Sunday, June 13, 2010

Why We Are Still In Afghanistan

Why we are still in Afghanistan is explained in this article for Angry Bear.

"The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — 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."

It's oil in Iraq and minerals in Afghanistan. The corporations are at war with the world.


  1. I agree it is the minerals. China already has the largest copper contract in Afghanistan. Take one more look at the map. Baluchistan is the key. Part of it is in Pakistan/Iran/and Afghanistan. Gwadar is in Pakistan. This would be the port to the world. Problem---again China is already heavily invested there also. Afghanistan would also serve as a staging area for attacks against the rest of the region. It is basically in the center of the world. It is all about energy choke points. Their Grand Chess Game continues. The West may have the watch, but they have the time. :-)

  2. Check this. I posted this in April.

    BTW. I do not trust the NYT. :-)

  3. This certainly changes the dynamic. It's a foregone conclusion that the corrupt members of the Karzai regime will form or attempt to form a mining oligarchy. If they give a taste to the Afghan people, they might pull it off. If the people get screwed, the Taliban will persists and continue to build influence.