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