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Forum Post: Yes War is Still for the Money - another side effect from a Wall Street Government.

Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 17, 2012, 3:38 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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"If Afghanistan can become the central Asian 'roundabout,' to use President Karzai's term, to where it can be the new Silk Road, think of the implications for that, recalling that, of course, Afghanistan is blessed with the presence of what are trillions, with an 'S' on the end, trillions of dollars worth of minerals if, and only if, you can get the extractive technology, the human capital operated, the lines of communication to enable you to get it out of the country and all the rest of that. Very big 'if.' And of course, there's a foundation of security that would be necessary on, on which to build all of that. But, again, the prospects are very significant if you can achieve objectives." -- Gen. David Petraeus, Meet the Press, Sunday, August 15th, 2010



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[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 5 years ago

Video of the above quote.


[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

I was trying to find the full interview but could not. Any help there?

[-] 2 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 5 years ago

Here are some more possible reasons why we're in Afghanistan still.


[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

Yah I actually noticed we posted within 15 minutes of each other. Anti-war minds thinking alike I guess. I left a small comment actually referring to Patraeus's comments in this interview.