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Why Aren't We Talking About North Korea's Vast Mineral Reserves?

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posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
only 6 trillion? that's less than 1/3 of the U.S. national debt, and it`s obviously not enough for north korea to divert funds and resources from developing nukes to mine that stuff.
it seems like you`re the only that think`s it a lot of resources.
Read my opening post again. Their minerals are how they PAY for their military which means that their minerals pay for their nukes too.
edit on 10/18/2017 by MissSmartypants because: edit




posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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originally posted by: FyreByrd

originally posted by: MissSmartypants

originally posted by: FyreByrd

originally posted by: MissSmartypants
If the Gulf War was really about oil then could it be possible that this whole mess with North Korea could be about their vast...though largely unmined...mineral reserves?
As it turns out, North Korea is sitting on about 200 different minerals spread across 80% of the country. These include large reserves of precious metals and rare earth metals. All together about $6 trillion worth with alot of it sitting unmined due to lack of electricity, lack of equipment, and antiquated mining technology. However as for the mining that is being done a substantial part of it is being done by China with 41% of Chinese companies doing business in North Korea being mining businesses. And it should be noted that these mineral reserves finance North Korea's military.


sources would be helpful. THX
I usually start my threads by explaining that I don't know how to add a link from my phone but I have to admit that I got lazy this time. And I usually explain where I got the information (in this case Wikipedia) but some days typing everything out on my phone seems like a big hassel. I was having one of those days. Sorry.


Thanks for the reply - since I only post from a desktop, I can forget that many people are using their phones. I certainly wouldn't be able to paste links from my phone without severe stress.

And thank you for the reply to my reply.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 10:28 PM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants

originally posted by: filthyphilanthropist

originally posted by: MissSmartypants

originally posted by: filthyphilanthropist
a reply to: MissSmartypants

Nah. Most of our action with them would be from the sky. Death from above. We probably wouldn't have very many boots on the ground.
As I queried previously is the conflict actually between the U.S. and China rather than North Korea?
I mean, I doubt it. Sure, it's possible, but my gut saysno. Granted, my gut doesn't trump the facts. Maybe I'll spend a little time researching in the next few days and get back to you with a more qualifies opinion.
Well if it is really about North Korea's mineral wealth and China is doing most of the mining there, I find it hard to believe that China is going to let us waltz in, depose Kim Jomg Un, install the new leader of our choice, one that will be ready to start doing business with the US instead, without a fight.
Oh you are absolutely correct in that China won't stand for it. They've said so outright. They will stay nuteral unless we attack first.

www.google.com...



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: filthyphilanthropist

originally posted by: MissSmartypants

originally posted by: filthyphilanthropist

originally posted by: MissSmartypants

originally posted by: filthyphilanthropist
a reply to: MissSmartypants

Nah. Most of our action with them would be from the sky. Death from above. We probably wouldn't have very many boots on the ground.
As I queried previously is the conflict actually between the U.S. and China rather than North Korea?
I mean, I doubt it. Sure, it's possible, but my gut saysno. Granted, my gut doesn't trump the facts. Maybe I'll spend a little time researching in the next few days and get back to you with a more qualifies opinion.
Well if it is really about North Korea's mineral wealth and China is doing most of the mining there, I find it hard to believe that China isanymo??to let us waltz in, depose Kim Jomg Un, install the new leader of our choice, one that will be ready to start doing business with the US instead, without a fight.
Oh you are absolutely correct in that China won't stand for it. They've said so outright. They will stay nuteral unless we attack first.

www.google.com...

Just read the article. Thank you. This is truly getting frightening what with the whole "choosing up sides" thing with Australia and Japan involved.
What happened to good old fashioned assassination? Don't we do that anymore?




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