Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Locked and Motherloded

Afghanistan has a trillion dollars worth of mineral wealth.

Afghanistan will never know peace.

Now there will always be something worth fighting over. That level of mineral wealth would destroy most developed countries. Afghanistan doesn't stand a chance, particularly since they have a large neighbor who can provide them with everything they need to extract it, and won't ask any uncomfortable questions whilst signing the checks.

Therefore, the United States should get out of Afghanistan now.

Our presence there will not lead to peace.

Every soldier who dies there now is one more soldier dying for nothing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops. "know peace"

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will happen is what happened in Iraq when natural gas was found in the south. Then the Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites all had mineral wealth. The Chinese and others came in to extract the wealth, and the royalty check went to a central govt who maintained order and doled out jobs providing relative peace--emphasis on relative. In Afghanistan the minority is only 10% so that's not as big a problem, so the same thing will likely happen. The Chinese and everyone are eager to get the lithium for electric cars and trucks now that lithium titanate has reduced charging times to four minutes for a car-sized battery with industrial power (400 volts).

12:57 PM  
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12:58 PM  
Blogger Octavo Dia said...

And Iraq is a fine example of a peaceful and well run country.

7:23 PM  

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