Monday, September 11, 2017

Afghanistan the curse of natural resources!

Afghanistan the Saudi Arabia of Lithium The China of Capitalism, success or failure of tribalism is up to them, Afghanistan the curse of natural resources! US geologists find $1trillion of mineral reserves in Afghanistan, the deposits, which include large veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and lithium are so large they could alter the Afghan economy, American geologists said after discovering the resources.

Plans were announced to start mining copper in the Aynak valley, southwest of Kabul, which holds one of the world’s biggest untapped copper deposits, estimated to be worth up to $88_billion (£44 billion) – more than double Afghanistan’s entire gross domestic product (GDP) in 2007.

In November, 2008 a 30-year lease was sold to the China Metallurgical Group for $3 billion, making it the biggest foreign investment and private business venture in Afghanistan’s history.

However despite the latest finds, with no mining industry in place it would take decades to develop an infrastructure to exploit the vast mineral reserves which are scattered throughout the country including along the border with Pakistan where some of the most intense fighting has taken place. US geologists find $1trillion of mineral reserves in Afghanistan

China‘s involvement in Afghanistan is more than overdue! US troops providing security for China’s monstrous copper mine

China is mining what may be the largest deposit of copper on the planet. They stand to make tens of Billions and we are defending their interests.

For now this is justified as we have to be in the area anyway but once China builds a railroad in order to move the copper to port that better come to an end. You can bet every inch of that railroad and port is going to need 24/7 security. It will be a major target as the Taliban seek to keep what is Afghanistan’s theirs!

China should have her troops there providing her own security at the very least. If they were helping in Afghanistan as they should they would be less inclined to be trying to gum up the works for us everywhere else. We must make this a world effort if we are to succeed. I am happy to see we are moving in that direction.

In closing there are 1 trillion dollars worth of mineral resources alone. Enough to make them a power house if they could only come together in some manner and had someone in control of the country that knew how to capitalize from it. They are throughout Afghanistan including the Afghan Pakistan border which is significant to me.

There is enough lithium alone to power laptops computers Ipads Ipods everything you can think of in the age of lithium batteries, the 21st century. The heck with copper mines pipelines and oil and gas this could force the Taliban into being the China of Afghanistan allowing Capitalism to facilitate their preferred lifestyle of tribalism as the Chinese have used it to further communism. It is up to them it is up to Afghanistan because history has taught us progress will not be denied. You either use it to your advantage or be trampled. I hope Afghanistan chooses to use this opportunity to farther their preferred lifestyle instead of trying to fight it.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

I smell something fishy here Jim and it's not dead Gulf coast fish either. Come to find out that the U.S. has known about these deposits for more than three years. Why is this info just coming out now? I knew China was there alrady but we got absolutely no info on that. No body said when China went there. Where they are or what's going on? I'm beginning to think that Russia and the U.S. thought that they could just pop in take over and take all the resources. Or are we just becoming the bodyguards for China?

an average patriot said...

Demeur I suspect and am hearing that it was announced now because things are going bad and to pick up public and world support.

I wrote about China getting the monstrous copper mining contract a few times. For now we are providing security but they should take over when they build a railroad to transport the copper, defending it will be an impossible task. They won the contract in 2008 I believe!

Middle Ditch said...

Flying by to say hi, Jim. Hope you are okay.

an average patriot said...

Hi Monique!

Tim said...

Ancient Chinese Secret huhh.
This whole thing seems to be a bit fishy. I'm getting so cynical as I age.

an average patriot said...

Tim it isn't cynicism you have just become aware that we are living a lie! We new about the mineral wealth for years, I have written about it a few times myself.

Things are going bad in Afghanistan, people and the world are against the war, and they wanted to revive backing for it.

As far as I am concerned the Taliban could really use this in their favor to live the way they want but with their kill mentality they are not that smart.