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US discovers VAST mineral deposits in Afghanistam

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 01:21 AM
Now on MSNBC

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 ā€” including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium ā€” 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.

A reasonable person could ask if that's why we are there? You might also ask how it raises the stakes in the game with the Taliban stepping up the fight to gain the riches

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[edit on 14-6-2010 by wiseone11]

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:57 AM
We all know why they are there because the are greedy parasites they are there for the opium and anything else that is worth anything.

As soon as there is nothing left then they will leave years or decades from now and no sooner.

Do you really think any of this money will find it way into the Afghan economy they have been there for years do you see any improvements

It's a shame really the madness never ends.


posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:02 AM
Thank you Wikileaks I wonder how many more stories we will see?

This is great the world will see what we really are fighting for and it is not the poor lost souls.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:39 AM
Oh great, one more piece of the earth for us to act like we own...

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