The thief, racist-in-charge has developed a new reason for sending additional troops to Afghanistan: $1 trillion in minerals. This follows the historical American playbook of raping and pillaging Third World countries for their minerals, resources, land, water, or anything they feel is valuable based on "national security" reasons. Laurel Miller, former State Department special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, appeared on Rachel Maddow's show Thursday and explained how this strategy plays right into the hands of the Taliban who have claimed that the US was only interested in pillaging Afghanistan and that the Agfhan government was nothing more than a puppet regime beholden to the US.
On August 21, Reuters wrote:
As Afghan officials sought to raise interest in Afghanistan with the incoming U.S. administration earlier this year, they pushed the idea of the mineral reserves.
“President Trump is keenly interested in Afghanistan’s economic potential,” Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Washington, told Reuters in June. “Our estimated $1 trillion in copper, iron ore, rare earth elements, aluminum, gold, silver, zinc, mercury and lithium. That’s new.”
U.S. officials have told Reuters that Trump argued at a White House meeting with advisors in July that the United States should demand a share of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth in exchange for its assistance to the Afghan government.
Given the corruption of the current Afghan regime, it is hardly surprising that they would support such a move.
Trump's move follows the Bush Administration's hidden strategy to steal Iraqi oil with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein a decade ago. It also is consistent with previous US history outlined by Michael Parenti in "Historical Snapshot of Capitalism and Imperialism".
So after over one hundred years of robbing the world, this clown in the White House is maintaining the same policies of the past and creating more enemies for America because of greed and the disrespect of another country's sovereignty. This is Making America Great Again. Bullshit!!!
Comments to think about.