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North Korea is sitting on a stockpile of minerals worth trillions

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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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North Korea is notorious for its totalitarian regime and human rights violations. Fewer people may realize the secretive country is also sitting on trillions in untapped wealth. Embedded deep beneath the country's mountainous zones are some 200 varieties of minerals, including gold, iron, copper, zinc, magnesite, limestone, tungsten, and graphite, Quartz reports. Some of these stockpiles are among the largest in the world, and North Korea, a tiny and cash-strapped nation, frequently uses them to bring in additional revenue — no matter the laws against doing so.


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With Trump threatening military action against N. Korea, I wonder what if this is all a ploy to take control of minerals that are in the country. In fact, this sounds suspiciously like Iraq and Afghanistan.

It may also explains why China is reluctant to overthrow Fat Boy since they are currently the ones that have a monopoly over the minerals. In fact, in order to get cash, North Korea exports some of these minerals to China. If the US and South Korea were to take control of North Korea, China will lose its monopoly over the minerals.
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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Well chit....

I thought the only reason we haven't gone in is because they don't have anything.

When is the draft cut off age?



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Well the fact that Trump wants military action against N. Korea proves he's just a Neo Con. In fact North Korea could very well be his own Iraq.

It won't be long before he formulate Operation: North Korean freedom.

And just like Iraq, occupying former N. Korea will be tough because there will be an insurgency from North Korean Communists supported covertly by China since China don't want US and SK troops in former NK.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:25 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

While I could see why you believe this, you're talking definitively.

For all we know Trump is over his presidency and doesn't want to get caught up in it.

Too soon to tell. That being said, any president could do this. Barry was just as aggressive.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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I bet there is a giant vault of Twinkies somewhere underground as well.
This place has everything.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:28 PM
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Kim is a loose cannon. This has nothing to do with their minerals. Kim has become a major military threat with it's atomic capability and it's missile building. It has also built a lot of subs that can launch missiles over the last eight years. Obama should have dealt with this issue when he was president, he let this happen. I hope we never get another president like him, under him a lot of bad things evolved.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

My point is this is the reason why I have no faith on Trump. If he invades N. Korea then he is really no better than the other Neocons before him. The moment he invades N. Korea and body bags start filing up, more people including his own supporters overnight will hate him. And didn't he stated back on his election campaign that he promised no more war?
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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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How much will the minerals be worth after we melt it?



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Trump is not a neocon, he's an independent actor.

He's never had strong political or ideology affiliation. He plays whatever he needs to to be in the limelight.

Do you really think he's religious?

And I don't understand how his opposition calls him a liar and then references what he says.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

And what do you want to do? Surrender Southeast Asian countries like Philippines and Vietnam to China? Already China is proposing that in exchange for dealing with N. Korea, the US must surrender Manila, Hanoi, Bangkok and other Southeast Asian Nations.




Unfortunately, China recognizes it has major leverage. Accounting for around 75 percent of North Korean exports — the equivalent of $1.1 trillion to the U.S. economy — China knows that if it tells North Korea to do something, Pyongyang's leaders have a vested interest in listening.

And here's the catch: China also knows that the U.S. government is aware of its prospective influencing power. And from China's perspective, that's an opportunity.

Because nothing is free. In return for altering North Korean behavior, China wants the U.S. to yield to its quest to dominate Southeast Asia. It's a quest with two strategic parts. The first is the Asia Investment and Infrastructure Bank. Offering tens of billions of dollars in grants and loans, the AIIB allows China to buy, bribe, and coerce other states into accepting its economic domination. By crowding out alternate rule-of-law based investments from the U.S., China wins a monopoly of regional political influence.

The second element is military. It involves constructing artificial islands in the South China Sea, and the militarization of those islands so that China can deny vessels transit through those waters. If China can control access to these trade-going waters, it will put immense pressure on states like Vietnam and the Philippines. They will face a choice between kneeling to China's rule or enduring economic depression.

America mustn't play this game.

Were the U.S. to accept Chinese hegemony in return for pressuring North Korea, it would abandon the region to to 1930s-style imperialism. And as with President Barack Obama's Syrian red line, it would show American willingnesss to sacrifice her interests.


www.washingtonexaminer.com...

