- May 2, 2007
You people always fall back on that old chestnut....."everything bad that happens in the world is always the fault of US and Israel". And yet despite all that America remains the dreamed-of haven for the world's oppressed and Israel remains the only embattled state in the middle of authoritarian states in the middle east. For all this hatred of America look what happened when Trump introduced his ban on people from certain Muslim countries. The Muslim world (and the rest) were up in arms, despite many of those same countries banning Israelis from entering their countries. All you're doing is giving these countries a free pass to have their terrorist groups carry out terrorist attacks. That's not how you look after "the downtrodden". It's people like you that are a massive part of the problemWe shouldn't be backing states but looking after people who are downtrodden, Occupied and in danger.
Israel and the US are the main cause of Europe being deluged by refugees and migrants because they destroyed their homelands. One of the reasons is that they get gullible people to back their plans for expansion and theft of natural resources.
Look at Afghanistan. Why is Trump sending more troops into Afghanistan ?
As well as being the largest growers of Opium ,
"This diverse geological foundation has resulted in a significant mineral heritage with over 1,400 mineral occurrences recorded to date, including gold, copper, lithium, uranium, iron ore, cobalt, natural gas and oil. Afghanistan's resources could make it one of the richest mining regions in the world."
Mining in Afghanistan is controlled by the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, which is headquartered in Kabul with regional offices in other parts of the country. Afghanistan has over 1400 mineral fields,[SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP] containing barite, chromite, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, natural gas, petroleum, precious and semi-precious stones, salt, sulfur, talc, zinc among many other minerals.[SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP] Gemstones include high-quality emerald, lapis lazuli, red garnet and ruby. According to a joint study by The Pentagon and the United States Geological Survey, Afghanistan has an estimated 1 trillion USD[SUP][/SUP] of untapped minerals, although other sources estimate it at 3 trillion USD.[SUP][/SUP][SUP][/SUP] In December 2013, President Karzai claimed the mineral deposits are actually worth $30 trillion,[SUP][/SUP] a quantity that would exceed total global mining revenues (in 2016) by a factor of approximately 60.[SUP][/SUP]
There are six lapis mines in Afghanistan, the largest being located in Badakhshan province. There are around 12 copper mines in Afghanistan, including the Aynak copper deposit located in Logar province.[SUP][/SUP] Afghanistan's significance from an energy standpoint stems from its geographical position as a potential transit route for oil and natural gas exports from Central Asia to the Arabian Sea. This potential includes the construction of the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline gas pipeline.[SUP][/SUP] The first Afghan oil production began in October 2012.[SUP][/SUP]
Mining in Afghanistan - Wikipedia