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U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan

U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan 14 Jun 2010 The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials. The previously unknown deposits -- including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium -- are so big... that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe. [Oh no! USociopaths will be all over this like a duck on a June bug! In addition to the motive of controlling the opium and gas routes, taxpayers will continue to fund the illegal occupation of Afghanistan so US corproaterrorists can reap the rewards. --LRP]