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U.S. To Start Carving Up Afghanistan’s Vast Resources

from Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post

In yet another move that could be seen coming from a mile away by even the most casual observer, a recently released statement from the Department of Defense is announcing that U.S. agencies are now “aiding” Afghanistan to locate and pinpoint the nation’s mineral wealth.

This “treasure mapping” of Afghanistan is being conducted in anticipation of the opening of the bidding process for private companies who are no doubt salivating as they wait in the wings for their opportunity to gobble up the natural wealth of the impoverished and war-torn nation and, subsequently, turn it into massive profits.

As part of the DOD’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operation (TFBSO), the DOD and USGS (United States Geological Survey) are working together to “map more than 70 percent of the country’s surface and identify potential high-value deposits of copper, gold, iron, and other minerals.” Obviously, the initiative also includes the Afghan Ministry of Mines and the Afghan Geological Survey.

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1 comment to U.S. To Start Carving Up Afghanistan’s Vast Resources

  • Ed_B

    In the future, there will be 2 kinds of countries with resources. There will be those that are strong enough to protect their resources with their own military might and those that are not but that make strategic alliances with strong countries who will provide protection in exchange for some of those resources. Any countries not falling into these two categories WILL be gobbled up by those with the strength to do so. Tibet is a 1st class example of this but it is only the 1st of many. Others will soon follow. It is clear that Afghanistan cannot protect its resources from large, hungry, and aggressive neighbors without help from someone. Russia? China? Iran? Nope, sorry. Those guys do not play well with others and neither do they share anything that they do not have to share. The choices here vary between slim and none.

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