posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 06:34 PM
reply to post by Pathos
Whilst I don't quite see a USA 'surrender' as such on the cards, this is clearly an interesting and important area to watch.
I recommend you watch, if you haven't already, the recent edition of Newsnight that the BBC Broadcast on Tuesday 17 November 2009 in which they
presented some fascinating fresh analysis of the shifts and trends we are all trying to understand at the moment.
If you go to their Newsnight website (link)
you can find/view some clips
"China's grip on the rare earth rush" link
"Is China's rare earth control a threat?" link
and "Does the 21st century belong to asia?" link
Some really interesting info on (USA) dependence on 'rare earth' deposits situated in China, which I certainly wasn't familiar with.
Also, have we finally learnt why GM ditched that recent battery electric car project that looked so promising (prior to their focus on Hydrogen
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