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Why would Biden give up Afghanistan, rich in lithium deposits needed for rechargeable batteries? One word: China.

"The relative ease at which the Taliban was able to run roughshod over Afghanistan as well as the United States’ shoddy exit have led to a lot of questions.

One question that needs to be examined is how much Joe Biden’s ties to China through his drug-addled son Hunter is playing a part in what is going on in Afghanistan.

According to CNN Business in London, the swift fall of the country has brought focus on the country’s untapped mineral wealth, so vast that some experts say it could transform the country’s economic prospects if ever developed.

While Afghanistan is one of the poorest nations in the world, U.S. military officials and geologists revealed in 2010 that the country is sitting on mineral deposits worth an estimated $1 trillion.

According to a 2010 CNN report, the country has “vast supplies of minerals such as iron, copper and gold, all with worldwide technological applications,” the Defense Department said at the time.

Moreover and this is where things get interesting, the country is also sitting on what could be one of the world’s largest reservoirs of lithium—an essential, however scarce component in rechargeable batteries and other technologies which would be ostensibly used in tackling so-called “climate change.”

“Afghanistan is certainly one of the regions richest in traditional precious metals, but also the metals [needed] for the emerging economy of the 21st century,” said Rod Schnoonover, a scientist and security expert who founded the Ecological Futures Group.

This sentence in the CNN piece is striking, especially if you consider Biden’s recent promise to switch all new cars to electric within nine years—by 2030.

“Demand for metals like lithium and cobalt, as well as rare earth elements such as neodymium, is soaring as countries try to switch to electric cars and other clean technologies to slash carbon emissions.”

According to the US government, Afghanistan’s estimated lithium deposits could rival those in Bolivia, where the world’s largest known reserves of the vital mineral are located.

All of this comes at the same time when Breitbart is reporting that according to China’s state-run Global TimesBeijing has a significant interest in Afghanistan’s rare-earth mineral resources, also saying that it is basically none of America’s concern if China makes deals with the Taliban terrorists to get what it wants."


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( August 23rd, 2021 @ 10:19 am )
I wonder how much the ChiComs paid their go-fer Hunter Biden for control of Afghan minerals, and how much of that was passed on to the "big guy". Heck, the Chinese probably bought themselves quite an art collection in that transaction.

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