Assessment: The Taliban are sitting on $1 Trillion worth of minerals the world desperately needs
And Magazine: In Washington Joe Biden and company want you to move on from the Afghan debacle. ‘Nothing but a bump in the road. The endless wars are behind us. Smooth sailing ahead.’
“But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many.” Daniel 11:44
Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth. Ending our obsession with ruinous nation-building is a positive thing. Surrendering a strategic area to our greatest enemies and allowing ourselves to be humiliated before the world is something else again. We have not ended anything. We have guaranteed much greater problems in our future.
AND Magazine has learned from its sources in Afghanistan that only days ago an Iranian delegation arrived at Kabul airport. It was composed of Iranian geology and mining experts. These individuals along, with similar experts from Pakistan and China, then left Kabul to inspect uranium mines in Afghanistan.
The group will visit Logar, Badakhshan, and Helmand provinces. The goal of the trip is to determine which locations can most easily be exploited to produce uranium. The focus will be on determining which sites allow most easily for the creation of the necessary infrastructure to allow for the extraction of uranium on a large scale.
The Iranians are moving to exploit the chance to access Afghan uranium deposits on an accelerated timeline, because of concern that the Taliban regime may ultimately prove unstable.
Separately, Iran admitted earlier this week that it had removed several surveillance cameras installed by U.N. nuclear inspectors at a centrifuge assembly site. This suggests that Iran intends to proceed with the building of additional centrifuges for the enrichment of uranium and does not want the world to be able to monitor that activity. Read More