Paul Jay: U.S. Knew About Afghan Mineral Bonanza in 2007

15 Jun

We picked up on the story earlier today on NowPublic, but now Paul Jay questions whether this is indeed ‘new’ news:

“Did a 2007 report of massive mineral deposits in Afghanistan affect President Obama’s 2009 decision to widen the scope of the Afghan war?

Is a recent New York Times article omitting that possibility?

A U.S. Geological Survey has shown that Afghanistan is one of the worlds’ biggest depositories of minerals and precious metals. Include on that list, a lithium find that could be as large as Bolivia’s, now the world’s major source of the rare mineral.”

via Paul Jay: U.S. Knew About Afghan Mineral Bonanza in 2007.

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