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Habebe
Member
Thu Sep 02 03:19:01
Will the Taliban be able to function any better than the former Wiemar republik the west has propped propped up there?

Will sandy camel shit become worth their weight in gold and they become rich?

Will they reak havoc on their surrounding nations?

Will it become a feeding frenzy of world powers vying for influence and control?

Tune in next post to find out...
murder
Member
Thu Sep 02 20:34:59

Afghanistan will revert to the even worse shithole it was before we got there. Religion is a poison. Extreme religion is just a higher dose.

It has mostly been under Pakistani influence, but Iran may decide to increase their role ... maybe bringing it into conflict with Pakistan.

Sam Adams
Member
Fri Sep 03 15:33:56
I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit.

Only way to be sure.
Dukhat
Member
Fri Sep 03 21:14:36
Another amoral cesspool that China will manipulate and support in order to get raw resources for their economy.

American weakness is an opportunity for the Chinese.
Sam Adams
Member
Fri Sep 03 23:33:01
"American weakness is an opportunity for the Chinese."

Yup. Watch out duckhat... if you keep thinking logically, youll stop being a democrat.
Dukhat
Member
Sat Sep 04 01:31:55
You know the best way of beating China is trade agreements and alliances right? Not fucking trade wars while conceding vasts swath of the earth to china because they also have an ultranationalist leader.

Republicans only care about tax cuts for the rich. They distract you with all these culture wars stuff that doesnt matter at all.
patom
Member
Sat Sep 04 04:29:10
Other than the vast poppy fields, what raw material, either ore or organic does Afghanistan have that the world needs?
Russia spent 10 years there we pissed away 20 years there. If they had anything of value to offer that we couldn't get elsewhere, do you think we would have walked away?
Sam Adams
Member
Sat Sep 04 11:41:56
"Republicans only care"

You dont have to be a republican to not be a democrat.
Dukhat
Member
Sun Sep 05 07:28:50
Afghanistan has rare earth minerals. Going to need a shit ton of rare earth metals to electrify our economy.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Sun Sep 05 10:40:20
I am as very pessimistic, I see those rare earth minerals becomming a curse for Afghanistan and then turn into another extraction economy, rife with violence and corruption.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Sun Sep 05 10:40:53
Oh wait, they already have half of that covered…
murder
Member
Sun Sep 05 11:03:14

"... and then turn into another extraction economy, rife with violence and corruption."

So exactly the same as it's been ... but with a functioning economy?

Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Sun Sep 05 12:46:59
I think in many ways the easy extraction of money can make it worse. It really kills the drive to innovate to have gold in the ground.
Dukhat
Member
Sun Sep 05 13:35:41
Dutch Disease.
Cloud Strife
Member
Sun Sep 05 13:40:49
The Taliban will sell the natural resources based on geopolitical/economic interests.

The other sectors of the economy will have even more corruption than Afghanistan already had. If it helps you feel better, the Afghani economy was and is practically non-existent.

Usually, places like this improve when they allow foreigners to come in with their capital and governance within their companies in exchange for paying a higher than usual wage to the locals and taxes to the government. This is generally a long process, and the Taliban is not likely to be too interested, preferring to base their economy on poppy and goats.
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