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www.businessinsider.com...-201000-hectares-under-cultivation-wa s-the-third-highest-amount-recorded-since-1994-only-exceeded-by-the-224000-hectares-reported-in-2014-and-the-209000-hectares-registered-in-2013-1[/exn ews]
If not reading the link, at least look at the graph in the article... notice a particular year of which the drastic shift occurred?
edit on 24-4-2017 by ttobban because: bad link
A senior U.S. military official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence on the issue, said
By JAMES RISEN
June 13, 2010
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.
originally posted by: glend
a reply to: Ophiuchus 13
These wars of greed and power do not help any of us.