GLOBAL LOOTER, US TO EXTRACT MINERALS FROM AFGHANISTAN TO ‘DEFRAY COST OF US ASSISTANCE’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


GLOBAL LOOTER, US TO EXTRACT MINERALS FROM AFGHANISTAN TO ‘DEFRAY COST OF US ASSISTANCE’

The U.S. military plans to loot Afghan mineral deposits for some time. A 2007 Pentagon memo that the New York Times quoted in a 2010 article says that Afghanistan could be the “Saudi Arabia of lithium.”

The Companies of United States are planning to extract Afghanistan’s enormous reserves of valuable rare earth minerals, Reuters reported after U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Thursday.

Afghanistan has some of the world’s largest un-extracted reserves of rare earth minerals valuable in electronic production, such as lithium, as well as gold and various gemstones. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the total value at least US$1 trillion.

According to a White House statement, the presidents agreed that the development of Afghan minerals by U.S. companies would “develop materials critical to national security,” as well as “defray some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant.”

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