October 2011 Scientific American has an article, “Afghanistan’s Buried Riches”, showing the US Marines did geologic surveys of Afghanistan that showed it has enough strategic mineral wealth – including rare earth metals – to make a trillion dollars look like chicken feed.
Iron, Gold, Cobalt. Rare Earths, A pentagon memo calls Afghanistan “The Saudi Arabia of Lithium”. All there for the taking. Maybe, instead of trying to have the Army steal it from the Afghans (like Iraqi oil) you could have just paid for it.
Read it and weep….“The Pentagon’s Map of Afghanistan: An Eldorado of Mineral Wealth and Natural Resources”
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