Originally Posted by FallaciesAbound
However, why on earth would anyone want to invade Afghanistan, in this scenario at least, a country which many have certainly conquered, but none have held for for than a few years. It has no natural resources that can be easily exported, and it is in a part of the world where its occupation would piss off a lot of nations. So whats the upside?
Oil pipe lines and heroin. Afghanistan contains some key oil pipelines and is the main production area for heroin.