A member once said it's better to deal with crazy Kim than to have China raise the Chinese flag over every Southeast Asian Nations.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

So in other words, Lil Kim is about to be Gadaffied?



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Sadly yes and that in turn would have made him a martyr by the SJWs since there are many SJWs that have a weird crush for Communist despots like Mao and Fat Boy.

In fact, this SJW even stated she was the reincarnation of Mao.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: starwarsisreal

And I don't understand how his opposition calls him a liar and then references what he says.


Same reason his supporters call him honest yet dismiss half the # that comes out of his face hole.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: rickymouse

And what do you want to do? Surrender Southeast Asian countries like Philippines and Vietnam to China? Already China is proposing that in exchange for dealing with N. Korea, the US must surrender Manila, Hanoi, Bangkok and other Southeast Asian Nations.




Unfortunately, China recognizes it has major leverage. Accounting for around 75 percent of North Korean exports — the equivalent of $1.1 trillion to the U.S. economy — China knows that if it tells North Korea to do something, Pyongyang's leaders have a vested interest in listening.

And here's the catch: China also knows that the U.S. government is aware of its prospective influencing power. And from China's perspective, that's an opportunity.

Because nothing is free. In return for altering North Korean behavior, China wants the U.S. to yield to its quest to dominate Southeast Asia. It's a quest with two strategic parts. The first is the Asia Investment and Infrastructure Bank. Offering tens of billions of dollars in grants and loans, the AIIB allows China to buy, bribe, and coerce other states into accepting its economic domination. By crowding out alternate rule-of-law based investments from the U.S., China wins a monopoly of regional political influence.

The second element is military. It involves constructing artificial islands in the South China Sea, and the militarization of those islands so that China can deny vessels transit through those waters. If China can control access to these trade-going waters, it will put immense pressure on states like Vietnam and the Philippines. They will face a choice between kneeling to China's rule or enduring economic depression.

America mustn't play this game.

Were the U.S. to accept Chinese hegemony in return for pressuring North Korea, it would abandon the region to to 1930s-style imperialism. And as with President Barack Obama's Syrian red line, it would show American willingnesss to sacrifice her interests.


www.washingtonexaminer.com...

A member once said it's better to deal with crazy Kim than to have China raise the Chinese flag over every Southeast Asian Nations.




So what has this got to do with my post I posted? I mentioned we should have taken care of NK a while back already.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:49 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: starwarsisreal

And I don't understand how his opposition calls him a liar and then references what he says.


Same reason his supporters call him honest yet dismiss half the # that comes out of his face hole.


That's a logical fallacy. I was clearly being objective and asking a specific question.

Saying his supporters are just as at fault doesn't justify the logic.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:53 PM
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Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, scientists say.

Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia.

The U.S. Geological Survey began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004.


And opium too? Seriously? Back to this again?

edit on 30-6-2017 by iWontGiveUP because: Al-CIA-duh!



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Sadly, there's no easy solution. Even if we take care of crazy Kim awhile back, China would have asked for concessions in exchange for their cooperation. In fact, maybe that's why the US didn't take care of him back then because they are afraid China was gonna ask them for Southeast Asia.

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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 10:58 PM
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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: rickymouse

Sadly, there's no easy solution. Even if we take care of crazy Kim awhile back, China would have asked for concessions in exchange for their cooperation. In fact, maybe that's why the US didn't take care of him back then because they are afraid China was gonna ask them for Southeast Asia.


They could have worked something out between the two Koreas to do a peaceful resolution. Then we could get our butts out of South Korea too.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 11:02 PM
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I have read this about every single nation in the Mid to Far East . Yet to see anything like proof . I think it is just sh^^ stirring. And if this is the case why not any other of the 20 nations this story has been ran on....?




posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 11:07 PM
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The aerial surveys determined that Afghanistan may hold 60 million tons of copper, 2.2 billion tons of iron ore, 1.4 million tons of rare earth elements such as lanthanum, cerium and neodymium, and lodes of aluminum, gold, silver, zinc, mercury and lithium. For instance, the Khanneshin carbonatite deposit in Afghanistan's Helmand province is valued at $89 billion, full as it is with rare earth elements.



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