New York Times: “The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.”

The problem with this is, of course, the nutters that live in the region. You know, the guys that don’t like Western Civilization and want to destroy us. This could create lots of jobs for folks, especially in the private security industry.

We’ll have to keep a close eye on this and see what happens, you know there will be deals made by Western companies to mine those resources.