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So the British couldn't control Afghanistan, nor the Russians, nor the Americans. Maybe the Chinese will try next?
by asdf on Mon Jul 5th, 2021 at 07:02:55 PM EST
$1 Trillion Motherlode of Lithium and Gold Discovered in Afghanistan | Mining - June 2010 |

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. An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the "Saudi Arabia of lithium," a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and [smart phones].

Afghanistan's Rare Earth Element Bonanza

China Buys Into Afghanistan | Brookings Institute |

US seeks to topple China mining concessions ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jul 5th, 2021 at 08:17:03 PM EST
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