Israel's recent discovery of huge offshore natural gas reserves could mean a profound transformation for its economy and the region's political stability. The basin is believed to extend into waters off Syria and Lebanon — a cause for concern, as Israel and Lebanon are technically at war and the maritime border in dispute.
The Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia is one of the world's large untapped reserves of lithium, a key metal for batteries. Geologists say Afghanistan has similar lithium wealth, but as in Bolivia, politics likely will be the deciding factor in resource development.
Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
As many of you may know after the occupation of Afghanistan they found a huge vein of Lithium there. You usually don't find things like this unless you're looking for them.
In the history of man and war it's been about killing for more riches and using religions or ideology as an excuse to do so. Using the lives of the poor and uneducated to amass wealth. Nothing has changed.