posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 09:36 AM
Worldwide, demand for lithium is so large that Afghanistan could reach in the future "Saudi Arabia of lithium" as American experts estimate the U.S.
No gold deposits of Afghanistan are not modest. Rather, some experts estimate that if all the operation will move to gold deposits in Afghanistan, the
world market for gold will drop by 50% in just the first month of operation.
With these new data in the face, it seems that American goals in Afghanistan are more "nuanced" and not targeting only terrorists, fanatics
negasitul Muslims or Osama bin Laden.
Ok, What do the Chinese and Russians?
"Oh, Lord, is an absolutely huge potential here. Basically this country sits on the treasure," exclaimed recently in an interview, Gen. David H.
Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, he stunned the grandeur of the data presented in the geological report Americans. How poor Afghan
economy consists, in fact, in agriculture and shepherding subsistence gross domestic product here is among the lowest in the world. Based on the
latest discoveries, some Afghan officials, tired of war, day-dream to rebuild the country.
Gen. David H. Petraeus, the man who knows what it is
"This time, will become the backbone of fresh Afghan economy. It will be the rock on which we will rebuild homeland" said Jalil Jumriany excited, an
adviser to the Afghan Minister of Mining. It is, however, hard to believe that the assumptions of Afghans will turn bright too soon in reality.
United States were already accused of imposing a monopoly on economic and financial fragile Afghan state. In addition, the two great rivals of Uncle
Sam, Russia and China, not at all reconciled to the situation and already lurk on the horizon. Especially with how the world is not divided into clear
areas of influence, as it was during the Cold War and the great powers struggle for the establishment of new hierarchies. China and Russia are trying
to take full advantage of the crisis that still haunts an America led by Barack Obama a president (yet) popular but - until now - poorly.
Hu Jintao, Chinese President looks forward to Afghanistan
Despite massive investment in the region and the presence of U.S. troops, some U.S. officials fear China - the only country in the world who has not
felt the global economic crisis, even more than that: more than ever prospered in the past two years . The new economic colossus of the world is not
too hard sinchiseste feelings and interests of Americans. Hunger is growing Chinese economy and the natural riches of Afghanistan and Iran, countries
that are in close proximity to China, are the only ones that can quench. And now, China has no reason to fear U.S. Today, the U.S. have come to borrow
in dollars to Bank of China, and 90% of consumer goods for the U.S. market are manufactured in China. Influence of the Great Dragon of the East is so
great that even the components of weapons from the U.S. Army came to be manufactured in China.
Beijing State did not need much persuading. Earlier this year, the Chinese have already bought from tribal chiefs, valuable copper mine in Aynak,
Logar province. The situation is increasingly tense in. Beijing is nesfiindu Washington to apply pressure of the most diverse.
Russians pack (sic), in 1989, when Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan after a grueling guerilla war. Today, the duo tries to regain influence in
the Kremlin the former USSR in Asia. Given that information is true wealth ground in Afghanistan, it becomes main claimant to the title of tsar crown
jewel in Moscow.
Neither Moscow is not limited to the role of observer. The old master still knows many secrets of the treasure. Recent disturbances in Turkmenistan,
Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kirghistan, materialized in the fall of pro-American regimes, suggests a discrete approach, but the insistence of Russia.
In addition, the proximity of Russia and China unprecedented, with more and more clear foreshadowing the possibility of a united Eurasia, simply put
impede American Project in Afghanistan.
Unfortunately, as we can today to prefigure the future, hope that Afghans are weak, as owners of the treasure, to enjoy the heritage of their homeland
Update! Trillion is, again, three trillion dollars!
In early September this year, Minister of Mines of Afghanistan, Wahidullah Shahrani came to the ramp with a statement literally upside down during
exchanges in London, New York and Tokyo.
Afghan official said that following the latest research by a team of U.S. geologists and specialists of the Pentagon, the natural mineral deposits,
initially estimated at about $ 1 trillion is actually much higher.
According to data submitted by American specialists, only lithium reserves in Afghanistan are higher than those held by Bolivia, the country
considered, today, the first world exporter.