Precious Minerals Found in Afghanistan: A wealthy man will always have followers.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 15, 2010 0 Comments

The discovery of valuable mineral resources by US geologists in Afghanistan has been received like a bomb. Afghanistan, seen for many years as a source of opium, a country of wars, and place of poverty is seen now as a country of interest.

It is not a secret that under the cover of war, there is also an exploration of natural resources. Self-interest guides human beings. Self-interest guides imperialists.

Does this discovery guarantee the US the right to exploit these vast resources? Or will other countries such as China (who have been very aggressive in Africa) rush to Afghanistan to secure these resources for themselves? For sure, the race just started. As the Yoruba of Nigeria say, “A wealthy man will always have followers.”

Hamid Karzai and Hu Ji Tao


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