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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Perhaps we will stay awhile longer ....

WASHINGTON — 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.[NY Times]


  • At 5:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So this is the real reason for our intense interest in Afghanistan! Yet again, Rhett Butler was right!

  • At 3:17 PM, Blogger ricksahm said…

    I am shocked ... shocked that wealth was found in a place where our troops are located.


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