U.S. Identifies Vast Quantities of Bullshit in Afghanistan
The U.S. has discovered huge deposits of bullshit in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and possibly enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the war itself.on the recent NY Times story :
U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan
"The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves ... The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium ... could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world"
Key NYT phrase : Afghanistan will become the "Saudi Arabia of lithium"
Well I guess it's catchier than : US Remembers Vast Amounts of Mineral Info in Old Russian Books Written in the 1980's or NY Times Stenos New Reason for Occupation of Afghanistan With Release of U.S. Geological Survey Report Already Online Since 2007.
Once it was considered in some quarters an anti-American conspiracy theory to accuse the US of occupying Afghanistan for regional control of mineral wealth. US funding of the 'Taliban' in the 80's to help stabilize the region for pipeline building has come full circle. Now it's apparently the new selling point.