[ExI] Running up against energy limits
stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 12:30:03 UTC 2021
On Sat, 11 Sep 2021 at 21:48, John Grigg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> My understanding is that Afghanistan has several trillion dollars worth of
> rare minerals, the sort needed for making electronics. And so I had assumed
> that was the real reason for the U.S. military occupying the country, was
> to ensure access to it. But the U.S. military completely withdrew, and now
> China is about to move in to "help" the Taliban and also, of course, mine
> those rare minerals. I am just stunned by the lack of American strategic
> thinking, and how a mentally deficient president can do so much damage to
> American foreign policy.
Because the world is there for the US to invade and exploit?
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