Shades Of Avatar, Afghanistan Has Mineral Reserves!!!

by Daniel Russ on June 17, 2010

US Troops On Patrol In Afghanistan

“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.”

Source: NYT

Oy. What is the point here? Afghanis don’t recognize their own country, their own borders, and now we are supposed to look at this as an opportunity to make money?

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