Monday, June 14, 2010
"We're Never Leaving"
U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan
The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.
The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.
An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys.
New York Times.
$Trillions$ in minerals! Naw we ain't 'never' leaving that place. We ain't about to walk out, and let the Taliban or the natives become a first world power with all that glittering stuff that's laying about.
Yeah this looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship as Rick said in "Casablanca". A real frigging 'close' friendship,...least till the goods run out.
Get this part.
"The Afghan government and President Hamid Karzai were recently briefed about this discovery by American officials."
Put another way,...
Hey dummies, if you can take ya noses out of the poppy/heroin fields for a second looks like we got to re-write a few treaties.
We just found a shitload of 'our' gems in your country.
Kinda reminds me of that movie "Avatar". Only this time we don't have to go to another planet to suck up the goodies.
Hey don't get me wrong. I love the Stars'n Stripes like crazy. I just have this problem with screwing over weaker innocent countries is all.
We need to take out Al-Qaeda,...all of them.
They did 9/11 after all. Toss in them Taliban head chopper maniacs to be on the safe side. Point blank nail'em.
Then go home.