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Afghanistan Mining

Diamonds in Your Bathtub

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

$1 trillion dollars in mineral wealth in Afghanistan. What a lame excuse for a lame excuse. Get ready to hear about lithium in Afghanistan, oil in Iraq, and diamonds in your bathtub.

Obama's Fool's Gold in Afghanistan

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Even if Afghanistan does turn out to possess everything the Pentagon claims it does, the sad truth is that precious natural resources are, more often than not, a curse for the Third World nations that harbor them.

U.S. Discovers Vast Riches Of Minerals In Afghanistan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough t...