Friday, June 21, 2013

Billions to be Scrapped in Afghanistan

Now this is a killer for anyone into recycling, reuse and scrap metals. Talk about no control over our tax dollars, no fiscal responsibility.

We (the U.S. Government - that's supposed to be US) spent about $1 million each for MRAP vehicles - built to withstand mines and roadside bombings. Now 2,000 of these will be sold to SCRAP dealers in Afghanistan. You can read more about this here.

Well - at least the metals will be recovered. I'm reminded of the end of Viet Nam when untold numbers of helicopters and other equipment was just dumped into the sea.

Does any of this make sense to anyone?

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3 comments:

tyleragent said...

Thanks for the post, and I had no idea that scrap metal recycling was such a big issue. Especially with scrap metal thefts, I didn't know it was such a big issue until after I read up on it.

Avery Schlacter said...

Thanks for this blog. I've been looking around for Edmonton metal recycling and this gave me some really great tips.

Anonymous said...

REGARDING VIET NAM, HOW ABOUT ALL THE JETS,TANKS,CONSTRUCTION EQUIP,
ARTILIARY,WEAPONS AND ORDINANCE WE LEFT INTAC AND FULLY SERVICABLE?

 
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