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NOW: Scrapping Billions Worth of Military Equipment in Afghanistan

btw... It's never BEEN cheaper to ship!
Baltic Dry Index (shipping costs) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VkD8rb1zLiQ/SgG5p-6_cyI/AAAAAAAAAk...


http://youtu.be/wDF4fayZCg8

Facing a tight withdrawal deadline and tough terrain, the U.S. military has destroyed more than 170 million pounds worth of vehicles and other military equipment as it rushes to wind down its role in the Afghanistan war by the end of 2014.

Military planners have determined that they will not ship back more than $7 billion worth of equipment — about 20 percent of what the U.S. military has in Afghanistan — because it is no longer needed or would be too costly to ship back home.

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles
The Pentagon has determined that it will no longer have use for about 12,300 of its 25,500 MRAPs scattered at bases worldwide... but the majority of the unwanted vehicles — which cost about $1 million each — will probably be shredded.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/scrapping-e...
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So: It COSTS too much to SHIP back... not worth it.
OK.
So: HOW was it 'WORTH' it... to ship the Twin Tower scrap all the way to China?

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1 Million to build but not worth the cost to ship back ??

Maybe its just me, but it sounds almost like someone is doing some damn creative book keeping to make those items disappear from DOJ's inventory, to be used elsewhere for illegal wars.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Got to keep the

Got to keep the military-industrial complex humming along and ready to supply all new vehicles and armaments for the next senseless war...oh, I don't know...let's just try Syria this time, eh?

ugh....

so much waste...