Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Ladies and gentlemen, who are they capturing? I believe I have the answer. This has probably been posted many times, but I want to really emphasize
the extent of this situation:
Even though this is an old topic, I gave you a S&F for highlighting the importance of this. It's a topic worth reviewing. This topic has been posted
on ATS before. Even Fox News mentioned it some months ago -- focus on the Chinese copper mine. I haven't had a chance to read the entire thread yet,
so please excuse me if I am reiterating what has already been posted.
Remember that the Afghan War officially started on Oct 7, 2001 on the premise that we were cleaning out al-Qaeda hide-outs and reforming members of
the barbaric Taliban. However, it seems it didn't take the Americans long to start testing Afghan soil for its mineral content.
So surprise, surprise -- it seems Afghanistan is loaded with much sought-after minerals & their by-products.
The list is staggering. It's not just lithium. Afghanistan is believed to have the 2nd largest copper deposits ever found in the world.
Other goodies hidden in and under Afghan soil: gold, high quality rubies, sapphires, emeralds, aquamarines, imperial topaz (the real topaz), Kunzite,
garnets, turquoise, lapis lazuli, quartz crystals. Also iron, zinc, sulphur, barite and rare earth minerals. And of course, coal, natural gas, and
In Nov 2007, the China Metallurgical Group won bidding to build a copper mine in Mes Aynak in Logar Province.
The US and Canada were not happy about that.
Isn't it amazing how the Afghan War just goes on and on and on -- over ten years now. Corporate expansion paid for by the US taxpayer again.
edit on 16-2-2012 by AuranVector because: (no reason given)
edit on 16-2-2012 by AuranVector because: I can't spell.