason, please do it with just your own troops at stake.

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